Alright, so i'm stealing a 40 gallon long glass aquarium from my boyfriend who isn't useing it. I'm planning on moveing my cichlids from my 30 hex to the 40. I priced hoods and light fixtures at my LFS and found it would cost me a good $80 dollars. (i'm 16, and i deffintely don't have that kind of money to spend on just a hood) so i went to the hardware store, and found a light fixture that fits across the entire tank (4 feet long) and cool floresent bulbs, for only 13 dollars. I am also curently in the process of makeing glass/pelxiglass cover with a handle to open it.
my next project is what i need help with. My desk that my 20 long is currently on is already straining with the weight. Also the tank would hang off each side a good 4 inches. I need to build a stand to support my 40 long with the whole setup, includeing lots of rocks. if anybody could give me any advice or instructions it would be greattly appreciated, i have no idea where to begin.