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Old 04-14-2018, 12:12 PM   #1
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Peninsula Stand Build - 75 to 110gal

My Son and I are new fairly new to this group...and a lot has happened since we joined.

In the last 3 months we started up a 29g planted community, a 20g planted community and within the week, my Son will be inheriting a 75g setup minus the stand. (Our immediate plan is to convert the 29g into a sump and transfer plants et al to the 75g.)

Since I dont have the funds for a store bought stand that I feel can comfortably hold 1000 lbs...and the fact that Im a glutton for punishment! 🤣 we decided a peninsula style stand was in our future!

Construction Supply List;
(9) 2x4 - 8 prime stud ($3.11) $27.99
(1) 2x2 - 8 pine strip $2.25
(1) construction adh $4.99
(1) plastic wood filler $5.28
(1) 5lbs 3 Ext screws $28.98
(4) 3/4 pvc trim ($3.38) $13.52
(1) 4x8 - 3/16 bead board $19.77
(1) Qrt Enamel paint - Satin Blk $8.46
(1) foam & nap roller $6.97

Tank Supply List;
(4) 1 bulkhead fittings $10.99
(1) 3/4 check valve $7.99
(1) 10pc diamond bit saw $8.99
(DIY- tray drip sump to follow)

Apologies if Im being verbose at this point! Lol
My son and I hand selected each stud for straightness. This will make construction and leveling the build much easier. The design I chose to build will accommodate a 75g, 90g or 110 x-high. I also decided to pre paint prior to final assembly.
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:16 PM   #2
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that looks better than one of those fiber board stands , nice job the black and white pops
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that looks better than one of those fiber board stands , nice job the black and white pops


Thanks 54!

I do like the contrast of the B/W, but ultimately, I will be painting the beadboard black as well.
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Subscribed. That looks really nice, and your son has a very cool Dad.
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Subscribed. That looks really nice, and your son has a very cool Dad.


Thank you...Let us say that he is really appreciating the hobby! 🤣
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