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Old 05/23/2017, 02:30 PM   #2176
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I use those on my stuff (tables in garage, tank stands). I just drill a hole in a plate on the bottom of the posts just a little bigger than the thread, then center a nut on it and tack it in place. Welds mostly locate it and the plate being solid behind it takes load. Too much weld on the nut will distort it, but running a tap through can help clean it up.

They do have bigger pad sizes for those things too, if you need to spread the load a little more.


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Old 05/24/2017, 11:51 AM   #2177
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I use those on my stuff (tables in garage, tank stands). I just drill a hole in a plate on the bottom of the posts just a little bigger than the thread, then center a nut on it and tack it in place. Welds mostly locate it and the plate being solid behind it takes load. Too much weld on the nut will distort it, but running a tap through can help clean it up.

They do have bigger pad sizes for those things too, if you need to spread the load a little more.
Thanks for the help!


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Old 05/24/2017, 02:36 PM   #2178
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Damn, a lot of overbuilt stands here.

Here's mine for a 180G.


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Old 05/26/2017, 07:19 AM   #2179
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I said I would update you guys when I finished my wood wrap for my iron stand so here it is. I used 3/4 walnut plywood, edgebanded everything then stained and sealed it. I also painted the inside white with waterproof paint.


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Old 05/26/2017, 12:48 PM   #2180
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Wow! That looks great! What stain did you use?


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Old 05/26/2017, 12:58 PM   #2181
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Wow! That looks great! What stain did you use?
Thanks! It took longer than I thought it would but I like the end result for sure.
I used Minwax Jacobean stain and 3 coats of Minwax Satin Polycrylic.

Im also making two cabinets (one for each side) that will line up perfectly with the trim piece. They're built, i just need to stain and finish them.


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Old 05/28/2017, 11:37 PM   #2182
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Looking to build a stand to hold my 40 gallon nano I am building. Want a metal stand for magnetic sides and optimal room underneath.

Is 1" square tubing @ .120" walls sufficient?

Thinking of bracing like this with sheet metal triangles in each corner to increase rigidity, excuse the messy sketch compared to the beautiful renderings posted above.



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Old 05/29/2017, 02:49 AM   #2183
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I think i need to go to a metal stand ��


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Old 05/29/2017, 02:49 AM   #2184
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Old 05/31/2017, 06:37 AM   #2185
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Here is a aluminum tank stand that was just built. Have her on wheels for cleaning purposes, have any questions would be glad to help. Controlled Dynamics is where the extrusions and brackets came from, believe they are in Wisconsin, lets keep it American Made!


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Old 05/31/2017, 07:16 AM   #2186
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FishN00b83 - your wood-wrap look fantastic. I have two metal stands to do and no time.


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Old 05/31/2017, 09:01 AM   #2187
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FishN00b83 - your wood-wrap look fantastic. I have two metal stands to do and no time.
Thank you! I pushed it off for about a year and a half but I just couldn't stand how the tank looked anymore. With our daughter running around and getting into everything I really just said it has to be done now. It took about six weeks but it was worth it. Next up is the kitchen


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Old 06/17/2017, 10:46 AM   #2188
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How is everyone sucering the plywood to the top and bottom
If their stands? Also wondering if what you do to seal this plywood, just a basic sealant ?


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Old 07/03/2017, 06:59 AM   #2189
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Looking to build a stand to hold my 40 gallon nano I am building. Want a metal stand for magnetic sides and optimal room underneath.

Is 1" square tubing @ .120" walls sufficient?

Thinking of bracing like this with sheet metal triangles in each corner to increase rigidity, excuse the messy sketch compared to the beautiful renderings posted above.
Yes, .120 wall will be more than enough. I am building a 3 tier stand that will hold 3-10g on the top, 1-40b in the middle and 3-20g on the bottom. It will be made from 1.5" .063 wall square tubing. Most of the stands on this thread are way, way overbuilt. Overbuilding is very good but I want to save on the weight.



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Old 07/11/2017, 11:44 AM   #2190
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Great thread! Wish I asked here before ordering my own. Looking for advice if this metal stand is sufficient for a 250 Gal acrylic tank.

Attached picture and my attempt to sketch dimensions on MS Paint.







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Old 07/11/2017, 01:45 PM   #2191
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Revised sketch, didn't have two support bars at bottom of stand in previous sketch.



I'm wondering if I should over-build the stand (add extra support bars) or if structure is already strong enough. Thanks for any advice.


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Old 07/11/2017, 03:25 PM   #2192
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Those openings may be a little big for your tank there, not sure. 30" x 22" with only the ply as support just seems like a bit much. I would probably stick more of the smaller tube to tie them all together and to the ends, splitting the 30" in half.


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Old 07/11/2017, 07:00 PM   #2193
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Gorgok - Thanks for the advice, I've already spoken to a machine shop, will include your suggestions.


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Old 07/11/2017, 07:04 PM   #2194
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Two more photos, already spoke to a local welder and sent him these pictures, may have to delay tank setup, but I'd rather play it safe.






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Old 07/12/2017, 09:10 AM   #2195
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Whoa, logged in my computer and noticed all the extra large pictures, they were posted from my phone. I don't know why pics were zoomed in so much, maybe I linked wrong size from host website.

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