55 gallon stand Build! (HERE WE GO!!!)

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  1. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Back at it again. No idea as to when I'll get it wet (bought the tank a year ago), but here's progress.

    I'll be making doors, possibly wood-framed glass and a canopy.
     

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  3. Meanie

    Meanie Spaghetti Worm

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    That's nice. You do good work.
     
  4. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Thank you. I appreciate it.
     
  5. Rhameolution

    Rhameolution Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Are you planning on painting or staining it?
     
  6. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Staining. Probably a darker color.
     
  7. SeminoleB

    SeminoleB Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Sweet! If you do glass on the doors, you might think about frosted glass. Will you have a sump/refugium, because lighting that opposite the display tank may light up the room at night.
     
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  9. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Yeah, if I go glass, it would he frosted. I'm not sure where the tank will go, but it won't be in the bedroom, do a reverse light cycle (yes, I plan on a fuge/sump) will be an issue.
     
  10. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Looks really nice! I'm always impressed with people being able to build things themselves! I should have taken shop class in high school instead of home ec. I would have used those skills much more! lol
     
  11. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    I was fortunate. My old man had plumming, electrical, wood working skills
    That he passed onto me. I also had experience in building our house and working construction through college.

    I learned a lot just by building.
     
  12. ROAST N BEEF

    ROAST N BEEF Astrea Snail

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    I can't wait to see the finished product! That is a very nice stand, may I ask how much you paid in material?