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That's fantastic news, congratulations! It well worth asking then ;)...
Yeah, something like craigslist is probably your best bet. Since you live in AU, I would have a lot of difficulty pointing you towards a good wood to use that wouldn't cost you a fortune to get imported.
I know i'm really psyched! I'm making my own stand now out of stuctural pine for the frame, and MDF for the shell. BTW its going to be a heavily planted aquarium, so when I do get it up and running, i'll most definitely post pics.
Well... I don't take all the credit for being able to make the stand, although with enginerering and woodwork under my belt from grades 9-12, I should be able to lol. School is good for some things I guess lol... Winnydapoo, one of our newest members gets most of the credit for helping me design the stand, and all the little details is thanks to them.
I would have absolutely taken woodwork in high school but back when I was in high school (about a century ago) "girls" weren't "allowed" to. I'm really looking forward to seeing your completed project!