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Old 07-23-2005, 01:00 AM   #1
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My 75g DIY thread

Got the stand mostly put together. I'm waiting on a friend to finish the doors and it'll be done. The wood work was harder than i though it would be but i think the stand will hold just fine. No worries.

Decided on a plastic storage bin for a sump. It will hold 22.5 gallons which is a little less than i wanted but i was resticted by space because i didn't make enough room under the stand for the 40g sump when i designed it. But the 22.5g should do just fine. I'm still working out the plumbing and waiting on parts to arrive. I will update as i go along....here's pics of my DIY stand.


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Old 07-23-2005, 01:05 AM   #2
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if you were interested, check out usplastics.com they have a crazy amount of plastic containers, probably 1 in their inventory would 40-50gallons and have the demenisions you need, just hope your still interested.

stand looks great, can't wait to see the finished project.
what lumber did you use?, and is it garf stand?
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:24 AM   #3
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it's very similar to a garf stand. I got the basic design from garf. Just added some supports here and there. I will check out the usplastics.com, but like i said, i'm worried about being able to actually get whatever sump I buy into the stand since there are middle supports on the front, back and top.
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:29 AM   #4
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i built a 55gal stand from the garf pages, and ran into the same difficulties. i just ended up using a canister and not worrying about it, however lately thats probably going to change.

they have a bunch of plastic bins, drums, and trays in every shape and size, they should have something in there inventory that will work.
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:30 AM   #5
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some of those bins are $$$ on that site
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Old 07-23-2005, 01:42 AM   #6
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yeah, some are. there are a couple diamonds in the ruff though. i am thinking of a way to maybe get one for free or something similar. they used to offer free samples for companies, i'm wondering if that could be 'manipulated' for personal use though.
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Offer to write a review JProx!
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that isn't going to work, i don't think. they do million dollar sales to companies, what is a review from a civillian point of view actually do ?

zenn sorry for thread jacking, i will make sure my next posts (if any) will be on subject.
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Old 07-25-2005, 01:20 AM   #9
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**UPDATE** (yes, i've resorted to doing update posts b/c of my severe bordem this summer)

The canopy is underway now. Hopefully will have it done by tomorrow. Any sugesstions on the back part of it? I'm going to leave the back of it open but i don't want fish jumping out. I don't care how rare the chances are i'd just rather have something back there. SO i was thinking of maybe some cheap screen or something.





Thanks for looking.
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Old 07-27-2005, 01:54 PM   #10
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Doctors Foster and Smith delivered today!

Requisite box shot:



and the Coralife Lunar 48", Power center, another 200w heater, Instant Ocean Salt, Calcium test kit, & Mag 9 to pump all that water:



Packaging was supurb and it was delivered fast. I recommend them, good service too.
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