45 Gallon Fish Tank Stand and Hood

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Project by jksmith69 posted 06-17-2011 05:33 PM 4822 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 45 gallon fish tank stand and hood that I just recently finished. It’s mostly poplar and I spray painted the corners to look like columns. The drawer was probably on of the best ideas I had for this project, not many tank stands come with them, and it’s awesome to have for the food and other small things that I don’t want to bend over for all the time. The hood is lit with 2 flourescent lights on a switch along with a 110V computer cooling fan to keep the temperature down under the hood. The 2 hinge setup is great too for filling the tank or getting into it. The last one I made didn’t open in the front and made a mess everything I had to add water.

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#1 posted 06-17-2011 05:55 PM

This is really nice. I had a 55 Gal when I was a kid with 7 Piranha’s Man I loved the way the looked. What kind of fish you into?

Well done and congrats on finishing, Welcome to LJ’s as well!!!!!!

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#2 posted 06-17-2011 07:07 PM

Very nice, I really like the painted column idea. I will have to remember that.

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#3 posted 06-17-2011 10:04 PM

you did a very nice job. I am jealous – I am still working on my 36g bowfront hood.

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#4 posted 06-18-2011 04:08 PM

Thank you everyone… I have mostly South American Cichlids and a bunch of catfish and plecos to clean up after them. A lot of them are all form the Amazon River…

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