Glad you went ahead and built a proper stand. That stand looks like you could park a truck on it. Must have weighed a ton too. I built mine very much the same way for my 400 and it required two people to just move it a tiny bit. The sump area looks pretty tight though. Looking forward to seeing this build progress.
thanks guys. just gonna keep freshwater for now . as for stock haven't figured it out yet. have a few ideas but have to see how it tuns out. for now it just has the fish from the 80 gallon. looks kinda empty .
the stand i made myself in the end and i wanted it to be overkill. it took 4 guys to move it and it was about as heavy as the tank.. the sump is very tight i was trying to keep the stand as low as possible and i kinda screwed up when i made it . i didn't counter in for the height of the 2x4s and the plywood. whoops.
thanks . yes it is tough to get a happy medium. I'm really thinking of putting a big filter system in my basement. I've got almost 3 feet of wall that goes into the basement and then 5 feet of space in the basement. drill a couple holes in the walls and it would be easy . that might be the next plan if the sump dosent work out
That would be an awesome plan and you would end up with a silent tank too. In fact if you have plumbing and a drain down below, I can see auto waterchange in your future too! I could only imagine having a setup like that.
tank looks great stand looks great but are you placing that tank on a concrete floor? Consider the weight when full if you are on a wood frame floor. if you have a crawl space or basement you could always add additional support below the tank but you are looking at over 3000 pounds when full...I know I would not feel comfortable if that was on the second floor of my hose wwith opne space below. I have a 230 gallon tank on a 2' X 6' footprint and it sits on my concrete basement floor...I thnink it should be stocked with 1000 Rummynose tetras and one pleco!