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what do you think? diy stand dual tank

Hey guy i finally decided to jump into my first big aquarium diy after cracking a side my 55 gal to remove the plastic n put on a glass euro brace. so after my stupidity i stripped the rest of the panels. i decided to make a dual stand thats custom for a 48x20x20 tank (80 or so) and a 75 so about 155 gallons. I just ordered the rest of the glass for the build and holesaws so i can link the tanks. i just finished trimming out, staining and poly the stain after about a week (wife hated me for that week), but its all done, finally. On the inside there is a pulley system for the door as it didn't want to sit level with the top of the door, just need to install a stopper and a dampener so the door dont slam shut. the original concept was borrowed from another forum for a dual 55 but i modified it for my own use.

Thoughts and comments besides for the mess.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-19-2015, 06:58 AM
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I like it. It's trimmed nicely.

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Looks a lot better then the one I put up yesterday lol.
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Very nice, I just set up my dual stand for a 90g and 65g.... But side by side.
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Looks fine to me. Not my choice in stain, but the construction looks better than mine!


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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-19-2015, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah i figured since its going to be the biggest thing in the living room it better be nice and with me doing alot of construction work id trim it out n make it sparkle. the stains i used are golden pecan and gunstock by milawax. the orginal plywood was birch but i didnt care for the grain pattern after spot staining so i stripped the stain and sanded that spot so i could return it for red oak. one big annoyance i had with this project is that i had bought sealed corner trim so i was ranting to my woman "WTH it wont stain its been on there for half an hour" lol so that kinda sucked that i dealt with that. the other big one for me is i wanted a seamless face plate so i ended up blowing 40 bucks just to use a small bit of it..
I just picked up my glass today and I'm waiting for my bulk heads, saw, and low profile screens but what do you guys think would be best. c2c with just bulk heads, just bulk head and screens. or c2c cutout with a diamond blade skill saw
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I absolutely love the faceplate hinge/pop bottle ballast.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-19-2015, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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haha yeahh.. had to add something completely random but it works well
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One thing i wish i did do is sheath the inside sides and maybe darker stain but over all i think it was a good build. i like how i forgot the door handle
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I like it. Good choice of stain imo.

I'm fairly experienced with fish, but new to planted tanks.
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