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Old 08-23-2011, 12:07 PM   #1 
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Tank Stand

anyone have a guide or anything to help me build a 29 gallon tank stand?
id really appreciate it!
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:21 AM   #2 
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Sorry. I brought my 20-gallon stands from Petco while it was on sale. But I would suggest using real wood instead of the fiberwood. Real wood restists water staining and I spill a decent amount of water during water changes. >.< But I do like my stands design (which is why I picked it) but I can't think of an original design off of the top of my head. Have you tried searching YouTube to see if anyone posted a video about the tank stand they buildt? I know I've found types for eventhing from knitting style tips to bunny care demos on that site. :)
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:46 AM   #3 
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How much is your building capability? there are a few ideas that I thought were interesting on my turtle forum..
Simple: http://www.redearslider.com/forum/vi...and+diy#p73293 Just keep the 2x4s on the wider side like people have mentioned, unlike what's shown...

This one's a difficult one, but its for a 75g.. You can improvise for 29. :>
http://www.arbreptiles.com/cages/75g_stand/index.shtml

And about.com is always awesome. :) http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/diy...tand_Plans.htm

This is an awesome site, gives you plans, materials and drawings of the stand... All you have to do is put in tank measurements :)
http://www.fishandtips.com/index.php

Hope this helps! Have fun and good luck :D
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:28 AM   #4 
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How much is your building capability? there are a few ideas that I thought were interesting on my turtle forum..
Simple: http://www.redearslider.com/forum/vi...and+diy#p73293 Just keep the 2x4s on the wider side like people have mentioned, unlike what's shown...

This one's a difficult one, but its for a 75g.. You can improvise for 29. :>
http://www.arbreptiles.com/cages/75g_stand/index.shtml

And about.com is always awesome. :) http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/diy...tand_Plans.htm

This is an awesome site, gives you plans, materials and drawings of the stand... All you have to do is put in tank measurements :)
http://www.fishandtips.com/index.php

Hope this helps! Have fun and good luck :D
I like the first one! That is a neat simple idea...I was wondering about those blocks. I have a 55 gallon I was wanting to make a stand for..But I don't want it high up because it will mostly be housing just my goby.It looks like something I may be able to do.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:31 AM   #5 
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I like that one too, simple and cost effective. And I wouldn't want a tank too high anyway, wouldn't be able to reach! I'm only 5'2" lol! Btw one goby needs a 55!? O.o
You coulp [paint the blocks and wood to make it look better too! :3
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I like that one too, simple and cost effective. And I wouldn't want a tank too high anyway, wouldn't be able to reach! I'm only 5'2" lol! Btw one goby needs a 55!? O.o
Haha, I'm 5'2 also.I have my one 10 gallon up high and it kills my shoulder trying to get water back in during water changes. Dragon gobys get up to 20 inches or so fully grown. They can be kept with other fish, but I think it will be mostly him in there until I get the brackish thing figured out.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:36 AM   #7 
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Hehe! I keep everything waist high, high enough to siphon, but still pretty low. :> That is a big fish! They need brackish water?
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Hehe! I keep everything waist high, high enough to siphon, but still pretty low. :> That is a big fish! They need brackish water?
They can live in freshwater but its not ideal. They live longer and are healthier in brackish. I have him in a 10 gallon freshwater at the moment.He is about 8" long right now,so I will have to move him into something bigger soon. I have the 55 gallon though,all I need is the stand. Now, I think I am going to make that first stand.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:44 AM   #9 
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Good luck! You should put up pics when you're done! So, you can't put him in brackish water because of the other fish in the tank? He's scary btw O.o
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Good luck! You should put up pics when you're done! So, you can't put him in brackish water because of the other fish in the tank? He's scary btw O.o
I will! I figured trying to make the 10 gallon brackish would be a pain considering i do 2 50% water changes weekly on that tank.I do have some guppies in there though, which I have read can be put into brackish...but i'm not sure I am going to put any in there.He is actually a pretty nice guy.. His name is carl and he eats shrimp right off the tweezers.
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