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  1. DIY
    Hi, sorry if this has been done before, but I'm having trouble understanding how to build my own stand. I want to line up 4 x 10 gallon tanks with the short side facing forward. Floor is concrete and relatively level. Length: 10.5" x 4 = 42" Width: 20.5" Height: total 38" - 12" tank height =...
  2. Tank Journals
    5/10/2012 still waiting for the Eleocharis Belem to spread some more, think I should probably start trimming it soon... still needing to get a backdrop of some sort to start taking better photos. 4/16/2012 this photo is with the plant grow (reddish) tube turned off and some additional...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello all, I will be building a stand/hood/surround for my 2.5G Hex Tank and I am using MDF (left over from other project)... It's 5/8" thick... I was wondering if I need to seal the wood with something or if the paint will seal it? Here are my questions: 1) Do I have to seal the MDF in case...
  4. DIY
    Ok, so I decided that it would be fun to do a little project and save some money on a stand for my QT tank, so I found the link to a DIY stand skeleton on Youtube. I was so excited. I worked hours after the sunset and then finally decided to call it quits for the day. It was only after I laid my...
  5. DIY
    I am going to build a stand for my 65g tank, but I really don't want a front center support. Its a PIA to work under the tank with that thing in the way. I did some calcs and got the following: 55 gals water = 460 lbs (assuming substrate take up 10 gal if space) Substrate = 100 lbs (begin...
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