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post #31 of 70 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 10:46 AM
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Those are beautiful rocks. Can't wait to see your setup

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post #32 of 70 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, haven't posted in a while, but not much has happened. Now some stuff is starting to go on! Got a CO2 system started, ironing out all the wrinkles with that... And started work on the stand yesterday morning! I'll post pics once I get things clamped down. It will be happening on weekends, and Sunday had some hiccups to work through, so I didn't get as much done as I wanted to.

Got the front and back panel cut out, next sunday will get sides, top, and bottom, and hopefully get the whole stand clamped down.
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tank stand update

I got the stand all cut out and glued/nailed together today... Next Sunday I'll be going to hopefully get a good start on the finishing work. Gotta cut holes out for the doors, trim it, sand, stain, sand, stain, sand, stain... you get the idea.

Here's a pic of how it looks right before I put the top on:


Crappy cell phone pic again, but you guys will get the really nice pics of everything from my Nikon D90 once the tank is running!

P.S. Sorry the pic is sideways! IDK why it did that...
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Found this tag in my fish tank... I thinks its a pretty damn good guarantee that it wont leak lol

Again sorry its sideways. Damn smart phones being dumb.
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Quick post here. I'm setting up a small office tank. It's and Aqueon Evolve 8!

Here's the scape I put together this morning before my shift.

Don't mind the little fake Discovery Kids fish thingy in the first pic, that was a joke from a co worker when I said I wanted a fish tank at my desk lol.

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6/20 Teaser...

Hey everyone! Long time no post on here! But I haven't stopped working on this thing! I've been taking weekends at my dad's to work on the stand, but it's been slow going with a lot of life events! New job, moving, and getting married in 5 months!

I have a teaser... Just a pic of where I'm at on the stand! It's all built, and stain prepped, first coat of stain goes on this Sunday!!
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Looks the goods so far mate!
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post #38 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-10-2013, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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UPDATE! Stand is DONE*ish*

Ok, it's been a long time in the making, and I've only been able to put a few hours a week into it. It's my first piece of real furniture I've ever made, but I'm really very proud of it!

Here is the stand!











It's been tested in the garage for several hours with the full tank on it. Held up just like a champ.

What do you guys think?
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For anyone having a hard time seeing it, I'll try adding them as attachments.

Hopefully that works.
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Thank you! Hoping to have it in my apartment next weekend, it just needs the caulking in the inside bottom to make sure water doesn't get thru it if something down there goes silly.
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Nice work. Got any shots of the inside of the cabinet?

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Nice work. Got any shots of the inside of the cabinet?
Ha. I just looked through my pics of it, and I took a handful, and yet I didn't think to take a single shot of the inside. I will say however that the inside is nothing to write home about.

I basically stained the outside, and did a couple layers of polyurethane, and on the inside I did two thick coats of the poly. On the bottom of the stand, and about 3" up, I did an extra thick coat of poly to make sure any spills inside don't soak in.

I am probably going to be building a shelf for the inside once I generally get an idea of what all needs to fit and how I plan to fit it, but aside from that, it's just as simple as clear coated oak ply.

I'll be taking inside pics as I start set up though! Hope that will suffice
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Well I couldn't pass up a deal.

Just ordered 4 x 9L bags of ADA AS. Hopefully that's a good amount for a nice substrate bed and a pretty good slope should I decide to do it.

I'lll post pics of all the equips that I have so far together after this weekend. Tank and stand should be getting put up at my place Saturday or Sunday.
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