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Old 01-29-2013, 01:58 AM   #11
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Here's how the door open. I made them this way so I had full open span.
Is this a 150gl? 6' long? Did you use only 1 support in the middle on the stand & canopy?
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:05 AM   #12
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Is this a 150gl? 6' long? Did you use only 1 support in the middle on the stand & canopy?
Yes it is a 6' long 150 gal.
Their is no center support. The way I built the stand I didn't need any center supports.

If you look at my build thread u can see how I built it.
I used 2x8 for the top frame and 2x6 for the support legs and 2x4 for the floor frame
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IMO if you take a little from the canopy and add some to the stand you would be happier. I hate having to lean over to look in the tank. If the tank is more "eye level" it tends to look a little better as a center piece for the house. Also a shorter canopy makes the tank look bigger since the stand will be so large. You want people to focus on the tank and not the "furniture" part of the tank. Also with a sump, refuge, skimmer, reactor... Any combination you decide to use for filtration you would have more room for it all. Just my opinion though and it is your tank after all.
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+1. I totally agree with the hight of the canopy. Im running lumenbright reflectors that's the only reason I had to make it so tall. Those reflectors have to be 16" above water to perform the correct way.
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My concern is the reach in the canopy. Making it 1' 1/2" like I planned gives me about 8" after taking our wood space.
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Yes it is a 6' long 150 gal.
Their is no center support. The way I built the stand I didn't need any center supports.

If you look at my build thread u can see how I built it.
I used 2x8 for the top frame and 2x6 for the support legs and 2x4 for the floor frame
What did you use on the ends? I see the 2x6 but looks like maybe a 2x4 on the end?
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Yes it is a 6' long 150 gal.
Their is no center support. The way I built the stand I didn't need any center supports.

If you look at my build thread u can see how I built it.
I used 2x8 for the top frame and 2x6 for the support legs and 2x4 for the floor frame
Did you use 2x4s for the canopy?
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:32 AM   #18
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What did you use on the ends? I see the 2x6 but looks like maybe a 2x4 on the end?
Top frame is 2x8
Leg uprights 2x6
Bottom frame 2x4
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Did you use 2x4s for the canopy?
For the canopy I used
1x3 to do the whole frame and lauan to skin it. I was trying to make it as light as possible.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:27 AM   #20
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Top frame is 2x8
Leg uprights 2x6
Bottom frame 2x4
Yes but did you use a 2x6 on the end as well or just 4 pieces of 2x6. Guess this is kinda hard to word correctly lol
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