New Stand build Advise and some Extra Mods

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Hi Masa

I need to make an new stand for my tank . But also while I'm at it change up the filtration as well .
The Idea is to make an better Higher and sturdier stand with extra space for an larger DSB
Stand is 1000mm (H)(main frame wil be 32mm not sure if I could use 25x25mm)
rest of the dimensions are for an standard 4ft tank .
My only worry is that the DSB would not be deep enough @ 150-200mm

Any advice will be extremely helpfull thankyou in advance

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For DSB 150mm is the recommended minimum depth. As the frame it looks good, I just think the two back braces will be a bit overkill in my opinion.
 
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For DSB 150mm is the recommended minimum depth. As the frame it looks good, I just think the two back braces will be a bit overkill in my opinion.
Thankyou

My current stand sways when I use an magnet and it frustrates me I also think it will be overkill but It could do any harm?
 

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Would the green tank be the DSB? I assume the front panel is not all the way to the top.
 
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Hi Riaan yes that is correct and it is all the way to the top like an box/closed sump with doors to keep the salt away fro the frame.
Also thinking of adding 2 compartments one for sand and the other for Algae
 

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So you would still be able to get into there to be able to siphon the sand clean when needed.

Due to the weight of a DSB, plus being midway between sump and tank, I would not go for less than 32mm square tube.
 
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There wont be a lot of space but at least 200mm I didn't tale the weight of the sand into account maybe I should leave the sand bed in the main sump and just do an algae farm ? The whole Idea is to incorporate an quarantine section
 
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I agree but I have no other space and this tank would be able to drain to waste and be shut off from the main system.
 

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