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I know a lot of members? enthusiast has made their own aquarium stand. I also just wanna share my experience and output of my DIY stand. :)

I used 2x4's for the frame. Plywood and 1x5's for the facade. Nails , trim nails and spas screws and some pocket screws. Also added hardwares to finish my stand.

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Finished it off with a black finish to match the aquarium trim :)

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Man thats just awesome. Looks way better than my store bought one :thumbs: 

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26 minutes ago, koko said:

Man thats just awesome. Looks way better than my store bought one :thumbs: 

Thank you Koko!! Will update some more pics  later. 

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Modified this one by putting power strip on back of the stand. Providing me to have a drip loop. And some motion sensor LED lights inside the cabinet. 👍🏽

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pardon me for the overexposed picture. :)

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Here is the inside. Lot's of stuff that I can put. Planning to run the canister filter sometime. still establishing BB on this new tank. Right now am running 2 mainland bio200. one is already established with BB while other one is still being cycled/seeded.

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That's a killer stand! When I tried to make one it didn't turn out nearly as nice, I think I'll paint mine black though and hopefully it'll look a bit better. Love the tank!

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Here is the inside. Lot's of stuff that I can put. Planning to run the canister filter sometime. still establishing BB on this new tank. Right now am running 2 mainland bio200. one is already established with BB while other one is still being cycled/seeded.
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46 minutes ago, John_Ranchu said:

That's a killer stand! When I tried to make one it didn't turn out nearly as nice, I think I'll paint mine black though and hopefully it'll look a bit better. Love the tank!

 


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Yes going with a black finish kinda hides the imperfections. Though, I sanded down the facade and some of the rough areas of the plywood to give it a better smooth finish. A tip would be to place the part your goin to paint in a horizontal manner. So as paint won’t drip. And apply a thin layer per coating. Did 2 coats on mine. Have patience. 👍🏽 

Appreciate the compliment.  

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7 hours ago, Fastlane said:

Yes going with a black finish kinda hides the imperfections. Though, I sanded down the facade and some of the rough areas of the plywood to give it a better smooth finish. A tip would be to place the part your goin to paint in a horizontal manner. So as paint won’t drip. And apply a thin layer per coating. Did 2 coats on mine. Have patience. 👍🏽 

Appreciate the compliment.  

Well if you lived closer you could build me one too :teehee 

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6 minutes ago, koko said:

Well if you lived closer you could build me one too :teehee 

It was fun DIY’ing a stand. Hopefully this one stands through time. 😊

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1 hour ago, Fastlane said:

It was fun DIY’ing a stand. Hopefully this one stands through time. 😊

I can say it looks more sturdier than mine. I found one that wasn't really the 40b stand. I think its the 40 stand so I got just a few centimeters on each side of the tank hanging off the stand :o 

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1 hour ago, koko said:

I can say it looks more sturdier than mine. I found one that wasn't really the 40b stand. I think its the 40 stand so I got just a few centimeters on each side of the tank hanging off the stand :o 

Ya, I’d say there is no sway while I was trying to shake the stand while the aquarium was on top. (Of course no water yet) 😂 after filling half of the tank still tried to sway the stand and still here was no shake. Which is good for me and the tank. 👍🏽

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Good looking stand.  Nice and neat interior, I should try that sometime!  

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30 minutes ago, dahling8 said:

Good looking stand.  Nice and neat interior, I should try that sometime!  

Yes you should. 😄

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On 8/17/2018 at 1:27 PM, Goldfishbeginner said:

The plywood and cabinet hardware really gives it a nice finished look. Well done!

 

 

Thank you. 😊

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