DIY Stand: Uneven floor + Cinder Blocks 29 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by escapay, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. escapayWell Known MemberMember

    I'm thinking of DIY for making my own aquarium stand due to design of Ameriwood stand I purchased and attempted to put together (it wobbles because of the bottom support being improperly sized and I cannot get the top part fully connected - tried to fix that, but I cannot get the top piece off to fix what I think needs to be adjusted). I thought about 2x4s, but I'm lazy, though if I do measurements and plan it out - maybe I would actually get that done.

    This stand will be for a 29 gallon aquarium, though the particular space is available for a 48" L x 22" W tank. I really liked the 33 gallon long at my LFS, but that would involve me upgrading more than I should pay for. I would rather just get the tank up and running so I can move my Kuhlis to a more appropriate home.

    My questions-

    1. If I put some wood (like plywood?) underneath the cinder blocks, will that protect my laminate floor? Will I be able to put shims like I did with my 10 & 36 gallon aquariums (floor is uneven)?

    2. If I am doing this for my 30" 29 gallon, should I have 4 or 6 cinder blocks total? Or does that just depend on how high I want the tank?

    3. If I choose to buy the 33 gallon long (so a 48" tank), should I have three rows of cinder blocks like I've seen on the 55 gallons?
  2. cichlidmanWell Known MemberMember

    2 rows of blocks would be fine. My 125 is on 2 rows of blocks and is just fine

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