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Old 04-11-2012, 9:57 AM   #1
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Just wondering if this is good for 190 gallons.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #2
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I think that thing would hold an M1 Abrams.
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I think that thing would hold an M1 Abrams.
That's what I am thinking

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You could get away with 2x4 and be just as secure. Heck, my 180 is on a stand built entirely out of 3/4 ply.
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4x4 's are not a stable choice. buy 3 sheets of birch plywood and drive up to Dallas and I will help you

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4x4 's are not a stable choice. buy 3 sheets of birch plywood and drive up to Dallas and I will help you
x 1 million...

4x4's are absolutely terrible for tank stand construction and ridiculous overkill. They bend/warp/twist and change way too much IMHO.
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That drawing is incorrect anyway.4x4 are actually only 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"

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4x4 's are not a stable choice. buy 3 sheets of birch plywood and drive up to Dallas and I will help you
Now that is some advice I would take.

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There is a great thread on RC that helped me alot!

Also, ditto on no 4x4...
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Might take you up on this. I have a few other things going on. Only in the planning stages. I will be in contact.

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you could alsway over build it like mine. wife called it a redneck deck. i told it is was for the shoe show.... then the finger puppets came out again!!!

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you could alsway over build it like mine. wife called it a redneck deck. i told it is was for the shoe show.... then the finger puppets came out again!!!
My wife would be like whoo hoo a shoe show.

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Ok, next ARC meeting is at John's house.
If we could squeeze everyone in my 1100 sq. Ft. Redneck ranch. I would say ok.

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If we could squeeze everyone in my 1100 sq. Ft. Redneck ranch. I would say ok.

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I got 2 acres out side plenty of room

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