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Old 02-27-2011, 01:58 PM   #11
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Nice, what kind of lumber did you use? We have been looking to build one to get one of my FW tanks off the kitchen table. Someone told me to use oak or one of the hardwoods for the extra strength.
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:50 PM   #12
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Nice 455 And the Impalla is great too!

Oh yea, fish tank... great work! I really like the doors. The shelves on the inside are another nice touch! What was the 2x6 top frame for? Did you put that on the stop for the tank to sit on? Hard to tell where it fits into the stand. Looks like it will be very sturdy!

Edit: What jig did you use to sink the screws into the horizontal boards like that? I may need to invest in one of those...
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:19 AM   #13
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Nice 455 And the Impalla is great too!

Oh yea, fish tank... great work! I really like the doors. The shelves on the inside are another nice touch! What was the 2x6 top frame for? Did you put that on the stop for the tank to sit on? Hard to tell where it fits into the stand. Looks like it will be very sturdy!

Edit: What jig did you use to sink the screws into the horizontal boards like that? I may need to invest in one of those...
The 2x6 top frame is on the top sandwiched between to sheets of 3/4" plywood then secure to the base.
Thanks for looking and glad you like it. First time I ever built anything from wood.
I used a pocket hole device. Just ask your local associate at Home depot or whatever you have in your area. They'll hook you up.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:10 PM   #14
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New pics

Added a few new pics of the stand I found in my files as well as one pic of some of my Convicts and their little ones. I know the tank looks a mess with all those plants, but the males are terrible lanscapers. Just keep moving the fake plants and chewing the real ones, but they are fun to watch.
I recently took all the decor out including places to hide and they looked lost and then started having little stand-offs with one another. Even the mating pairs appeared to be having domestics with each other. So that's why I just dropped a bunch of stuff back in temp till I get the 75 up and running.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:37 AM   #15
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Just added some new pics. Got my 75 gal tank yesterday and decided to paint the back a few colors instead of using one of these cheesy background pictures. Hope everything looks good so far.
Let me know what you think.
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Looks Great. Love the cat in the tank. They just have to get in to everything.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:10 PM   #17
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How much was the overall price of the 55 gallon tank stand? I'm upgrading t a 55 in a couple of weeks and don't feel like paying for an expensive stand.

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Old 03-14-2011, 01:34 PM   #18
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How much was the overall price of the 55 gallon tank stand? I'm upgrading t a 55 in a couple of weeks and don't feel like paying for an expensive stand.

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I honestly lost track of what I was spending. Especially after I had to rebuild the top for the 75 gal that replaced the cracked 55 gal.
I will be building a 55 gal stand next, but open in bottom to hold my 29 gal. If you aren't in a rush, give me a week or so and I will try and see what it costs, but you should really ask someone on the mainland since everything here in Hawaii is more expensive due to shipping costs and an additional middle man or two.
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Note: Had I stuck with the 55 gal, I would've probably been able to do it for about $100, but no matter what, you are better off building or having a stand built. The ones you can buy like from Petco etc are weeeeeek and if you take a look at a typical stand inside. You will be amazed how it could ever hold up an empty tank let alone a full one.
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Oh. I'm not in a rush. Let me know how much! I'm very interested in doing something like this.

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I honestly lost track of what I was spending. Especially after I had to rebuild the top for the 75 gal that replaced the cracked 55 gal.
I will be building a 55 gal stand next, but open in bottom to hold my 29 gal. If you aren't in a rush, give me a week or so and I will try and see what it costs, but you should really ask someone on the mainland since everything here in Hawaii is more expensive due to shipping costs and an additional middle man or two.
Aloha,
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Note: Had I stuck with the 55 gal, I would've probably been able to do it for about $100, but no matter what, you are better off building or having a stand built. The ones you can buy like from Petco etc are weeeeeek and if you take a look at a typical stand inside. You will be amazed how it could ever hold up an empty tank let alone a full one.
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i was wondering what all the materials and sizes of lumber needed to make a stand just like this.. for a 55g.
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