Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-01-2013, 01:22 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dubai, UAE.
Posts: 73
thank you guys for your informative replies. will help me in making my diy stand. well so this proves that i do not require any marine grade wood or plywood. i think that a clear polyurethane top coat will be fine to give the waterproofing qualities. are any of these available in ikea as i have these stores nearby.
__________________

__________________
nilesh7318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 01:29 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Racnakd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by nilesh7318 View Post
thank you guys for your informative replies. will help me in making my diy stand. well so this proves that i do not require any marine grade wood or plywood. i think that a clear polyurethane top coat will be fine to give the waterproofing qualities. are any of these available in ikea as i have these stores nearby.
I would not shop at ikea for a Stand that will support your tank. Ikea furniture is cheap and made of particle board and any water will soak up and make it very flimsy. I would just come up with a design, take measurements and go to your local hardware store and pick up the materials. You can start your own build thread and I and others can help you out throughout the whole process. Marine grade plywood is so so expensive and will be way overkill.
Good luck.
__________________

__________________
Racnakd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 11:21 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Reefer4eva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Glendale NY
Posts: 185
I know ikea has stain and urethane.as far as there wood I wouldn't use it
__________________
Reefer4eva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2013, 01:10 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Reefer4eva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Glendale NY
Posts: 185
Well I finally finished setting up everything ...and for all who notice that it isn't a 28 g biocube your absolutely right!i removed the rim of the 28 which went flawless and upon leveling the stand with the tank on top of it I ended up smashing the corner of the tank against the wall and put a crack along the whole back so I searched high and low for another tank and found a 34 solana for a decent price.NOW my problem was I cut the top out for the curved front 28 nano so I had to replace the top plywood,stain it and urethane it so here it is! done!!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	227.8 KB
ID:	158339  
__________________
Reefer4eva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Reefer4eva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Glendale NY
Posts: 185
Finally done canopy and all
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	215.5 KB
ID:	161493  
__________________

__________________
Reefer4eva is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cube, jbj, nano, nano cube, stand, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.