After placing the 60g AGE tank on the Ez-Tube steel stand ( link ), I didn't feel comfortable with how it seemed to jiggle with minimal touch. It was empty, but the tank is heavy enough that it takes two people to place it on the stand. Water, sand and rock would add 600 lbs easily, and there's little doubt it would be even worse over time. Even cleaning the glass with a cleaning magnet would probably be concerning, so I decided to add some wood panels to the stand to limit racking. Plywood
Updated 11-04-2013 at 04:29 PM by melev
The new stand for the 60g cube arrived about 10 days ago. I ordered it from EzTube.com, and it was a very simple design.
8) 22" square steel pipe, powdercoated
4) 31" square steel pipe, powdercoated
8) tri-corner pieces, heavy duty
What I like about Ez-Tube is that they will cut everything, file the edges to remove any sharp burrs, and pack it carefully. Here are all the pictures. The only tool I needed was a rubber mallet to hammer it together.
In a previous blog, I showed how I assembled and secured a light rack (using EzTube) to the ceiling. Here's the link: http://www.reefaddicts.com/entry.php...t-rack-project
With the livestock in the 400g, it was time to get the lights placed overhead, and everything that entails. I use Lumenbright reflectors, and have had them for a few years. Every couple of months I take them down, remove the glass to clean both sides, and reinstall them. This keeps them nice looking
I ordered the rolling kit for the new light rack from McMaster yesterday. www.mcmaster.com - Part # 1223A22
Then I ordered all the parts from www.EzTube.com to make the light rack itself. Wes was kind enough to make me a break out image of the order. It should ship out tomorrow and arrive next week.
I'm going to order some acrylic rod with my next acrylic order to create some supports for the rockwork. That way if something