Pics from my DIY stand

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Doubles as a desk, made out of 4 by 4 lubmber, 132 inches length.





Desk part


Top sheet


Painted, notice there is no supporting leg in the middle of the first part, just planning ahead for fitting a bigger filter


Strength test, Coco gives her go


First sheet of PFL on top, notice the lip that extends in the front, on the right part of the stand i need it for desk space, on the left side ( tank side ) i call it a "cat lip", i'm prety shure Coco will make a lounge out of the tank canopy/cover, that's just a safe way to get her up there without any scratches to the tank


Second sheet of PFL on top and set to it's final position


Right side ( desk side ), notice a gap between the wall and the stand, that's where my PC will rest


Not the perfect binding of the top sheet's but should work


Screws on top, made a mistake and drilled one on the desk side, i know it will bug me for years to come


p.s. waiting on a new set of sheets to make the doors on the bottom to hide the filters and aqua products, same pattern as the top one but on a black background
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tehmole replied the topic: Pics from my DIY stand

that's an awer DIY stand/desk combo ... that stand looks sturdy as hell ... can use as a second bed ... if need.

can't wait to set your tank on it ... more pics please
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Marshal replied the topic: Pics from my DIY stand

Looks pretty sturdy, I do like the idea of incorporating a desk in the same unit. Look forward to seeing a tank on it.
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Pics from my DIY stand

Very nice ! Glad you were smart enough to have the cat do the strength test. You should be all good now ! :laugh: That is a great idea though. Having a desk/tank set up. Something for me to keep in mind when building the stand for the 125G.
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Thanks guys, needs to be sturdy as with water and all the rest it will weight about 3000 lbs ( 1.5 tons ). I was kind of forced to incorporate the desk since i live in a small studio apartment.

The tank will get home in the weekend if i can gather a small army to cary it by then, the good news is that it fits perfectly in my elevator, so it only has to be carried on short distances.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Pics from my DIY stand

I carried a 265 in the house with 2 ppl lol ;)


but stand looks awesome and to be able to work right next to your fish will be awesome and very counter productive lmao!!!

great build

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Nina_W replied the topic: Pics from my DIY stand

It looks good! I love the cat lip.

You can 'cover' the screw with some white nail polish that should make it a lot less conspicuous (ask your local lady-friends for the white of their french manicure kit, it's partly see-through and works really well for this sort of job).

poelinca wrote: Thanks guys, needs to be sturdy as with water and all the rest it will weight about 3000 lbs ( 1.5 tons ). I was kind of forced to incorporate the desk since i live in a small studio apartment.

The tank will get home in the weekend if i can gather a small army to cary it by then, the good news is that it fits perfectly in my elevator, so it only has to be carried on short distances.


glass aquarium? It might be worth your while to figure out a few places where you can have your army set it down along the way in case of emergency. (I also suggest having pizza/beer/their preferred beverage/food there for afterwards... it really helps encourage forgiveness, because the small army doesn't typically know what they're in for, and when you move they will probably have to help again :whistle: )

I hope it gets there safely!

It will look great in the end :)
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Richardb1976 replied the topic: Pics from my DIY stand

What size tank are you putting on that stand? The stand looks amazing
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Richardb1976 wrote: What size tank are you putting on that stand? The stand looks amazing


Tank is 210 us gallons , 780 liters for those on the metric like me. Dimensions are 87"L x 22"W x 25"H ( on the metric 220L x 55W x 65H cm )
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JasonR replied the topic: Pics from my DIY stand

Very nice job! Looking forward to seeing the finished product with the tank set up.:)
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