Updated 4/2/2011. 40g breeder tank stand build with refugium

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  1. link248

    link248 Ritteri Anemone

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    Stand is finished, updated picts on 2/19/11

    I took a page from skaustin's book and built a stand for my 40g breeder tank. It is not finished, I started working on it yesterday and still have more work to do to it. I will continue to post picts as I go along with it. Here are picts of what I have done so far.

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    link248 Ritteri Anemone

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    I have one side open, so if I need to, I can pull out the refugium

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    link248 Ritteri Anemone

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    Today's to do list.
    put birch plywood around it, start making the doors, go buy molding and finish painting the tank
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    Very nice work. I am a big fan of 40 breeders - look forward to seeing more. 8)
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    I recently built a new stand too! Its a lot of work but when it's done you get to look at it and know you made it!

    Looks good so far!
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    link248 Ritteri Anemone

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    yes I know. Everytime I build something, it's like nothing goes right and something doesn't look right. But when it's finished, you look at it and think wow, that looks great. I hope the end result is as good as I want.
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    Looking great so far!!!
    You can do a lot with that setup!!!

    Will certainly be following this. .. .
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    new picts

    I'm not as far as I want to be right now, but I'm almost there.
    I dry fitted all of the pipes. I hope to get the glass cut tomorrow for the baffles, I hope to have the doors finished, trim put on and stained tomorrow. Here is where I'm at so far.
    I put all of the birch plywood on it. The left side is only screwed on, so if I ever need to pull the refugium tank out, then I can do so pretty easy. I put the lights on it, just to see how it looks. So what do y'all think so far?

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    link248 Ritteri Anemone

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    the finish line is near, hopefully.
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    Looks pretty good! For the light, I just nailed a ziptie to the center brace and tied up the clip to center it and keep it off the glass - it just leaves more operating room.
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    Looks Great.
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    I thought I would be done yesterday, but I keep getting side tracked. I will have it done today, except for the refuge. I ordered tempered glass because it was 10.00 more than regular. I get it later on. Then I start the waiting game for the baffles to set. I am finishing the last door later, then I need to stain it. The stand it self is done. Just need to install the doors, do the refuge and glue the pipes. I will be glad when it's done. I will build a canopy for it in the near future.

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    link248 Ritteri Anemone

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    as long as, the baffles test out good tomorrow, then I just have to glue the pipes together and I'm done. I will be putting the doors on later
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    Great job so far, keep it up.
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    I hope to fill everything up with water and do a test on everything Sunday. Thanks for all of the compliments.
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    the stand is finished

    I still have to water test the refugium, glue the pipes and test the whole system. I hope to do the transfer by wed. That will be a headache

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