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Old 01/19/2019, 12:46 AM   #2251
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This week I pulled the trigger on a 138" x 28" x 24" rimless peninsula (3/4" glass all sides) from Custom Aquariums. Now its time to build the dream stand.

I was wondering if someone here can share if 1.57" (2.6mm) marine grade 316 stainless steel square tubing found here would be able to handle the tank with the attached drawing?

They gave me a 10 week lead time on the tank, so I have lots of time to plan

Don't know if you have already built the stand, but if you look at the design I went with, yours might be a little overkill. Also, 36" high makes the tank harder to access.

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Old 03/21/2019, 07:09 AM   #2252
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Lots of great information and ideas in this thread. I currently have a wood stand that has to be replaced (don't ask...) and will go with metal this time. I have a good welder that will work with me on the metal part but we both have a hard time coming up with a good way to dress it. I have not seen a lot of detail/information in here how to best dress the stand with wood around it and inside to completely cover the metal parts themselves. Any help is appreciated.


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Old 03/21/2019, 09:56 AM   #2253
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Powder coating is frequently used.
Recessed magnets in the wood to hold it in position have also been used.


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Old 03/21/2019, 01:57 PM   #2254
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Go thru the pages and learn a lot in here.


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Old 03/21/2019, 02:07 PM   #2255
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My wife would lynch me by the short hairs if I suggested an open stand. Dig the structural element, being an engineer, but I would have to hide it with flashy decora!


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Old 04/22/2019, 10:45 PM   #2256
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im thinking about building a 60x36x20 tank, with a 60x36x36 stand. but my door frame is 28 inches wide.

does anybody have a suggestion for how i could build a stand? (no big enough windows or other doors)


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Old 04/23/2019, 04:18 AM   #2257
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im thinking about building a 60x36x20 tank, with a 60x36x36 stand. but my door frame is 28 inches wide.

does anybody have a suggestion for how i could build a stand? (no big enough windows or other doors)
Depending on how much you are willing to spend, how much mechanical ability you have, this is the route I went. It's solid, could park a car on top of it.
This is my design without the help from 80/20.
You can put it together in the location you want.
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...postcount=2227


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Old 04/23/2019, 06:52 AM   #2258
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Depending on how much you are willing to spend, how much mechanical ability you have, this is the route I went. It's solid, could park a car on top of it.

This is my design without the help from 80/20.

You can put it together in the location you want.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...postcount=2227


8020s expensive right?


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Old 04/23/2019, 07:20 AM   #2259
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Yes to a degree, but IMHO it's worth it.

My complete stand was about $1300


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Old 04/23/2019, 07:58 AM   #2260
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im thinking about building a 60x36x20 tank, with a 60x36x36 stand. but my door frame is 28 inches wide.

does anybody have a suggestion for how i could build a stand? (no big enough windows or other doors)

You can have it built in two parts. I had to bring mine through an egress window in my basement. I had a local company build my stand to my specs and it was not that expensive either.

Two Part Stand

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Old 04/23/2019, 07:59 AM   #2261
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You can have it built in two parts. I had to bring mine through an egress window in my basement. I had a local company build my stand to my specs and it was not that expensive either.



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Old 06/12/2019, 03:07 AM   #2262
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anyone has a design for 96 X 30 x 30 tank steel stand? probably using btm sump.


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Old 06/12/2019, 05:39 AM   #2263
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anyone has a design for 96 X 30 x 30 tank steel stand? probably using btm sump.
Went with this for a 96x30x24 plexi tank.
Thirty inch tall tanks are a hand full, that's why I went with 24" tall.



Here's the thread about the tank/stand build

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Old 06/12/2019, 05:30 PM   #2264
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How about EZ Tube?
They actually advertise making custom aquarium stands and lighting racks.


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Old 06/12/2019, 07:07 PM   #2265
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Went with this for a 96x30x24 plexi tank.
Thirty inch tall tanks are a hand full, that's why I went with 24" tall.



Here's the thread about the tank/stand build

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Nice stand , may i know what size and thickness steel you used for the stand?


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Old 06/12/2019, 08:36 PM   #2266
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Here's the thread for my tank stand and tank build.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2201396

The stand is made from 1.5" steel tubing that is .125 thick.

The stand itself is 96" x 30" x 32".
Just my 2, but I would not go with a 30" tall tank. On my stand a 30" tall tank gives you a height of
63 inches for the top of the tank. Unless you are 8 foot tall, you will ALWAYS be on a step
stool to clean the inside of the tank. ALWAYS. Again, just my 2 cents.

Also just a suggestion, but I paid extra for a thicker top piece of the tank to prevent bowing on the front piece. I think it's 3/4 plexi on the top of the tank.
It has prevented bowing on the front piece now going on 7 years. Front piece is only 1/2" plexi.




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