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Old 04-28-2010, 02:28 AM   #21
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You got any angled braces on it to stop side to side movement? You might want one or 2 cross braces... even just in the corner. (If you look at the pictures of my stand after I put the plywood on top that should give you an idea of what I mean)
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no i dont. ill bump test it see if there is any sway when im done staining it
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Okay... a couple small braces on the inside from a leg to the top frame would probably be lots for that size... I would just hate for it to fall over one day. (P.S. I'm over cautious, just look at my stand... all 2"x8" glued together to make 4"x8")
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could i run 2 x 150w mh, 4 x 54w t5 ho and be ok for most coral?
Yes that would be fine. I am assuming the T-5's are 54 watts HO. With that combo you could grow most anything. If you got any super light hoggers LOL you could just put them higher up. I must say I am sorry to catch your post so late. I just kind of glanced at the word "built" and just pasted over it I have no real experience with a sump and major plumbing.
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Okay... a couple small braces on the inside from a leg to the top frame would probably be lots for that size... I would just hate for it to fall over one day. (P.S. I'm over cautious, just look at my stand... all 2"x8" glued together to make 4"x8")
ive tried to wiggle the stand and it doesnt budge. maybe with the weight on top but at this point i doubt it. its pretty stout side to side, lets hope its just as stout top to bottom

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Yes that would be fine. I am assuming the T-5's are 54 watts HO. With that combo you could grow most anything. If you got any super light hoggers LOL you could just put them higher up. I must say I am sorry to catch your post so late. I just kind of glanced at the word "built" and just pasted over it I have no real experience with a sump and major plumbing.
yes they are 54w t5 high output.. ty for stopping by and looking. as for the plumbing i dont think ill have any problem with that as my dad is a retired plumber.


i should have the stand finished tomorrow. i lost one of the packages of hinges so i only got one door on. i like the stand. its not perfect and there are gaps and blimishes. but its my first ever wood project and it looks pretty decent. ill start ordering supplys in the next couple days or sunday monday on my days off.
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My Dad used to tell me when I would make a project...If someone says why you did a project a certain way to just tel them "That's the way I wanted it". Good for you, It is a nice stand.
Most of all Have fun..............
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Look much nicer then mine
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pretty much 99% finished. just have to do little touch ups



bad picture of another diy rock


might put the first coat of black paint on the tank tomorrow. see how i feel when i get off work in the morning.
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