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Post by ovyaker75 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:52 pm

here are some pics of the stand that Im building, I started with the top and bottom frame
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I made it 38 inches high for better viewing
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I used poplar wood to trim it out
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and used birch plywood for the sides
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as you can see there is just enough room for a 45 gal on the bottom, think thats going to be my shellie tank once I moved in fully! next is going to be the trim work, cabinet doors and the hood! and of course staining Very Happy


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Post by Jason Dolting on Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:46 am

Looks good. Nice and sturdy.
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Post by ovyaker75 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:39 pm

well my hectic month is finally over and I can actually spend more time with the project! just got back from vegas, (with a lighter wallet!!! Mad ) got the stand stained before I left, and now re sealing the 125g before I fill it!

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Post by Aura on Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:12 pm

Looks good. I like stands with a little extra height.
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Post by iceblue on Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:10 pm

ovyaker75 wrote: just got back from vegas, (with a lighter wallet!!! Mad )

And here in Vegas we appreciate your donation. Unfortunately for most people, Vegas wasn't built by winners.

Project's looking good so far. Will you be putting some support under the top rim?
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Post by jimmymac on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:38 pm

iceblue wrote:
Project's looking good so far. Will you be putting some support under the top rim?

Good call, I wondered that myself. If not the tank weight will be supported by the screws alone. Shocked
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Post by ovyaker75 on Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:29 pm

iceblue wrote:
ovyaker75 wrote: just got back from vegas, (with a lighter wallet!!! Mad )

And here in Vegas we appreciate your donation. Unfortunately for most people, Vegas wasn't built by winners.

Project's looking good so far. Will you be putting some support under the top rim?

I actually put brackets and thru bolted the leg frames and the rim with a squirt of liquid nails for extra strength, so shes plenty strong compared to some stands ive seen in the lfs
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Post by ovyaker75 on Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:03 pm

here are some pics

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the 45 g just fit right in! cheers now on to the doors and hood!..... after I seal the tank of course study how do you that again?
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Post by iceblue on Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:44 am

Looking great. Wink
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Post by theswede on Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:03 am

Looking good! thumbs up
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