230 gallon glass tank project

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Ive actually watched alot of King of DIYs (Joey) youtube-channel (not just regarding stand builds) and now I kind of regret not doing it his way from the start. What I really cant get my head around is that in Joeys builds the guides really dont support any weight.

A couple of questions:

1. So the real purpose of the guides is to stop the weight-bearing legs from twisting?

2. If were to redo the build as suggested, King of DIY-style, can/should I do it with 6 legs (with guides) instead of the 12 I have now?

3. If I do rebuild, should I skip the 2x4 in the center of the top-part going the lenght of the stand? (see pic) Just use 2x4 supports for the width of the tank?

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Yes i think thats a good plan. If you feel like ypu need support in the middle you can always add it in later.
 
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Ive actually watched alot of King of DIYs (Joey) youtube-channel (not just regarding stand builds) and now I kind of regret not doing it his way from the start. What I really cant get my head around is that in Joeys builds the guides really dont support any weight.

A couple of questions:

1. So the real purpose of the guides is to stop the weight-bearing legs from twisting?

2. If were to redo the build as suggested, King of DIY-style, can/should I do it with 6 legs (with guides) instead of the 12 I have now?

3. If I do rebuild, should I skip the 2x4 in the center of the top-part going the lenght of the stand? (see pic) Just use 2x4 supports for the width of the tank?

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The uprights only act as guides for the weight barring beams that hold up the top deck ( the same concept as a header in your house ). They do however keep the stand from twisting left to right. The top and bottom framing that surrounds the 6 legs keep the stand from twisting front to back. I built my stand out of 2x6s but I'm supporting a bit more weight.

It's your call regardless, your stand is going to support the weight no problem the way you designed it. I would just add the triangle supports in the corners.

This is my stand below. I used 2x4 for the bottom to get a little more working room in the sump.
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