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Old 11-08-2008, 08:29 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Looks like you off to a good start. With the eco go with a short photo period ,say under 8 hours, you will have a lot less problems.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:58 AM   #32 (permalink)
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That stand is killer! At first I thought it looked a little plain, but the molding on the doors and the top/bottom of the stand make it look like fine furniture. Very stylish without looking overdone! This is my favorite stand I have seen, built like a tank while looking like a Ferrari! Congratulations on quitting smoking, also
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That stand is killer! At first I thought it looked a little plain, but the molding on the doors and the top/bottom of the stand make it look like fine furniture. Very stylish without looking overdone! This is my favorite stand I have seen, built like a tank while looking like a Ferrari! Congratulations on quitting smoking, also

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Looks like you off to a good start. With the eco go with a short photo period ,say under 8 hours, you will have a lot less problems.
Thank you for the advise, I sure will do that!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:13 AM   #34 (permalink)
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now that the stand is complete, which looks awesome, i'm sure you can refer to yourselves as intermediate builders

the tank setup looks great, please post more pictures once it fills in, and congrats on quitting smoking
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:04 PM   #35 (permalink)
 
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I put some more plant into the tank, and shrimp
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Riccia mat:

Shrimp



Male guppies in my 5 gal:





And my doggie
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:41 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Looking great!! I like it...some good close ups! My favorite is the dog at the end! lol hahaha
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These are pics of a stand I made using butacska's directions. I made the top flat and added center supports as butacska suggested. I'm very pleased how it turned out.



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Beautiful stand Info!

Any problems with a large door with those hinges?
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You guys are great! Wonderful work! Great tanks!



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The doors are not very heavy just 1/2" plywood trim out with wood stock. I had to go cheap on the wood (why its painted to hide the imperfections) but I used the best I could get for the hardware. The hinges are heavy duty self-closing. Longer hinges would have looked better but the store didn't have any in stock and I wanted to get finished so I could move on to my next project.
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