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NorthernBoy
04-14-2006, 03:39 PM
Has anyone ever build there own tank stand. I would like to but I am worried about the weight of the tank on it. Is there a way test it without risking my carpet and tank?
Anyone have building instructions for a 55 gal stand?

Full3R
04-14-2006, 03:42 PM
I built one with my father but it was for a 17 gallon tank ill try and find some instructions and post them for u

Full3R
04-14-2006, 03:46 PM
http://www.thekrib.com/TankHardware/stands.html#0
That web adress has instructions for a 4 foot 55 gallon tank i couldnt make much outta it but you might be able to

NorthernBoy
04-14-2006, 03:53 PM
Thanks...How did your stand hold up?

Full3R
04-14-2006, 03:59 PM
it worked perfectly...WORKED...notice the past tense... i was re-arranging the room and the tank fell over (empty off course)) weirdly, the tank survived, but it knocked a decorative rock off the table which crushed threw the leg of the stand... i later bought a new one
Did those plans help?

NorthernBoy
04-14-2006, 04:06 PM
I tried to read and decipher them but i wll try again later when i can concentrate better. thanks though!

Full3R
04-14-2006, 04:08 PM
yeah it confused me to

William
04-14-2006, 05:13 PM
An easy way to create a stand can be to take an existing furniture and reinforce it

DemonShark
04-15-2006, 12:33 AM
Hmm ill try those plans they look intreasting

William
04-15-2006, 03:02 AM
good luck

NorthernBoy
04-17-2006, 03:21 AM
Let me know how it works and if it looks nice. In fact you should post a picture when you're done.