Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: 125G tank stand

125G tank stand 9 months 5 days ago #69489

  • Peter
  • Peter's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Microgeophagus ramirezi
  • Posts: 23
  • Thank you received: 1
  • Karma: 0
Hey guys ! , been awhile , so I bought another tank 125g at a local fish shop and they could order me a stand but for like 400 bucks or so , but I don't feel like droping a grand of money down for a tank and stand combo , so I thought about building another stand but I'm lazy and don't wanna :( lol. anyways , does anyone know of a decent/trustworthy website where I can buy a reasonable stand for a good price? thank you :)

ps , I've checked craiglist / Petco / petsmart/amazon, cant really find much tbh unless I'm just overlooking lol.
120g x2 Oscars x2 blood parrots / x2 SunSun Hw 304B
55g Goldfishies / AquaTech 30-60 , Topfin 75 (HoBs) , Eheim 2213
40g Small planted community / Marineland Penguin 350
The administrator has disabled public write access.

125G tank stand 9 months 5 days ago #69490

  • Orange_Party8
  • Orange_Party8's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Microgeophagus ramirezi
  • Posts: 48
  • Thank you received: 3
  • Karma: 0
Have you tried Craigslist or eBay? If you know anyone that has a spare stand that could also work.
Edit: sorry I just read that you checked Craigslist...
All problems can be solved by a water change.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Peter

125G tank stand 9 months 4 days ago #69493

  • Tarheel96
  • Tarheel96's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Aequidens rivulatus
  • Posts: 445
  • Thank you received: 192
  • Karma: 18
It's worth mentioning because it could save you a few hundred dollars. :) You can purchase the lumber to build a 73-74" × 19-20" stand for only around $30. Usually 2x4s are around $2.50 per 8 ft. Still, if you don't feel like building a stand, a cinder block stand is very easy and it's actually cheaper minus the screws.

You can use (3-4) 8 x 8 x 8" corner cinder blocks under each of the four corners of the tank so the tank sits 24-32" high. The corner blocks are $1.50 each. You can stack another 6-8 blocks in between, 3-4 under the front center and 3-4 under the back center for a total of 18-24 blocks for around $27-35. It's a good idea to add one sheet of plywood between the cinder blocks for structural support and for shelving. Another sheet should be used on top of the cinder blocks and if no center blocks are used 2x4s should be added under the top plywood for structural support. Regular cinder blocks can be used but they can't be stacked on top of each other long ways because they aren't designed to bear weight in that direction.

NOTE: The pictures are for illustration purposes only. These designs will not work on a 125 with 16" blocks running from front to back. A 125 has an 18.5" depth and each of the corners must be supported with separate columns/blocks positioned directly under each of the tank's four corners.


The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Peter, beretta96, muddybear

125G tank stand 9 months 4 days ago #69496

  • tom
  • tom's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 1642
  • Thank you received: 233
  • Karma: 13
Handy site has plans for various DIY stands, canopies etc...

www.garf.org/calculators/BuildLargeStand_2.asp

:)
6 ft 220g - Tiger O, Rotkeil Severum 10 Silver Dollars
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Peter, muddybear

125G tank stand 9 months 9 hours ago #69571

  • JAJameson2010
  • JAJameson2010's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1112
  • Thank you received: 54
  • Karma: 5
oscarfish.com/forum/aquarium-diy-project...ock-stand.html#13593

We (Gary) built a cinder block stand for our two 90 gallon tanks. they have been going strong for 3 years now.

Jessica
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Tarheel96, Peter

125G tank stand 8 months 4 weeks ago #69599

  • FreshyFesh
  • FreshyFesh's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1941
  • Thank you received: 231
  • Karma: 11
In some cases you hate to add more weight to the area, but I am liking the idea of these block and board stands due to you can break them down and move them easily.
75g a tiger oscar and a green severum
55g community tank with plants
55g goldfish tank
29g community tank with plants
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Peter

125G tank stand 8 months 4 weeks ago #69604

  • toom
  • toom's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 4343
  • Thank you received: 419
  • Karma: 13



If weight is a problem aluminium frames are the way to go. Here in germany this are a commen alternative for MTS people and LFS Shops that need big systems that can be mounted in minutes and are avaible in construction kits in different standart tank lengths. This systems can handle of course depending on size several tons.
The main company that build them here has a showcase of an 12000 pound tank on aluminium.
We need to stop talking about the people as if they were the crown of creation.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Peter

125G tank stand 8 months 4 weeks ago #69605

  • FreshyFesh
  • FreshyFesh's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Platinum Boarder
  • Posts: 1941
  • Thank you received: 231
  • Karma: 11
I'm a fan of the Titan Eze metal stands. They're welded 1" square tube and very reasonable. Problem is, their biggest is for two 48" x 18" footprint tanks. Nothing for 6 foot tanks.
75g a tiger oscar and a green severum
55g community tank with plants
55g goldfish tank
29g community tank with plants
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Peter

125G tank stand 8 months 3 weeks ago #69620

  • Peter
  • Peter's Avatar
  • OFFLINE
  • Microgeophagus ramirezi
  • Posts: 23
  • Thank you received: 1
  • Karma: 0
Thank you guys for all these great ideas!!!! never thought of what Tarheel posted and that is a awesome idea for a cheap alternative , tbh i've never tried aluminum stands before as well i've always been shy from them cause they always looked thin or something was scared they had bounce or wobble to them (especially when kids bouncing around the house 100mph) but yeah lol thank you guys lots , im pretty sure i know what im going to do now :)
120g x2 Oscars x2 blood parrots / x2 SunSun Hw 304B
55g Goldfishies / AquaTech 30-60 , Topfin 75 (HoBs) , Eheim 2213
40g Small planted community / Marineland Penguin 350
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Moderators: sprout, ~rush~, screwsloose
Time to create page: 0.117 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum