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Old 09-24-2013, 06:14 PM   #16
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Yes... I couldn't find these glossy doors online or in the catalog either. But they certainly have them in-store.
Thanks, Brian, I may take a ride this weekend then. What'd the door itself run you?
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #17
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Thanks, Brian, I may take a ride this weekend then. What'd the door itself run you?
Here's the kicker! When I went to Ikea to buy the besta, I really wanted the glossy gray door. Since I didn't see it online or in the catalog, I had no idea how much it would be. I did know that the standard doors cost only $10 (the besta is 65$). I was sticker shocked to discover the gray glossy door and some other glossy finishes are $50! Quite the markup!! So I decided to grab a regular door, disappointed... on the way to checkout, I stopped at the "as-is" handy man corner and found the gray door in perfect condition (not a scratch, wrapped in plastic), just missing the mounting hardware, for only $5! So I bought both doors to get the hardware to mount it. It was like meant to be man! Score for sure!

Here's the other attractive glossy finish... it's like gray with black stripes. Found this picture online in my research.

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:55 PM   #18
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Thank you! I've been a big fan of your work, following along your build. You certainly know your way around ingenuity and fabrication... you made the Ray 2 mod look clean & functional. Your scape is breathtaking too.

Anyway... here's an inside shot of the stand. I'd like to get more organized and tidy with the power strip and wires. I might work on that later.

Thanks for the kind comments I'm just having fun.

Regarding your stand, I know people have posted how much they like my stand, but I like this one better. It was also cheaper for you to buy this than it was for me to build mine, not to mention FAR less work. And... better organization, more storage space, more modern looking, and I'm sure other things I haven't thought of yet.

Nice score.
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That looks great! Did you have to reinforce the Besta cabinet?
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #20
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Thanks for the kind comments I'm just having fun.

Regarding your stand, I know people have posted how much they like my stand, but I like this one better. It was also cheaper for you to buy this than it was for me to build mine, not to mention FAR less work. And... better organization, more storage space, more modern looking, and I'm sure other things I haven't thought of yet.

Nice score.
Yeah I considered building a DIY stand but it would have costed more and like you said, more work. Glad there's this option. Your stand is nice though...it has character! Are you thinking of switching things up and repurposing that stand?
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:44 PM   #21
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That looks great! Did you have to reinforce the Besta cabinet?
No reinforcement... I know others who have used it and even drilled it with no ill-effect to structural integrity. I sat on it prior to putting my tank on it! It's fairly solid! Lol
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:56 PM   #22
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Nice, keep me updated!
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:51 AM   #23
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Yeah I considered building a DIY stand but it would have costed more and like you said, more work. Glad there's this option. Your stand is nice though...it has character! Are you thinking of switching things up and repurposing that stand?
I don't know. I just know that if I'd seen this first, I would have gone this direction. I have other things I want to get first, but I won't be surprised if I end up swapping out.
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I was sticker shocked to discover the gray glossy door and some other glossy finishes are $50! Quite the markup!!

DUDE, same thing happen to me! They only had the glossy red glass one on sale, I guess nobody liked red. I got two doors for 40.

IKEA for the WIN!
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DUDE, same thing happen to me! They only had the glossy red glass one on sale, I guess nobody liked red. I got two doors for 40.

IKEA for the WIN!
That's awesome and a nice come up! Those red doors definitely sets that stand off. I like that white glass top too!

60P + Besta pimp club!
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:12 AM   #26
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^ You can be 1, I'll be 2.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:46 PM   #27
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^ You can be 1, I'll be 2.
I'll set it up... but I think you should be #1 and I'll be #2 (or three)... I know for sure you rocked the Besta with a 60p because I recall you recommending it when I was researching in some other thread
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:54 PM   #28
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Update Time!

Initial hardscape up... I'm going to tweak it a bit so it doesn't look so linear. I also need to smooth out the stand and clean that up a bit. The stones along the sand look like crap right now, but once the carpeting plant grows out, I think it will look good (enough).



I decide to flood it before fully planting it... Still waiting on some UG, mini AR, and a few other things. I have a bunch of stem plants, but those are easy to plant submersed anyway.

I tied some mini fissidens on the DW. I also tied some fissiden fontanus on some of the stones.



And just some fun with the LED lights (Sat+ and ambient mood lighting)







The water is still cloudy, but that's to be expected. I need to do some PWC's today. While the water level is low I'm going to plant some stems.

Stay tuned!
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:12 PM   #29
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Looks good so far. I know you already said it but I would either add to the driftwood or tweak it so it has more movement, it's a cool looking piece but looks a bit "stiff" right now. It's not bad, just needs that little "something" to be excellent. Really liking the setup though.

It looks like you only have one fixture on but do both work well of one remote?
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:15 PM   #30
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Thanks!

I tied a bunch of mini fissidens to the branches of the DW. I'm not sure what else to do to it...it will take sometime to grow out to be more noticeable.

When I plant, I'll add both lights. But yes, they both work off one remote.
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