My Monster 20 gallon project

john73738

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Hi All,

I wanted to post a project that is well under way. I am self professed a lot of talk. I love to research projects to death.:nilly:

My project is to re-setup my first tank. A 20 gal tall. The project includes a base, and hood. Tank will have a powerhead with sponge filter, and a DIY cold cathode lighting system (White/Blue)
All is being done with oak 1x4 & 1x6. It will be stained the same(ish) as the shelve it is sitting on.

Some pics....

Before shots in place.. Really dirty, been sitting for 2 yeas in he garage..







Now shots of the base being test fitted..







After thoughts.. Wish I had mitered the corners rather than a butt joints with dowels :wall:, but will see how it looks with the ebony stain. Sanded and filled it already looks better.

Updates Tommorrow want to start cutting my ply tank this weekend.

Bear
 

john73738

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Further progress.....



Hood with light box



Test fit







Hope you all enjoy the pics as much as I am enjoying doing it.
 

dpk2313

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looks great whats the stock list?
 

bigdaddy

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sweet i like the leaf prints on the wood.....
 

john73738

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Tanks for the compliments

Stock is gonna be either guppies or Neon Tetras, Leaning to the tetras, and Ghost Shrimp.

Just a tank to make the wife happy so I can start my 250..... :)
 

slapnutz

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I setup a 20H with some rams, cories, and am working on growing out some loaches. it's a planted tank, and it keeps the woman happy so I can work on the 75 how I see fit. I know where you're coming from!
 

MaddMaxx

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john73738;3849589; said:
After thoughts.. Wish I had mitered the corners rather than a butt joints with dowels :wall:,

Bear
Be glad you didn't bother, I did on the one I'm working on and it was such a PIA to get it halfway decent looking... But then, from the looks of it, you have much more advanced skills with wood than I do. The whole thing is looking really good!
 

john73738

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Thanks Maxx.... I am relearning after several years break living in apts.


Bear
 
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