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Old 06-16-2018, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So on reef2reef I found this guy who had this Incredible tank, with an incredible custom stand, he was some kind of fabricator so he said half was custom half wasn't.
So I see LED strip lights, and a lot of personal material to create the slopes on the right side- and some other stuff. Not mentioning the 1000's of $ in equipment.

So has anyone in the scaping hobby actually gone to this extent to make their stand look as good as their tank? I mean with success not effort? meaning they have successfully made it look Really good and flashy like this guys. Hes making me want to do a custom stand *which I wanted to anyway*


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I'm building one. It's actually the reason I ended up at the event that made me decide to do the lab thing.

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30g project tank. Started as "I'll put an internal sump in this". Now the tank I was going to work on isn't getting done at all. I got a NEW 30g tall, rather than a 30 long.


Now that new tank is rimless. Full 3d background I made w/ sandfall almost finished being made, then I gotta drill tank and do the euro bracing. Custom stand with sump and COČ tank in it. custom LED light (w/ 6500k, 5000k, + RGB LEDs on independent dimmers) in a floating "hood" over the rimless tank. I actually was just going to play with my sketches when I saw your thread.

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I had designed and sourced mats to make a beautiful sump that would be VISIBLE but my wife liked the idea of hidden. Happy wife, happy life. Plus she let me build a lab in our apartment. I can give up fancy sump.

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ive always wanted to do a sump, a nice smooth but fancy one that looks expensive lmao- nice sketch btw it looks fantastic. LOL the wife comes first, I think everyone can agree on this xD

I organized my stand a bit last night at like 1am cause I wasn't sleeping, couldn't sleep I mean, and now I have 2 power strips (dont use surge protectors they can hurt aquaria equipment) that I organized the wires on, the stuff to the left goes on the left powerstrip, things on the right go to the right powerstrip. It worked out fairly well. Just have to find a way to hang them on the side of the stands wall, anyone know a way to do this? I figure I couldn't screw it since the wall is only So thick (about not even an inch I think).
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No surge protectors say what?

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No surge protectors say what?

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They Adjust the Sine Wave and can damage equipment They are designed for the full sine Especially the DC Systems.

I drilled some holes in the stand (verrrry small almost cant see them) and the screws dont fit the um... power strip so i need to go to lowes one day and buy smaller screws
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Good to know. Take equipment off surge. Check.

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When you do eventually build your stand I would be delighted to see pics of how you built it- the process etc. I plan to incorporate LED lights into mine somehow like in the image, w/ motion sensor.
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I'll share the cad drawings with you

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