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Aquarium stand - tiki style. -image heavy
JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-01-20 5:36 pm   Permalink

Here is a fish tank stand with a little different twist. The stand we had didn't look too tiki, let alone tropical. I wanted something with some more flair. I've some of you guys carving trim and liked the look and I wanted the lid to be unique. I like the New Guinea art style so after a lot of though I decided to model the top after a PNG long house. I carved the roof finals and gable masks in loose PNG style. The trim is more Polynesian, but most tiki bars mixed styles anyways.

Even though we were trying to move to Florida, with the housing market here the way it is, it doesn't look like that will happen for a long while, so we deiced to bring a little of the tropics to us. The tank is a little murky yet, but should clear up in a few days.

Hope you like





It is visible from three sides and it sits in the center of the room. The other end hides the filter box and equipment.



A view of the roof showing the slanted ends New Guinea long house style.




Figure on one end - bird figure



The other end - human figure





The door handle to the filter box.




Some trim detail - shows a jellyfish centerpiece.





I did a search here and didn't find another tiki related fish-tank stand. Since this was unique I thought I would post it here instead of on my carving thread.

Thanks for looking,


JP











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Capt'n Skully
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Joined: May 28, 2005
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2007-01-20 6:00 pm   Permalink

That's REALLY COOL! Did you hingle one of the "roofsides" for access to the top of the fish tank, or do you have to lift it off? Great job!!

 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-01-20 6:04 pm   Permalink

Thanks,
Both roof sides are hinged for really easy access.

JP


 
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Davez_tikiz
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 333
From: Riverside, CA
Posted: 2007-01-20 9:54 pm   Permalink

Wow... very cool! Did you you a gouge for the trim, or a router? How did it go?

 
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Tiki Shark Art
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Joined: Aug 31, 2006
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From: The Big Island o' Hawaii
Posted: 2007-01-20 11:12 pm   Permalink

Oh WAY cool! It the ultimate aqaurium! Well done!

 
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Tamapoutini
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Joined: Aug 30, 2006
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2007-01-21 12:46 pm   Permalink

Oh yeah; Lucky fish!! (or is it to be a living 'menu' with lobsters & edible types..? In which case; poor fish...) Great idea!

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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-01-21 1:44 pm   Permalink

That is a truly 1 of a kind fish tank, very well crafted!

ST


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-01-21 6:55 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the comments,

I used a v gouge for the trim. I tried a router but I was way too sloppy with it.

I am thinking of adding thatch to the roof, anybody know where I can get thatch that comes in 24in wide rolls?

JP
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Benzart
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2007-01-21 8:33 pm   Permalink

Awesome Job John, Can't wait to see it finished . Cool.

 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2007-01-21 10:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-21 18:55, JohnnyP wrote:
Thanks for the comments,

I used a v gouge for the trim. I tried a router but I was way too sloppy with it.

I am thinking of adding thatch to the roof, anybody know where I can get thatch that comes in 24in wide rolls?

JP




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tiki junkman
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Joined: Mar 25, 2003
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From: Kava Lava Lounge, Aurora, IL
Posted: 2007-01-22 4:58 pm   Permalink

That's one bad ass tiki tank! I'm with ya on the thatch roofing... get that thing on and lets see some new pics.

tj


 
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TikiJosh
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
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Posted: 2007-01-22 5:18 pm   Permalink

Nice idea. Very cool. A tropical aquarium is always the perfect compliment to any tiki bar!

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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-01-22 5:59 pm   Permalink

Nice work. Thatch roof definitely. and some clean water shots too
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mieko
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Joined: May 01, 2006
Posts: 532
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-01-23 3:39 pm   Permalink

That is sweet! For the aquarium geek in me - what kind of lights do you have in there? What does it take to open it?


 
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JohnnyP
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Joined: Nov 23, 2005
Posts: 1689
From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2007-01-25 6:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks Rev for the lead on thatch,

Mieko, the roof is hinged on the top, to get in I just have to lift the lid from either side. the lights shown are fluorescent daylight, but will be 50/50 daylight/actinic compact florescent when I start putting in the corals.

The tank is crystal clear now, and I will post more when I get the thatch on the roof.

JP





 
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