Wish I had taken pics throughout the build but I hadn't thought of making a DIY thread on it before it was made...
Here's a couple pictures of the finished product:
Side view (thats actually a gloss reflection on the right side and not a white spot):
and one of it with my 10g on it:
I originally bought the 10g to float the plants I had being delivered that I wasn't ready for in my other tank builds. Then when I planted my tanks I realized I actually liked the tank on my desk, but didn't like the ghetto temporary light setup I made...
The parts are three of these:
a 2x4, a piece of 5/8" plywood, half of an old aluminum curtainrod my mum was throwing away that just happened to cut perfectly into 3 15" sections, JB weld, spray primer, black gloss spray paint, an 8' black extension cord I cut the end off of, and two wire nuts.
OH yeah, and 3 6500k, 20w compact flourescent bulbs
Funny to think that a month ago I had no planted tanks, and now I have 4...