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  1. DIY Stand and Sump w/refugium project

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey guys so this isn't a help me post, its just a post that I figured may give people some ideas for their own diy project. I have decided that I'm going to do a little DIY project. I have a Rio 180 set up and decided that I want to Add a sump to it. I then had the idea that I would want to...
  2. Adventure into Wonderland: Refurbishing 65g Tank and Stand

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So maybe I've gone a liiiiiittle tank crazy but I can't help myself. I have live plants in my 46 gallon, my 20 gallons, even my 2.5 gallon tank but they also have artificial backdrops and decor that looks kind of... well, cheesy. I wanted to make a big planted tank that blends the beauty of a...
  3. DIY Aquarium Stand Step by Step

    DIY Aquarium
    Hi everyone! So today is an awesome day! Yes, both my step dad and I finally built my aquarium stand. It took us about 4 or 5 hours and even though its not fancy with all sorts of do dads for now its awesome. Its not completely finished. We are going to add doors and a back later on, and...
  4. Open or Closed Canopy?

    DIY Aquarium
    I am going to build a stand and canopy for my 20 gallon tank this weekend and I was wondering if I need to leave the back of the canopy open to allow heat to get out. I will have 2 CFL bulbs inside and I have heard that they do not produce much heat.
  5. 5 gallon cube

    DIY Aquarium
    so i am planning on making a 5 gallon cube tank out of 1/8th inch glass.also i want to make a stand out of wood and a hood that uses CF lighting.any and all help will be greatly appreatiated.
  6. my simple 55 gallon tank stand

    DIY Aquarium
    This is my very simple tank stand I made 3 weeks ago. It is made from a single 12' 2"x12" piece of douglass fir. I cut it in half planed the sides put in some dowels then glued the 2 pieces together in a butt joint. I stained it with a dark stain I don't remember the name. Then gave it 4 coats...