DIY Steel Frame for 6 10 gallon tanks


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I am welding a steel frame fir 6 ten gallon freshwater tanks. Planning on using 1x2 probably 1/8" thick galvanized which will be painted. Is this strong enough? I have cross members for each shelf and the tanks will sit on. 1/2" plywood.

My concern is sag in the middle. I plan to have a brace at the top to secure it to the wall. Only thought I had was to eliminate the four peg legs at the bottom and just have the first shelf sit on the floor. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated!aquarium stand.jpg