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Old 03-04-2009, 09:55 AM   #21
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Looking good! I'm j00aealous of your work shop! I wish I had the space to lay my stuff out like that.

Are you wrapping the stand in plywood? If so what are you planning on using? I really like the way my 1/4" birch covered. Some trim on the bottom would look sharp and is fairly cheap. I used a casing for the top of the stand and made it flush with the top.

I really like the way it looks with the trim, not just a wooden box painted black, makes it look like furniture.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:09 PM   #22
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i am wrapping the stand with mdf. it is very easy to shape and work with... i am making a top for the aquarium also, its going to look real sharp. the whole stand and top will look like a nice piece of furniture when im done . i will probably be bringing this heavy baby in from the garage and in to the basement this weekend.... i will definetly have more pics to share.....
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:12 PM   #23
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hi everyone, here is the finished stand ... the construction is finally done , all that is left to do is to paint it ... i finished the hood or canopy for the aquarium also it opens up in two seperate doors on top to feed or for cleaning.....
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The Stand and Canopy looks Sharp. Great craftsman ship. Great job. Can't wait to see the aquarium setup.....
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:38 PM   #25
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Very nice! Puts my stand to shame! LOL. Can't wait to see it painted... oh yea.. and the aquarium!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:52 AM   #26
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WoW!

Nuff said!

oh.. and congrats you did great!
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Old 03-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #27
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A question for you though..

I've never owned a big tank or built a canopy... so ..

Doe's the canopy just sit on the aquarium? Holding all the weight?
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Polyurethane the heck out of the interior is what I did to mine after painting.

Nice work!
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A question for you though..

I've never owned a big tank or built a canopy... so ..

Doe's the canopy just sit on the aquarium? Holding all the weight?
Some will let the tank take the weight and others will attach them to the ceiling and let them hang over the tank.
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the canopy is made 1/4" larger all around so that it will set down over the glass a little, and the way that i will have it rest on the aquarium is with steel angle brackets that screwed inside the canopy and the bracket will rest on top of the aquarium. the paint im using is an oil based epoxy paint that is high gloss and is good for wood and steel, so it should protect my brackets from rusting....thanks to all for the kind words and compliments.....PAT
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