DIY tank around a metal frame? - Page 2
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-09-2013, 10:55 PM   #16
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,509
Default

DIY tank around a metal frame?


Quote:
Originally Posted by aquarium hippy View Post
sorry I did not read all


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
Oh that's ok! You have the option to change your post if you like.

This is a frame I found and will repurpose.

I'll probably use it as a stand now, as acrylic makes sense, and it would look awkward if the tank stood out.

----

How can I make this stand an appropriate base.. Hmm
__________________
Check out my tanks:
Mark's Almost ADA |18" Long DBP Tank |10" Tall CRS Spec | .5 Gallon cube | Wabi-Kusa Thread |

New to shrimp? Need help? Check out these threads:
|Essential tools to buy|List of inverts|Sage advice|

Mark A Belcher Junior, a proud member of the DBP Club.
MABJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-09-2013, 11:03 PM   #17
jbrady33
Wannabe Guru
 
jbrady33's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mt Laurel, NJ
Posts: 1,529
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MABJ View Post
.

.

----

How can I make this stand an appropriate base.. Hmm
flip it over so the feet are pointed down...done! .

For an acrylic tank you can cut a piece of wood to go on top of the stand/under the tank. Home depot has pre made butcher block type panels that would be easy to cut & sand, you can even stain and seal it. Would leave a pretty finished edge, not a ragged plywood edge
__________________
jbrady33 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2013, 11:13 PM   #18
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,509
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrady33 View Post
flip it over so the feet are pointed down...done! .

For an acrylic tank you can cut a piece of wood to go on top of the stand/under the tank. Home depot has pre made butcher block type panels that would be easy to cut & sand, you can even stain and seal it. Would leave a pretty finished edge, not a ragged plywood edge
OOH. Great idea.. How big should I get the block to be? Fitted just inside or fitted snug to the inside ring.
__________________
Check out my tanks:
Mark's Almost ADA |18" Long DBP Tank |10" Tall CRS Spec | .5 Gallon cube | Wabi-Kusa Thread |

New to shrimp? Need help? Check out these threads:
|Essential tools to buy|List of inverts|Sage advice|

Mark A Belcher Junior, a proud member of the DBP Club.
MABJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2013, 11:14 PM   #19
Indychus
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Indychus's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Irmo, SC
Posts: 645
Default

Yeah, the solvent is glue. It basically welds the panels together.
__________________
The Fraternity of Dirt
Check out my open-source Arduino-Powered Light Controller Guide for Current LED+ and other IR switchable lights.
Indychus is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2013, 11:57 PM   #20
jbrady33
Wannabe Guru
 
jbrady33's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Mt Laurel, NJ
Posts: 1,529
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MABJ View Post
OOH. Great idea.. How big should I get the block to be? Fitted just inside or fitted snug to the inside ring.
My choice would be slightly larger than the base, so it sits on top and the edge grain is visible. Adds a little 'organic' look - with the tank assembled you would see black stand, wood platform edge, rimless tank
__________________
jbrady33 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2013, 12:34 AM   #21
wicca27
Planted Tank Guru
 
wicca27's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dewey
Posts: 4,676
Send a message via Yahoo to wicca27
Default

just and FYI you can not use silicone to glue acrylic togeather. silicone is only on glass so that would be the way to go. the idea is good though. and any glass should would probably cut it for you cheap with that small. i would take the frame to them and ask them to cut it to fit inside.
wicca27 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2013, 03:33 AM   #22
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,509
Default DIY tank around a metal frame?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbrady33 View Post
My choice would be slightly larger than the base, so it sits on top and the edge grain is visible. Adds a little 'organic' look - with the tank assembled you would see black stand, wood platform edge, rimless tank
Oh I love this.. I'm thinking a nice dark wood too.

My idea is having it cut in two halves so I can make it "fill up" the inside.. If you know what I mean, then wood glue it together.. Very sweet idea.
__________________
Check out my tanks:
Mark's Almost ADA |18" Long DBP Tank |10" Tall CRS Spec | .5 Gallon cube | Wabi-Kusa Thread |

New to shrimp? Need help? Check out these threads:
|Essential tools to buy|List of inverts|Sage advice|

Mark A Belcher Junior, a proud member of the DBP Club.
MABJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2013, 03:34 AM   #23
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,509
Default DIY tank around a metal frame?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wicca27 View Post
just and FYI you can not use silicone to glue acrylic togeather. silicone is only on glass so that would be the way to go. the idea is good though. and any glass should would probably cut it for you cheap with that small. i would take the frame to them and ask them to cut it to fit inside.
I'm not sure if I will go silicone or glass. I'll do whatever is best/cheapest for a first time DIYer. I watched a video and learned that you don't silicone acrylic lol.
__________________
Check out my tanks:
Mark's Almost ADA |18" Long DBP Tank |10" Tall CRS Spec | .5 Gallon cube | Wabi-Kusa Thread |

New to shrimp? Need help? Check out these threads:
|Essential tools to buy|List of inverts|Sage advice|

Mark A Belcher Junior, a proud member of the DBP Club.
MABJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2013, 03:41 AM   #24
MABJ
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
PTrader: (12/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,509
Default DIY tank around a metal frame?

Maybe the cut in half wood wouldn't be necessary. I just want it to fit snug inside..

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368157243.695046.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	32.1 KB
ID:	140474

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368157302.692580.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	53.8 KB
ID:	140482

The tank would sit on top of the new "base"

It would be a SUPER shallow tank like the original concept.
__________________
Check out my tanks:
Mark's Almost ADA |18" Long DBP Tank |10" Tall CRS Spec | .5 Gallon cube | Wabi-Kusa Thread |

New to shrimp? Need help? Check out these threads:
|Essential tools to buy|List of inverts|Sage advice|

Mark A Belcher Junior, a proud member of the DBP Club.
MABJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012