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    1/8" steel tubing for a 180g stand.

    Hello,I was planning on hiring someone to weld me together a 72.5"*24.5"*25.for a 180g and was wondering if 1" by 2"(all 1/8)steel is enough or is a thciker steel more appropriate,thanks.:banghead:

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    I made mine out of 1x2 square tubing 1/8 wall .My tank is a 125g but will be making a new one for my new 180.Its plenty strong enough.I have a brace in the middle (both front and back)and also one horizontal on the end's.

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    Mecka,thanks for the quick reply!By the way how did you cover your frame.Did you screw on a wooden skirt or do something else.I was considering using industrial velcro to attach some kinda skirt,I was considering a plexigass skirt painted a marine blue with maybe some white trim around it,what do you think???

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    That industrial sticky Velcro is awesome stuff. I think it would work fine. I'd be careful with painting the plexi. I'd be willing to bet it would scratch off real easy. Maybe an epoxy based paint. would work better. (I think there's such a type of paint). Myself I just drilled through my frame and bolted on the boards. Mine was make out of 2" angle iron. Extremely strong!!! Way over kill!!
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    Mike Philpott

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