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My New DIY Stand!!

Hello everyone,

I just finished building a custom stand for my new 10 gallon 'Frankentank'. I wanted something with a little cupboard space to keep some of my junk together. I hoped to put a journal together for the whole project since I'm planning on some pretty neat DIY stuff for computer controls. (Admin says the journal is still down). The tank is going to be nothing more than a breeder/experiment tank.

What do you think? Pictures are poor, because....well, I'm just not very good at photography yet. Plus, the dark cherry stain just doesn't photograph that well.





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Very nice I like the cherry stain. Much better that I could ever do. I dont trust my wood working abilities to hold any volume of water above a carpeted area.


I see you are from the UP(I am from Green Bay) what part are you in? I head up towards Ontonagan a couple times of the year to go backpacking in the porcupine mountains. I doubt if you have too many aquatic stores to choose from up there if you are in that area.

Anyways...nice stand. Kudos

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Thanks Scott, I actually live in Ontonagon. About 10 milles outside the Porcupine Mountain State Park....Love the 'Lake in the Clouds'. It's one of the few unspoiled areas left in the country. I've only been here a couple of months. I've lived in Florida for the last 10 years. But WOW, is this a beautiful place!

There is only one store near Houghton in the whole area (50 miles away). The store is nice, but limited compared to Florida. I'm into saltwater too, and Live Rock is $9.00 a pound here!!!! SO...I've been relying a lot on this forum, Ebay, and other sites on the internet for the stuff that I need. I hear that Dr's Foster & Smith are in Rhinelander, supposedly very nice selection in house. I've been thinking about taking a trip there, but it is awful far away!


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Hi,
I Like it, looks very proctical as well as beautifull.
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Thanks, rlong!!


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I think it looks sweet. Especially the storage overhead, that's something you really don't see every day.

RE: porkies, I'm really, really hoping to do some 'packing around there next summer. Do I need to get some reservations or anything (I know that pictured rocks is a little picky...).

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Thanks esarkipato.

RE: Porkies.....Well, I think you could roll a bowling ball through town and never pass a car. It's pretty remote around here. There's always people from other parts of the country, but I don't think they'll be any problems 'packing around here. There are plenty of campsites available at the park, some with power, some just flat spots with a grill. I don't think you'll have any problems.

Here's a couple of pics of the park I took in September:

http://www.beckulture.com/Porcupine%...4-06%20020.jpg

http://www.beckulture.com/Porcupine%...4-06%20022.jpg

http://www.beckulture.com/Porcupine%...4-06%20011.jpg


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