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post #136 of 250 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 03:42 AM
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Looks good! I'm guessing you ment to type $30 unless I'm missing something, lol?
I doubt sturdy wood like that would only cost $30 lol, so I think he meant what he typed.

Also that's a lotta mcdonald cups xD
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post #137 of 250 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 04:48 AM
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I doubt sturdy wood like that would only cost $30 lol, so I think he meant what he typed.

Also that's a lotta mcdonald cups xD
If I'm not mistaken, a sheet of 3/4" plywood sells for around $30... Just wondering.


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Hi guys, just to clear it up, yes it is about $130
Here's my shopping list:
- 2x cat arauco sanded (4x8 plywood) $81.94
- wood screw $5.58
- 220 sandpaper $3.97
- gorilla wood glue $3.83
- 2x painters touch gray primer $3.87
- 2x painters touch satin granite $3.87
- 2x 35mm 110 deg full ovrly hnge $10.98

Total $114.04
Tax not included.

So with tax $123.45
Pretty close to my estimate

I ended up using two plywoods because I messed up on the first build lol.
So if I didn't messed up I can build it right under $100.

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Makes sense. I wasn't thinking of having to to buy screws, sand paper and glue because I keep those on hand. My guess wasn't too far off.

Makes me want to build a stand now. I usually use brush on paint for wood; did the spray paint you use work well on the wood?


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sweet stand! I would love something similar eventually.
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post #141 of 250 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 12:59 AM
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nice job on the stand! scape is looking great too.

curious if you anchored the stand to the wall or is it sturdy enough as is? close to building my stand for my 12 long so interested if its stable enough with the narrow width. how high did you build it?

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Thanks guys! It's not the best, or the straighest cut, but the feeling of making your own cabinet is so good

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Makes sense. I wasn't thinking of having to to buy screws, sand paper and glue because I keep those on hand. My guess wasn't too far off.

Makes me want to build a stand now. I usually use brush on paint for wood; did the spray paint you use work well on the wood?
It works really well for my cabinet. Just sand it really good, clean the wood with wet cloth then ready to spray. I choose spray because I don't want to mess with the brush, and stuff need to hold the paint.

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nice job on the stand! scape is looking great too.

curious if you anchored the stand to the wall or is it sturdy enough as is? close to building my stand for my 12 long so interested if its stable enough with the narrow width. how high did you build it?
It is sturdy, and when it stand on a flat surface i.e. tiles or wood floor, it does not wobble. But unfortunately my room is carpet and carpet acts like a cushion under the cabinet makes it little bit unstable. Because of that I will get some wall strap because of the frequent earthquakes here on southern california.
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That is going to be a very nice lawn of HC. When you flood the tank and start getting tons of growth, don't be afraid to trim it down to about 1/4" to 1/2" above the substrate line. Also, from experience, trim away any horizontal running HC that isn't touching the substrate. It will make the carpet look 100 times better.

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post #144 of 250 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Same old, same old... Fall semester has started so been pretty busy with school right now.

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Anybody know why my HC is not spreading? It seems like the HC grown thicker and taller, but no runners...?
Plus should I trim the HC now??
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I adore your scape. Simple, yet classy.
Stalking this thread! Do you plan on other plants other than HC in the future?
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looks like your ready to fill.

My DSM is not doing as well as yours.

Well done!
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I adore your scape. Simple, yet classy.
Stalking this thread! Do you plan on other plants other than HC in the future?
I do have some flame moss and UG growing on the side


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DIY ADA stand not quite finished. I need to drill some holes and patch it up with grommets!





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post #150 of 250 (permalink) Old 09-08-2012, 06:11 PM
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Sayurasm,

I like the way your UG is coming along. I recently purchased 2 tiny clumps of it and have some growing on driftwood and the other in ADA amazonia. Are you also growing it on amazonia? I heard mixed results of UG being successfully grown in amazonia due to the ferts in it. Also, what sort of light are you using for it? I have mine in a 10 gallon tank with high humidity. thanks.
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