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***custom canopy***5.5 gallon***

Well, I couldn't stand the 'incomplete' look of my soon to be 5.5 gallon tank. I wanted to build a nice canopy and small stand to house the light and hide the filter, but at the same time allow for full viewing of the tank. I searched the forums and was not able to find that many canopies available for the 5.5 gallon, much less that many custom built canopy/stand combo. Still needs to be painted and have minor things added to it. I'm gonna paint it flat black and also black out the back end where the filter is gonna go. I'm also gonna try and cut out a small drawer in the 'stand' to store ferts, food, etc... An obvious challenge is the scaping of the tank, this will have to be viewable from both of the long ends of the tank... btw, although the tank is close to door, there is NO direct sunlight hitting tank. so here is my Sunday project, lemme know what you think.

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Very NICE... thumbs up for you! Nice workmanship.

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You need to put the specs up for others to follow... in the DIY section! heck just display them here


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Looks great. Very nice.


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That looks amazing, nice work! It'll look great once you paint it.
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i actually like the raw wood look because it matches ur cabinets. i would not paint it atless its cheep wood with imperfections.
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i actually like the raw wood look because it matches ur cabinets. i would not paint it atless its cheep wood with imperfections.
+1 on the matching


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i want one for my 5.5! i'm just a little jellous.
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I think you found a niche! sell'em... Or post the schematics so I can


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reminds me of a fluval edge but much nicer.
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WOW! This looks amazing! if you ever wanted to sell one PM me! serouisly very cool, will you post scmantics if your not will ing sell one?

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wow! very nice. i think i might have found a project for this summer.
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I think you found a niche! sell'em... Or post the schematics so I can

I was thinking that too. not too many nano stand/canopy looks. Not too much material...but a lot of work...
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I was thinking about getting the matching material the same as the countertop. I would like to paint it, not too many imperfections in the raw look, but I would prefer either black or the granite look.
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reminds me of a fluval edge but much nicer.

Thank you all for the comments... but the Fluval Edge is just plain sexy... no comparison.
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Can u post the specs?


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