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Old 08-17-2009, 05:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Cool!
I have always enjoyed reading your threads and the photography is always top notch. This looks like a nice system to keep an eye on.
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for the encouragement! I will do my best to not give away all my secrets But I hope that the journal can show all of the steps until the final product

Tonight i worked on cutting the hole in the stand where the filter tubes will come out.

Before the cuts.


First hole. On the ground, you can see the grommet i am going to use to fill the hole.


Two holes....now to saw out the middle part...


Finished...


Next....
Create wood mounts for the light stand. I will need to stain to match the stand and then mount them.

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Old 08-18-2009, 05:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Looking sharp Jason! I am excited to see another tank from you...I think this one will look pretty sweet!
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this tank is going to be awesome.

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I would have never thought about drilling hole into my precious stand, just too afraid to do it. Now that I see how sweet and logical it is, I might have to do it. This thread already helped! Thanks
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wow that's a sexy stand!
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:28 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I would have never thought about drilling hole into my precious stand, just too afraid to do it. Now that I see how sweet and logical it is, I might have to do it. This thread already helped! Thanks
After i built that ADA stand, i found out just how much more useful it was to have the filter tubes on the side of the stand vs the back.

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Old 08-23-2009, 10:36 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I plan to use two ADA 150W Solar I's to light this tank. The solars are pendents so they need to be hung. I plan to make a light stand similar to the one that is on this tank....
http://www.projectaquarium.com/aquar...rium_stand.jpg

The challenge with doing this with the oceanic tank is that there is a lip at the top of the stand where the tank sits. I needed to fabricate something to mount the light stand on, setting it off the sides of the tank by 3/4" to clear the lip.

I went to the store and picked up two pieces of oak...


I sanded the corners a bit to create a smooth edge...


Stained...


Drilled 3 holes in the stand to mount the wood...


Finished!! This will give the light stand something to attach to.


Next time...

Making the light stand!!

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Old 08-27-2009, 04:55 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Well, the stand is finally ready for the tank!!!

With the help of a very strong neighbor, who is built like Shane Victorino, we got the tank on the stand.

Here are a few shots.

Zoe is about 14" tall....


Tina is about 5', 3" tall....


Side...


Cool shot...


I hope to finish the light stand within the week.

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Why are you holding your hand up like that in the last shot?
This is going to be incredible.
Wow.
Cool cat too lol.
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