Finally beginning the new tank by starting with the stand. I began building it today and i still need to do all the finish work (i.e. putty,filling, sanding, trimming, staining, etc); but structurally it's very solid. I used a simple design that i modified to fit my specifications. I have some pictures that i took on my phone( i apoligize for the quality, but it's the thought that counts, right?). I had the 2x4's, plywood, top, screws, and all the tools required. I'm planning on finishing it slowly over the next week or so, as life does not allow me a lot of free time.
I'm doing this whole project low budget, by basically just upgrading from my current 29 gallon planted, to the 45 gallon that i purchased back in febuary off craigs list. I have all the live plants i need ( and some...lol). I have pictures of my 29 gallon up for viewing here.
I haven't been on here in a while and i'm looking forward to sharing my new setup as it evolves into whatever it may. More pictures will be coming soon.