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Old 04-06-2016, 10:57 AM
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Hi Dean.
Nice job. It's going to look lovely!
If it was me, I would replace the flat 2x4 you have on the top front of the tank with a 4x6, and use two support 2x4 on either side to support this header. My fear is that the current 2x4 will sag overtime and put some stress on the front glass. Glass will cracked if that happens. I know it's going to be some works, but it safer, and it worth the effort. Just a suggestion.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:05 AM
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+1 on what Joe said, did the same thing on a 120 gallon and woke up one night to a 6' waterfall in my kitchen.... NOT a good night! Lol!
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:19 PM
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the glass is actually not touching the top of the tank at all. Actually about a good 1/2 clearance??? is that not enough??
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:27 PM
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I don't know... I think it has plenty of support. I don't think there would be much sagging at all with those two 2x4's supporting it in the middle like that. I see lots of people stack 125's and even 180's using just a 2x4 for a cross beam and no support in the middle at all? Just saying...
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:33 PM
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It looks good to me. Six foot tanks only need to be supported on the corners and level. I've seen tanks just supported by cement blocks on the end for ten years and not have any leaks.

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Old 04-06-2016, 07:41 PM
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My mistake...top header (duh!), I was thinking the bottom header. Yeah Joe and Chris may have a point but there's not really that much weight that it would be supporting to begin with? Few feet of paneling or drywall? I don't know, I think that would take quite awhile to begin to sag if it ever did?
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:10 PM
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it has double 2x4's on the top part also along with a couple cross pieces in the middle also...hoping its ok cause I don't really want to redo it, as it is set up and running with fish in also


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Have the 2 AC110's for filtration and I have a mag pump on the side of stand with pvc that runs a 1/2 pipe for draining and cleaning Can't really see it but it is just right of the #4 on back Just have to pipe in my other pump to holding tank for ease of refilling.

Just thinking how ugly the back side looks haha
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:54 PM
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Should be OK with a little clearance.... I made the mistake of not having any so it had no place to go as the wood swelled over a couple of years.
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