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post #16 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 04:26 PM
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nice work. Where did you score the manzy?
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post #17 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 05:32 PM
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Great start, and nice work on the stand! Also that wood is awesome
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nice work. Where did you score the manzy?
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post #19 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Finished the top,trim,bottom moulding,and the floor. Now I get to puddy sand and seal. Click image for larger version

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Very strong stand. VERY strong.
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Looks awesome too!
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Here's the complete stand with the tank Click image for larger version

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post #23 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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And the fx5 only had about 1/8" of room to squeeze in but it fit!
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Looks awesome so far! What kind of plants are you thinking about using?
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post #25 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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Probably just what I have left in my 10 gallon




Madagascar lace
Crypt wendti
Hygro polysperma
Hygro sunset
Limnophilla aromatica
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala colorata
Anubias nana

And a few others I can't recall the names of ATM.
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Wow, great looking stand. When I saw the first post, I was thinking it was just another DIY build that would be exposed of covered with regular plywood. That looks great, it has style but the trim is not overly done so it's "ornate" while being staying pretty sleek and contemporary at the same time. Manzy looks great as well.

What are you doing for lighting? Hood, on tank or raised. I think it's one of the few stands of that style where hung light would really fit.
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post #27 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 10:41 AM
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the wood is going to look beautiful in the tank. can't wait to see the scape. and I agree with everyone else on the stand. Its crazy nice.
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post #28 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 10:57 AM
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FX5 in 40g!
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post #29 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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As far a lighting goes my plan is to run 2 ray2's, and a monster ray I will probably hang it from the ceiling or build a hanger out of conduit.

Fx5 may seem like a bit much for a 40g but I believe in lots of flow I will be running in an inline reactor and heater as well as hard plumbing everything into the stand with PVC. Between all the bends and the reactor a lot of flow will be lost.

On my 75 I ran this filter and was gettting 600gph, with no reactor and stock hoses. I'm hoping with all the bends and the reactor I will be at 400gph, witch should be perfect for this tank.
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post #30 of 62 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 08:00 PM
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Agree, that is an awesome piece of manzanita! Can't wait to see it scaped.

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