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Old 12/04/2017, 02:01 AM   #1
fishkeeprian
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Stand build help

Hello,

I have decided to build a new stand instead of using the manufacturers as I need some extra room underneath for pipework and equipment etc.

The stand will be 90cm LG the same length as the DT (side to side) as this has to work with the space I have, but the stand will be wider than the tank (tank is 50cm wide). I'm thinking of around 90 -100cm wide so approx double the width of the tank.

I am thinking of using the design below. The stand will fit the tank side to side but not front to back. On the top and bottom of the stand, I will use 20mm ply and polystyrene as its rimeless tank.

Any comments would be appreciated.

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Old 12/04/2017, 02:44 PM   #2
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What is the water volume of your tank?

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Old 12/04/2017, 10:05 PM   #3
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It is fine to make the stand bigger then the tank, but u need the frame & supports to be under the tank itself. So u will end up have more then 4 vertical supports. U will need them on the corners of the tank itself & in the corners of the stand.

What is the purpose of the stand being bigger? Is it to give u more room in the stand or to give u space around the tank to set things, like a shelf around the tank?


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Old 12/05/2017, 03:29 AM   #4
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It is fine to make the stand bigger then the tank, but u need the frame & supports to be under the tank itself. So u will end up have more then 4 vertical supports. U will need them on the corners of the tank itself & in the corners of the stand.

What is the purpose of the stand being bigger? Is it to give u more room in the stand or to give u space around the tank to set things, like a shelf around the tank?
I need more room under the tank. I didn't take into account an RO top off, and there is no space to put one on under the stand I have.

I had my sump made as per the design you recommended Lsufan, can I amend the sump to accommodate a top off chamber, and still have room for my equipment?

Also, could I make the stand out of 2 x 4's?


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Old 12/05/2017, 06:36 PM   #5
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If I remember u have a 40 breeder tank, so using all 2 by 4ís will be fine. If u want more room under the stand u can always make the bottom of the stand bigger then the top. Itís hard to explain but I have a picture of one of mine that I did this on. I did this because I wanted to push the sump to the back to give me room for my ato container in the front. The only downside is it makes the tank further away from the wall. I made the bottom about 12Ē bigger then the top, I didnít want to go any more because it would have put the tank to far away from the wall.

I would keep the sump as is & use a separate container for the ato.







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