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Old 06-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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125g stand

I finally started my aquarium project and built the stand for it. I used 2x4s,2x6s, 3/4 inch plywood, wood filler, 3 inch screws. Finished it off with some trim and wood stain. I still have to make the cabinet doors tho.



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Also just realized that I messed up and wanted to have a lip at the top with a foam board under the tank.......now I will have to paint the foam board black....

Total cost so far has been about 140 bucks
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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Nice work! The wood stained looks perfect!
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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Just find some cheap trim and let it set up higher than the tank to hide the edge of the foam. It will be a nice finish to the stand.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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Ty very much


I had already added trim to the top and made it flush. I can take it down but its just kind of a shame to.


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I might end up doing so I just havnt made up my mind.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:00 AM   #5
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Could you just take it off and scoot it up enough to cover the foam possible.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #6
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Looks good. For the typical plastic trimmed tank foam is not needed.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #7
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Ty. I just wanted to add the foam board as one corner of the tank top is a little off level a bit and I figured it would fix any imperfections on the stand top overall.

I will probably end up moving the trim up.
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It is always best to fix the level issue than try to work around it, especially on large tanks.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #9
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Yeah you are right. Where the tank is going is in my basement on a floating floor with concrete under it so you know there will be level issues there. Im just waiting for tank to be put on and filled before I try to level it that way I dont have to level it twice.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #10
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its not a bad idea to put the foam under the tank though it helps support the tank and will help if you have a lot of decor planned on going into it. i always put foam under my tanks for piece of mind and incase the plywood my not be very flat or a screw may not be completely down
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