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Old 05/17/2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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Stand build for my 90

I finally finished my stand build for my 90 AGA reef ready. I know how everyone love pics, so I figure I would post them. I still have to do a little sanding, a lot of staining and then off to the canopy. I used 2x6s for the top frames, and 2x4s for the support. Then I added a 1/2" Particle board on the top of the stand for the tank to sit on. I also drilled out a section for the over flow and return to go through the stand. The facing wood I used was select pine and this was also used to form the columns. The trim I used was a style called Egg and Dart. I used 2 sizes, the smaller one on the inside of the columns and a larger chair rail version for the floor and top of the stand trim. I also used a scalloped style trim for the column post.

I bought the doors for the stand from Lowes. The are 15" tall and 30" wide. You can order any size door pretty much and in a few different types of wood. I also ordered canopy doors which are 8" tall and 15" wide.

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Here is a close up of the trim work and columns
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Old 05/17/2007, 01:35 PM   #2
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Old 05/17/2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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PS I used Marino420TD's design. He was the one who inspired me to try to duplicate his build. Thanks Man....


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Old 05/17/2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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Nice work, Did you design the stand or did you find plans somewhere? I ask because I need to build a stand for a 75 gal.


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Old 05/17/2007, 01:40 PM   #5
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how do I find his design????


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Old 05/17/2007, 01:44 PM   #6
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give me your email and I can give you a word document I made I have also included notes and stuff on there.

Here is a link to the original thread by marino420td...

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=787189


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Old 05/17/2007, 01:48 PM   #7
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I got the doors from Lowes. There are (2) 15"tall x 30" wide and (2) 8" tall by 15" wide. They were made out of Maple and I opted for the unfinished look. This way I can match it all myself. Total Price was $255. This was for 4 doors, and mounting hardware. It took about 3 weeks for them to come in.


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Old 05/17/2007, 01:48 PM   #8
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how are you going to finish it?


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Old 05/17/2007, 01:51 PM   #9
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I am going to stain it to match my cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen.

You can kinda see them in here

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Here is the spot the tank is going to go
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this will be in my living room.


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Old 05/17/2007, 01:52 PM   #10
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Nice work, Did you design the stand or did you find plans somewhere? I ask because I need to build a stand for a 75 gal.
YO BRENDA...

TO REEF CENTRAL AND THE TAMPABAY REEF CLUB SITE ! ! !

Looks like Jimmy has some work ahead of him.

Hey everyone, say hi to my friend Brenda and her husband Jim. We all motorcycle ride together and Brenda plays with fish!!!


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Old 05/17/2007, 01:56 PM   #11
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Brenda, give me your email and I will send Marino's thread summed up on a word document. I can also make notes that I did for myself as I was building that might be of additional assistance. --Chris


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Old 05/17/2007, 02:01 PM   #12
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Hey Brenda!!!!

Is there space under those stairs for a support room?


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Old 05/17/2007, 02:06 PM   #13
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Bryan,

This was actually a picture of my setup. I wish I could use that, it is a storage closet under the stairs. I still have to butter up my fiance. Even more begging...


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Old 05/17/2007, 02:08 PM   #14
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Bryan,


Would I would do it in a perfect world were I made all the decisions, I would get a 50 gallon rubbermaid container and make it into a fuge/prop system. All I would have to do is have a wall outlet cover with a tube going in and one returning to the tank. hmm...


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Old 05/17/2007, 02:09 PM   #15
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Ahh... see I am sleep deprived :-)

Who needs a closet under the stairswhen you can have a big sump, Skimmer, top off water... and on and on ...

Then under the stand, all you need is anything you need to maintain the display!

Ahhhh... Dare to dream!


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Old 05/17/2007, 02:10 PM   #16
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My thoughts exactly. I still have to work on that one


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Old 05/17/2007, 02:12 PM   #17
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Another thought, tools I used
- miter saw
- coordless drill
- skil saw
-jig saw
- other basic items- tape measurer, pencils
-LOTS OF BEER!!


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Old 05/17/2007, 03:15 PM   #18
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Chris,

Very nice..... I am going to PM you my e-mail address, I would like the summed up word doc too.

Great job..

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Old 05/17/2007, 03:35 PM   #19
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Did you get all the trim pieces from Lowes as well?


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Old 05/17/2007, 05:58 PM   #20
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Nice design... I just used a very similar design to do a stand for my 150. Difference between mine and yours is that I am going to cover mine in drywall and match it to the walls. It will be a room divider. I do like the work you did. How long did it take you to do all of that?


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Old 05/17/2007, 06:26 PM   #21
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GRiff- yes I did get the trim pieces at Lowes, the had a better selection that HD. HD however had cheaper wood.

Cichlid - I was thinking of doing that. My fiance told me no builts in though.


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Old 05/17/2007, 06:28 PM   #22
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Cichlid- do you have a picture. I was wondering what it would have looked like that way.


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Old 05/17/2007, 06:30 PM   #23
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Thanks!

I'm getting ready to build my stand, yours looks great!


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Old 05/17/2007, 06:36 PM   #24
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If you need help let me know.


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Old 05/17/2007, 06:47 PM   #25
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If you need help let me know.
I am going to start mine tomorrow as well. Could you send me the word doc to my email. I pm'd you my email address. Do you know what sizes of wood you bought?

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