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Old 08-01-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Metal Stand Questions

I know a local guy that does amazing metalwork so I was thinking of having him build me a stand for my new 120g. I wanted to get it powder coated black with billeted aluminum siding, the inside if the stand would be lined with sealed plywood. is there any reason(s) I should be wary of this plan? It won't affect anything with the tank will it?

This is probably paranoia but I just wanted to be sure. Thank for the help guys!
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Won't effect the tank at all. Just make sure to get a quality powder coat job on it or you will end up with a wet pile of rust.
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Don't see why that would be a problem. Some people use wrought iron stands so I can't see why a stand built by a good fabricator should be any different and probably even better.
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Won't effect the tank at all. Just make sure to get a quality powder coat job on it or you will end up with a wet pile of rust.
Hey blert, long time no talk buddy!

The guy who would build it is very thorough about his work so it'll be quality for sure.
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Don't see why that would be a problem. Some people use wrought iron stands so I can't see why a stand built by a good fabricator should be any different and probably even better.
That's what I was thinking as well but wanted to make sure
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Having one made by someone you know and trust to do good work is much better than buying store bought.
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Having one made by someone you know and trust to do good work is much better than buying store bought.
Amen to that!
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Hey blert, long time no talk buddy!

The guy who would build it is very thorough about his work so it'll be quality for sure.
Yup, I've been around. I don't roam these forums much anymore since I set up my reef tank ten months ago. Give me a shout anytime and good luck with your new build.
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