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  1. Default Diy 125 Gallon stand


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    Will Post pictures soon borrowed idea from this site http://www.arbreptiles.com/cages/75g_stand/index.shtml and modified to fit for 125 Gal. Even though i spent a little more $ than he did. I used 4x4 post for corner support, 2x4's for top and bottom frames with 2 vertical supports front and back. Covered with 1/4 inch mohogany, deck top and inside with 3/4 plywood. Trim was bought at Lowe's, The doors i had built at local cabinet shop.
    29 gallon cichlid tank
    10 gallon kids livebearers tank
    5 gallon dirt planted tank

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    Sounds nice. Love custom built stands, very rewarding. I also like them because I feel like they are so much more sturdily built. Just my comfort level, I over-engineer everything.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    Here's Some pics
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    All that's left to do is varnish
    29 gallon cichlid tank
    10 gallon kids livebearers tank
    5 gallon dirt planted tank

  4. #4

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    Love it, very nicely done.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    Yeah defiantly over engineer i believe the would be nothing worse than 125 gallon tank falling on my 5 or 3 yr old.

    A couple finished



    29 gallon cichlid tank
    10 gallon kids livebearers tank
    5 gallon dirt planted tank

  6. #6

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    Love the high gloss, very nice. I can't quite make it out--did you rout the top piece or did you use moulding?
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    I used molding around the top and on the corners, if i did this again one thing i would do different would be install an extra door on one end to be able to get in larger sump. The way it is now allows on enough room to force a 29 gallon through one of the doors.
    29 gallon cichlid tank
    10 gallon kids livebearers tank
    5 gallon dirt planted tank

  8. #8

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    You learn as you go on these things, no doubt. I love the stand though, very elegant and expertly designed. The mahogany really adds class to the project.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm72
    I love the stand though, very elegant and expertly designed. The mahogany really adds class to the project.
    I agree with Gm and I absolutely love the finished product. It looks like it was crafted by the Gods of Carpentry. Mahogany looks so much better than oak IMO.
    Empty 125g sitting in my shed
    55g Freshwater Tropical Community
    29g Convict Fry Growout Tank
    10g Freshwater Planted Tropical Community
    5g Freshwater Planted Dirt
    2.5g Ghost shrimp tank

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    Great looking stand, you did good...
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    You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.

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