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Project by grosa posted 09-21-2013 12:06 AM 1631 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This stand is made from Cherry and prefinished maple plywood. The columns are 3.5×3.5×28” tall. The hinges used were thick molding hinges. The frame for the tank hooks on to the top of the tank and is siliconed to the tank. This is for a 300 gal. tank. The finish is conversion varnish.

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GarageWoodworks

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#1 posted 09-21-2013 12:16 AM

Very nice. Fresh or marine?

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#2 posted 09-21-2013 01:08 AM

VERY NICE!

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#3 posted 09-21-2013 01:12 AM

Very nice work! I’ve never seen a fish tank stand on wheels and yours looks awesome! I’m assuming it will be fresh water because the design of the lower cabinets would be different to fit a sump/refugium.

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#4 posted 09-21-2013 03:15 AM

The raised panel doors between fluted columns kick ass.
The whole design of this is really cool.
Some lucky fish ! haha
Nice !

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grosa

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#5 posted 09-21-2013 11:30 AM

Thank you for your comments. I think its for fresh. It is very rear that a customer would want something like this without stain, and without door pulls. It was fun to build. I designed it on Sketch up before it was built for an approval.

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reedwood

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#6 posted 09-21-2013 12:06 PM

Looks fantastic.

No top? The light bars are going to show. But, it’s pretty tall so maybe it won’t matter.

Also, any natural sun light should be blocked on top to help prevent algae. I assume they are going to use the glass tops with hinged lids.

Are they going to install a feeder in the filtration system? They are a pain to use. I ended up using a small ladder to feed my fish from the top. I plan on making a matching cherry ladder on a rod – like a library rolling ladder. That will look cool, I think.

Last, I wonder if you couldn’t Velcro the top frame instead of using silicone? Why glue it at all? It’s not going anywhere. What about pegs or screwing it from below?

The reason I ask is: I have owned over a dozen tanks, mostly salt water and I find that they need to be cleaned all the time and they don’t like wood finishes. Eventually. the frame may need to be removed and refinished or repaired.

Silicone is nasty, messy stuff I try to avoid, especially on glass. You will see it from the sides too.

I installed a metal pan under my filter too. Turned out to be a really good idea just from the condensation.

Nice stand. the columns really make it stand out.

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grosa

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#7 posted 09-21-2013 12:19 PM

reedwood, thank you for your comments. To answer your questions, this is what the customer wanted. My job was to build it. He can do what ever he wants to it when he gets it.

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#8 posted 09-21-2013 01:14 PM

Great job one of the nicest I have seen on here. Love the look and the colums…. A+

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#9 posted 09-21-2013 02:26 PM

Very nicely done!

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#10 posted 09-21-2013 11:33 PM

Great job

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#11 posted 09-24-2013 04:56 PM

Super great looking fish tank stand! Very well designed and well crafted, has a lot of great details and big cabinets. Well done!

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grosa

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#12 posted 09-25-2013 09:57 AM

Thank you.

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