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koolaid68
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Favorite Fish: : Frontosa, Blood Parrots, OB's, Blue Dolphin, & Cichlids of all kinds.

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PostSubject: DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS   DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS Icon_minitime2/9/2012, 8:34 pm

I was lucky to find a steal of a deal for a 180 gallon tank on craigslist, but it didnt come with a stand. i didnt have an extra $350-$500 to buy a stand. nor did i feel like waiting for it to come in. so i figured i would try and build one myself.

THIS IS A PIC OF THE TOP FRAME.
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THIS IS THE TOP FRAME W/ SUPPORTS AND PLYWOOD TOP
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THIS IS A DIFFERENT STYLE FRAME THE BOTTOM HAS PLYWOOD THE MIDDLE FRAME DONT
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ADDING LEGS TO THE BASE FRAME (ITS UPSIDE DOWN)
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ADDING THE MIDDLE FRAME & LEG SUPPORTS
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ADDED 3" FEET WITH CARPET GLUED TO THE BOTTOM TO PROTECT THE FLOOR
ALSO ADDED ON THE TOP FRAME WITH PLYWOOD.
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THIS IS THE TANK AND STAND. THE STAND IS 74"LONG 26" WIDE 31" TALL
I WANTED THE TANK TO BE JUST TALL ENOUGH FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO STAND UP AND
STILL STICK MY ARM IN THE TANK AND TOUCH THE BOTTOM WITHOUT A STOOL OR CHAIR.
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GOING TO ADD STAIN, DOORS, SIDES, AND SHELVES AT A LATER DATE.
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cwhip
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PostSubject: Re: DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS   DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS Icon_minitime2/10/2012, 1:51 am

nice!

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msmonikatou
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PostSubject: Re: DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS   DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS Icon_minitime2/10/2012, 11:22 am

Wow! You did an awesome job! yes
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PostSubject: Re: DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS   DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS Icon_minitime2/10/2012, 12:25 pm

Very nice construction there koolaid. I see you went 2' on center too, you are a smart man!

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koolaid68
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PostSubject: Re: DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS   DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS Icon_minitime2/10/2012, 2:52 pm

thanks everybody. i did forget to add a pic of the tank set up with all the fish so here are a few pics. I HOPE YALL HAVE ENJOYED LOOKING AT MY MASTER PIECE.
LIGHTS OFF
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LIGHTS ON
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ANGLE VIEW
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That's a great stand!
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koolaid68
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PostSubject: Re: DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS   DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS Icon_minitime2/11/2012, 1:02 am

Thank You Lindabee53. And once i finish it up completely i will post those pics as well.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS   DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS Icon_minitime2/11/2012, 7:35 pm

Very nice now for the Canopy!!!! I know you can do it!!! I love that dolphin and is that a German red?

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TheGodParticle
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PostSubject: Re: DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS   DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS Icon_minitime2/11/2012, 7:46 pm

Looks great! That bad boy is stocked up! I'm curious to know what the total price of the build stand so far is?
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B-builder
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PostSubject: Re: DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS   DIY 180 GAL. STAND w/ PICS Icon_minitime2/11/2012, 8:28 pm

That tank stand is very strong vertically, but could possibly could move from side to side. needs plywood on the back,and corners for side to side movement.
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koolaid68
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Favorite Fish: : Frontosa, Blood Parrots, OB's, Blue Dolphin, & Cichlids of all kinds.

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Sassynurse2, thanks!! i have been thinking about a canopy, and still haven't made up my mind just yet. As for the Dolphin, I like him too. He got tore up a few weeks ago from most of the other fish in the tank. I dont know what he did to piss the others off, but i am glad he survived the beating.

TheGodParticle, about $145 so far. plan on finishing it up in about 2-3 weeks. so the price will go up some, but still less than buying a stand at the store.

B-builder, in 2-3 weeks gonna add on the sides (plywood). and the doors. But i do wanna leave the back open.
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Hmmm you could always ask Jojo to help you out with the planning

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kool, thanks for the info. sassynurse2!!!!!
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