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dawen
10-27-2013, 01:11 AM
I decided to build a 2x4 stand for my trimless glass 90g aquarium drilled 2x1.5" on bottom and 2x 3/4" returns at the back, do you guys think the stand is build sufficient enough for it? I use #10 2 1/2" screws and wood glue, please give me some feedback see what you guys think, will also putting a 3/4" plywood and Styrofoam on top of that

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9dB0K2dNF1yLWgzb1hKbGNrcjg/edit?usp=sharing
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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9dB0K2dNF1yZ010THVpRkRZcTQ/edit?usp=sharing
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kacairns
10-27-2013, 01:26 AM
It is over built, so yes will hold the tank without problem.

Tom R
10-27-2013, 01:43 AM
Check that the cross member do in interfere with the required clearance of the drilled holes in the bottom of the tank.

dawen
10-27-2013, 01:49 AM
Check that the cross member do in interfere with the required clearance of the drilled holes in the bottom of the tank.

What do u mean? I forgot to mention the 2 drains is drilled in center for internal center overflow

byee
10-27-2013, 04:58 AM
It is over built, so yes will hold the tank without problem.

+1 for kacairns opinion.

Your stand is well built!

dawen
10-28-2013, 05:41 AM
thanks for all your opinions, now I can rest assured that the stand not gonna gave in on me.

dawen
11-01-2013, 01:39 AM
+1 for kacairns opinion.

Your stand is well built!

Is the supporting weight only on the corners of the stand? I checked the corners are all level, but only the middle of the supporting frame from front to back is out by 1/16" coz of the warped 2x4" do you guys think it's ok for resting tank?

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byee
11-01-2013, 04:37 AM
Will it be easy to replace the horizontals cross members for something without the dip?

If not, you can always shim the plywood top to be straight. Go to your local HD and pick up some laminate counter top samples and use them as shims.

Good luck!

hillegom
11-01-2013, 04:49 AM
I don't think 1/16 is anything to worry about. You are going to put down some of that pink styrofoam under your tank right? That should even things out.
And if it is a problem after you try with fresh water, then when you drain it out u can use that shim as mentioned.

dawen
11-01-2013, 05:21 AM
I'll be also putting pink Styrofoam, Maybe I'll try to remove the front and back member to a more level one, if that dont work I guess I will try the sample laminated wood to shim it, thanks for the feedback, I don't know what happened when I assembled it I make sure it's all level left to right back to front, now it's warped. :-/

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byee
11-01-2013, 05:26 AM
If you have access to a table saw or a friend with a table saw, they can help you rip the edge so its straighter.

kacairns
11-01-2013, 06:24 AM
I'll be also putting pink Styrofoam, Maybe I'll try to remove the front and back member to a more level one, if that dont work I guess I will try the sample laminated wood to shim it, thanks for the feedback, I don't know what happened when I assembled it I make sure it's all level left to right back to front, now it's warped. :-/

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2x4 can look straight to the eye but even being slightly warped you wont notice until you put something perfectly straight on it which is why most people recommend using rigid insulation to help combat that when making a stand from 2x material.

Which is also reason I'll never build a stand with anything but plywood because I know my cuts are straight and I don't need rigid insulation under the tank so there is no ugliness to the display!

dawen
11-02-2013, 02:00 AM
ok I took a picture of the front member, as u can see its warped down the middle is the lowest spot, I shim it w a sample laminated counter top from home depot, I will also putting a 3/4" plywood and 1" pink insulation Styrofoam, can I use the white Styrofoam or pink one is a must? should I shim the whole member or certain spot should be fine? the shim is about 0.045" or 3/64

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kacairns
11-02-2013, 03:16 AM
Stand is 48" wide correct? If so you can probably use 2 shims spaced evenly apart if you can fit them and then the 3/4" will span the rest