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MY DIY stand (Image heavy)

Postby yearmax » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:13 am

So I finally got to make my stand for my 125Gal. tank. Here are a few pic of it in progress. Sorry guys I did not get any before I started. I got a little excited and jumped right in. I still have to uploaded completed pic but here is it durning some of its stages.

The stand measures out at 76 x 19 x 24. Frame is 2 x 4 and 6 4x4 post. It is covered in oak for the finish.

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Back
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Trim Added
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Doors added
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Stained and ready to get Polyurethane
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125 gal 72x18x22, Jebao 818 can, Fluval 305, 400w ML heater, Hydor 750

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Postby Deeda » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:02 am

Very, very nice job on the skin finishing! Is this your first DIY stand build?
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Postby yearmax » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:49 am

Thanks so much Deeda,

Yes this is my first DIY stand build. Glad you like it. I have to get the finished pics uploaded still. Plan on getting the tank on it this weekend. It has been drying for 3 days now.
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Postby deaver » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:24 pm

really nice, i too plan to do a stand build when i get my new 180ga. gotta finish my fish room first. thanks for sharing.
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Postby 123vb123 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:40 pm

god darn nice job.
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Postby yearmax » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:53 pm

Thanks for the comments. I cant wait to get it all set up. I will have some pics of it then as well... Here is one of it all finished

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Postby Sheribobbins » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:32 am

Nice job....that guy looks pretty darn heavy though!
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Postby deaver » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:17 am

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?
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Postby DrgRcr » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:25 am

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! Check out some of the manufactured stands. I'll bet none use 4x's and very few if any use 2x's.

That said, I do like the final look yearmax :thumb: ! I just wouldn't want to have to carry it! :o
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Postby yearmax » Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:34 am

Thanks folks. It is pretty much on the heavy side but not to bad. I have seem some of the stands out there and they do use alot less wood then what I have. I just like the added security of never having to worry about the stand failing.
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Postby deaver » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:07 am

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
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The stand looks great...

Postby papasmurf » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:42 am

it is really overbuilt....the one I made for my 125 is too. No problem there as hopefully you will not have to move it around a lot and you can sleep easier at night knowing your tank is secure on it's stand. The one's at the stores that are plywood or mdf are just too cheap and flimsy looking for me and the one you made looks so much better.
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Postby mentallylost » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:58 am

yearmax wrote:Thanks folks. It is pretty much on the heavy side but not to bad. I have seem some of the stands out there and they do use alot less wood then what I have. I just like the added security of never having to worry about the stand failing.


Nothing wrong with over-building. Can't say the same for an under-built stand.

Yearmax, you did a great job on this stand. Any plans for a canopy in the future?
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Postby tim_s » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:38 pm

Looks super nice :)
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Postby yearmax » Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:17 pm

mentallylost wrote:
yearmax wrote:Thanks folks. It is pretty much on the heavy side but not to bad. I have seem some of the stands out there and they do use alot less wood then what I have. I just like the added security of never having to worry about the stand failing.


Nothing wrong with over-building. Can't say the same for an under-built stand.

Yearmax, you did a great job on this stand. Any plans for a canopy in the future?


Thanks. That is phase 2..LOL.. I do want to get a canopy on it just cant do it at the moment.
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