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Old 10-14-2009, 05:47 AM   #166
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$30 and an afternoon in the garage
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:45 PM   #167
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My DIY stand and light at http://http://www.plantedtank.net/fo...ita-bella.html
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:16 AM   #168
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One more word, and the balloon gets it, see?

LOL, anyway, here is my DIY stand. It is a Flexy Table I originally built to hold stereo equipment. I'm going to put the tank on the top, this was just to hold it:

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Old 11-16-2009, 06:36 AM   #169
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Here is my 75 gal that i just finished. I need one more coat of poly on the back of the doors.
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Old 11-16-2009, 05:47 PM   #170
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Cool thread, I love seeing other peoples builds.
Some really nice cabinets out there.
Here's a couple of mine I've built.







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Old 11-16-2009, 08:12 PM   #171
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Cool thread, I love seeing other peoples builds.
Some really nice cabinets out there.
Here's a couple of mine I've built.


How do you keep the fire under the tank from burning down the house? I can see the benefits for heating the water, but......

Seriously, what kind of glass is that??
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:44 PM   #172
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How do you keep the fire under the tank from burning down the house? I can see the benefits for heating the water, but......

Seriously, what kind of glass is that??
Too funny, if you only knew how many PM's I get on that cabinet asking how it works having a fireplace under my tank!lol
That's just some random stained glass I came across.
I wanted something that would glow from the refugium light underneath, but not outglow the tank.
I was looking for Amber color, and saw that black swirled stuff.
The fireplace look was purely accidental, but a pleasant surprise.
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:58 PM   #173
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:32 PM   #174
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Cool thread, I love seeing other peoples builds.
Some really nice cabinets out there.
Here's a couple of mine I've built.

What's the finish on the Walnut stand? Looks great!
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:48 PM   #175
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Actually by the request of the person I built it for it was made from poplar, not my choice, not my pref.
The person I built it for wanted a special mix of stain for some reason, also not my pref.
She changed her mind on it so much I can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure it was minwax jacobean, and ebony mix, 3-1
I usually rec going w/ a stock color for easy touch ups later, dark walnut probably would have given similar results.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:53 PM   #176
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BTW, that pic was taken immediately after stain, flash picked up on still moist spots.
This was also before clear coat, which I highly recommend, and usually use minwax polyuerethane satin, really makes grain pop.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:58 PM   #177
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Thats funny, I love Poplar in its natural aged look...is green at first but turns a beautiful neutral colour. thanks!
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:11 PM   #178
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I've got a simple metal frame stand that I'm using for my 33 Long (48", fits 55's too). I'm currently assembling a nice wooden structure around it to make it look like a wood stand. It will be removable in pieces, so it will essentially be a convertible stand. This weekend will see some good progress on it, I'll take some photos and post them.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:38 AM   #179
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Thats funny, I love Poplar in its natural aged look...is green at first but turns a beautiful neutral colour. thanks!
Yes, I agree, there are some nice grains of poplar, but when I build cabinets for marine use I prefer those more resilient to moisture, so I lean towards mahogany, teak, sometimes koa.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:46 AM   #180
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I've got a simple metal frame stand that I'm using for my 33 Long (48", fits 55's too). I'm currently assembling a nice wooden structure around it to make it look like a wood stand. It will be removable in pieces, so it will essentially be a convertible stand. This weekend will see some good progress on it, I'll take some photos and post them.
I actually do the same thing usually, even on wood stands, so you can just remove when you need to get to gear.
Mine are usually 3 sided facades.







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