My own reef to come.

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by LuckyFish, 7 Nov 2013.

  1. LuckyFish

    LuckyFish MASA Contributor

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    Hi guys, I had a look into my garage. Look, not walk as it's just packed.

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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I thought, there must be some usefull stuff laying/standing in there to set up a tank.

    I came across this board. It belongs to a tank 900 x 600 mm, 500 mm high. I found that tank as well.

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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Can someone help me out here? Things changed here on MASA. How does one carry on writing below a picture?
     
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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I found some chip board and some fabric. So I made a drawing.

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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    So I had some wood cut, used wood dye and wood sealer to match the coffee table.


    The fabric I still had was an off cut from the curtains.


    Here is a close up which shows the texture.

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    Glad to see you're back. Good luck with the build
     
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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks bud. Kinda missed Masa
     
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    I also have a three foot tank at the moment. Your digital render looks awesome, I am tagging along with this thread!
     
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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    The stand and tank is already standing in front of me. So you can compare soon what the reality looks like.
     
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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    After cutting the fabric, I covered the side and front panel.

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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Side and front panels are covered. Now I mounted the wood to the side panels.

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    I like the panels. Different than just wood. And easier to match the rest of the décor in the house.
     
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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Front panel with poles

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    Tagging along. Good luck to the build and look forward to see what you come up with.
     
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    Clean look.
     
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    Yes it is. Once seen such option, you get the idea with what one can play with. Even wall paper. Every two years painted in a new colour and the stand goes with the fashion.
     
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    What methiod did you use to fix panels to poles as I assume you do not want to see screws on your stand face?
     
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    Now it's taking shape.

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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    I should have taken more pictures with more detail. What you can't see is that the front panel is 6cm wider than you can see it. So I put screws from the back of the panel into the poles. Same I did with the horizontal wood pieces. Take note that the sidepanels stand out more than the front panel.

    Oh wait, I have the sketch up modell. Will take a screenshot quickly.
    To connect the side panels to the front poles I used these metal L-shaped things.
    No clue what they are called actually.
    I also used them to connect the back poles to the side panels.
    The old top board with the styrofoam has got two long screws into each pole in the corners.

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    LuckyFish Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    That's the nearly finished product.

    Now the real work starts. Filtration, lights and most important aquascaping. Having a width of 600mm with a height of only 500mm, there will be something awesome possible. Got already a rough idea.

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