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are those copper light bars? great idea really like the look of it. i am going to have to try to copy that.
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This thread is on track to being a very valuable sticky! Here is one vote to move it to that status now.
#4 or 5 whatever it is
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+1 for the cooper bars. Do you have a close-up photo so we can steal the idea?
I don't have a close up of the top right away. I will take one and post. However the construction is pretty simple. No welding or soldering. Plain elbow joints and liquid copper solder. Holding good for over 4 months now.

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Well, I've been working a bit on my stand since starting this thread. Thought I might share some pics since this thread got such a great respond. Building the stand has proven to be a very educating task for me, since I didnŽt have much experience with carpentry before. Here are some shots of the progress so far.



Got some leftover solid oak from hardwood floor boards, cut them down, sanded and put some oil varnish on them for trim.


Got some mdf for skinning the stand, currently working on the doors. IŽll then be painting them with white half-glossy lacquer.


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600 ltr (160g) planted tank. Pressurized CO2, Eheim 2260 & Sacem Marathon 2000, 156W T5.
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wuh-ho-ho, that's a very nice stand!

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Definitely sticky this one.
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My recently "journaled" stand for 75g tank (see link in my signature).



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read your journal marcinsmok, great craftsmanshipt and a very fine looking stand you made there.

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read your journal marcinsmok, great craftsmanshipt and a very fine looking stand you made there.
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Here's my most recent attempt. Took a couple of hours. Not too bad.


I love this stand... did you just paint it black or did you add any primer,etc.?

For a good time, click on this link:

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My other DIY home made metal stand for a 55/60
metal with cherry wood



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Just finished this last night, it's nothing amazing but I like it. It's built to hold a 10g in the future, 2.5g is calling it home for now.

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Just finished this last night, it's nothing amazing but I like it. It's built to hold a 10g in the future, 2.5g is calling it home for now.

Ha, that looks really funny...

I like the style of the stand a lot... It'll look even better when the lager tank is on it.

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Off subject, but I wonder if any of those Hampton Bay desk lamps has ever been sold to be used for anything but an aquarium.

Nice looking cabinet, too!

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Finally!!!! here it is, the final product. Painting took alot of time, ended up putting 3 coats of lacquer on. It's not fully built on the inside, I'll be adding some shelves and electric plugs later on, but the outside is done!

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