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Old 05/11/2013, 07:58 PM   #101
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We have wood!!!!
Plan to start the frame this Sunday

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Old 05/11/2013, 08:53 PM   #102
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Man I know! The plan is to frame the stand up Sunday night and add the remaining LEDs.
Here's a question for everyone, I know to prevent racking of the stand most skin in w plywood....I'm wanting to have 2-3 sides of the stand completely removable. So there would be plywood on them, maybe via magnets, but they could be pulled off as needed to get under the stand.
Will this have provide any structural support?

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Old 05/11/2013, 09:26 PM   #103
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Man I know! The plan is to frame the stand up Sunday night and add the remaining LEDs.
Here's a question for everyone, I know to prevent racking of the stand most skin in w plywood....I'm wanting to have 2-3 sides of the stand completely removable. So there would be plywood on them, maybe via magnets, but they could be pulled off as needed to get under the stand.
Will this provide any structural support?

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Old 05/12/2013, 10:05 PM   #104
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Some progress made!!
Led unit taken apart...

My buddy John(cec09)soldering a few in....

The empty shells, there are 4 total ,

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Old 05/12/2013, 10:08 PM   #105
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Now onto the stand....from this....

To.....pocket holes





It's hard to tell how big it is in the room. But that's only 1/2 of the stand. Gotta get a few more cuts for the rest. This tank w dominate the room!!!


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Old 05/13/2013, 08:28 AM   #106
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Should I add cross beams in the stand, mostly for structural support?

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Old 05/13/2013, 08:35 AM   #107
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Plywood across the back to prevent side to side racking, cut out where needed for plumbing and electrical access. Most people would not worry too much about front to back racking, but to be technically correct you should have at least one side with plywood as well, and you can cut out a door for access. I would add the middle cross piece in the top and two in the bottom of the frame. The ones in the bottom will help support the floor of the stand from bowing under the weight of the sump.


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Old 05/13/2013, 08:37 AM   #108
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You could do something like this or close to it. Just a suggestion.



But not as detailed.


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Old 05/13/2013, 11:29 AM   #109
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The sump won't be underneath the stand jack. I am putting plywood on the bottom UNDER the stand tho, I will store my ATO there. I will skin the side/back of it and the front and other side will be doors using magnets instead of hinges. So the whole thing pops off.

Wayne I can't see those links but I'm glad you posted here. I want to ask you where you got that liner for your stand bottom to. Shower liner or something. What is it called?

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Old 05/13/2013, 11:54 AM   #110
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Wayne I can't see those links
Just copy the http part without the IMG tags or the square brackets on either end. Open up a new tab in your browser and Paste & Go.

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Old 05/13/2013, 12:29 PM   #111
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Thanks Dave.

I'm not sure what the issue is w tapatalk right now.

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Old 05/13/2013, 03:20 PM   #112
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Old 05/13/2013, 09:45 PM   #113
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Jason!
Thanks buddy! I should have my skimmer from geo soon so ill probably come over and check yours out to see how you have it set up.

I'm going to add a few cross section supports on the top of my stand as well. What about a few more vertical supports on the 4ft spans?

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Old 05/13/2013, 10:38 PM   #114
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The sump won't be underneath the stand jack. I am putting plywood on the bottom UNDER the stand tho, I will store my ATO there. I will skin the side/back of it and the front and other side will be doors using magnets instead of hinges. So the whole thing pops off.

Wayne I can't see those links but I'm glad you posted here. I want to ask you where you got that liner for your stand bottom to. Shower liner or something. What is it called?

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I got it from HD.


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Old 05/13/2013, 11:22 PM   #115
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Just checked out your build Corey.
You are doing a great job.
As you have been advised above you should add extra supports to the top of the stand. an acrylic tank needs to have full support for the bottom.
It is also good advice to sheet the entire stand with plywood. then cut out for doors.
The opening can be large for better access to the interior. Even if it is only 4'' of plywood all the way around the outside of the opening. It will help prevent the racking immensely.
You shouldnt need any more vertical support between the open spans. That is a beefy upper rim joist.


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Old 05/14/2013, 12:03 AM   #116
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I'm adding extra support across the top portion of the stand. Do I need to skin the whole stand? Are there other options? I don't really know so I'm asking. My plan was to use plywood and magnets as doors for easy in and out. Thoughts on that working??

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Old 05/14/2013, 08:27 PM   #117
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The magnetized doors/panels will not add anything structural to the stand.
No you dont have to skin the whole exterior of the stand. But that is a lot of weight that could start shifting around.

You will have plenty of access to the inside if you sheet the entire back, and both sides, and the front. But when you sheet the sides and front use a full sheet of plywood, then cut out the opening flush with the framing opening. This will help the racking issue. Glue on the plywood and nail the **** out of it, every 2 ''. you can fill the nail holes with either color putty or spackle. Depending on the finish.


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Old 05/14/2013, 11:05 PM   #118
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A few more pictures...
That is the stand as a whole. It's HUGE

Here is my new top bracing set up, I just ran out of screws so ill finish up 2morro


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Old 05/15/2013, 06:22 AM   #119
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That stand is a beast.


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Old 05/15/2013, 08:40 AM   #120
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Yes it is rock solid.
A guy in our local club said, " we as hobbyist tend to overdue most everything and DIY stands are no different!" I think back to my 220 and it's stand. That thing was nothing to this monster
It is possible I don't skin it per say for structural purposes.
However that is to be determined....

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Old 05/15/2013, 09:33 AM   #121
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Hey Corey !Good job so far!

Tagging along, all the best

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Old 05/15/2013, 11:47 AM   #122
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Glad to have ya aboard buddy. Welcome!

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Old 05/15/2013, 12:20 PM   #123
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Top finished!

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Old 05/15/2013, 07:47 PM   #124
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nice woodwork and nice clean cuts. Liking it so far.


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Old 05/15/2013, 09:35 PM   #125
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Thanks buddy! Welcome.
I been following your thread too!

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