what wood to make my marine tank stand

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  1. mandrin

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    hi guys i upgradin from my 37 litre
    tank to a 100 litre
    prroblem is it does not have
    a stand .you guys know where
    in Durban i can buy a wooden tank stand
    or if i make ..my own ..is pine timber
    ok to use ...any suggestions guys
     
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  3. WarrenElvis

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    Hey Mandrin

    Built a stand for my nano out of supawood, a bit expensive but good quality, then just painted 1 coat wood primer, 1 coat undercoat, 2 coats white duram and then used a water based paint effects to get a gloss finish, heres a pic of my tank on stand, my sump inside stand.

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    you could use pine just make sure you varnish it like 10 times or it wont last
     
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  6. mandrin

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    thanks guys @warren that stand awesum
    wow the tank looks fab wow

    ...how many lires is yr tank?
     
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  7. WarrenElvis

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    @mandrin thanks man, you can go to this link -
    Extreme Nano - Marine Aquariums of South Africa
    to see what my tank used to look like before i bought it from a mate, had the old stand but got waterlogged ( thats chipboard for you :) )
    DT is 24G bout 91 litres and then have a 50 litre sump
     
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    here is mine and it holds 500kg
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  9. brentv

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    This was mine!

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    And my Holding tank!

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    I like Timber stands... This is pine and shutterboard!:thumbup:
     
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