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65 gallon Overhaul

11 years 11 months ago #12404 by Snake42490
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looking good! your amazing with wood. haha but good luck with the silicon... ugh that doesnt sound like fun to me

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11 years 11 months ago #12318 by Kegger22
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Ray,  if I had Keggers ability,  I would do it for a living! 


no ya wouldn't, you'd learn to hate it then

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11 years 11 months ago #12313 by sawboy2
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Ray,  if I had Keggers ability,  I would do it for a living!

Zebra,  even with your plans,  I am still at a loss.  My skill set is far below yours at this point.  I lack the joinery ability that you have.  But I am getting better every day! 

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11 years 11 months ago #12312 by redzebra24
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It was either no door in front, low canopy. Small useless door in front middle canopy or nice sized door and good size canopy.

The whole plan was to make it match the bottom. Using the big doors I got that done.  For my 55g canopy I plan to mess with, no doors. Its all about the style, with the plans I posted its easy to modify them to your needs.

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11 years 11 months ago #12311 by rm-slover
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Bob what you could try which is also what kegger plans to do is make a canopy that is really really tall to make the tank appear as if it is a wall unit. You could put smaller doors in the front to work through and hang your lights. Then above the doors put shelves for books and model cars or what not.

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11 years 11 months ago #12309 by sawboy2
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Yeah,  the size of those doors on the front are really bug.  Plenty big enough to work through,  eliminating the need to do stuff from all the way up top.  If I ever get the nerve to attempt a canopy for my 210,  I will have to use a much smaller door,  like a drawer front because of the overall height of the tank and stand.  Not all us are 6'4" or whatever the heck you are Zebra!  LOL

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11 years 11 months ago #12307 by redzebra24
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Yes the trim is 2in thick, I am still messing around with ideas how to cover the bottom stuff. To do anything from the top... thats a bit of messing around. I can't touch the bottom but thats not an issue.

I HAVE DOORS ON THE FRONT!!!! The opening for each is 9x12 I think. When I need to access the lights or the filters I get the top door. The 2 front doors are for feeding, waterchanges and all.

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11 years 11 months ago #12306 by rm-slover
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I have a canopy on a 55. The total height of the canopy is 7 inches and 1 1/2 inches of that 2 cover the frame. The opening of the canopy is on the top and from there I can turn on the light strips, and open the lids for feeding. The down side is I need to remove the canopy to do tank maintance.

I just think that since you made your canopy so tall there is a lot of wasted space in there. With the extra height you can easily add the lighting to the inside of the canopy. i still think that you are going to need to remove the canopy to do tank maintance such as water changes. If it is 11 inches off the top of the tank the overall hieght is 13 about 13. Why did you put so much of the canopy covering the tank? is the frame on that tank that thick?

It looks real nice now that it's finished and together, i still think the canopy is kinda tall.

Have fun with the reseal.

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11 years 11 months ago #12305 by redzebra24
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I havent decided yet on the lights. Ray a but over 2in goes over the top trim. Plus I am tall, so it might not be that bad for me. The tank is 24in, with a canopy that went 8in above the tank I could still touch the bottom. With the current 11in above the top it is now, Its harder to do, but I have access through the doors.

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11 years 11 months ago #12303 by rm-slover
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that sux...

Resealing a tank isnt fun, I've done it a few times. One tank ended me up in the urgent care office as I sliced my pinky finger open on the edge of the tank after the frame came off.

As far as the stand and canopy I still think the canopy is a little tall.  Are you going to hard wire all the tank lights into the canopy or use a strip light on the tank?

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