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I really love this quarter-cylinder shaped aquarium for my living room but the stock stand was only 24 inches high. That's too low for being along a walking path. So I made one that's 34 inches high. More easily said than done! This aquarium has a 34 inch radius which makes the project big and difficult. I decided to use an internal frame to hold the load (1200 pounds with water and rocks) and hide it behind a faceted oak facia. The doors are from a local project center and stain/polyurethane coated to match the oak trim in the room.

A good friend helped me square up the 2×4 lumber used for the frame. The top is a double thick layer of 3/4" oak veneered plywood and the bottom is 1/2". The entire structure is coated with spar urethane inside and out to protect from moisture penetration.

Learning how to make all the beveled cuts for the facia was fun but tedious. I added power controls to make water changes easier.

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cool

looks good
 

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Very nice piece of furniture!! Great design and nice build on the frame and the doors. Wow, I just saw that it has 12 outlets too!!
Thanks for sharing…..............Jim
 

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Nicely done! I really like the finish which matches well with the oak floor and the decor of the room. The position of the electrical outlets is an excellent idea. You can never have too many electrical outlets for a reef aquarium. My custom built stand is also 34" high which makes viewing much easier than a 24" high commercial stand. What kind of lighting will you be using for your tank?
 

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This is going to be a fish only tank with live rock. Right now I have about 135 pounds of south pacific rock curing in the tank. I can't wait for it to cycle so I can start aquascaping. So I don't need light like a reefer. I have heard that lighting this corner style tank for corals is a challenge due to it's non-rectangular shape.

I'm using a dual bulb HO 36" fixture as shown in the pictures. It is so thin and unobtrusive that I can escape the need for a canopy.
 

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Wow, first really nice setup but I did not know that you needed so many outlets for an aquarium. You must be planning on using lots of accessories.
 

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The outlets are the cheap part of the project and it's always good to be slathered in power. The box facing the front has two switches and a GFI for the system. I put in a duplex outlet box for each switch and one for full time power. One switch turns the big sump pump on/off and the second runs the accessory pumps (circulation and skimmer). Sometimes you only one certain ones on.
 

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Nice job on this love the finish and the way it looks in the corner. Well done.
 

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Hi Tim,

I know this is an old post but I just got a 92 gal corner reef tank and I need to do EXACTLY the same thing. I don't need to use oak because i'm painting it but nonetheless the design would be the same. Do you have any plans you could share? It would be greatly appreciated. Great Job!
 

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Hello Tim,

Great looking Stand. I do realize its been years since you posted this but just like Mykels3 I too am interested in this stand of yours.. I have already built the stand for my tank but am curious as to how you hid it behind the faceted oak facia. Wondering if by any chance you have any drawn or written plans you could send me?

Thanks in advance
 
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