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post #12 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2020, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by xjasminex View Post
This looks like itís gonna be a really nice tank! I have the same stand and have struggled with what to do to enclose the under area and you just post this and make me feel silly. Lol. Can you take a photo or explain in slightly more detail how the magnets are attached to the wood and the stand? I would greatly appreciate it. I have a sump under mine and would like to make it look more neat in my home. Thanks!


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Thank you! I have high hopes for this tank. I've been thinking about using one of these stands for years, it wasn't until recently I figured out to put a concrete top on it so I could use smaller tanks.

Here are some pictures I just took of the magnets.

I used wood glue to attach a few small pieces of scrap to the wooden panels I added. I then drilled holes and epoxied in some rare earth magnets:



On the door panel I drilled holes and epoxied in opposing magnets:



When you close the panel in place the magnets on the doors line up with the magnets in the stand:



In order to know where to drill holes on the door I first installed the magnets on the side panels, then put a little ball of painters tape on the magnet. Then I shmooshed the door on. The painters tape stuck to the door panel in the spot I needed to drill to get the magnets to line up. Theres a few different ways to do this including using a dab of paint etc.



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