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Old 02-04-2014, 11:19 AM   #61
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A bit if inspiration op! Check it out..

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This is the southern yellow pine with a light stain and high gloss poly finish (still wet) just finished! Before lunch too!
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:32 AM   #62
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If those vertical lines are supposed to represent 2x4s, you'll need 12 of them across the front alone. That's going to be impossible to move. I'd use the 2x4s for structure, and a 1x6 or other, thinner lumber to cover it.
You sir have not met me. I pick the 75g tank up and throw it on my shoulder
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #63
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A bit if inspiration op! Check it out..

This is the southern yellow pine with a light stain and high gloss poly finish (still wet) just finished! Before lunch too!
Wooooow that looks better then my dream!
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:57 AM   #64
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Wooooow that looks better then my dream!
You can do it too, easy!
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You can do it too, easy!
Hopefully so! I'll give it my best shot!
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:41 PM   #66
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Very nice work lep! But again op is trying to keep things cheap and easy, for lack of a better term. While your builds look outstanding there is no way to accomplish that for under $100, a sheet of 1/4" veneer cherry is atleast $30-$35 itself. Let's not try and turn this into a contest or else I'll have to dig into my portfolio
A sheet of 1/4 ply will be cheaper or about the same as the cedar in the long run. Not about portfolio.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:33 PM   #67
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This is back on the table for sure. I don't like hearing the stand the tank is on creak!!!! That's never a good sign!!! So I'm just gonna make this a very simple stand now. No more fancy shmancy stuff!!! Just 2x4s and 2x6s and it will be a frame only stand!!!
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:47 PM   #68
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Bout darn time haha
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:35 PM   #69
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Bout darn time haha
I know!!! It's gonna be fun but its gonna be very very simple. It will be just a frame, any ideas master carpenter brookster
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Yup, im going to draw you a plan!
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Yup, im going to draw you a plan!
Think cheap bro!!!
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I got you! It's going to be about $30 and a hour or two of your time, based on how much posts I see from you daily I'm guessing you got a few extra minutes basic sturdy sturdyyy 2x4 frame, setup to accept future wrap if you so choose! Sound ok? I'm going to sketch up a detailed plan later and I'll snap a pic and you can zoo in on details!
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:27 PM   #73
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I got you! It's going to be about $30 and a hour or two of your time, based on how much posts I see from you daily I'm guessing you got a few extra minutes basic sturdy sturdyyy 2x4 frame, setup to accept future wrap if you so choose! Sound ok? I'm going to sketch up a detailed plan later and I'll snap a pic and you can zoo in on details!
Dude that's awesome!!!

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Old 03-05-2014, 08:41 AM   #74
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I might be building one for myself! Just jumped on a 75 w glass too on craigslist for.......$20!!!!!!!!! C'mon real deal! I'm totally getting an oscar if this happens.
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I might be building one for myself! Just jumped on a 75 w glass too on craigslist for.......$20!!!!!!!!! C'mon real deal! I'm totally getting an oscar if this happens.
It would be wrong if you didn't get an oscar!
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I want a fire belly! They have them at the crappy pet supplies plus, I'll rescue one gladly!
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I want a fire belly! They have them at the crappy pet supplies plus, I'll rescue one gladly!
Your talking about the frogs right? They don't need a tank that big!
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No fire belly oscar? Right?? They're black with the orange striping/pattern.
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That's a red tiger Oscar mine is an albino tiger oscar
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Hmmm they have it labeled wrong I guess, anyways... Yah that one..
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