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Finished my stand for my 120 48x24

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Lots of time sanding and a few coats of stain. Then polyurethaned. I use minwax KONA ,I thought it was going to be too dark but turned out great. I also made my own shelf/beer rail out of solid wood and crown molding. Take a look and let me know what you think.

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Looks great.

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I like it! Are the finished panels attached to the 2 x 4 frame?

Yes, I used a Brad nailer to attach them. No need to go overboard because they are not for the structural integrity.

Very nice!

Did you make the doors?

No I did not. I don't have the tools to do so. I got them from http://www.rjaquatics.com They are one of two SOLID WOOD producers for aquariums in the USA. Owner is a stand up guy.

 

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Yes, I used a Brad nailer to attach them. No need to go overboard because they are not for the structural integrity.

No I did not. I don't have the tools to do so. I got them from http://www.rjaquatics.com They are one of two SOLID WOOD producers for aquariums in the USA. Owner is a stand up guy.

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Nice work! Do this for others ever? How did you buy just the doors exactly? Don't see that kind of option on their website, but maybe I missed it.

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Nice work! Do this for others ever? How did you buy just the doors exactly? Don't see that kind of option on their website, but maybe I missed it.

Thanks guys and gals. They're not listed on the site, but if you call them, they have many sizes.

 

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I'd be willing to build more for others, but it's not cheap to do. Not exactly sure of costs, but I know it's a few hundred dollars, and a few weeks work.

 

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I'd be willing to build more for others, but it's not cheap to do. Not exactly sure of costs, but I know it's a few hundred dollars, and a few weeks work.

 

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ditto! I thought my build was going to cost around $50 and all of a sudden it cost me over $200. It was fun to build it...

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Very nice

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I'd be interested to see your design specs or cut list etc. It's a very nice stand, really dig how the bottom tank frame is covered.

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I'd be interested to see your design specs or cut list etc. It's a very nice stand, really dig how the bottom tank frame is covered.

Haha design specs and cut list......um, it was in my head and I just had to triple check all measurements. As far as the bottom black trim of the glass, I just mounted my shelf over an inch higher. Boom, solved that issue!

 

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Now I'm looking for tonga branch and flat shelf dry rock if ANYONE has any for sale. PM me.

 

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Door dimensions are 20x30"

Now I'm adding the water for my build.6b7e83ba37786bb54878bf96b5420f7b.jpg

 

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Haha, yeah I have 2-7 gallon juggs. So I can only make like 20 gal a day. It's taking forever

 

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UPDATE-SO I have been filling with ro/di water for th past week. I can only add about 15gal per day due to work schedule and the speed of my ro/di system. I added sand after rinsing, and still have merkey water. Should have enough in there tonight to start the sump and filtration.

I have also been trying to figure out my aquascape. So drilling and pasting a few things. I'm trying to keep a minimalistic look with shelfs so some sps can table. I'll post more pics once the water clears up. I will also start dosing zeovit-zeolite, zeostart, and zeobak

 

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Update, water is in, zeovit is started....Skimmer impeller broke, so waiting on a new one there. Metal Halides and T5 looks better in person. I still have to aquascape.

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