Pics from my DIY stand

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Nina_W wrote: 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 :)


Great ideas, i might have to buy you a drink some time, saved me from a lot of hassle.
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I can't wait to see it finished
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ups, i forgot to check if it's leveled, what do you think: is it good to go or should i try to have it straight now ? i gues it needs the tank on top with water, maybe it will settle a bit different ?

front to back is perfect ( dead center ) but side to side looks a bit off :

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Wow, great build. Are you serious about the level? If you can get better than what your bubble shows, then hats off.
If you are on a slab, you could do a little sanding, if not then it would not be worth the time, owing to the fact that that kind of weight will "settle" and will not be the same next time you check the level.
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Nina_W replied the topic: DIY Led nightlight - the simple method!

Looks just fine to me. It's usually good practice to put the aquarium on a large, thick sheet of styrofoam to help distribute the pressure anyway, which should sort out any very slight unevenness.

Again, most excellent work! That's about as level as they come!
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I do plan to use extruded styrofoam, the green one that goes under the floor ~1" ( 2-3 cm ) thick, extruded because it's ment to handle more pressure, the tank also has double sheet's of glass at the bottom just to be on the safe side.
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robham7770 replied the topic: Pics from my DIY stand

Any updates? Your stand gave me a great idea of how to squeeze another large tank into my house, thanks! :P
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robham7770 wrote: Any updates? Your stand gave me a great idea of how to squeeze another large tank into my house, thanks! :P


What idea ? please share it with us.

Updates: got drunk on saturday so i wasn't able to get the tank at home on sunday (i'll probably do it tomorrow), the fish are doing fine, not eating as much as i'd like becouse they are still a bit scared of me.
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Wow, 4x4's! Now that's a stand that will hold up for years.

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Matt wrote: Wow, 4x4's! Now that's a stand that will hold up for years.


Let's hope so. The 2x4's looked rather flimsy for this size of a tank.
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