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    Default a DIY stand for 110/120 tank. lots of questions


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    ok, there is a guy that lives down the road that can build everything, outside of materals he only charges like 20.00 to do it, with school, house repairs, etc.. That sounds like a god deal to me. ok the dumb question is; Is there any type of cut or style that makes an aquarium stand suitible. like somthing a carpenter wouldnt know how to do but an aquarists would or if he makes a good stand out of 2x4 with plenty of bracing will it hold the 1200some lbs Ok next question the tank i am picking up is 60Lx19WX20.5D(height) I think the width may be off, He says it is a 120, but in picture it has 2 center braces. Either way my question is, if i get him the build it the dimensions of a 125 which i am looking for eventually, will hold both weights. I know some parts of tank wont extend to the outside frame putting pressure in the middle or near the frame. IF that makes since. anyway what is your opnion. Also I want this as a background to my fishrooms couch, So with it being not a tall version of the tank( you cant argue with free) could i make the stand a bit taller or with weakin stand OR if he builds it right will it matter.


    if needed, it wont have any substrate and will be a native sunfish tank

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    If he is a carpenter, tell him to frame it like you would frame floor joists, direct wood to wood contact from the tank stright down to the floor
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    thanks cliff, now i have some "tech" terms to say to him instead of um.. you know lay the 2x4s there, lol


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    Just picked it up, dear lord I feel like superman. Live on a 3rd story apartment. 100 down 3 flight of stairs is no fun


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    Wouldn't worry too much. A competent carpenter just needs to know that you want to put a lot of weight on it.

    Oh, and carpenters tend to appreciate a case of beer for a job well done.

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    and movers. lol used to help move people and family alot.. apprently there is a law somewhere stating, as i not a fan of beer but will never say no to jager or any stronger drinks, I ended up with beer always,


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    I have never met a competent carpenter who would only charge $20 plus materials to build an aquarium stand. Quite a few incompetent ones though, even they sought more for their time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indian Woods Angels View Post
    I have never met a competent carpenter who would only charge $20 plus materials to build an aquarium stand. Quite a few incompetent ones though, even they sought more for their time.
    he is a retired dude that just like to build stuff, and it may be around 20 or 30, the 20 is not set in stone, he built us a super strong 8 foot long picnic table and only charge like 40 bucks to do it. :) plus the wood and screws he needed. I dont think he being incompetent has anything to do with it, lol just a board older man that builds all types of stuff, has all types of stuff he sits out for sale


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    If you live on the 3rd floor, make sure your floor will be able to take the weight, and then some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenIsbell View Post
    If you live on the 3rd floor, make sure your floor will be able to take the weight, and then some.
    thanks, but i bought from a guy who lived on the 3rd flow, I am a big dude and pretty strong but that was pretty trying


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