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  1. #101

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    The doors can actually be pretty easy to make.

    All I did was first make/leave the opening for the door in the stand. I then cut the wood for each door 2 inch wider and 2 inches taller than the door opening. Once I was done finishing or painting the stand and doors, I used flush mount hinges (pic below) to attach them to the stand. I also added the door handles before mounting the door. You can also get a little creative and add some wood trim when you make your doors as well

    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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    Thanks Cliff!

    Here's my revised drawing using the exact dimensions of my tank:



    The crossmembers at the bottom may be a bit further apart than the top, to allow room for the canister filter...or, I may just place a little shelf on those CM's and place it there, up off of the floor.
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  3. #103

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    @Cliff- I certainly like the gusseting and diagonal bracing y0u put in 0n th0se stands, that adds a T0N 0f stiffening p0wer t0 prevent the frames fr0m torquing. beautiful touches.
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  4. #104

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Once again, back to the styrofoam pad...in looking at the link Cliff gave earlier, he is actually using a piece of foam board insulation on one of his tanks...is that what you are talking about?...if not, I guess it would still work fine, if he did it
    Not sure what type of foam that is - maybe the same as mine, but Canadian!!!!

    Mine is white styrofoam, like the coffee cups are made of. Do you have Menard's in your area? That's where I got it. I just cut it to size with a kitchen knife. Should be the same dimensions as the stand.
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  5. #105

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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Not sure what type of foam that is - maybe the same as mine, but Canadian!!!!

    Mine is white styrofoam, like the coffee cups are made of. Do you have Menard's in your area? That's where I got it. I just cut it to size with a kitchen knife. Should be the same dimensions as the stand.
    No ma'am, no Menard's...I though it was a hobby/craft store, but the website looks like it is like Lowe's or something. I will find something similar. It doesn't affect your careful leveling?

    Also not quite sure how I am going to hide it once it is in place.
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  6. #106

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    I have used the same foam on my last 4 or 5 set-ups. It fiber glass Pink foam insulation. I use the 3/4 inch foam board. You can get it at Home Depot or Lowes. I cut it to the exact size of the tank then cover all the edges with back duck tape before I put it on the stand. That way, you don't notice it once the tank is sitting on it.

    Make sure the stand is level before you put the foam and tank on it.
    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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  7. #107

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    I have used the same foam on my last 4 or 5 set-ups. It fiber glass Pink foam insulation. I use the 3/4 inch foam board. You can get it at Home Depot or Lowes. I cut it to the exact size of the tank then cover all the edges with back duck tape before I put it on the stand. That way, you don't notice it once the tank is sitting on it.

    Make sure the stand is level before you put the foam and tank on it.
    Thanks Cliff, sounds very easy...I was actually considering elec tape, but black duct tape would probably cover and stick better.

    And yes, I will be CERTAIN it's level before tank placement...gronlaura outlines how to do that in her dual 29 thread.
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  8. #108

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    TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    No ma'am, no Menard's...I though it was a hobby/craft store, but the website looks like it is like Lowe's or something. I will find something similar. It doesn't affect your careful leveling?

    Also not quite sure how I am going to hide it once it is in place.
    I would think any home improvement store would have it. It does not affect the leveling. I have my 900 lb 75 gal sitting on it, no problem.

    I am going to add decorative trim moulding around the entire stand (even the back). It will be high enough to hide the foam and the tank frame. Being that my 75 gal sits on an industrial shelving unit, I hid the foam with 3/4 inch black electrical tape. It sticks to the foam and matches the black tank frame.

    In this photo (with Roz the cat), below the white sand is the black tank frame, then the 3/4 inch electrical tape, then the gray shelf support rail, then the 2nd shelf (which is white) and it's support rail. The tape has the same look as the tank frame.

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  9. #109

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    Looks very neat and clean...and it looks like Roz is itching to get at those fish
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  10. #110

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    TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Looks very neat and clean...and it looks like Roz is itching to get at those fish
    She was watching on of the BNPs on the broccoli. I just read Cliff's post - he has an even better idea than mine, using black duct tape to cover the foam edges before putting it on the stand. I think I will try that, just to make sure the foam is covered.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gobies
    Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios

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