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Old 01-09-2015, 01:31 AM   #21
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I build all my stands just like that! I put bracing all around though like you have on one corner. Nice sturdy design. I've yet to put cabinets on but plan to sometimes in future.
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That's the plan I just ran out of wood. Is it necessary to paint the inside of the stand?

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Old 01-10-2015, 09:06 PM   #23
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A little more progress.


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I should be done with the stand in about 2 days hopefully. Any ideas on how I can mount led lights on top of the tank? I don't want to hang the lights. I'm trying to find a way to have the lights raised about 6 inches off the water line without having to build a canopy. My lights are similar to the Taotronic lights.

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What I'm looking for is a way to build something mounted to the tank where I can just sit the lights on top of.

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How about connecting a pair of brackets on the wall behind and using a piece of glass as a shelf? Then the lights can sit right on it, as well as whatever else you want to put there.
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Sounds good I'm gonna try that but I need to somehow create a bracket that attaches to the aquarium and then put the glass on it. My wife agreed to the aquarium but not moving the mirror that will be hung behind the aquarium so no access to the wall for me.

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Ahh...then you can use metal conduit. Attach it to the back of the stand -
Conduit - Electrical Boxes, Conduit & Fittings -Â*The Home Depot
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Does it come already bent like that?

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You can bend it in store with their tool and not have to purchase it...which is what i did, or they sell fittings and elbows and stuff you can simply screw together. Don't forget a can of black spray paint!
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