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    Mar 2005

    Custom Stand and Canopy

    Hi everyone!

    First off, am I ever excited I found this place... Thanks Ironman! I think that having a forum like this from day one is going to change a lot of my opinion of how hard it is to find good equipment and livestock in my area. Remember, this comes from a person who, up until about 10 minutes ago, thought Big Al's was the only place to buy marine stuff.

    Anyway, on to my question...

    I'm planning a large tank and I am expecting to put a fair amount of money, time, more money, effort, and even more money into it, so I want to do EVERYTHING the way I want it from the get go. As it stands, I'm planning a either 120-gallon or 185-gallon tank. Once I know what I choose, I'll buy the glass. The next step is a custom stand and canopy.

    I'm looking for one done the way I want, according to certain specifications. Obviously nothing from a factory comes the way I want it (someone should tell Oceanic and All-Glass that we reefers would like a canopy that can accommodate MH's).

    I'm looking for a GOOD custom builder, one with excellent customer service and willing to work with me to do this stand the way I want. Secondarily, a nice reasonable price for a young girl getting into the hobby would be a bonus.

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    Dec 2003
    i hope you set aside a fat budget.hahahahah

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    welcome to a fun non stopping hobby.

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    Moderator cres's Avatar
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    Not to sway your decision at all, but, if you get the 185, you can join the presigious "Large Tank" forum. The boundary seems to be 180.

    And, I presume that the 180 is the display tank. ;-)

    Take a look around here, you will find many examples of custom tank stands people have built. That should get you a starting point to talk to a builder.
    Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

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    Senior Member Dazz's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    Hobby??? this isnt any hobby, it's an addiction

    Welcome to AC.

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    Jenn, send a PM to Johnny Rock for info...not too long ago he posted a strong recommendation for a guy here in Ottawa that builds custom stands. I noticed your in the GTA, but you could have something built and either pick it up or have it sent. Don't know about the pricing, but probably worth a discussion.
    Keep passing the open windows!

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    Member sreist's Avatar
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    May 2004
    We have all kinds of furniture and cabinetmakers and such around the K-W area. If you want good quality and well built stuff you should maybe come down and talk to the Mennonite furniture makers. If you come up with a design and the type of material you want to use they can build it. Some may not have a formal education but don't let that fool you. They know what they are doing when it comes to work working.


    Oh my that's expensive :canadian: oof:

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    My own opinion........Go with the 185gallon!!!! You'll regret it if you don't. I started out with a 55 gallon. At first your think man that aquarium is huge!!!! But after a while after looking at it you'll0 start to think" Gee's I can't fit anything else in there". Then out with the old and in with the new. Now my 75 gallon seems small!!! I think this hobby is more greed than anything, always wanting bigger.
    Mike Philpott

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    Former Moderator swiseman's Avatar
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    Is this going to be your first tank? I am asking because I have upgraded 3 time in the past two years, however, I am still not up to 180. I would not have even dreamed of that size starting out. I am not trying to be negative, I am just not a risk taker myself and I can't help but admire your gumption if your starting that big.
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

    220 Gal Mostly SPS Reef, 66 gal sump with refuge, 33 gal refugium, Gen-X Mak-5 Return, 3 x IceCap 250 MH, 2 x 110 VHO, Deltec APF600 Skimmer and a Deltec AP-600, Geo 6-18 Calcium Reactor, 2 x Tunze Stream 6100, Profilux Plus II EX Controller.

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    Senior Member steve666's Avatar
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    Send me your ideas, drawings, specifications and i can give you a quote for your tank stand and canopy.
    We need more Indians!

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