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    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
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    My new stand...

    I'm not totally done... I still have to add cross brasses and more vertical supports (2 each side).

    What do you think of it so far? (click on link below)

    Thanks!


    http://aquariacanada.com/PhotoPost/s...php/photo/3125




    Marc
    180G - Reef
    29G - Goldfish

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    looks solid... is it gonna be used for a wall display or are u making it into a cabinetry?

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    Looking good ... looks very solid. Are you getting a new tank?

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    Nice looking stand!
    180g AGA inwall W/ 2 overflows W/ 205g sump 20g fuge, 77g W/ 30g sump 12g fuge w/mag 9.5 pump.

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    Yup looks good. Add a few more 2x4's and it'll hold that 180.

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    The 4x4 corners (pressure treated are not advisable. You have enough support with the 2x4 corners carrying the deck load propperly. 4x4 pressure treated lumber is sold as a semi wet product. As it dries out it warps and cups. Also pressure treated lumber is treated with copper something or other can't remember the chemical exactly. You don't want it near your reef. It looks like you could remove them now as you are not too far along.
    Jason

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    I'm definately no expert here, but won't sealing the wood go a long way to protect it and prevent it from allowing chemicals into the sump? I realise splashes happen, but once sealed is it still a worry?

    Also, if it's cross braced, once in place the water alone will weigh almost 1500 lbs. Won't the bracing re-distrubitue the wieght back to the sides of the 4x4s somewhat, greatly reducing the possibility of warping?

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    Senior Member RaceFaceR1's Avatar
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    Hmmmmm...

    It will be used as an in-wall tank for a 180...

    Is the PT 4x4's a big problem?? If so I will change it... I have about 4 months till this stand will actully have a full tank sitting on it...

    Or I could go over board and add more 2x4 and 2x6's on the inside of the stand (on the exposed PT 4x4... What do you think?
    180G - Reef
    29G - Goldfish

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    Now that everyone mentions it, I always see those 4x4 warped. If its not to much to take them out use 2x2's instead and place 2 x 2x2's along the span every 12" or so. Oh and dont forget to have room for the overflows.

    Better safe then sorry if the tank is going to be sitting there for 20+ years.

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    Just going with basics, isn't a triangle stronger than a square? Wouldn't it be better to have diagonal bracing, or is it just "less expensive" for the same strength as a 2x2 every foot? Not that a 2x2 is expensive lol, I'm just trying to learn more

    Cheers!
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