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Azzkr
06-10-2014, 06:19 PM
I have bought a steel stand for my tank from Concepts and I am looking for ideas on way people have attached skins to there stand. My stand is powder coated and I don't want to drill into the stand. Other than using magnets to attach a skin to it. What ways did you use? Or is it even okay to drill into the steel stand? This tank is going to be in place for a very long time.

subnet88
06-10-2014, 06:28 PM
Tagging along. I would love to get ideas also.

WarDog
06-10-2014, 08:14 PM
I had tabs with 3/16 th's holes welded to the stand before the powder coat. Allows panels to be screwed from the inside out. Check my thread for the pics. Kinda late for you unless you want to re-coat.

Azzkr
06-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Yeah I wish I would have thought about that when I had the tank built. I had seen that after on a friends tank. I think concepts should start putting it on there stands when they build them.

Tn23
06-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Magnets on the wood panels? That's what I'm planning to do with mine.

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FishinGoalie
06-10-2014, 11:37 PM
Definitely magnets you can get some pretty strong magnets. If you still don't know call concept and talk to matt or denny they have both built stands i believe. Im not sure how they built them though.

Ron99
06-11-2014, 01:31 AM
Magnets is my plan. I'm wanting to skin mine in carbon fibre:biggrin:

denny_C
06-11-2014, 01:44 AM
Yeah I wish I would have thought about that when I had the tank built. I had seen that after on a friends tank. I think concepts should start putting it on there stands when they build them.

we prefer to use magnets if the wood panels are exposed or finished , although everybody mounts their panels differently. if a customer request to have brackets added to a stand im sure we could do that easily enough , but to keep costs to the customer low its not a standard only a special request at the moment:)


cheers


denny

Jakegr
06-11-2014, 02:34 AM
Get some counter sunk magnets from Lee Valley.

Madreefer
06-11-2014, 02:52 AM
This is how my stand looked

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh135/gulflube/tankbuild003.jpg (http://s255.photobucket.com/user/gulflube/media/tankbuild003.jpg.html)

I took it to a cabinet maker and he totally skinned it with out any holes drilled. All the maple is screwed together and the pieces on the corners hide all the counter sunk screws. It's very sturdy

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh135/gulflube/newtangs034.jpg (http://s255.photobucket.com/user/gulflube/media/newtangs034.jpg.html)

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh135/gulflube/jan14017.jpg (http://s255.photobucket.com/user/gulflube/media/jan14017.jpg.html)

Mike-fish
06-11-2014, 03:10 AM
how i've done stands in the past is i attach a small block of wood ( on both sides of the supports) that screwed through to the back side of the skin this then either has a bolt and tnut fed through from the space between the skin and block. the length of bolt depends on how heavy of tubing the stand is built with and the thickness of a tie block that bridges across the support, the tie block is then tightened against the stand with nuts on either bolt. i would post a pic of it but my tank is 7 hours away. ive also used that metal strap all in a similar manner i just used screws instead of blots and tnuts.

Ryancw
06-11-2014, 03:29 AM
i have my stand set back in a nook so i bought baseboard to match the house and attatched it to the bottom of the stand along the floor. For the panels i bought high strength velcrow. I set the front panels on the baseboard to take the weight of the panel and the velcrow is up top to keep the panel from falling off. quick, cheap and easy to take on and off and took all of 10 minutes.. now just to cut the panels

http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag434/ryanwoolrich66/IMAG0580_zps5f74eb82.jpg (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/ryanwoolrich66/media/IMAG0580_zps5f74eb82.jpg.html)
http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag434/ryanwoolrich66/IMAG0531_zps2033aaff.jpg (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/ryanwoolrich66/media/IMAG0531_zps2033aaff.jpg.html)

riceboy
06-11-2014, 09:52 PM
Mdf board and tremclad paint cost 30ish

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/A76EA282-83F0-483F-9476-64D2F835D3F1.jpg (http://s569.photobucket.com/user/riceboy669/media/A76EA282-83F0-483F-9476-64D2F835D3F1.jpg.html)

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/F4ECA1B2-D818-4A1F-A3CD-1B53BB7B5815.jpg (http://s569.photobucket.com/user/riceboy669/media/F4ECA1B2-D818-4A1F-A3CD-1B53BB7B5815.jpg.html)
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/CF6F4B10-8418-4903-B9D9-B07064318ED7.jpg (http://s569.photobucket.com/user/riceboy669/media/CF6F4B10-8418-4903-B9D9-B07064318ED7.jpg.html)

riceboy
06-11-2014, 09:53 PM
Just need to make a ca nope to cover up the ugly tek mod on the sunbrite LEDs lol

Tn23
06-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Mdf board and tremclad paint cost 30ish

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/A76EA282-83F0-483F-9476-64D2F835D3F1.jpg (http://s569.photobucket.com/user/riceboy669/media/A76EA282-83F0-483F-9476-64D2F835D3F1.jpg.html)

http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/F4ECA1B2-D818-4A1F-A3CD-1B53BB7B5815.jpg (http://s569.photobucket.com/user/riceboy669/media/F4ECA1B2-D818-4A1F-A3CD-1B53BB7B5815.jpg.html)
http://i569.photobucket.com/albums/ss137/riceboy669/CF6F4B10-8418-4903-B9D9-B07064318ED7.jpg (http://s569.photobucket.com/user/riceboy669/media/CF6F4B10-8418-4903-B9D9-B07064318ED7.jpg.html)

Very nice!!
What is holding them in place? Magnets? Sorry hard to see from the photo.

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riceboy
06-11-2014, 11:22 PM
Yep you can buy magnet strips with 3m on one side from Home Depot forgot how much they were but couldn't be more than 5 bucks

Azzkr
06-12-2014, 05:01 PM
Some great ideas here I love the wine cooler under your tank stand.