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Old 03-25-2018, 12:01 AM   #11
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Ok couple of pics and update.
Stand has been 'sealed' with tongue oil.
Before ;

The overflow was cut to height so I thought I would show you how it pulls water from the column also , not just the surface. It is dual layered .

The inside edge is low enough to allow surface flow and still pull from column through the slots in front.
I marked inside overflow with sharpie so I could caulk inside and out.

I was lucky and found a tube of Aqueon aquarium caulk at LFS .

Caulked on outside

The basic set up with sealed stand.

You may notice a 20l in the stand fresh from the $ per gallon sale .
I will be build a new design [to me ] sump I saw a couple years ago and just thought was the best for fresh water planted tanks ..I am pretty sure I will inject this tank with co2 so a gas friendly sump will be nice.
Here is a video of it in motion ;

The top is out of attic but still on sheds roof. I will get it in tomorrow .
Need to measure and order glass for sump.
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I had turn the old 75 g stand [also mahogany ] into a kitchen island for Mrs b. so the tongue was what was happening anyways..
The top for this build is mahogany also so it will match up nice...
It used to be more affordable years ago.
The bead board is still reasonable but the 5/4 !
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I love mahagony. It's stupid money. I would have cut you a deal on the true 2x18x72" slab in my garage. Needs a home.
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I love mahagony. It's stupid money. I would have cut you a deal on the true 2x18x72" slab in my garage. Needs a home.
I just paid $80 for a 19x60 5/4 African mahogany.It was the widest board available. I still had to bread board the edge with 2x4 of mahogany[7' $45]...
I have to make something for her every now and then..
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Regarding the sump, gas friendly and easy access mechanical filter...nice.
Some floaters like frogbit would be nice in the water section.
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So itís a double sided sump? Interesting...
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"I like brackish but think I want freshwater fish.. I think it will be easier on me and plants in the long run.." LOL It's always about the plants coral. Just say it! Don't be messin with my plants!!
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I just paid $80 for a 19x60 5/4 African mahogany.It was the widest board available. I still had to bread board the edge with 2x4 of mahogany[7' $45]...
I have to make something for her every now and then..
That is really beautiful, the stand and of course the wood is gorgeous. Always appreciate beautiful naturally finished wood
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