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    Ok I sanded down the middle some more and got the warp down to about 1/8". For ref, the lip there is exactly 1/4". I then detached the top board and shimmed up the one end in three places that was a bit lower and got it just about perfect all the way across. Less than 1/8" warp. This pic shows before I shimmed up the one edge so warp is less than that now.

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    Keep in mind, it is the edge of the stand that needs support the tank. You don't even need a top plywood piece. The wooden frame and bottom trim of the tank need to match, and fit together.

    The tank's entire weight is supported by the tank's bottom trim, not the bottom glass. The bottom glass is recessed above the trim, and should not touch any surface under the tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Keep in mind, it is the edge of the stand that needs support the tank. You don't even need a top plywood piece. The wooden frame and bottom trim of the tank need to match, and fit together.

    The tank's entire weight is supported by the tank's bottom trim, not the bottom glass. The bottom glass is recessed above the trim, and should not touch any surface under the tank.
    Yep! After sanding and raising the one edge, I placed a level near the edges and seems pretty flat. I still wouldn't go without the sheet of foam but no where near as warped as it was.
    The lip you see there isn't what the tank will rest on, the tank will rest inside this area.

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    Managed to get a new pic next to a ruler. This is the worst of the warp now.

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    If it were me, I'd get rid of the plywood top, at least the part that will be directly beneath the tank

    Then you could clearly see the bottom tank trim, and where it needs to be on the framework
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    If it were me, I'd get rid of the plywood top, at least the part that will be directly beneath the tank

    Then you could clearly see the bottom tank trim, and where it needs to be on the framework
    Well the bottom tank trim will be resting on the plywood. Under that are the 2x4 supports. Do you mean create a hole under where the glass panel will be?

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    The top frame of the 2 X 4 supports is where the bottom trim of the tank needs to sit.

    For instance, for my 40B DIY stand, I built the stand for the exact dimensions of the tank...36" x 18"...and never used a top piece of plywood, it is unnecessary

    Again, the bottom trim of the tank supports the entire weight of it, so you want the framework to match that dimension...with a plywood top, you don't know if the perimeter of the tank rests directly upon the framework if you can't see it

    However, that stand you have built will be quite sturdy, especially with the cabinet walls, so all may be fine

    Google "DIY aquarium stands" for more info
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    Ah ok I see what you mean. Now that you mention it, the stand is deeper than the tank so the back will be off but front and sides do rest directly on the support. Maybe need to look into adding another support right across this back line where tank will rest? There are supports running from front to back of course but not side to side except for the front and back wall.
    I’ll also mention that the plywood used for the top is a very thick plywood compared to the bottom sheet. Top sheet is just under an inch thick I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    The top frame of the 2 X 4 supports is where the bottom trim of the tank needs to sit.

    For instance, for my 40B DIY stand, I built the stand for the exact dimensions of the tank...36" x 18"...and never used a top piece of plywood, it is unnecessary

    Again, the bottom trim of the tank supports the entire weight of it, so you want the framework to match that dimension...with a plywood top, you don't know if the perimeter of the tank rests directly upon the framework if you can't see it

    However, that stand you have built will be quite sturdy, especially with the cabinet walls, so all may be fine

    Google "DIY aquarium stands" for more info
    Here is about where the tank edges rest. If I have about 1in thick flat plywood and 3/4" pink foam board on top, will that back edge still be an issue or would i need to add in some extra supports there if possible?

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    Ideally, you'd want the entire tank trim to be supported by the frame, but with a 1" thick top layer, and the cabinet walls, I think it will be just fine

    Your gonna need help moving this thing into position, I bet it's no lightweight, lol

    Be certain it is perfectly level, wherever it ends up, before filling the tank with water
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