Tank stand covering

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  1. JacoD01

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    I am currently building a stand for my tank, which will be able to house my sump.
    With what did you okes cover the stand and where did you get it?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Closed cell black foam pads... Buy at packaging suppliers...
     
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    ok. Sorry. What I meant was the sides of the the stand. ie Like wood ext
     
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    I've seen a few tanks with perspex and others with curtains:whistling:

    But most of them have wood, painted or vanished. I would stay away from chip board. Alot people opt for supawood with a good paint job, its much more cost effective, I think.
     
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    get any wood you like and have it cut to your sizes. I used that melamine chipboard and had impact edging put on, so water cant seep into the wood

    Then go to Gelmar and get plastic g clips this will hold the wood to the frame.
     
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    Hmmm, sorry, lol.
    Most guys use melamine wood board for cladding.Not sure where to get in JHB though...
    I used it myself but in a different method than what everyone else does...
    I build a steel frame with square tubing, then cut the wooden board to fit exactly into the squaretubing & sealed it with silicone to prevent water from seeping in... Works like a dream. Ive never had a swolen wooden panel in more than a year!

    Here is an example
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    Thanks @Visser.
    Where did you buy the wood you used? And what was the price? I am willig to drive....
     
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    Cut your boards to cover the stand completely.
    Glue magnets in the boards to stick the boards to the frame.
    Its easier to remove the panels right around and much better
    to work in the sump with panels completely removed.
     
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    Reefers may use sleeper wood as seen in my three foot tank thread, it will last a life time and it is the Mercedez-Benz of the wood industry :).
     
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