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    Alright, someone is supposed to bring a 55 gallon tank by my house this weekend so I'm gonna start building my stand.

    I'd like to use a slightly modified version of this:

    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...readid=1169964

    Would it be ok to put the green screw strips on the outside? (if I don't I'd need to make my stand a few inches longer than the tank) Also, would I need to put upright beams in the middle to support it? It is 51 long after all.
    كل نفس ذائقة الموت ثم الينا ترجعون

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    I would put the supports in the middle of the tanks and a cross support at the back

    Are you going to us a insump skimmer ? If yes, I would make sure you leave enough hight for it. A few inches tall than the tank doesn't sound like enough room to me

    In stead of putting the screw stips on the outside, I would suggest making the stand a little longer. I think it would look better that way
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Cross supports like this: http://ana-white.com/sites/default/f...alkboard-7.jpg ?

    I gotta admit, I'm a bit nervous making a stand that's meant to hold nearly 1000 pounds of weight, but this design is very simple.
    كل نفس ذائقة الموت ثم الينا ترجعون

  4. #24

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    Yup, you got it.

    If you add additional supports in the middle (as you have already suggested), and add the cross supports to the back, you will not have to worry. That is almost the same design that I used for the stand on my 120 gallon tank
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  5. #25

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    Make that stand and screw a sheet of plywood to the back and you'll be good to go. The plywood will add the horizontal support to the whole stand, granted it'll make it a lot heavier but much sturdier as well

    Keep that exact layout and just modify the dimensions so you have more room than you think you'll need in there to work on any equipment or put rocks in or do any plumbing or anything of that nature
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

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    For the middle support, should I wedge it in and use a screw support like with the uprights?
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    Also, wood screws and glue again as opposed to just hammer and nails, right?
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    Yes, glue and screws will make a strong stand for you.

    And I would suggest making the middle support just as you are planning to build the ones at the corners.
    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
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Ok, so I went by the hardware store to pick up some longer woodscrews and I looked at plumbing while I was there. I think I should have clarified, the picture I posted with the threaded tank hole is actually on the INSIDE of the tank, not the outside. So I'm not sure what kind of attachment I need? Or maybe I need to try to reverse it somehow.


    Also, I'm nearly ready to resilicone the tank and I'm wondering what to do about the overflow box. It's a fabricated like this: http://www.livingreefs.com/attachmen...w-aquarium.jpg Except the hole is at the top not the bottom. Should I just reseal around it and on the inside corner?
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    I'm starting to think that the bulkhead may be installed backwards on this tank.

    This is what's on the OUTSIDE of the tank, at the back:



    And this is what's on the INSIDE:

    What do you guys think, did they screw it up? I dunnow how well I can re-install it, cause I think it's siliconed in.
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