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Paul Higashikawa 05-28-2007 11:56 PM

Re: Building ADA
 
Awesome job, Jason! 'Course, ya know that means you might have to take orders from some of us here in the future:p I like mine gun metalic just fine, haha!

But seriously, good effort and great work! It is ADA-worthy:) Amano would be very proud!

TNguyen 05-29-2007 05:31 AM

Re: Building ADA
 
Nicely done! 5 month on the floor? That's it! I'm with John, little over a year and counting. Thanks for showing. Maybe now I can start getting thing together and start building.

Cheers,
Thanh

slickwillislim 05-29-2007 06:15 AM

Re: Building ADA
 
I don't want to get to off topic but I used oil based primer, but I didn't use oil based paint. You live and you learn.

Bert H 05-29-2007 09:19 AM

Re: Building ADA
 
Nicely done, Jason. :thumbsup: When are you going to start setting up the tank?

Jason Baliban 05-29-2007 10:51 AM

Re: Building ADA
 
Troy McClure - no prob, i hope it helped you picture what was going on:)

slickwillislim - The formica is only about an 1/8 of an inch thick...if that. I would say there is about 1/4" inch of a lip on all side of the tank after the formica was added. Its not a perfect fit, but i really wasnt going for 100% flush. I dont have the tools to do that. I literally have about 250 bucks worth of tools to work with, and for you tool people, you know that is terrible!!! HAHAHA The grommets were thought of after i started the stand. I was sitting at my desk and just looked at one on my desk, and got googling....and their they were:) Im not sure what i am going to do with the lights yet. I have two solar I's to hang over the thing. I am leaning towards building something into the stand or around the stand to hang them. I doubt i will do the ceiling thing.

Paul - I dont think i will build many more. Really, it did take me a lot of time to make. Im sure with some nice tools, i could cut that time in half, and then it might be worth it to make more of them. HAHA

Bert - I am setting it up at the next meeting....june 16th. I better get working on the lights:)

Thanh and john - Its funny how we can resist setting up these tanks right away:)

Thanks guys

jB

David Hui 05-30-2007 08:27 PM

Re: Building ADA
 
Jason, beautiful stand.

jazzlvr123 06-03-2007 03:26 PM

Re: Building ADA
 
you just inspired me to build a custom stand for my new 60x30x36cm ADA tank, im going to follow your plans as intricately as i can you did a great job!!

net 06-09-2007 05:22 AM

Re: Building ADA
 
Good job!

marke14 06-13-2007 12:32 AM

Re: Building ADA
 
This stand looks awesome.

DIY done right - the cuts on your hands are worth it!

Jason Baliban 06-13-2007 02:40 PM

Re: Building ADA
 
Next I had to hang the lights. I was pretty sure that i didnt want to drill into my ceiling, so i needed to make a stand. This is what i came up with.

http://baliban.com/webpics/lights2.jpg

jB


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