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Old 05-21-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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Finished DIY stand

After owning my aquarium for a year and looking through this site, I decided I wanted to make a planted tank. I was planning on turning my 55 gallon into a planted tank, but by chance a friend decided he didnít want to take care of his 15 gallon tank anymore. Since I had given him this tank and felt bad for the neglected fish I took it back and turned it into a planted tank. Iím new to this so Iíve been taking it slow. I have a DIY Co2 setup, been dosing fertilizer, and made my own light with compact fluorescents trying to keep it cheap. But I just finished this new stand for the tank, and decided to make this post because Iím pretty proud of it. Iíve never done woodworking at all, and made this with a simple circular saw. I tried to make it match my store bought 55gallon stand. What do you think? The tank needs a lot of work. Iíll tank any advice.







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Old 05-22-2009, 12:14 AM   #2
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Very nice looking stand. Next you will have to post pics of the finished planted tanks.
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:20 AM   #3
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The stand looks great. Much better than that old metal one your tank is on.
For the tank work. Add a background and move it to the stand. That alone will make it look much better.
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What kind of wood did you use for the sides of the stand? I am currently in the process of building a stand for my 120 gallon tank.
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:28 AM   #5
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Looks good, nice work... definitely matches your other stand well..
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:14 AM   #6
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Nice...
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:05 AM   #7
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On the sides I just used 1/4" plywood, however there is 2x4s running vertically for support. The 2x4s are definately overkill though, this little stand weighs a lot.
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Better than the stand failing to do it's job!
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Old 05-22-2009, 01:56 PM   #9
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That looks real nice, I wish I could do stuff like that!
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:17 PM   #10
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nice job
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