07-19-2013, 06:39 PM
07-19-2013, 06:43 PM
Here's my revised drawing using the exact dimensions of my tank:
The crossmembers at the bottom may be a bit further apart than the top, to allow room for the canister filter...or, I may just place a little shelf on those CM's and place it there, up off of the floor.
07-19-2013, 06:50 PM
@Cliff- I certainly like the gusseting and diagonal bracing y0u put in 0n th0se stands, that adds a T0N 0f stiffening p0wer t0 prevent the frames fr0m torquing. beautiful touches.
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07-19-2013, 07:53 PM
07-19-2013, 08:08 PM
07-19-2013, 08:42 PM
I have used the same foam on my last 4 or 5 set-ups. It fiber glass Pink foam insulation. I use the 3/4 inch foam board. You can get it at Home Depot or Lowes. I cut it to the exact size of the tank then cover all the edges with back duck tape before I put it on the stand. That way, you don't notice it once the tank is sitting on it.
Make sure the stand is level before you put the foam and tank on it.
If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
"Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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07-19-2013, 08:50 PM
07-19-2013, 08:52 PM
I would think any home improvement store would have it. It does not affect the leveling. I have my 900 lb 75 gal sitting on it, no problem.
Originally Posted by Slaphppy7
I am going to add decorative trim moulding around the entire stand (even the back). It will be high enough to hide the foam and the tank frame. Being that my 75 gal sits on an industrial shelving unit, I hid the foam with 3/4 inch black electrical tape. It sticks to the foam and matches the black tank frame.
In this photo (with Roz the cat), below the white sand is the black tank frame, then the 3/4 inch electrical tape, then the gray shelf support rail, then the 2nd shelf (which is white) and it's support rail. The tape has the same look as the tank frame.
Last edited by gronlaura; 07-19-2013 at 09:07 PM.
My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"
07-19-2013, 08:58 PM
Looks very neat and clean...and it looks like Roz is itching to get at those fish
07-19-2013, 09:13 PM