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Postby Cali_screw » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:52 pm

Got some more work done today, here are some progress pictures:
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Leaving the back open to run all my hoses Etc,

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Started on some trim
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Postby Steve C » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:55 pm

Looking good man I like the trim on the bottom :thumb: I'm tryin to decide if I want to leave my back open or not right now. Leaning towards leaving it open like you did.
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Postby Cali_screw » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:58 am

Steve C wrote:Looking good man I like the trim on the bottom :thumb: I'm tryin to decide if I want to leave my back open or not right now. Leaning towards leaving it open like you did.


Thanks, It just makes it so much easier to run things and plus adds ventilation to the equipment in the stand
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:07 am

Looks very nice!!!
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Postby Cali_screw » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:10 am

13razorbackfan wrote:Looks very nice!!!


Thanks, i plan to get the trim done tomorrow after work, then this weekend start on the canopy....
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:24 am

Cali_screw wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:Looks very nice!!!


Thanks, i plan to get the trim done tomorrow after work, then this weekend start on the canopy....
What are your plans for lights and how do you plan to fix them in the canopy?

I am considering building a canopy on my 75g and trying to figure out how to position my lights.
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Postby Cali_screw » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:37 am

13razorbackfan wrote:
Cali_screw wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:Looks very nice!!!


Thanks, i plan to get the trim done tomorrow after work, then this weekend start on the canopy....
What are your plans for lights and how do you plan to fix them in the canopy?

I am considering building a canopy on my 75g and trying to figure out how to position my lights.


I have two ideas, one just put my light on top of my glass lids or buy a shop lamp and mount it to the top of the canopy.
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:45 am

Cali_screw wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:
Cali_screw wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:Looks very nice!!!


Thanks, i plan to get the trim done tomorrow after work, then this weekend start on the canopy....
What are your plans for lights and how do you plan to fix them in the canopy?

I am considering building a canopy on my 75g and trying to figure out how to position my lights.


I have two ideas, one just put my light on top of my glass lids or buy a shop lamp and mount it to the top of the canopy.
I am thinking about ways to mount my current t5 into a canopy so that I can open the top to access the bulbs when they need to be changed. I also want to be able to open the front like a cabinet so I can drop food in.
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Postby Cali_screw » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:07 am

13razorbackfan wrote:
Cali_screw wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:
Cali_screw wrote:
13razorbackfan wrote:Looks very nice!!!


Thanks, i plan to get the trim done tomorrow after work, then this weekend start on the canopy....
What are your plans for lights and how do you plan to fix them in the canopy?

I am considering building a canopy on my 75g and trying to figure out how to position my lights.


I have two ideas, one just put my light on top of my glass lids or buy a shop lamp and mount it to the top of the canopy.
I am thinking about ways to mount my current t5 into a canopy so that I can open the top to access the bulbs when they need to be changed. I also want to be able to open the front like a cabinet so I can drop food in.


Yea im considering all things like that, trying to come up with ideas to have easy access to water changes and feedings etc.
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Postby Cali_screw » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:36 am

Progress as of tonight, not much:
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Postby Azballa7 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:01 am

Looks good. Im about 99 percent done with my DIY tank stand :D

Ill have to post pictures later.
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Postby Cali_screw » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:10 am

Azballa7 wrote:Looks good. Im about 99 percent done with my DIY tank stand :D

Ill have to post pictures later.


Please do, always nice to see others work!
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Postby Cali_screw » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:02 am

Small update, tank test fit with molding and trim

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Postby GTZ » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:40 am

Would love a breakdown on how the top and bottom trim were done.
I've been interested in doing the same on my stand and canopy but can't find any good tutorials or material lists online.
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Postby 13razorbackfan » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:49 am

GTZ wrote:Would love a breakdown on how the top and bottom trim were done.
I've been interested in doing the same on my stand and canopy but can't find any good tutorials or material lists online.
Coping mouldings and trim can be very tricky. A good coping saw is a must and they are not very expensive. Once you get the hang of it you will want to hang trim everywhere!!
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