diy 180 gallon tank stand questions

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Hey everybody. Just got a question about a stand I'm building I found templates for off of the site read central. I'm hoping some of you have heard of it. My question is the two top pieces that go the length of the tank have a middle support going across the middle ,. Does the bottom two length pieces need that as well? I'm looking to put a 75 gallon sump. I'm looking to put the stand over the top of the 75, so I don't need to build it very high, and still have enough room to work in the sump. Any help would be appreciated !
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DRACO replied the topic: diy 180 gallon tank stand questions

a picture or simple sketches can help us give sound ideas....
though if it is for 180 gal, then it can hold on with the 75 gal
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Suprd71 replied the topic: diy 180 gallon tank stand questions

I have a couple of 6ft tanks with 5ft under. One is a 180g. You will need a super strong top platform to support 180g without front center vertical supports. A ladder box style frame with 3/4in plywood top and bottom will allow this. You also will need a minimum 8ins clearance from the sump top to the base bottom. The overall height of the complete setup will be over 5ft.


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salmonator replied the topic: diy 180 gallon tank stand questions

I'll try and get some pictures up later as I'm at work right now. I will be using 2 x8 for the whole stand though
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Jauch21 replied the topic: diy 180 gallon tank stand questions

I recently built a stand for a 240 gallon, biggest tank i've owned. I followed this diy and the stand is rock solid with tons of room.
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