150 cube starting now

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  1. TTTony

    TTTony Member

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    I just put this cherry stand together today, can’t wait to finish the doors and trim this week , after keeping just about everything except for sps, I’m setting this one up as an eel and predator tank with some palys and macro algae

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    TTTony Member

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    Just trim

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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    That looks great! I'm planning a cube stand also. Actually very similar to yours. Would you mind posting all sides and inside as well?
     
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    Looking good Tony. What kind of eel are you looking at? Make sure you have a tight fitting lid on that bad boy.
     
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    rhdoug Active Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Beautiful work as always!
     
  6. TTTony

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    I’m hoping to get a zebra Moray, in addition to my jeweled moray , I also plan to transfer over my 15 year old marine beata , which I’ve kept in about 10 tanks in the last 14 years and a tusk , and a few more..........
     
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    In this photo the trim is just sitting there, tonite I glued it and made the 4 doors, do you have a build thread?
     
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    Not exactly. I will show ya when I get it underway.
     
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    I have made several, several stands if you would like any other photos describe what you’re looking for trim ,doors etc.
     
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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    This is the goal... 15492724086387085988511162976319.png
     
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    I have never done one without a center brace to accommodate a sump.
     
  12. TTTony

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    I make a 2” x 4” frame inside, on edge that will span the load underneath that I put a 2 x 4’s in the corner for a 150 cube, also the top is covered and three-quarter plywood. And then skinned in three-quarter cabinet grade plywood

    I made this a few years ago, I would leave out the Home Depot Circle in the square trim unless you really like that

    I get something a little more modern

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    Just a little more treatment around the doors and then stain

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    Stained

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    rhdoug Active Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    beauty!! nice work as always.
     
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    dutch27 Active Member Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Thanks for the kind words, occasionally I do post on that show off thread but this one’s for me, I’m super happy with how it came out , Its all cherry Plywood , cherry top wood and doors and Brown mahogany general finishes gel stain , then four coats of gloss lacquer clearcoat that just pop,and I going to set the tank up soon ,

    want to buy more fish and coral LOL
     
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    There are some huge pieces of rock in here I just have to re-stack it

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    Have you had any long term luck with the red gracillaria on the left there Tony?

    I'd like to grow that in the 40 Gallon Fuge of the large system I am building now, but have never had success growing it previously.
     
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    I don’t know how I even got that, it was living in my 26 bow front for about a year and by accident I kept breaking it off and it kept regrowing. I then I set up a 75 gallon tank , in a hurry .snd it’s just sprouted to a huge pile , that tank was neglected,
    now I have some of the 95 Wave and this tank I’ll see how it goes I think it likes dirty water
     

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