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  • Posted on: 8/6/2009 22:27
Another new tank!! #1
I know this isn't ideal but im onto my 3rd tank in 9 months.. Previous tanks where second hand tanks but now ive got a new one and i want to set it up properly and leave it alone!

Ive bought a tank without the stand as i want to use it with what would be considered the side of the tank against the wall.. i thought this would give me more viewing space!

the new tank is 4ft x 2ft so its going to way a fair bit.. has anyone else built their cabinet? if so how did you make it and what kind of weight is it holding.. just for an idea of what i need to build it from.. shop bought stands seem to be made from next to nothing

I need some replacement bulbs for a 4ft arcadia light does anyone know anywhere cheap for bulbs? it took 2 weeks last time i got them from my LFS lol

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  • Posted on: 9/6/2009 11:12
Re: Another new tank!! #2
a rough guide is 1 litre of water weighs 1kg thaen you need to work out your rocks and decor it'l be pretty heavy. timber frame with 2" supports should be fine
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Re: Another new tank!! #3
aye its going to be heavy!.. somewhere over 400kg id guess.. i just struggle to comprehend how much wood im going to need to make this safe enough for me to sleep at night lol..

i was planning to build a wooden frame top and bottom with 8 supports.. it would be all made from 2" x 3".. does that sound alright?

Then im going to either clad it with more wood or plaster it and add skirting board so it looks more like a little island

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  • Posted on: 9/6/2009 16:18
Re: Another new tank!! #4
without seeing plans its hard to tell but the design doesnt have to be complicated wood is supprisingly strong! 6 upright supports in 2 x 3 will be more than adequate for a 4 footer
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