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Old 04-13-2009, 11:21 PM   #11
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Store bought stands are very cheaply made. That is my cost in material is $200 that dont include someone building it for you.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:07 AM   #12
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I agree. Looks way better than those bland ones you get at the stores. That's abig tank and I think it will be quite spectacular. Very good price, but it probably still needs to add filters, lights and the works - even after that it will be cheaper than even a 60 gallon kit (which is what I've got)
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #13
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Well i have all the lights and everything mostly for the tank just need to get heaters and a few pumps...Once the stand is done its setup time just got the coat of primer on there last night
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:55 PM   #14
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Thats awesome...I cant wait to get this thing going too!! Then I cant wait for my convicts to get bigger so I can have some babies to watch in the big tank!! its as good as TV
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:30 PM   #15
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It took me a whole weekend to build mine, but I only have about $80 into it.
I really didnt look around at plans first, the idea just popped into my head so I went and got the lumber and started building.
Mines a 120gal 6' long also.
I love the night lights also
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:44 PM   #16
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what did you use for the night/moon lights? I was kinda looking at the LEDs as they act more like a spot light and can highlight certain parts of the tank, but not having seen any type of night lighting setup I wouldn't know which one I prefered...
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:53 AM   #17
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That's an amazing tank!!!

Just love the lights. Well done dude.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:25 PM   #18
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here is a few pics of the stand that i built... took about a week to build . alot of work but very rewarding..hope they give you a few ideas... if you need more details of the construction check out my album....
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COOL! that looks really professional...and big.

Certainly has the wow factor.

I found these guys online custom aquarium gallery in Edmonton Alberta Canada - they build custom tanks mostly for public buildings like libraries and shopping malls. It's a great place to get some ideas. They build custom tanks for private clients, but they are based in Canada.

Worth a snoop to "steal" some ideas
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Well I am from Canada...lol...but yes thank you very much for the link!

and I am not stealing per say, just looking for inspiration...
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