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Postby DrgRcr » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:23 pm

deaver wrote:
DrgRcr wrote:
deaver wrote:
Sheribobbins wrote:Nice job....that guy looks pretty darn heavy though!


how do u build a stand for a 180ga and it not be heavy?


Easy, 3/4 plywood and 1x front face construction! I'll bet none use 4x's and very few if any use 2x's.


Any pics, links to an example? i'm going to be doing a build for a 180 also so i'm open to ideas. thanks


Here you go, my thread from nearly 3 years ago when I built my 125 stand. Still rock solid and not a sign anywhere of weakness. I also recently built a 2nd stand out of nothing but some 2x framing and pocket holes. 125 on top and 75 on the bottom.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... highlight=
125g Mbuna-Labs,Rusties,Acei,Afra,Fuelleborni, Syno Multi
72g All Male Peacock/Hap
55g-WC Metriaclima Elongatus Chailosi
20g Tang.- L. Multifasciatus
40br,20g,10g,5.5g-Various fry/growouts
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Postby deaver » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:40 am

very nice, my current stand for my 77ga is a Hagen particle board and I've had it since 98'. I had it in use for 2 yrs when i moved, it was dismantled for 8 yrs. it been now in use for 4 yrs it makes me nervous. when my fishroom is ready it gonna be exchanged for 2x4's.
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Postby yearmax » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:13 pm

It is finally complete. Here is the final result.

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125 gal 72x18x22, Jebao 818 can, Fluval 305, 400w ML heater, Hydor 750

Mixed Cichlid tank..
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Postby 123vb123 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:21 pm

#%$& is people talking about? too heavy?!? Do you know the weight of water? A 1 gram tank stand will still be too much for u wuzz to move around with a 1 gallon bowl init. If you wanna move a tank stand, put wheels on it, get a robe and tie a knob drag it down town to show off.

That tank stand is awesome, period!
If the fish had not opened its mouth, it would not have been caught.
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Postby yearmax » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:30 pm

123vb123 wrote:what-the-#%$& is people talking about? too heavy?!? Do you know the weight of water? A 1 gram tank stand will still be too much for u wuzz to move around with a 1 gallon bowl init. If you wanna move a tank stand, put wheels on it, get a robe and tie a knob drag it down town to show off.

That tank stand is awesome, period!


Love it .. Thanks... Thank you all for your comments and opinions. Love the site and the people.
125 gal 72x18x22, Jebao 818 can, Fluval 305, 400w ML heater, Hydor 750

Mixed Cichlid tank..
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Postby 123vb123 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:36 am

And thank you for sharing :-)
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