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post #32 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 08:09 AM
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Very nice tanks, really great ideas i am getting here for a stand & a canopy , keep then coming guys & gals, will be watching !!!
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post #33 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-21-2009, 03:19 PM
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100 gal with custom metal/cherry wood stand

Stand is made from 3" sqr steel tubes with 90* angle iron on top
that makes a channel the Aq. sits down in.

Frnt and side panels are rigged so that you can lift them right off
for easy access to pumps and such.

Inserts are 3/4" cherry plywood with light stain.
Total cost for materials was about $300.

Working on a matching floating box that will hang about 10-12"
above Aq. and hide lights for nice "open top" look

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100 gal with custom metal/cherry wood stand

Stand is made from 3" sqr steel tubes with 90* angle iron on top
that makes a channel the Aq. sits down in.

Frnt and side panels are rigged so that you can lift them right off
for easy access to pumps and such.

Inserts are 3/4" cherry plywood with light stain.
Total cost for materials was about $300.

Working on a matching floating box that will hang about 10-12"
above Aq. and hide lights for nice "open top" look

I really like this one! And, it can be made from wood to give the same appearance. The necessary bracing could be hidden under the panels. Now, I wish I needed a stand.

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75 Gallon stand, all wood construction, not quite done yet, but it's coming along...



Here's the concept:

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post #36 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-21-2009, 06:23 PM
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I really like this one! And, it can be made from wood to give the same appearance. The necessary bracing could be hidden under the panels. Now, I wish I needed a stand.
Thanks I have matching 55gal one too that was the original.

It has a nice matching top that sits on the aquarium and the front panel is
split in two for doors with these killer flush mount hidden hinges and small
black metal sqr handles on front.

Sorry no pics of it. Its in storage buried in a closet at the time being.


Still scratching my head on maybe doing something to "break up"
the front of this stand too. Maybe some trim or something in the center.
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adding trim or anything like that is of course up to you rbarn, but I like the simplicity of your stand very much, wouldn´t change a thing.

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600 ltr (160g) planted tank. Pressurized CO2, Eheim 2260 & Sacem Marathon 2000, 156W T5.
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adding trim or anything like that is of course up to you rbarn, but I like the simplicity of your stand very much, wouldn´t change a thing.
Thanks

Here's a pic with panels removed.
As you can see using steel legs frees up a lot of room underneath.

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spacious....... Nice plumbings!

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I dig using the Fluval as an extra media chamber. Looks very clean, nice work!
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Thanks

Here's a pic with panels removed.
As you can see using steel legs frees up a lot of room underneath.

Love the plumbing. Could you explain it in detail?

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Gravity feed from internal overflow
down to bottom side of wet/dry - flows up thru mechanical filter
spills over into drip tray and goes bio-bale media.

Below bio-bale in the sump area, there is an inlet and outlet to the Fluval
Before water returns from Fluval back to sump area it goes thru UV light

2nd pipe coming down next to return pump is new water feed from
aging tank.

It's all gravity fed from the overflow. Return pump stops and whole
system will stop, no chance of runaway siphons.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...-overflow.html




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nice filter setup rbarn, looks great!
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wow

i thoght id never say this but Filtartion ENVY comes to mind nice setup i wish i had the room!
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i thoght id never say this but Filtartion ENVY comes to mind nice setup i wish i had the room!
ROFL, I just cut a huge hole in the wall behind all that mess to
make even more room for a chiller.

Will make a little "pocket" that extends into the garage a little.
Sheet rock and paint it all out. Should look nice. With the chiller
venting its hot air into the garage and recessed into the wall.


Good thing I'm already divorced, or my wife would kill me.

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