Finally, I have a stand!!!
Yesterday I picked up my tank stand. The finish matches the rest of my furniture nicely. One design consideration I added and doubt I'll use are the adjustable shelves. This morning I realized something else about my stand. Holes ----- nonexistent holes. Oops, I forgot a basic feature for a cabinet that will house a canister pump and miscellaneous electrical items. It's not that big of a deal, I do own a hole saw. Drilling holes BEFORE the furniture was finished would have been so much better. That would have ensured a finished appearance and the openings would be protected from moisture by the 2 part clear coat. Guess what I have to do now before finally moving the tank off the dinning room table.
For your consideration I 2 questions that I have to action on today:
1. Where to drill, how many, and size? Based off experience what considerations are there before I hack out ports on my new $500 centerpiece.
2. Tank mat, any recommendations where to purchase a suitable material? Yoga mat has been thrown out there in a few blogs however, I'm not cutting up my $50. (Yes, I own a yoga mat.) Lowe's sells an anti-fatigue mat which may work but I'm hesitant that it's too thick. My old Neoprene wetsuits don't have enough flat surface area to do the trick either.
As always I appreciate the input,