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[APD] stands

Hi folks,

new subscriber catching the posts on stands.  I agree with most of 
what's been said and here's my story.

over 20 years ago, I worked at Capitol Aquarium in Sacramento and had 
several tanks on pine ugly stands.  Since moving fish tanks was not a 
great bunch of fun, I gradually got rid of all my tanks during my 
undergraduate days.  About 3 years ago, I saw the first Amano book and 
wanted to get a tank, but was not rushing in since all the stands were 
still cheap and/or ugly.  The solution was to have a stand made by the 
same guy who has made some furniture for our house.  The stand is maple 
finished mdf with walnut accents.  My wife an I think it's very nice 
and certainly goes with the rest of the stuff we have had him build.  
Cost was about $800, $500 plus a bike in trade.

I just bought a new tank in Sac at O St. aquarium, along with Fluval 
filter, heater, sand, gravel and lights.  I am waiting for them to get 
back to me about a hood options.  I may have to ask my cabinet maker to 
make a hood.  CO2 injection system was ordered on line.  Maybe I'll 
start adding water this month?


John F. Hess, Davis California   johnfhess at comcast_net
my old Dormobile pages now appearing as part of the LR FAQ:
1960 Land Rover 88 PU "Stubby",  2004 Honda Element "Ellie?"
mine: 1999 Bianchi Milano-the commuter, 2000 custom fixed gear (I built 
the frame), 2004 Steve Rex-road single
ours: 2005 Steve Rex tandem

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