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90 gallon aquarium stand

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I have a 90 gallon aquarium that is 48.5" x 18.5" x 25.375" which I need a stand for. I have a bad back and cannot build it myself. I would like to know if someone in the Columbia, South Carolina could build one for me with a canopy and let me know what it would cost. I would like the stand to be 32" tall so I can get a sump inside the stand and have room for a skimmer. I would also like the stand to be in oak if possible.

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First off, the tank plus, gravel, water, pumps, etc will weigh somewhere around 950lbs. Keep that in mind.

Now, even if you dont find someone on here to make it for you, don't move forward without a sketch of what and how they will make it and stick to that plan
Then publish the plans on here so that some of our members can look at them.

Remember the 950 lb thing? That's a lot of weight on the stand and potentially very dangerous.

I wish you the best
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I made a shark tank base one time I think the tank was 10' long.Just make sure you have a lot of dividers going from floor to tank.

The cabinet I build was fastened to a wall on the back side. No tip....
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Consider floor load before you take the plunge for a tank that large.
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I built a stand for my 75 gal, and that was around 900lbs. I over-engineered mine using 4x4 posts and lag screws to build the frame. It would've supported a vastly heavier tank. It also sat on the floor perpendicular to the floor joists to distribute weight.

Can you not find a stand online you like? I see many for under $200.
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Please let me know where you found the stands as the only stands I see for that price are on EBAY and they will not ship.

If anyone has the plans for building this stand I could do it myself as I have the tools but want to make sure I have the correct sizes for the wood I need to cut. I would like the stand to be 32" tall so I can get a sump and skimmer in and out without a problem. Again, the size of the tank is 48.5" x 18.5" x 25.375.

Thanks again
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