I built a simple framed stand from 2x4’s. Like most, it’s overkill, but lumber is cheap.
Some shots of the framing.
I used the tank to lay out the holes for the drains and returns.
I used a pine board for the exterior. Trimming it out here.
Knowing my limitations, I had the doors custom made from an online source.
All finished out with doors attached.
I was planning to bump it up tight against the wall, so holes and notches for wiring were cut.
The tank sits on a thin layer of foam and a plywood panel.
With canopy, ready for staining.
Top view of the canopy with hinged panels.
I added pieces at the back corners to finish it out.
Next up, fill and setup day.