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    Default Stand PLan, What size stock for load/span ?

    I am building a two shelf stand to hold two fish tanks, 75 Gallon on the lower shelf and 40 Gallon on the top shelf, This will be about 24" X 6" and about 44" tall. I need the lower shelf to support up to 700 lbs and the top shelf to support 350 lbs. I was going to use square tubing but I need about 60 ft and angle iron is about 1/2 the price. Was trying to find a calculator for load/span/size but had no luck so far.

    I was thinking 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 angle 1/8 or 3/16 I would like the top to span the 5 1/2 or 6 feet, the lower shelf I could put extra feet on to lessen the load.

    What are your thoughts on size and thickness for this project?
    Thanks for the help. Mark Fish Room Plan0001.jpg
    Last edited by mbrady4him; 07-06-2011 at 04:34 PM.

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