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Thanks, James17! Do you know if you can get just a tank of that size from Petsmart, or does it need to be the entire ensemble?
Personally I'd forget about the 20 year old tank. By the time you pay for the tank and get it resealed, you would have paid enough for a brand new 1. Unless its acrylic its gonna have scratches that can not be fixed. So not worth it IMO.What's a weetbix stand? This is something I've never heard of before. According to the seller, it's a pine stand that's painted black. I agree that the stand looks much nicer with the 110, but because it's the same length, more narrow, and taller it seems to really decrease my stocking options. Lastly, the fact that it's 20 years old has me a bit weary (but still willing to consider).
This is the correct conclusion to come to.Wait for a 5 foot tank. You won't regret it the extra foot, and it'll give your fish more space.
Oak is a hard wood pine is soft.Got it, thanks guys. Here I was thinking that was some actual type of stand!
It's supposed to be pine, which I know isn't supposed to be as good as oak, but I've still not found out exactly why. I suppose it's as simple as looking nicer, and maybe lasting longer.
If the tank holds water a 125 is worth that much itself. 250 bucks stand tank and some decor is a great deal.Thanks! I'll see if I can post pictures in a bit. But it's literally the frame that's built, but is open in the middle. Picture a typical metal stand that's made out of wood (2x4's, although that's not the right measurement, and such).
I skin mine with quarter inch finished plywood. For doors 3quarter inch finished plywood. Finished plywood makes it much easier to stain or paint. Most of the work is done for you.Thanks, guys! Dave125g, do you have anything to add regarding building a frame stand into a cabinet stand, or do you agree with everything tyguy7760 said about that?
Also, in regard to the stand, tyguy7760 talked about using plywood to finish building the stand into a cabinet stand, but what I've learned through discussions on this thread is that oak or pine (in that order) would be better quality than plywood. Could I /should I consider using either of these or is there a reason why I should use plywood in this case?