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post #111 of 319 Old 02-23-2009, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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no, but if thats what your thinking thank you very much. its been alot of work but its shaping up, just taking alittle long for my liking but again its shaping up.
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post #112 of 319 Old 02-24-2009, 12:03 AM
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Looking mighty fine there mate. You and I have completely different tastes, and different woodworking styles, But I do like the look you're headed for. Excellent work so far. A few questions I have for you, and I'm sorry if I missed this in an earlier post. What are you plans as far as painting? Simple one color, or are you going to try something fancy with it? and what are your plans as far as a buffer between the stand and the tank? I ask because a lot of people use foam board insulation. I chose to take a risk and go with something thinner. I used an O scale cork roadbed from a model train store. It's served me well so far.

Anyways, Kudos on the excellent craftsmanship. Can't wait to see it finished

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post #113 of 319 Old 02-24-2009, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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thanks steve, i must now ask, how would you have designed the stand?

im really planning a solid color, most likely black but possibly white. i did want to stain it but im going with painting. i have a shelving unit that im going to paint the same color as the stand/canopy and im thinking this will break up some of the green in the room. i am most likely also going to paint one of the walls (which i havnt painted yet due to the current tank being there) white which should be pretty cool.

the buffer between stand and tank is ahead of me and i havnt decided yet. i was thinking pink insulation but planning just going tank on wood. the pink foam is so thin its going to compress so hard it wont do anything. the tank alone is super heavy with the 1/2 thick glass.

really i just went for a "basic stand" well its more complex then the current but still basic. im going to be adding a basic molding to match the basic doors. the missing panel can be explained by looking back at the sketch up models. you can also see the shelving unit that will be included alittle later down the road to house my skimmer. it is going to be going on the left side of the tank instead of the original planned right side as i have changed locations of where the tank will sit.

glad everyone is enjoying what im doing up to date. i just really cant wait for it to be finished.
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post #114 of 319 Old 02-24-2009, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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heres an idea of what it should look like with the cabinet on the left side. the door on the right will be storage.


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post #115 of 319 Old 02-24-2009, 11:18 AM
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If I recall the earlier posts correctly, the missing panel is for the purposes of viewing your Refugium. I've been watching this thread, checking in now and again. As for the stand, I would have done the same as I did on mine. Basically the same as in My DIY tank stand thread. But then I like that kind of look. Personally, I would have loved to see the stained wood grain with the green walls of the room.

As far as the buffer, The purpose of that is to displace the weight of the tank evenly across any imperfections in the wood. Sometimes design flaws, imperfections in the wood or even knots in the wood just below the surface can cause enough stress on the tank to cause it to crack. the extra step is really worth the peace of mind.

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post #116 of 319 Old 02-25-2009, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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playing with some colors. i like the one on the far right (which it most likely will be) and the far left. not so much the one in the middle

and then theres always this

still think im going to stick with black.
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post #117 of 319 Old 02-25-2009, 06:45 PM
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I agree with the black, far right, as the best choice.
(Even though you know I really wanted stained )
It's going to look great!

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post #118 of 319 Old 02-25-2009, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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not only would the solid black be the easiest to paint i personally think it looks best out of my options.
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post #119 of 319 Old 02-25-2009, 10:47 PM
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Agreed. I'm really looking forward to seeing this project completed, as I know you are!

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post #120 of 319 Old 02-25-2009, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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well i was going to hold off on saying this, but theres good chances of me getting a 115, stand, canopy and so forth this weekend. i prob. wont set it up as i may use it if i go (anywhere not local) to college. it cost a whopping $0 so i cant complain if i do get it, my mothers just complaining about it being another tank in the house.
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