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This is a tutorial on how to build an aquarium stand frame. In this video , i show all materials needed, total cost, and how to put it together.
Keep in mind, I kept this as simple as possible. Once i wrap this in plywood, the plywood gets screwed directly to the frame, so the strength would then increase even more. The reason for keeping most of my builds as simple as possible, is so that a wider range of people can actually do them. I try to keep tools, and complications to an absolute minimum.
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I built this stand to fit a 20 gallon. It cost over 100$. I used a level, a square, 2x4s, plywood for top, screws, an arm saw, a table saw, a drill and a sander. Not easy but doable on a day off afternoon. It's great
That's basically it! Should make a shirt of that!
I built my stand to spec using your advice. Great stand! 48.5×18.5×45. yes, it's a bit high, and there's a tall 120 on top. My question is this, I did not put the center stud in the front to allow for large sump access and most people do this. How much weight do these stands support? Roughly….not holding you to it. . it's just a curiosity thing. I just need to feel better knowing that avstand built like this can support the weight of a tank this size. Thanks.
I've watched a few of your DIY stand videos. Wondering how these stands work with reef ready aquariums with corner overflows. It looks like the stand upright would be in the way of the overflow holes in the bottom of the tank. Is there a workaround for this?
Just out of curiosity when you build your stand is it safe to use pressure treated wood or should I put a finish on just regular wood that pre treats the wood for water damage
Thanks Joey just got into hobby and am currently building this stand for my first 40 gallon tank went yesterday to my LFS which is an hour away and got all my goodies can’t wait hopefully tonight I will start putting in water yayyyy….
(FYI, it's pronounced MY-ter not ME-ter)
Fantastic. Clearly explained and easy to follow. Will be using this in the near futute, thanks
That's a nice "Meeter Saw" you got there bud😂.
How long were the screws you used?
What’s the kind of this wood?
Oldy but a goodie. BUilding one today thanks long time ago Joey.
Hey man love your videos! I just wanted to offer a different perspective on wood glue. Sorry if its already been said, but wood glue is actually stronger than the wood. We use mechanical fasteners like screws or joinery to reinforce the wood around the two joined pieces. So basically if all you did was, just use wood glue, the wood around the glue would snap before the glue gave out. (After curing ofcourse
What size and how many pieces of wood, would I need for a 135 gallon tank. Thx!
Useful channel 👌🏼
Hey! You probably won’t see this but I’m so thankful for this video. It’s been years but I just built a stand like this and it’s been great! Big fan of you man, keep it up!
Watching in 2019, still good.
Will C16 wood be strong enough
Can I use that for a tank with a sump.
Can someone tell me what the thickness of the wood is? I'm from India, and suppliers don't understand when I say I need a 2X4 ply. They ask me what thickness I want
how many 2×4's did you need to build this? thanks!
I just used this tutorial to make a stand for my 40 gallon tank! It was so cool! Thank you for the instructions!! 🙂🙂🙂
Thanks! I built this take for my 55 gallon tank and I love it. It looks awesome, feels very sturdy, and was very easy to make.
I used this plan to build my first stand (with my first aquarium). Thanks king of DIY! I thought it would be worth noting that 2x4s generally always have bow in them – and the ones I used were no exception. But, as long as you build it true, and squeeze together the pieces (clamps are a must), the weight of the tank when filled with water, will straighten out those wobbly stands. If you've never built anything before, you might not understand what I'm trying to explain here, but if you build it, and it does not lay completely flat – and it most likely will not, don't stress! 🙂
meter saw heheh is that how canadians really say it?
I just did one now and it really was good. this is really strong
Yooooo bro super detailed …. I have watched about 20 videos and you have answer many questions ….. thank you
I'll remember this
What is the Styrofoam for?
These are crazy to watch back in the day joey
Aww baby Joey before he got his confidence!!! I needed to build a stand and of course you have the best video for that even back then.
I have been wanting to try this for almost an entire year. my cichlids have gotten pretty big and they are going to need a 50 gallon soon. I'm so sick of basic black aquarium stands , i wanna make my own!
lmaoo! you wear baggy slacks the way I do! my mom always says it looks bad. it's comfortable though, I hate sitting in tight pants all day at work. I work a job with lots of sitting and i hate feeling the waist band stab into my intestines .
What exactly does the bottom of the aquarium have to have to be able to use this stand with a glass tank? What raises the glass?
i have to say, present day joey looks so much happier
Thank you this is going to help a lot when I build my stand this weekend
What measurements will I need for a 65gal upright stand to will fit a canister filter underneath
joey, i am going to build this stand for my 125 gallon. i am going to have my hardware store make the cuts. can you please give me the exact cuts to give them for the wood? thank you
Thank you very much Joey. Im big fan and watch your videos all the time! Today I built my first stand using this video and your template, and it turnes out amazing. Ur awesome thank you so much for the help!!
Here in 2018 and following this build!
Love the design however I'm going to raise the horizontal 2x4s so the plywood top is flush. Thanks for this plan.