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Old 04-10-2009, 07:51 PM   #46
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Have you looked at bathroom vanities for any ideas?
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:47 PM   #47
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75g Stand end table combo. All oak and oak plywood. Tons of storage and easy access.




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Old 04-10-2009, 11:22 PM   #48
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Here is my 55 red oak stand and canopy.


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Old 04-11-2009, 12:23 AM   #49
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Here's my most recent attempt. Took a couple of hours. Not too bad.

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Old 04-14-2009, 04:10 PM   #50
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my pair of stands for 22 gallon tanks


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Old 04-15-2009, 09:06 AM   #51
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my pair of stands for 22 gallon tanks


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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Old 04-15-2009, 04:19 PM   #52
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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.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:53 PM   #53
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+1 on the sticky... very good resource for inspiration...
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:15 PM   #55
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is your sump insulated?
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Yes, it's a 10 gallon tank with a DIY acrylic wet dry insert.
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Well It's very nice
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Here's mine. I've started working on one for my 30g.
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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.
+1 for the cooper bars. Do you have a close-up photo so we can steal the idea?
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:32 AM   #60
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+1 for the cooper bars. Do you have a close-up photo so we can steal the idea?
If and when you try this, have on hand a nice thick wet rag. After you apply the heat and solder, grab the pipe (with a rag it will be hot) and use the wet rag to clean up the solder, you just grab it and twist. This will prevent any drips and give a clean finish to the solder. You don't need to use a ton of solder because it wont have to hold water under pressure.

Here is a YouTube link, he does it a little differently, but essentially it is the same.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv-ivJbls68

Of course you could just glue or crimp the joints if you would rather.
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