Originally Posted by tattooedfool83
thats awesome, great craftsmanship
Thank you Tattoo.
What he said...great execution! The bog filter is a really nice touch. Tank size is really cool, too! What plans do you have for it?
I drove through Port Elizabeth when I was over there visiting family (we drove the Garden Route). You definitely have the climate to pull this off!
We were sorry to hear about Mandela, a great loss for us all.
ATM I have 10 Congo tetras and two Synodontis nigriventris (Upside-down catfish). I'm looking for some killies.(if the Congos will leave them alone.)
Yes, Madiba was a great man. He prevented a civil war.
my lfs has a floating shelf like this ... but yours is better. the cover looks brilliant. great job!
And I thought this might be the only one in the world!
That is so awesome! I have a wall I would love to do this on but will probably never happen. Very we'll done sir!
I must admit that it was a bit of a mission, but I didn't have many other options. My wife thinks that it was a great idea.
Brick walls can be a challenge. Very nice work and it leaves a very nice feel with no stand.
Tell you a secret. They're hollow bricks . . .
That is a one of a kind installation! Very good engineering. The only thing I would change is the cushion under the tank - I think a thinner one would serve the same purpose and be less visible - also paint the edges black. So, now where will you store the fertilizers, fish food, miscellaneous junk, aquatic gardening tools, etc.?."
A decent cabinet maker could have made a more intricate design, such as including drawers, etc. Alas, I'm not very good at that.
BTW: The tank now has black polycarbonate edges on top and bottom.
Now is when your wife says, "no, I think I want it over there."
She mustn't dare.
yeah, a thin black foam sheet will suffice for cushioning. I don't use any cushioning at all.
Thank you Ray.
Thank you thelub.
Thats awesome looks like its just floating there
Thank you. It's a great point of conversation.
You could build two additional boxes each about 1/3 the size of that one. Place above the tank in a somewhat "artistic" way - one slightly higher than the other? Hinged fronts that drop down for storage of food, nets, tools, etc. Wouldn't need the steel reinforcement as they wouldn't be holding much weight. Add a potted plant on top and voila! A nicely decorated wall space.
Great ideas. Thank you.