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Old 02-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #111
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What if you just put the tile around the tank? Just sit the tank on there and put it in against it, so there's no weight on it?
I considered that as well. I'm really not concerned about the tile and the tank.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:49 PM   #112
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This weekend I will complete the build of the stand and have it prepped for paint. I'm also going to build the canopy. I hope to be to a point where I can start plumbing soon!
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Woot! Great stuff! I sooo love my reefkeeper! LOL
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Now I need someone to come teach me how to use it...LOL
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Well I’m getting closer and closer to finishing this cabinet. We have some yucky weather on the way, some say rain some say snow either way I plan to spend most of my day in the garage working on the stand. I built the canopy today. I have a few things to finish up and some logistics to figure out. I haven’t decided how I want to do the top/lid and I haven’t figured out exactly how I’m going to mount the Heat sink with LEDs on it inside the canopy. Anyway I’m sure you all want to see pics so here we go…

The front face frame of the canopy…

Notice I drilled and counter sunk the screws on the face frame. This is the center brace I did the same on the ends..



The sides were built in the same fashion. After they were assembled I built the box itself. Here it is on the tank. I put braces along the sides of the canopy that rest on the trim of the tank and keep the canopy level and just low enough to cover the plastic trim


Here you can see that I have added one of the panels to the side.

Here you can see the brace that rests on the trim of the tank

Side with finish trim in place

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Here is the front of the canopy with the panels in place

Trim in place on the panel – left side



Both sides with trim in place…



Here we have the canopy on the tank



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Looking awesome, Ziggy! Keep up the good work .
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Thanks man!

The stand is nearing completion. I built the doors and have them mounted as well as puttied and sanded the stand. I've put a coat of primer on as well. Final painting will be done in the house...

Pics will be up soon
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Here are a few updated shots of the stand...





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Really great work! Nicely done!
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