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I need to replace 2 legs on my tank stand which I built 30 years ago. Here is one of the legs, it is made of Kindorf which is what we use in construction to build almost everything. It is 1 1/2" square and is heavy galvanized steel but even heavy galvanized steel is no match for 30 years of saltwater. This particular leg is near the skimmer and auto tank fill. It is also under where the skimmer fills the algae trough and where I siphon water from when I do water changes.
I will add a leg on both sides of that leg, a few inches away from it and bolt them in place.
THat is a galvanized plate under the rusted leg which is almost gone so I will also add two more galvanized plates under the new legs.
I am 61 years old so I am figuring the new support legs will stay here at least until I croak, after that, I don't care :rolleye1:
There is another leg almost as bad which I will do the same thing to. The stand itself is built out of the same stuff but twice as thick. It is 3" by 1 1/2" and is in much better shape.
I don't think I can even get the tank out if wanted to as I built the wall and finished the basement around it.



 

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Paul, just like construction, you need to build a temporary load support and possibly use a floor jack to raise it the hair needed to get the plate in and out too(if needed)
 

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Whitedevil. Thats about what I plan to do. I built the thing many years ago when I was in my 20s, now it is just a little harder to crawl around down there but it will be no problem. *old dude:two_plus_two_equals
I want to change two legs, the rest of the stand wil remain.
I just need a little time to go out and get the Kindorf.
I will also change those angle brackets along with the 1/2" bolts and spring nuts. Those I probably have.
I could build a space shuttle with what I have in my workshop.
 

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Well go for it, NASA needs a new design with strength built in, seems the reuseable shuttles are a waste of money they finally admit.

Spudnik13. Ill go and find fish on new chunks of rock with ya. Im already in outer space weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.


Im 30 and cant crawl under my own stand let alone the dashboard in the truck. Dont feel bad.
 
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