Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Ryan, Apr 30, 2008.
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I thought I did a descent job on my stand, but you put me to shame
Keep us posted on further progress.
We always love giving advice on stocking up new tanks...
Thanks for all of the replys!
I just finished putting the final coat of urethane on. Its looking pretty nice! I am pleased with the final result as this is really the first time I attempted to build anything out of wood(except for speakers boxes in high school ), or stain anything.
As for the rest of the setup:
-20 gallon sump/fuge
-drilled tank (3/4" return, 1" overflow)
-Rio 2500 return pump
-AcuaC Ramero w/Maxi-Jet 1200 (placed in sump)
-3 maxi-jets on natural wave timer (600, 900, & 1200)
-4 24" VHO T12 lights (plan on adding a 175 watt MH if I can fit in in my canopy)
-Current USA 25 watt UV sanitizer
-"Ebay Special" RO/DI setup
Im sure Im missing something, but I'll keep everyone posted as I put it all together over the next few weeks.
Great satisfaction in building your own stand and canopy.
I did my own also, with about the same lack of experience.
Probably built it 5X stronger then had to be. Also probably spent way more on it then if I just went out and bought it...
But was great fun and enjoy today much more by doing by self.
Again, good job.
lol...thats exactly why I built the new stand. The stand I bought with the tank is literally 6 pieces of particle board with 8 screws holding it toghether.
I would rather have 5x or more strength then a stand Im worried about collapsing at any time. I could park a tank on my new stand and not worry about it!
hey Ryan we have the exact same tank...could you give me a list and measurments of everything you needed to build this i want to replace my press board stand with one like yours!
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