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Well as the title says I managed to score a 4 ft tank of my neighbor for $30. It came with a really crappy stand that doesn't run its full length (about 15cm of tank hang off each side, and the stands not quite what I like.. So i've decided that its should be easy as to build a quick easy stand with some studs, screws and a bit of glue. Just a quick picture of that stand I got with it. One weird thing that I've never seen before in a tank is that the bottom is two pieces of glass joined exactly halfway along the length of the tank with silicon, its water tight and seems strong enough, just unsure as to how it would go. I don't know if I should be concerned about it. Here is a picture to illustrate. Should I be concerned about this? I figure I'm going to run a brace right under the join to try and keep it from blowing out because it wasn't supported. My main question for you all is with regards to building my stand. For supporting the tank should I run two lengths of stud glued together along the front and back of the tank? Or is a single stud strong enough to take the weight? By the way the tanks volume is about 280-300L depending on how full it is. I was also thinking of doing the legs with two studs glued together each. Is that overkill? Or completely reasonable?
Pretty happy I scored a 4/18/20h tank yesterday! Customer didn't want it any more and was just going to put on the kerb. It came with a aqua one canister 1000lph a two foot light a whisper hang on filter a heap of black gravel some air pumps etc etc heeps of stuff. So yeah thought I would share. Any one else picked up something cool for free lately?