View Full Version : 100g Tank Stand

05-10-2008, 02:10 AM
I am making this my next project. It is a used 100g that I am getting for 50$. I think it is 72" long and 18" deep but it is going to be HEAVY. That being said, will 2X4's work or will I need 4X4's for the legs? I was thinking 8 legs of 4X4's and then boxing it w/ 2X4's.

05-10-2008, 02:17 AM
If it was me, I'd double up 2x4s instead of using 4x4s. I just constructed a stand with four 4x4 legs and it was a pain in the butt.

05-10-2008, 03:51 AM
According to the 'big-tank' boys and the carpenters...NEVER use 4X4s...apparently they are subject to warping...and even a little problem can cause your glass to crack...

05-11-2008, 11:09 AM
Go with 2X4's. Make sure to structure the horzontal boards on edge, and place the supporting boards directly under the Horizontal boards making a T. Never rely on screws to support the tank. For me I would make sure the spans are under 30" between vertical boards. Good luck

Lady Hobbs
05-11-2008, 12:42 PM
My stand is made of 2x2's with them doubled up for the legs. It's very solid and heavy. Making it all of 4x4's would make it too heavy. Your plan sounds good to me.