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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post

    I still say you need at least 1 whiptail.
    Ok, you've sold me on these. Watched a couple of videos and they look pretty cool. You don't think their length will be a problem? I guess they don't take up that much room.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Oh thanks. I would not have noticed that and would have made those flush. That makes sense though.
    It didn't to me, at first, LOL

    Is this an Aqueon tank?...that's what mine is, and if you measure the outermost edge of the bottom trim, it's not exactly 3 feet long, like the glass is, but 3' 3/16"...that's why the stand is planned that way, you want the outermost edge of the tank trim as close as possible to the outer most edge of the stand. Measure yours and see before cutting the wood.

    Have we mentioned the foam board here yet? You'll need a piece of the same dimensions of the tank, to go between the tank and the stand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Have we mentioned the foam board here yet? You'll need a piece of the same dimensions of the tank, to go between the tank and the stand
    Huh? Why would you need that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    It didn't to me, at first, LOL

    Is this an Aqueon tank?...that's what mine is, and if you measure the outermost edge of the bottom trim, it's not exactly 3 feet long, like the glass is, but 3' 3/16"...that's why the stand is planned that way, you want the outermost edge of the tank trim as close as possible to the outer most edge of the stand. Measure yours and see before cutting the wood.

    Have we mentioned the foam board here yet? You'll need a piece of the same dimensions of the tank, to go between the tank and the stand
    It's a Top Fin I think. 1$ a gallon sale for the win! I'll make sure to get the dimensions. As for the foam I thought that was only needed for tanks that did not already have a brace. Like small high end nano cubes.
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    Here's to 11,000.....woe!! - steeler58 T.G.I.F^2 - Taurus for playing the cory game - cm12setx Cheers! - nickellmama27 6000 posts! You'll have to take that thread to a publisher! - Compass 
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    Quote Originally Posted by pRED View Post
    Huh? Why would you need that?
    The entire weight of your tank will be supported by the outer edge of the top rectangle of the stand, where the tank (and trim) will sit. If for any reason the top rectangle of the DIY stand has ANY imperfections, even very small ones, the integrity of the tank can be compromised.

    In order to avoid this, we place the foam board (the insulating foam board that's used under home siding, for example, Lowe's etc. sells it in 4' x 8' sheets, I had a friend who had a leftover piece big enough for me to use, 1/2" thick, silver paper on one side) between the tank and the stand.

    The foam will allow a bit of "give" to any imperfections our homemade stand would/could have, and keep the bottom of the tank "true"

    In my case, my stand is painted black, the bottom tank trim is black, so I used black duct tape to wrap the edges of my cut piece of foam board. The foam board blends right in, you wouldn't notice it looking at the tank and stand, I'm willing to bet, unless I pointed it out to you.

    Hope this helps.
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    Wouldn't strips of rubber tape along those edges work?

    I see what you mean far as homemade stand may have imperfections. Ive yet to build one, but if I did, the top rectangle would be spot on square and level, and planed to need nothing between tank and stand.

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    looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 3,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 A Cory for Mr 3,000 - steeler58 you could be famous! - SeaLady 
    For following through on a dare! - steeler58 For having a big heart and caring :) - steeler58 Have a cup of joe for the good converstion this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    The entire weight of your tank will be supported by the outer edge of the top rectangle of the stand, where the tank (and trim) will sit. If for any reason the top rectangle of the DIY stand has ANY imperfections, even very small ones, the integrity of the tank can be compromised.

    In order to avoid this, we place the foam board (the insulating foam board that's used under home siding, for example, Lowe's etc. sells it in 4' x 8' sheets, I had a friend who had a leftover piece big enough for me to use, 1/2" thick, silver paper on one side) between the tank and the stand.

    The foam will allow a bit of "give" to any imperfections our homemade stand would/could have, and keep the bottom of the tank "true"

    In my case, my stand is painted black, the bottom tank trim is black, so I used black duct tape to wrap the edges of my cut piece of foam board. The foam board blends right in, you wouldn't notice it looking at the tank and stand, I'm willing to bet, unless I pointed it out to you.

    Hope this helps.
    Very nice. I will do this. I plan on covering the stand with ply wood and putting in doors. I'll just make it high enough to hide the foam. Right now though I just want the sucker built so I can move on to the tank. I'll worry about the plywood later. In my head it doesn't seem to be a problem to do it that way.... but.... my head isn't always right.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Here's to 11,000.....woe!! - steeler58 T.G.I.F^2 - Taurus for playing the cory game - cm12setx Cheers! - nickellmama27 6000 posts! You'll have to take that thread to a publisher! - Compass 
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    Quote Originally Posted by pRED View Post
    Wouldn't strips of rubber tape along those edges work?

    I see what you mean far as homemade stand may have imperfections. Ive yet to build one, but if I did, the top rectangle would be spot on square and level, and planed to need nothing between tank and stand.
    I'd rather a plank of foam over strips of tape, which could shift over time

    There are documented cases, here on the AC as well as other forums, where DIY stands (and some box store stands) had enough imperfection to cause rupture/failure of a fully loaded tank (water alone in a 40B is 458 lbs, substrate and deco can add alot more)

    Your stand top may be spot on square and level, but the casual DIY tank stand may not be...my neighbor and me built mine as "spot on" as possible, but there were indeed imperfections when all was said and done, that I could not care less about now, because of my foam board barrier

    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Very nice. I will do this. I plan on covering the stand with ply wood and putting in doors. I'll just make it high enough to hide the foam. Right now though I just want the sucker built so I can move on to the tank. I'll worry about the plywood later. In my head it doesn't seem to be a problem to do it that way.... but.... my head isn't always right.
    Completely understood, the tank is the main thing, but we build lasting things on solid foundations, right?
    I know your anxious for the tank phase, but believe me, the journey is as fun as the destination

    Plywood on top will not be a problem, if that's what you mean, but there's really no point in it if you'll never see it or use it...it's not needed for support purposes. I intended on closing my stand in with plywood as a storage unit, but I ended up leaving it open...my fish supplies are in another cabinet, and I like the simplistic look of the stand as it is

    There are MANY threads here showing very nice stands that are storage units as well, the sky is the limt once you have the basic framework built
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I'd rather a plank of foam over strips of tape, which could shift over time
    With a full tank, there would be no shifting.
    The reason I mentioned rubber tape is that it's not too thick, but thick enough to fill small imperfections.
    Didn't your foam board compress down, next to nothing?
    That stuff is 1/2-3/4 thick to start with, correct?

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    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Congrats on 3,900, they don't have kuhliis, LOL - Slaphppy7 cycled your river tank - cm12setx Congrats on 4,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 Have a "bluegil" for passing 4,000! - steeler58 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Completely understood, the tank is the main thing, but we build lasting things on solid foundations, right?
    I know your anxious for the tank phase, but believe me, the journey is as fun as the destination

    Plywood on top will not be a problem, if that's what you mean, but there's really no point in it if you'll never see it or use it...it's not needed for support purposes. I intended on closing my stand in with plywood as a storage unit, but I ended up leaving it open...my fish supplies are in another cabinet, and I like the simplistic look of the stand as it is

    There are MANY threads here showing very nice stands that are storage units as well, the sky is the limt once you have the basic framework built
    I worded that wrong. It was in reference to you painting the stand black. The plywood will go around the stand to hide the frame. But it will be by no means supporting any weight. Purely cosmetic.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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