No tank yet but a stand!

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No tank yet but a stand!

Postby Tim_Koles » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:19 pm

Finally finished the stand for my 90 gallon. Now for the fun stuff, or different fun stuff to be more exact.


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Re: No tank yet but a stand!

Postby GOT MTS? » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:52 am

Looks really nice. I love the side door. Good job.
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Re: No tank yet but a stand!

Postby Tim_Koles » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:33 am

Thanks Nick. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. That said there is some design aspects I would change if I were doing it again.
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Re: No tank yet but a stand!

Postby krisw » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:47 am

I like the side door too and always a big fan of hiding the bottom rim of the tank so that the substrate level is just above the cabinet. Looks nice! What would you do differently?
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Re: No tank yet but a stand!

Postby Tim_Koles » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:58 pm

Theres actually another door on the other side as well although its a bit useless in its current location. Hiding the fake wood trim at the bottom of the tank was a must. Still thinking if I want to do a canopy for the top.

Basically the thing is overbuilt. You could probably park a truck on it. It has 6 legs that extend to the bottom and then are tied together with some cross braces. The plan was to distribute the weight across the whole thing. The floor ending up being much more uneven then I thought (used a broken level before I realized it) so the tank sat unleveled until I shimmed it out but the weight is more concentrated now. Should have just gone with 6 leveling feet. Also the outside legs make up the corners and were hard to get right with the rest of the frame. Minor details but always looking at improvements
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Re: No tank yet but a stand!

Postby Larry Grenier » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:07 pm

Very nice job Tim.
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Re: No tank yet but a stand!

Postby Tim_Koles » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:16 pm

Thank you Larry
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OK now we have a tank

Postby Tim_Koles » Mon May 30, 2016 10:36 pm

Quick pic of my tank so far. Everything is doing well, somethings to well. I had to move the pogostemon as the staurogyne is getting quite large. Still dealing with some algae but nothing crazy and the sagittaria needs to be contained back to where it belongs.

Looking for some micranthemum for the front left. Suggestions?
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Re: No tank yet but a stand!

Postby Linus_Cello » Tue May 31, 2016 6:24 am

I like the background. Did you buy it or make it?
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Re: No tank yet but a stand!

Postby Tim_Koles » Tue May 31, 2016 7:59 am

I bought it from Universal Rocks. Quite happy with it .
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