A new project.

Discussion in 'DIY' started by xcaret, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    So I'm kind of dealing with putting together a stand for a cube; issue is that the footprint of the cube is 36x36
    Stand would not fit thru a door since would be >1.5" wider and the height has to be ~36".
    Anyone has a pointer to some plans for a stand that can be "modular"?
    Finish will be black but I'm pushing for a walnut finish, have espresso on hand just in case.

    Thanks
     
  2. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

  3. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Wow, that's pretty cool; I'll bring it up.
    Thx Erin
     
  4. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    There was an other company ( I think I saw it in a BRS video) that was using a metal stand and then attached the wooden sides. It was pretty cool because it looked like an all wood stand, but you could just pop off the sides, back , etc for very easy access.
     
  5. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Possibly the Vertex stand if I have the right video in mind. It's basically an 8020 stand that's skinned.

    I've been contemplating a 8020 stand as well so it'll be interesting to see what you decide on.
     
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I priced out 8020 when I was planning my tank and it came out pretty pricey. This was a quote direct from the company. I think most buy pieces off eBay and cut themselves.


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  7. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    The stand I mentioned...
    He was not concerned with pricing
    I'm sorry to say
     
  8. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    I still have the pieces in my cart from 8020. Just to give you a rough estimate, it's $350ish for a 42" L x 24" W x 40" H frame for the stand. That's with hidden connectors and no panels or other accessories.
     
  9. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Yes -- it was the Vertex. Nice stand.
     
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    In comparison, my 60/30/40 would have cost me $1960+ $275 shipping + tax!

    Mine had corner braces and a center brace n a few back braces.

    [​IMG]


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  11. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    How strong are these 8020 frames?


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  12. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    The one that I priced out has 2 top braces, one bottom and nothing in the mids since it would only be used to support the 30" length tank. I could also add braces for something like $15 per each piece cut to length.

    They're pretty strong since they can differ in diameter to support larger tanks. The vertex stand in the video was used for a 120G tank.

    In the case of your tank, here's a stand holding up a 200G tank.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Unless there are some shear supports on the back, that tank looks like it will topple instantly in an earthquake.
     
  14. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    No cross bracing for added strength


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  15. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Fun numbers:
    A 120G tank weighs over 1,000 pounds.
    In an earthquake, a lot of that turns into a sideways force.
    I looked it up, and it seems a quake with ground motion of 0.2g is the point where you have issues with the house more than the tank.
    That is around 200 pounds of side force.

    So pretty much: You should be able to lean into it, push as hard as you possibly can, and not have the stand budge.
     
  16. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

  17. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Wish my garage had a workbench like that. So envious.
    Beautiful construction.
    But still - questionable engineering.
    Nothing "wrong" with it. Just as an engineer, one of those pet peeves. Probably similar to an English teacher reading tweets.
     
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  18. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    That is a pretty slick stand.
     
  19. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Those bulkheads into the stand - I thought about doing that awhile back and tracking the thread to see how well it works.
     

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