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10 years 5 days ago #25082 by jdubcichlids
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Lowe's also has a saw they will cut material free of charge

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10 years 6 days ago #25070 by wilpir
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Homedepot will cut it for you...I do it all the time when their panel saw isn't broke  :P

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10 years 6 days ago #25069 by whetfish
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To play it safe for the 1" each side overlap I would be useing the plywood, use 3/4", also for peace of mind may want to tack a 1/4 onto each face of the 2x4 or rip a 3 1/2 wide strip of 3/4 plywood and put that on just to strengthen the 2x4 long ways to keep it from any possible sag in the middle


I said 2x4, but the support beams are actually 2x6.  That should be strong enough.

I'd do the 3/4" plywood just to be safe.  That said, I've seen 10 gallon tanks hanging off of a stand before without any ill effect.  I just woudn't want to keep them that way long term.  As far as extra support for the plywood-I've seen the stand before and you don't need to beef it up any.  Kegger's suggestion to add some strips of wood to fully support the plywood is sound advice but you should be just fine without.  The 2x4 frame will carry the weight so you shouldn't have anything pushing down on the plywood in the middle to make it sag.

You could just add a 2x4 to the front (and maybe the back) of the stand to catch the ends of the 10's and then not use the plywood.  This would be easier and less expensive and be perfectly safe.

Jeff


I like the idea of just taking a 2x4 on the front and or back if needed.  As for that being easier, I am not so sure.  It seems like it might be a pain to get the 2x4s flush.  Putting a 3/4" ply wood is easy....I just need it cut the right size, since I don't have a good saw for that.


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10 years 6 days ago #25068 by wilpir
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3/4" ply is the  way to go ..I have 3 -10g tanks on bottom of my rack system that hang over 3" on the front and 3" on the back , been that way for 3 yrs with no problems.. :o ??? :P

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10 years 6 days ago #25067 by aquaticclarity
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I'd do the 3/4" plywood just to be safe.  That said, I've seen 10 gallon tanks hanging off of a stand before without any ill effect.  I just woudn't want to keep them that way long term.  As far as extra support for the plywood-I've seen the stand before and you don't need to beef it up any.  Kegger's suggestion to add some strips of wood to fully support the plywood is sound advice but you should be just fine without.  The 2x4 frame will carry the weight so you shouldn't have anything pushing down on the plywood in the middle to make it sag.

You could just add a 2x4 to the front (and maybe the back) of the stand to catch the ends of the 10's and then not use the plywood.  This would be easier and less expensive and be perfectly safe.

Jeff

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10 years 6 days ago - 10 years 6 days ago #25066 by Kegger22
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To play it safe for the 1" each side overlap I would be useing the plywood, use 3/4", also for peace of mind may want to tack a 1/4 onto each face of the 2x4 or rip a 3 1/2 wide strip of 3/4 plywood and put that on just to strengthen the 2x4 long ways to keep it from any possible sag in the middle
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10 years 6 days ago #25065 by whetfish
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I want to place a row of ten gallon tanks on an existing 2x4 6 foot stand that has been built to hold 2 40g breeders next to one another.  Is it okay if the tens hang out over the front and back edges of that stand and are only supported in 4 places?  Is it necessary to put down a 20" x 6' sheet of ply wood?  If so how thick?

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