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Old 04-10-2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default aquarium stand in raw industrial style

i have made a few stands in what i guess is called 'raw industrial' style, like the interior of a Chipotle restaurant. i don't wish for my house to start looking (or smelling) like a Chipotle restaurant, but i like the effect in a small dose.

this one holds up a 65G Tall.



the next shot shows the corner joinery detail. these are galvanized framing connectors. the stand is rock-solid.



i have this tank all set up.r i have since added a painted and varnished plywood shelf that holds the canister filter and a couple of houseplants.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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That is a darn fine looking stand in my opinion. Keep the picks coming of the final product. I really want to see what this looks like finished.

Great work!
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:17 PM   #3
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That is a darn fine looking stand in my opinion. Keep the picks coming of the final product. I really want to see what this looks like finished.

Great work!

I think that is the final product.

It's definitley different. Very clean too. Good job.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:12 AM   #4
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I think that is the final product.

It's definitley different. Very clean too. Good job.
I was referring to the final tank up and running with the exposed equipment.

As an aside, Lowe's sells those brackets, screws, etc. in a Workbench kit that you can design on their website. Did not know it could be used as a tank stand designer too!

You will need Java installed, here is the link:

http://lowes.diyonline.com/servlet/G...e=&UserID=1011
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
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I like it! My question would be, where do you hide the equipment?
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:06 PM   #6
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My question would be, where do you hide the equipment?
You don't. Thats the beauty of it. Its all exposed. If organized right it probably looks real sharp too!

Nice job.
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Doesn't get much simpler than that. Personally, the more i look at it the more like it for some reason...lol...I think it's just the clean industrial lines and simplicity of it
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:21 PM   #8
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Very Nice I love it ...
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I really like the look of the stand, but I think if you could find brass supports this would bring it to a whole new level.
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Old 04-10-2009, 03:41 PM   #10
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I agree about the brass supports. I would like to see the finished product with a working aquarium and all the equipment underneath. I have seen some examples of exposed working equipment where everything is organized neatly and the equipment really adds to the interest of the whole thing. That look would go especially nice with a stand like this.
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Old 04-10-2009, 04:13 PM   #11
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.....I would like to see the finished product with a working aquarium and all the equipment underneath....
Me too. I understand the concept but am skeptical it can be done nicely.
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Outstanding stand! The finish work appears furniture grade and the color match to the existing floor appears perfect.

Great job as is
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Wish I could remember the thread. It was a guy that had built a 15 gallon cube and a 5 gallon cube. Both had exposed equipment underneath and both were outstanding, both as planted tanks and as total packages.

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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...5gal-cube.html

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Outstanding stand design! And, just when I thought I had seen every possible way to make a beautiful stand. With some good discipline, something I lack, the equipment underneath the stand can only make it more outstanding.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:05 PM   #15
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thanks. aside from the sanding and several coats of varnish it was really easy to put together. this required no special skills or equipment. i cut the pieces of wood with a back saw and mitre box. it all squared up perfectly when i started screwing the connectors together.

the open shelf space with exposed everything underneath conforms to the raw industrial aesthetic.

i will try to get another picture or two. i also put some more description in my blog.
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