After seeing many interesting journals, I thought I would make one of my own to share with everyone. It would also be fun to look back at this thread a year or so down the line and see how the hobby and I have grown. That aside, here it is!
July 29th 2006
Having 2 lights on my planted 30g burn out, I thought whether i should buy a new light fixture for my 30g for $120 or just spend a little more cash and buy a 48" 260watt fixture and buy a whole new 60g. To get more bang for my buck, I chose the 60g from ADAfish.com for $49.00.
My reasoning. $130 light fixture for 30g = $4.33 per gallon. OR $150 light fixture for a 60g = $2.50 per gallon.
Wanting so much and having little $ (college student), I decide to go the DIY route with my stand for a 60g that i will buy in a week. Since my gf wanted to shop at Ross, i decide to waste little time and multitask. I bring along a pencil and paper and sketch out my plans for the stand.
I then went to Home Depot that night and bought some wood for $1.99 for 8ft.
July 30 2006
Bright early morning, I get up to make the stand.
I started out with the base of the stand.
cut up some legs
added some legs
added a few more legs
stood it up
made some doors
spray painted the doors with $0.99 glossy black from home depot. It wasnt too glossy, but hey, it was $0.99.
My Video for 12/16/06