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Old 08-04-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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Well I wasn't confident with the strength/longevity of the stand I have now so I am building my own out of 2x4's and stainless steel screws. Then I am treating all the wood so it will be waterproof like people do for decks. I have most of the skeleton done, hoping to begin wrapping it by this weekend.

Update... Beginning skin today. Will post again after stained and sanded
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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Looks pretty solid. I like the door panels! What size tank is this going to be for, looks at least 6ft long?
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Looks pretty solid. I like the door panels! What size tank is this going to be for, looks at least 6ft long?
yes its 6 feet long and 125 gallons
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Nice stand. (I like the bike in the background )
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:45 AM   #5
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Looks pretty solid. I like the door panels! What size tank is this going to be for, looks at least 6ft long?
Thank you. I'm going to mount power strips up on those two center support beams tonight. As far as the bike lol it started raining had to squeeze my work inside.

I used mainly two by fours on this project, using stainless steel screws to avoid rust. Tonight I'm spraying the entire stand with a clear deck spray, then going to wrap plywood around it for a skin. Hoping to stain it by this weekend. More pics to follow
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:33 AM   #6
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Does anyone have any tips for mounting power strips?

I am going to be mounting my power strips to the upper part of my stand to keep the supply out of water in case there is ever a leak or flood or something.

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Most power strips should come with a couple of mounting notches on their underside that you can use with a couple of small screws in to the 2x4. If it's a snug fit, should be able to hang upside down. Failing that, some thick zip ties attached to the 2x4 with some small carpet tacks or similar can they wrap around a power strip and hold if in place.
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Most power strips should come with a couple of mounting notches on their underside that you can use with a couple of small screws in to the 2x4. If it's a snug fit, should be able to hang upside down. Failing that, some thick zip ties attached to the 2x4 with some small carpet tacks or similar can they wrap around a power strip and hold if in place.
Yeah; I'm thinking this may be bes route as well. Only reason I was avoiding that thought is if I ever had to take the strip down to replace it or something and the tank was full, I wouldn't be able to fit new ties through.

Zip ties it is though I'll post more pics of my build up this weekend.
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Well, you can also get reusable zip ties, they have like a little latch on them where the end pulls through. Little more expensive, but you can then easily unlock them, remove the power strip, and then zip tie it back up later.
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