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Old 12-11-2010, 01:52 PM   #1
 
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20 Long Build

This has been dubbed my "do it again project". 3 months in the making...
Stand is 42" tall by 30-1/8" wide by 13" deep. Top of tank is 4.5' high... perfect viewing level.

stand frame, made with 4x4's to be extra sturdy


brackets


paneling


tank drilled and painted


first door


doors complete


checking the plumbing


sump


sump top view


electrical


finished product

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Old 12-11-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
 
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Bit of advice I learned. If you notice in picture 7 (plumbing) don't ever use the pvc check valves found at hardware store. This valve failed on its first test. Get the clear flapper style ones... trust me... it worth waiting the shipping.
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:26 PM   #3
 
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good looking build
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:32 PM   #4
 
Good stuff, what did you coat the wood with?
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:12 AM   #5
 
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Good stuff, what did you coat the wood with?
3 stage process

wood condinitioner, Minwax Red Mahogany stain then Minwax clear satin poly finish with fine sanding and steel wool in between.
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