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Old 10-28-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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New tank upgrade!

So I've been using my 34 gallon hex front flat back tank and was considering drilling it but then thought of my lighting on it. The way the trim is on the top it blocks alot of light. You can see in the pics below. So u got to looking around ob Craigslist and everywhere else and found a 38 gallon rectange Aquarium foe $25. Plenty more room for light. I'm gonna drill this tank and add my 10 gallon sump to it. I'm already framed up a stand for it and I'm still working on that. Ill be using my 35 gallon for my gfs African clawed frog.(freshwater) This thread will be my tank swap/ stand build/ sump attachment! Im currently still debating on getting some decent reef capable lighting to save on the electric and bulb replacement. So here's the pics so far.

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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Tank stand progress...

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Old 11-03-2012, 09:48 PM   #3
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Tank stand update. Added 1x3's for trim and extra support. Durham's putty on all nail holes and edges and caulk in all inside corners. This thing can hold alot more than the tank it'll be holding and that's what I wanted! It'll be ready to sand then paint tomorrow. It will be black to match tank trim and other accessories. Still gotta build a door and a back panel to keep light from shunning out from the fuge. I guess ill have to order another diamond bit for the tank drill because USPS messed up my order and I've been waiting weeks. Here's the stand so far...

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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Stand sanded and painted one coat.

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Old 11-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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It looks really nice! You did a good job building it!! And I like the black.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #6
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Thanks. I'm going all black with this one. Just gotta buildme some doors now
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #7
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Just finished building the doors and back panels for my stand. I still gotta putty and sand doors before I can paint them. I went with the hidden inlay hinges for my doors. Its going well. I should have the stand finished within the next couple days.

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Old 11-07-2012, 05:07 PM   #8
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Got the doors sanded and one side painted! Back panels are put on in 2 pieces. I did it in 2 prices to make one easily removable for cords to exit the back of stand cleanly without light shining out.(hopefully ) I should be finishing this stand today ill post pics when its done.

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STAND COMPLETE! Gonna start my tank drilling and plumbing soon.

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Old 11-09-2012, 02:09 AM   #10
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You did a great job! That is SO nice!! Wanna build me one? Haha
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