Finish DIY stand or get metal stand?

Discussion in 'DIY' started by CarpCharacin, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Almost a year ago, I started building a DIY wooden stand for my 75 gallon tank, but I never finished it. It got too cold to finish, and now that it has warmed up, I can't find the plans. My haps really need a larger tank, and I'm not sure if it's worth the effort to try to find the plans and finish assembling the DIY stand, and i'm not sure how much I'll trust it to support the tank. Should I just buy a metal titan eze double stand like what I use for my 40 gallon tanks?
     
  2. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I just ordered the metal stand. I can always assemble the DIY stand later, but my haps need a bigger tank now.
     
  3. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    What kind of wood are you using? My brother is going to help me build one for my 38 gallon shortly.
     
  4. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Just regular 2x4s and plywood for the tank to sit on.
     
  5. Roxane1232

    Roxane1232 Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Awesome. Hopefully it will be easy to build. I'm so ready to put that 38 gallon up.
     
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    The 75 I bought used for $35 is pretty beat up, so when I finish the wood stand, I might get a new 75 to use as a display tank, but I'm not sure.
     

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