My 500 gallon build
by, 12-12-2010 at 02:31 PM (830 Views)
Hey folks, just wanted to start a build thread for my new 500 gallon tank which is 8'x4'x26". I have many questions and will need much help...which I'm not getting on that 'other site'. haha I have lots of pics but am not real sure how to upload them here.
I guess my first issue that I need help with is the stand. I had a local club member contracted to help build the stand for $20/hr but he has since backed out...after telling me for a month he was building it. Now the tank is in the garage and I'm scrambling for a stand. I really wanted to go with wood, as I think it would be easier (and cheaper) and overall nicer. A wood frame would be easy to skin as oppossed to steel, but I just am unsure how to go about building the frame. The frame is all I need to get the tank 'started'. Once a frame is built, the tank can be put in place and filled. I can always go back later to 'finish' the stand and beautify it.
Any help with a stand would be GREAT! Pics are also a bonus. I'm NOT Norm Abrams but think I can knock this out with some good detailed photos to go by.
Thanks in advance!