|Project by SimonSKL||posted 07-16-2009 06:04 PM||16844 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
Since my other hobby is aquarium I thought I would share with you a aquarium stand that I built. The aquarium is a 92 gallon corner tank but the commercially available stands are expensive and filmsy, most made of particle board or pine. I decided to build my own.
Instead of just a stand for the tank to sit on, I decided to build a sturdy stand made of 2×4 but covered both the stand and the tank with a facade. A sturdy stand is important as the whole set up weighs about 1500 lbs. The facade is made of cherry and is not weight bearing. If need to the whole facade can be removed quickly by removing 4 screws. There are plenty of openings to access the sump area as well as routine maintenance to the display tank. Here are a few of the construction pictures and the occupants.
-- Simon, Danville, IL