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Old 02-03-2011, 07:04 PM   #1
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55 gallon Tank Stand

I am finishing a stand for my 55 gallon. It's not the most attractive after my first attempt at staining. (homedepot clerks shouldn't give advice if it's bad advice)
I wish I had used stain w/o polyurethane then applied the poly after it was stained the right shade. Came out sorta dark, but not up to the task of stripping and staining over again.
Anyhow, if I knew how to size pics, I would post a couple of how it went. I used an idea off google and ran with it.
Built it with space underneath for a sump or canister. Going with canister since I know nothing about sumps. Even after trying to educate myself about them.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:14 PM   #3
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Always love to see pic's. Is this a fresh or marine aquarium?

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Old 02-03-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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FW Tank

Its a freshwater tank. Afraid to tackle Saltwater. Don't want fubar and kill everything in the tank. SW is very beautifull though.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:27 AM   #5
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For future reference, use a piece of an old cotton T-shirt as a stain rag and put it on lightly. You can always put on more coats if you want.

Google "Melev's Reef" and look at his sump page. You'll learn everything you need to know.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:43 AM   #6
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stain

Was the kind with polyurethane mixed in. Big mistake.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:28 PM   #7
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PICS???

Been trying to load pics on my photobucket, but for some reason the upload button appears when it feels like it or I am just doing something wrong.
The upload button was always there, but now it seems I have to search for it.
Got alot of pics leading up to the 55 gal stand and then a partial teardown to rebuild it for a 75 gal tank.
I'm trying...comp ill...?
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:23 PM   #8
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You can also "attach pictures" to a message posted here. They will be smaller than if you link from photobucket but will still work.
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resize pics

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You can also "attach pictures" to a message posted here. They will be smaller than if you link from photobucket but will still work.
Not sure how to resize pics in my computer or ipad, but I'll give p-bucket one last shot tonight. This way I can hopefully post sequential pics as the build progressed.
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:22 PM   #10
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I have finally put together a sequence of pictures of my stand up to where I am now.
So go to the link below and click on the Aquarium album and let me know what you
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www.photobucket.com/smbolter
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