Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bunker Hill, WV
Cinder blocks and 2x8s! jk..jk...
I've actually thought alot about this. I'd design a stand with the bottom divided into unequal thirds.
The center third would be large enough to hold the equipment, have one door held by magnets at each corner so it comes completely off, and have no door hardware showing.
One third would have bookshelves, with the top shelf covered with a wooden front for the mounting of switches and controllers. Plain black unlit toggle switches for a clean modern look.
The remaining third would be open front and lit from the top for display of a sculpture, or lit with halogen plant lights for an indoor bonsai or orchid.
The color would be flat black or grey, depending on my light fixture/hood. Ideally I'd use a pendant fixture made of large diameter PVC pipe split lengthwise, and powdercoat it flat grey. I really like the half-round shaped pendants, and would spend a few bucks DIYing exactly what I want.