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Old 03-06-2014, 02:52 AM   #1
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Stand build

I started building my tank stand today finally! Iv been waiting for my work to order in the steel for me I have on tack welded the base today I will be staying back after work tomorrow and hopefully finish welding it all here is a pic Click image for larger version

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Also do you think I should paint it or get it powder coated I don't know how to go about putting doors and stuff on it due to it being bowed at the front
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i would do the doors on the sides if you are rounding the front panel
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:36 AM   #3
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I wish I could do that but it's gonna be sitting in between to walls here is where I'm at right now Click image for larger version

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Wow man that's lookin nice. I would get it primes and glossed honestly. It will have a much nicer look. Are you doing a glass door?
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:46 AM   #5
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I'm not even sure yet I was thinking of keeping it open and have like a display refuge
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That would be pretty cool. I don't think I've seen one of those. I've seen plenty with the black glass and glosses black from that really do stand out
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Yea ill see what I can think of I should really make an extension so I can fit my 40 gal under it
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Well here it is iv changed the design a lot I made an extension on the back so that I can run a sump it's also gonna serve as a platform for me to work on and have a sorta flip open door on the back Click image for larger version

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Thats pretty cool man!
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So you will be able to stand on top of the sump to do tank maintnance and then remove the platform and be able to work on the sump?
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