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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 04:05 AM
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What is retro about that stand? I feel like my tastes have been offended. It looks a lot like the stand I paid good money for (yours is a little nicer).
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nice work! and you took good pictures too. i can't believe this was your first-ever cabinetry project.

my grandmother owned some rental properties that had 30's vintage woodwork that looked very much like your stand. what is your decor like? if your apartment is more modern the contrast will look cool too. furthermore, the walnut will contrast very well with your bright green plants.
Oh, I'm sorry I forgot to reply- thanks for your comment. About the decor, you see, I have no furniture in the living room yet, cause we recently moved from a studio. I'll ry to match them with the stand. I have to find a good second hand furniture store here in New York
We're gonna hang our collection of african masks in the living room, so it will look nice with the tank I hope. The only problem with this room is that it's very dark, so I can't have many plants around the tank. But what I thought right now- since the catalina lights will be hanging from the ceiling, can I place two large plants on both sides of my stand? Do you think they're going to get some light from those T5s?

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wow!....from a fellow craftsman ...very nice. kind of a shame you have to put a tank on the top. the finish looks so nice there.
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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-29-2009, 08:55 PM
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That's a lovely stand. The dark stain is great, and your documentation is good, too.

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...can I place two large plants on both sides of my stand? Do you think they're going to get some light from those T5s?
I bet you can grow plants in it. I have most of a garden-starter-kit (peppers, squash, cucumbers, marigolds) growing in the light spill from my tank + an Aerogarden.
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That's a lovely stand. The dark stain is great, and your documentation is good, too.



I bet you can grow plants in it. I have most of a garden-starter-kit (peppers, squash, cucumbers, marigolds) growing in the light spill from my tank + an Aerogarden.
Thanks for all the good word. OK, so I'm going to put some plants next to the tank, hope they'll be fine.

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Excellent write up!

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Nice write up, and a beautiful stand. I really like the trim work you did, and the finish turned out great. I bet that thing weighs a ton though!
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Awesome. The bar has been raised.

also: In case of tornado, climb inside this stand.

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Wow that is an amazing stand! I think that even though you may have spent more than buying one or having one made (not counting tools), the feeling you get when you look at something you made makes up for it.

Also, I think it's funny that many people who say English is their second language actually have better spelling and grammar than many of the Americans!
Agreed. He makes my English skills shudder. I love this tank stand. I am going to try and copy this for my future tank. Of course, mine will end up looking like Homer's.

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Agreed. He makes my English skills shudder. I love this tank stand.
Thanks. I am truly suprised of your comments about my English. When I wrote about buliding my stand I thought " Oh my, I probably made so many mistakes that they're gonna say- your English sucks even more than your stand"
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I am going to try and copy this for my future tank. Of course, mine will end up looking like Homer's.
Your very welcome to do so. And don't worry, I thought that I would not even measure this thing correctly. Let's say you learn along the way.
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also: In case of tornado, climb inside this stand.
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What a great looking stand! I am with one of the first few people..I think you missed your calling ha..
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