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jsm11482 09-05-2006 04:21 PM

Josh's New Aquarium Setup Diary
Hi, I wanted to start a post which I will update as I progress through my new aquarium setup. So far I have the tank and plans for the cabinet:

I want the cabinet to look like this:

And here are my plans so far:

*** UPDATE 09-24-06 ***
Did some work this weekend at my dads, we got the frame done as well as most of the finish work. Didn't start on the canopy yet, however. Here is a pic of the frame - it's built like a tank! Should be done next weekend.

*** UPDATE 09-24-06 ***
Yaaaay, it's done!!! Well the cabinet is at least, still need to setup the aquarium. My dad and I (with a little help from my little bother) finished this in about 4-5 days total. Total cost: about $150! What deal! The inner frame is constructed of 2x6, 2x4, 4x4 and plywood, while the outside is solid cherry, the panels inside the doors, etc are cherry veneer. It looks great, if I do say so myself. :wink:

Here are the pics, sorry they're blurry. My camera sucks, a lot. Let me know what you think.

Hey...I can't upload the second pic....have I reached my limit??

jsm11482 09-24-2006 07:00 PM

Added new pic of frame (to first post), comments welcome.

Nick 09-24-2006 08:21 PM

Look great!!! Cant wait to see the final touch up. You may try putting this under DIY, well it would of been better to of gotten step by step on how it got done ;)

jsm11482 09-24-2006 08:44 PM

Thanks! I can't wait 'till its done! The 90gal has been sitting in my dining room for way too long and I MUST set it up! Hopefully I can get it setup next weekend.

Tracy 10-08-2006 01:08 AM

Can't wait to see the final photos, it's going to be great! :)

jsm11482 10-08-2006 11:33 PM

Allll done! Pic & comment added to first post. Let me know what you think!!

Lupin 10-08-2006 11:35 PM


Originally Posted by jsm11482
Hey...I can't upload the second pic....have I reached my limit??

Nope. You can post as many pics as you can.:)
Your tank looks nice. Any list of fish?:mrgreen:

Amphitrite 10-09-2006 03:22 AM

jsm11482 that is absolutely stunning - I really love the cabinet. Good job :welldone:

jsm11482 10-09-2006 07:16 AM

Thanks!! It came out pretty well, there are a couple "home made" errors but for the most part, I am very pleased!

Lauri 10-09-2006 07:22 AM

Looks great

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