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Old 02-16-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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Oak stand for 50 gallon

My 12 year old and I built this stand for our new to us 50 gallon tank (36x18x18). We built the frame (with some assistance from this site) and finished the skin and shelf today. We had fun cutting and measuring in the 10 degree cold here in Milwaukee. It is so sturdy, I'm sure we could park a car on it! Now to stain and polyurethane it.
The bottom shelf is to be a bookshelf, the top shelp is to hold/ charge our laptops. Hopefully the tank never leaks! I added doors on each side to hold fish food and misc supplies. They are 7 inches deep so to small for a canister filter (doh!)

We resealed the tank last week -still have to test that out. And we have a top and lights ordered. When that comes in we'll build a top for the tank too. Getting the gear together is as much fun as keeping fish

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Old 02-17-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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Looks really nice. I like the idea of it being sort of a desk too.

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Old 02-20-2014, 06:38 PM   #3
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Looks awesome. Great job
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:28 PM   #4
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Awesome I've just started looking to get one built for me to go with my bar the problem is it's a **** bow front lol yours looks awesome you got mad skills
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:36 PM   #5
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Very nice - quality job. What was your build cost?
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:55 PM   #6
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Looks really good!

Current: 50 gal freshwater. Soil substrate, sand/gravel cap, live planted tank, Super HW-302 filter. 2 blue line rasbora, 3 red serpae tetra, 1 black molly, 2 koi angelfish, 1 plecostomus, 2 blue dwarf gourami, 1 common musk turtle named Leo.
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