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My plan for my 90G Stand build


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    EMUreef - Reefkeeper
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    Alright this was my first shot at using Google sketch up... took a while but this kinda gives you an idea what im after.

    these colors relate to the picture

    Blue = 2x4's
    Green = 4x4's just cause i already have the wood
    Red in left corner = Not using a 4x4 here because of the corner overflow so 2 x4's are used here a little away from the corner
    Purple = more support which are 2 x 4's

    Total stand i think is going to be 30"' tall

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    Great first shot at using Google sketch up!!

    Looks pretty good so far! Looking forward to seeing this one come together!!

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    I would not use the 4X4 inside. The inside verticals are only for a nail strip. use 2X2 or 2X4's. They are cheap and the 4X4 is going to limit you (you're taking 8" off the inside of the stand. our 90's are already limited in the size of the sump due to the 18" OD on them.

    If you can, make the stand a tad bigger than the tank (6" or so. 3" to the front, and 3" to the back). It will open up a world of new sumps to you. With my current stand, I am limited to a 17" tall and 12" wide sump.

    If I had it to do over again, I'd have built my own stand with no center brace, and I'd have made it 24" wide, and 52" long, while setting it at 32" tall. It would just make SO much more room under the tank for reactors, Sump, plumbing, and electronics.

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    Im gonna have to start playing with google sketch, nice job. How long did it take you to figure it out and complete that draft?
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    Cool

    I like that google drawing.
    Last edited by streetrodder007; 05-30-2010 at 05:04 PM.

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    Let me know how it's going EMU. here's a pic of what we talked about.

    picturephp?albumid99&amppictureid497 - My plan for my 90G Stand build

    picturephp?albumid99&amppictureid496 - My plan for my 90G Stand build

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeferRob View Post
    Im gonna have to start playing with google sketch, nice job. How long did it take you to figure it out and complete that draft?
    um will say like 2 hours ha maybe 3, just cause it was my first shot, its kinda wierd to use at first but once you get a hang of it, it starts to get easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedfordReefer View Post
    Let me know how it's going EMU. here's a pic of what we talked about.

    picturephp?albumid99&amppictureid497 - My plan for my 90G Stand build

    picturephp?albumid99&amppictureid496 - My plan for my 90G Stand build
    thanks RED for showing me up but im going with your design anyway! lol

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    hahaha. yours looked GREAT man!

    PS. I can sketchup anything. Will work for friends, fun, and beer..

    just let me know what you want done.

    I can also render with real light rays.

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    Gotta love the oportunity to put a tank the same size for a sump underneath!!

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