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Old 10-11-2011, 07:14 PM
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Westchester Project Reef

Whats up MR, its been a long time since I posted anything, so i'm going to start with this New Thread. I have a project that i'm working on its called "Project Reef".
First thing i want to do is build the stand for the tank (Dimensions of Tank 30"x30"x19") Hope $60 at Home Depot is good

3- 8ft 2x4=$12
1- Sheet of finished plywood=$18
1- 8ft Crown moulding= $12
2- Hinges= $5
1- Handle= $5

Project Reef in effect, pictures will be posted threw the project stay tuned.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:10 PM
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The start of the frames:







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Old 10-11-2011, 11:37 PM
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some progress:








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Old 10-11-2011, 11:41 PM
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looking good. I'm following. What is it about DIY that attracts reefers?
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:54 PM
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@James Thanx, and i have no idea
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:37 AM
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question...where are the 2x4s between the two squares you made? looks like the plywood is the only thing holding the tank
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:17 AM
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@Reefs4life i did't plan on putting 2x4 in the middle of the squares. for added support i'm thinking about cutting some of the 1 1/2" plywood and support the four inner corners. Thanx for the question
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:42 PM
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I personally wouldn't trust plywood to hold up the bulk of the tank weight. Plus doesn't plywood warp and peel when it gets moist/wet

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Old 10-12-2011, 01:57 PM
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I personally wouldn't trust plywood to hold up the bulk of the tank weight. Plus doesn't plywood warp and peel when it gets moist/wet

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+1. Congrats on the build but that doesn't look structurally safe to me. Apart from the apparent lack of vertical support, what's going to prevent it from swaying to the side?
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:03 PM
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Agreed, you need some vertical support. Maybe some 2x4 in the back corners, and front corners..

I'm waiting to see someone top their stand with a piece of granite or Corian for the tank to sit on..

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