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panaboy95
03/15/2015, 07:45 PM
Well i took my 225 down last year. and after my daughter had a meltdown about it i agreed to keep the clowns. well i am putting a 50 cube up now. got the stand built and tank on it. the sump will be right under the tank in the basement. I am real happy with how the stand came out. I have built lots of stuff out of wood. the challenge is making it look like you didn't build it. Sorry the first pic is a little blurry.


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llewoh05
03/15/2015, 07:49 PM
That a pretty nice cabinet you built. Good luck!

lcashman
03/16/2015, 06:13 AM
Very nice!

elmatth1
03/16/2015, 07:47 AM
Wow! Nice craftsmanship!

tommer725
03/17/2015, 07:44 AM
Very nice! Now that I downgraded from my 200+ gallon system I know how you feel.

johnike
03/18/2015, 04:00 AM
Cabinet looks great.

ahenson
03/18/2015, 07:26 AM
Lookin good!

ageno125
03/23/2015, 09:07 AM
Thats a great looking stand!!!! nice work! Do you have pictures of the build? the jointery?I'm a wood shop teacher would like to see.. I'm headed to pana next month to see some friends. See ya at the blue bell. haha

panaboy95
03/23/2015, 05:56 PM
Thats a great looking stand!!!! nice work! Do you have pictures of the build? the jointery?I'm a wood shop teacher would like to see.. I'm headed to pana next month to see some friends. See ya at the blue bell. haha

i didn't take pictures while i was building it. All the joinery is with pocket holes. it is all glued and screwed together. the door i bought from rockler. and the sides are just 3/4 oak plywood with oak furring strips glued on to make it look like it is raised panel. The legs are 2X4 oak. The top is a piece of granite i had cut from a place in Springfield. The stand was not a cheap piece of furniture to build. I bet i have over 400 dollars in wood and granite. As for the Blue Bell i don't get out there very often!!!!!!!! Nice quality place to down a couple beers!!!!!

panaboy95
03/30/2015, 08:26 PM
Got some stuff done in the basement today. This is directly under the tank in the kitchen. Getting stuff hooked up and wired up. Its getting closer i have to get the plumbing done. but it is getting closer to being wet.

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panaboy95
04/30/2015, 09:15 PM
Well the tank is cycling. It is almost all dry rock so it will take a while to cycle. I still have to get the light and apex figured out.


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panaboy95
05/11/2015, 08:47 PM
Got the tank cycling and light hung. Running a ecotech radion LED fixture. Hopefully it will be ready to put a fish or two in in a few weeks.

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