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Project by RS Woodworks posted 07-07-2009 06:32 AM 7576 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has been my biggest project.
From a woodworking perspective, it was not overly difficult, but fairly large.
I’m very happy with how it all turned out, but would do a few minor things different in the future.

I have a very detailed build of this entire project that can be viewed HERE.

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Derek Lyons

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 07:17 AM

Nice…. I wish we had a spot to upgrade the 30g tank I have for my Angels, but we really don’t.

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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Taigert

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 11:11 AM

I really like that

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 01:36 PM

Beautiful job. Looks like a tough build. Good job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Greg Wurst

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 05:38 PM

I don’t have the time anymore for fish keeping and sold all my tanks, but in the future hope to get a big one like that for another saltwater tank.

Nicely done.

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#5 posted 07-09-2009 04:04 AM

Wow thats got to be strong 180 gallons X 9 pounds per gallon makes it aproxamtly 1620 lbs. looks great

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RS Woodworks

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#6 posted 07-11-2009 01:49 AM

Fresh water is actually closer to 8 lbs per gallon. But the tank itself weighs about 300 lbs, and I have about 500 lbs worth of sand and boulders in there. Of coarse that displaces some of the water. So I’m actually sittin at about 2100 lbs On the stand, and another 250 lbs or so for the sump inside the cabinet.
Yup, has to be sturdy all right.
Thanks for looking.

Boom

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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woopwoop124

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#7 posted 09-16-2010 02:56 AM

wow,that looks good. i am just in the middle of building a 180 gallon freshwater fish tank

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gogetter

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#8 posted 07-25-2011 10:32 PM

Do you think that you can do something like that again and sell it cuz thats exactly what i want but im not woodworker savy lol if you know what i mean so im interested if you are maybe we can work out a price : )

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gogetter

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#9 posted 07-25-2011 10:34 PM

or maybe you can send me some of your specs and stuff on the project so i can get started on mine…dont mean to be a biter but i love your stand setup and i have the same tank freshwater 180 gallon just waiting on my stand lol

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