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  1. #1

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    Default How to Build A Stand for a 57 Gallon Tank???

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    i have the fish tank now i just need a stand. i dont want to get 1 from the store cuz it cost ALOT lol any advice or prices or websites[with pics] or pics of the ones u built wud b nice

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    People in my aquarium club use cinderblocks topped with foam and plywood. Seems to work.

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    for my 55g i found a 6' shelf with 6 shelves and 6" wood. i flipped it on its side and its a perfect stand! cost only 20$ too. daves idea is great too, sturdy and cheap

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    Here is some pics of mine. I use 4x4's for the legs, 3 or 4 feet tall each I forget. My tank now is right at eye level which is how I wanted it, just make sure the tank isn't too top heavy and the legs are spaced far enough apart.
    I spaced my legs far enough apart so the corners of the tank were right on the insides of the legs. I also have a sheet of 3/4" plywood that the tank sits on, I bought a half sheet I think it was which was 3x4 feet or something.

    We built a subframe around the tops of the legs to hold them together better as well as cross member about a foot off the ground to hold it so the whole thing wouldn't twist and what not. For this we used 2x4's.

    Here is the final product:

    Obviously you are going to need to space your legs wider and a bigger piece of plywood for your tank but I am sure these sizes of wood would hold ur your tank just fine. I am sure my stand could hold up at least a 100 gallon tank if there was more of a surface to fit a 100 gal.
    I hope this helped a little!
    BTW the whole thing cost me about $30 for wood and everything. I had the pain laying around and I put a couple coats of a sealant on it so the water when I dripped it from my tank wouldn't effect the wood as much.

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