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Old 10-11-2009, 10:51 PM   #11
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Skin and Skeleton Combined and secured



Doors and Shelf Installed




Top/Lid Drilled (Total of 4 Holes) for Supply and Returns to the Sump



The Completed Stand after Stain, and tank set on top




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Old 10-11-2009, 10:53 PM   #12
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Almost forgot, Spaceballs! These fit the the routed door frames and when the door is assembled it's a snug fit, so na rattles when the doors are closed.




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Old 10-11-2009, 11:03 PM   #13
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So there's my stand. It came out pretty nice IMO. It will be moved to the living room once I'm done with the hardwood flooring.

I put a total of 6 doors on this stand, and will also be installing a "roller" type tray on the left side for the sump. It won't get used much, but if I need to remove the sump for any reason in the future, it will slide right out the left side.

The door on the right side of the stand, will give me access to all my electrical circuits. I'm going to install a back panel on that side to attach outlets that will run to a main junction on the back of the panel.

I've already got 2 dedicated circuits in the wall where the stand will be placed, and being that I installed the "Electrical panel" in the stand, all I have to do is plug it in and I will have full power to the stand. I've also wired my generator into these circuits incase of a power failure (I live in Florida and you never know when a hurricane/bad storm is gonna come through).

So next on my list (Couple months down the line after the floor is done) is building the Sump. I've taken the plans from MelvsReef.com for his Model F sump. This should be an interesting as I have never done an Acrylic Sump before.
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:06 PM   #14
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alot... ever really looked at wood? its really neat to look at the grain and different textures it has. and there are alot of different types of nails and screws too... even glue jk... what i was getting at was a kind of step by step type thing, like above... each picture is different
Yeah the grain of the wood really jumps out after hitting it using Formby's Finishing Oil.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:00 AM   #15
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Wow... Really Nice work.. Stand looks awesome!
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:54 AM   #16
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Beautiful stand!!!!! I wish I had the tools and space to do something like that.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:02 AM   #17
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Awesome job. So when can you do mine?
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:38 AM   #18
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Very nice looking stand! Great work! I love the DIY look vs store bought, IMO. Keep us updated as things progress. Any plans on a canopy?
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very nice. looks like a professional cabinet builder built that
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:35 PM   #20
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Wow, really nice. What is this gonna be? A SW or FW?
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