Here is a calculator
that Zech Wendt and Scott Morell are developing to assist you in building
your own aquarium stand for standard sized tanks 10 to 125 gallons. The
construction of these stands is very similar to the stands you would purchase
in a pet store. Just select the size of the tank.
A materials list will be calculated and displayed on the following page
along with assembly instructions. If you have a tank that is not listed, please send an e-mail to Scott Morell.
We are also working
on a stand calculator for tanks 125 to 500 gallons based off of Zech's new
tank stand. These stands will easily be able to handle the extra weight
of the larger tanks due to the construction of 2-1/4" thick beams made
from laminating plywood.
Here is a High Profile DIY Canopy
Construct these stands at your own risk. The authors and GARF will not be responsible for any damage or injury
caused by improper construction of the stands. The combination of wood and
water can lead to serious consequences, so please use common sense or consult
a professional carpenter if you do not have the proper experience.