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Old 09-05-2011, 12:29 PM   #1 
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Planning on building a 2 10 gallon tank stand

Alright, so I'm planning on moving both of my 10 gallon tanks into one stand so it looks better and takes up less room. here's my idea for a stand to house them both. I'm open to ideas and what not. this is my first rough draft.

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:10 PM   #2 
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Also just thinking about building more of a Betta Display rack instead. Need some input
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:40 AM   #3 
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:07 PM   #4 
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I love betta displays of any sort :) What were you thinking for a display rack?
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:15 PM   #5 
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it looks good, but i would be worried that 10 gallon tanks would weigh too much for that stand. Good luck!
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:45 PM   #6 
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well the second shelf looks thin, but it will be all braced with 2x4's just like the bottom one.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:32 PM   #7 
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As long as each shelf is properly supported, it looks good. I don't know the extent of your knowledge when it comes to building, but I'm sure it will turn out fine
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:48 PM   #8 
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well, i own a hammer, and a circular saw that was left to me when my dad died... thats about the extent of my building knowledge. hahaha. Im sure it cannot be that difficult. Im good with a welder and car mechanical stuff, just no realy work with wood, but it cant be that hard.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:37 PM   #9 
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Look up some ways to build support for that top shelf. If I remember correctly, a 10 gallon tank weighs about 200 lbs when filled with water. Screws alone will not hold that. I'd actually recommend using a metal brace... but I'm no construction expert. I hope you know more about it then I
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:39 PM   #10 
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Also, I think it'd be easier to build a Betta display rack with multiple smaller tanks on it.
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