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Old 08-01-2003, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just picked up an All-Glasss pine stand in Black. It's 48x18, to fit my 75G. In this stand I plan to have my sump, and I am concerned about water drips and possible small spills and thier effect on the wood of the stand. I like the stand, and I want it to last.

All-Glass says: "Stain Resistant Finish: Each All-Glass stand comes with a durable finish that is highly resistant to water. This prevents water stains and makes your stand easier to keep clean beautiful for years."

However I would like to some how seal the inside of the stand. Maybe on the bottom and a few inches up each side. I was thinking, maybe something thin and waterproof, black of course, maybe something like the stuff you put on counter-tops. I have no idea what it is called or anything, or how to work with it, or even if this is a good idea.

Shy of that I was thinking I could get a very thin custom acrylic box made that would fit the internal dimentions of the stand, just a few inches high but hopefully cheap enough to make it worth my while. This way I could leave my nets ect in there to dry and not have to worry about wrecking the stand.

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I just picked up an All-Glasss pine stand in Black. It's 48x18, to fit my 75G. In this stand I plan to have my sump, and I am concerned about water drips and possible small spills and thier effect on the wood of the stand. I like the stand, and I want it to last.

All-Glass says: "Stain Resistant Finish: Each All-Glass stand comes with a durable finish that is highly resistant to water. This prevents water stains and makes your stand easier to keep clean beautiful for years."

However I would like to some how seal the inside of the stand. Maybe on the bottom and a few inches up each side. I was thinking, maybe something thin and waterproof, black of course, maybe something like the stuff you put on counter-tops. I have no idea what it is called or anything, or how to work with it, or even if this is a good idea.

Shy of that I was thinking I could get a very thin custom acrylic box made that would fit the internal dimentions of the stand, just a few inches high but hopefully cheap enough to make it worth my while. This way I could leave my nets ect in there to dry and not have to worry about wrecking the stand.

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A couple of coats of spar varnish should do just fine. Much cheaper than lining it with acrylic.
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Oh, if you need it to be black, prime it then throw on one or two coats of black oil-based paint.
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If your only worry is putting wet nets and whatnot in there without messing anything up why not just get a rubbermaid container large enough to hold them and put it in there.

Other than that the spar varnish or any waterproof paint would work.

If you really want a tray of some sort how about a piece of plastic to cover the bottom and some pieces to cover the sides. Put glue the pieces to the bottom and sides and then silicone the seams.

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Thanks for the ideas guys.
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I use one of the rubbermaid/sterlite containers inthe bottom of my stand. Total investment was $10 and the time it took to check three store slooking for the right size.

The boxes are also fairly easy to cut and paste with common silicone or duct tape.

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Yes I noticed that in your journal. I actually found a nice sized one on the rubbermaid website. Now I just need to find it in a store and I am set. I also need to find a box to store my top-up water for my automatic top up system. Might just resort to a 5gallon bucket and call it a day though.
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A 5gal paint bucket is the duct tape of containers. They're good for EVERYTHING

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For the nets you can get a 1 gallon ziploc bag and staple it to the inside of the stand door and then you can just drop the net in there and not worry about water getting anywhere and it keeps the net handy.



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