09-06-2013, 08:35 PM
09-06-2013, 08:41 PM
JUST KIDDING, you guys...Mrs. Slap barely allowed the 40b!
09-11-2013, 09:47 PM
My two stands are now one - finally!
Here are some pics of the completed stands. They are all painted and screwed together. I still have to do another coat of poly on the canopy and add the hook and eyes that will hold it open. I ended up not hinging it to the wall - the back edge rests on the 2x3 support board that is screwed into the wall. I also have to finish the tile along the edge of the plywood base.
I will be cleaning the tanks and adding the black sand in the next 2 weeks. Then it's time to aquascape!
Just the stand frames - the flexible black acrylic panels slide into slots at the edges and in the middle. Those areas got a coat of poly, so they look darker.
Complete setup with the black panels inserted and the canopy. The gray stand trim piece is removable for access and keeps the acrylic panels flat against the stand frame.
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Last edited by gronlaura; 09-11-2013 at 09:49 PM.
My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"
09-11-2013, 10:53 PM
Wow, stand and tanks look fantastic...you really did an amazing job. I like how the trim pieces look in the grey, breaks it up a little and will really show off the black sand more in the end. AWESOME!!!
09-11-2013, 11:07 PM
09-11-2013, 11:33 PM
Gorgeous, like I knew they would be...those need to be in some fancy hotel lobby, or a fine restaurant, so professional looking!....wonderful work on your part
09-11-2013, 11:41 PM
Your set-up is looking really good
If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
"Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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09-12-2013, 02:31 PM
Your tanks look amazing together!
I know you already have your stocking plan, but since you have side-by-side tanks, have you thought of doing something like the water bridge described in this thread? It would probably significantly affect your stocking plan and would require modifications of your canopy, so I'm not sure you want to do that at this point, but when I saw your two tanks side-by-side I thought of that thread.
09-12-2013, 03:45 PM
09-12-2013, 08:33 PM
Yes...I figured your stocking might prevent it... I'd love to do something like that in the future!