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badxgillen 11-01-2013 12:56 AM

40 Stack Re Build
 
So I don't usually share much of what I do as I am not one who takes ridicule well but I have decided to post up a small build thread,or should I call it a Re Build. I have a stack of aquariums I am needing to move up stairs. Basically I am taking down a number of my aquariums and setting them back up more efficiently>This stack had a 40 breeder anemone tank,a 40 breeder planted medium tetra angel tank, and a nice shallow frag tank on top.First things first and I have to build a stand in my room and bolt it too the wall.

Stay Tuned and I will get you some pictures.

badxgillen 11-02-2013 01:31 AM

So first off I had to get all the lumber from out back of my house upstairs where I am making the stand,it will be too big once finished to lug up my L stair well. My oldest son is my on call guy helper and my camera man,while my youngest is some how always in the midst of the construction.
http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/...psae127c69.jpg
My son catching all the action as usual,some times he fails to tell me I am on camera.

badxgillen 11-02-2013 01:34 AM

The tools of the trade are simple for this model.
Just going to use 2 by 4s and 2 inch screws after making pilot holes and boring out the entrances for the screw heads to fit in snug.
http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/...psbaa7cac3.jpg
Don't worry the holes in the bed are not from the inappropriate use of power tools but from doing backflips on the mattress :roll:

badxgillen 11-02-2013 01:39 AM

First I have to make three frames for the inside of the stand. These I just clamp into place,drill a pilot hole, and drive the screw home!
http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1959a583.jpg
Here you can see I am attaching the inner frames to the outer supports.Don't mind the mess in the background, we all know how it is to excavate a bedroom for renovations or moving so dont give me too much guff. I had to move much of my bedroom into the closet temporarily and the extra tools and wood don't help with the mess.
http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/...ps49e73a74.jpg

dramaqueen 11-02-2013 02:10 AM

Sounds like quite a project. Good luck with t.

Chesh 11-02-2013 07:33 AM

I see TANKS!!! And a Gilly! And a SUUUUPER cute MINION!!! ^__^
. . . Three cheers for tank builds! Thank you for posting this - can't wait for the next update!

badxgillen 11-03-2013 01:27 AM

So I have the stand finished and up against the wall,I will have to re route all the cords when I am done with this wood work.http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7b56cb93.jpg
As I stated before I build my stands to stack,so this tank needs to be anchored to the wall. I found the studs in the wall and added a 2 by 4 to the back of the stand to act as support.http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/...psaba6e509.jpg
I added some boards up top to assist with storage like fish food and utensils.
http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/...psac6baa64.jpg

badxgillen 11-03-2013 01:29 AM

Can't forget to drill the holes for the plumbing.http://i1317.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1cd2e329.jpg I am still contemplating making the whole stack salt but I don't want to re home my angel tetra tank.Looks like I need to make more room.

Chesh 11-03-2013 01:19 PM

Looks like things are moving along quickly over there - this is a fantastic step-by-step guide. Great work!
. . . I can't help but ogling ALL THOSE TANKS in the backrounds of these shots - it's driving me crazy - I NEED to see more!!! >.<

badxgillen 11-03-2013 05:36 PM

You should have seen this wall before! This is my bedroom and it previously had 13 water holding aquariums and 4 terrariums. I have taken almost everything down,even moved my head board tank, and am redesigning things to be more efficient. You will be disappointed to hear that I am taking most of the fresh water out and trying to turn it to mostly salt.


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