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Old 09-22-2011, 05:37 PM   #21
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Lol I don't know why I didn't think of that. I just bought one at lowes and the bits I needed.

Probably could've gotten it way cheaper on craigslist.. but I got one, that's all that matters. It's insanely easy to use, too.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:36 PM   #22
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Got the sides on. It's not perfectly straight I think it will still work though.



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Old 09-22-2011, 11:44 PM   #23
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Looks good from my living room.
I can't tell any mistakes. Take it as a learning experience and make the next one better.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:56 PM   #24
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Thanks! It's nothing too critical, just a little wobble when set down flat on the floor. I'm still quite proud of it thus far!
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Looking good so far.. what are your plans for lighting?
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:17 PM   #26
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Thanks. I have a 4 bulb t5 fixture that's currently on my tank with the legs attached.

I'm going to put some 1x2's on the inside of the canopy to hold this light about 4 inches above the water.

Then I might make a little shelf in there for fish food or something with the extra 8 or so inches above the light.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:42 PM   #27
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Just tested it. Canopy fits perfectly on top of my aquarium and the lights fit perfectly inside of the canopy!!!

Wow, was not expecting that.
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You're supposed to say you built it that way intentionally.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:54 PM   #29
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You're supposed to say you built it that way intentionally.
It is how I intended, just not what I expected. I fully expected to come up like a half an inch short, just because that's how I do things. Good intentions, bad outcome.

Lucked out on this one!
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:10 PM   #30
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Got the back on today. I purposely left space at the bottom for my return tubes and hob overflow box. Tomorrow I'll do the doors and the top. Tonight I'm going to do lots and lots of sanding to make things even.



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