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post #535 of (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 02:45 AM
jeremy va
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Here's another approach: I framed out a stand during construction using 2x6 and 2x4 scraps, drywalled it and put oak flooring scraps on the top. Trimmed it with 1" pine. I made it for a 70G which sorta acts as a divider between the kitchen and living area. I'm still thinking about a background but it is nice to see the tank while doing dishes. I'm not covering up the filter/co2 -- (I like the way they look, thanks oldpunk!) so there are no doors. Pic of tank is during dry start. I was going to use 1" ID galvanized water pipe as DIY hangers for the light fixture -- you can see them thru the glass -- but I got a fixture from Build My Led which has a nice rim mount so I scrapped that idea.
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