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Old 09-06-2008, 01:40 PM   #91
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Yeah, it's minwax, and I figured that it wasn't a good idea. Just stinks because this is the first day I've got nothing going on, and it's raining so hard I can't do anything now.
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:28 PM   #92
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If you are using just a stain and not a stain w/sealer then you should be fine to stain it. I would not try and put any kind of sealer over the stain with the humidity like it is.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:14 PM   #93
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I bought the poly-stain minwax stuff. Claims to seal and stain, so I'll wait. Supposed to be nice tomorrow, I'll get the first coat down afternoon, then do a coat in the evenings. I'm figuring 3 coats.

ALso gonna finish the canopy tomorrow.
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Be sure to lightly sand (220 or 320) between coats....you'll get a nice finish that way.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:31 PM   #95
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Neilan, also check out ThatPetPlace.com for product. They price match (if needed)
Hey what do they pricematch? Do they match other online vendors? When I called aquariumguys they told me on the phone to look at thatpetplace.coms's site for pics of their products as they have the same distributor(since the AG's site had wrong or missing pics).

I also have ordered from thatpetplace and it was a great experience and will buy from them again, prob more so if they will pricematch bigal's and other vendors.

From a painting perspective, humidity is not good and sanding between coats is a great idea for smoothest finish(even using higher grit paper but prob not needed)
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Yes, they price match other online vendors if you call them. They will check the url while on the phone with you and if they verify the price they will price match. F&S will not. I'm one day UPS shipping from TPP, but for some reason I got used to ordering from F&S first. I'm changing back now. It pays to price check each item against a couple of sites. e.g TPP has Pinpoint calibration fluid for $1.49 each while the manufacturer has it at $1.00 each and F&S has it at $0.99 each.
So now instead of ordering online I need to call TPP for a price match. Well actually they are a couple of bucks cheaper on the other items I'm buying and have free shipping on orders over $100 till Monday, so I'm ordering from them online anyway.
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:15 PM   #97
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Pricematching is good stuff, I love it when vendors do that.

Well, I found some sand. I found 15lb bags of live aragamax select, and 30lb bags of dry aragamax sugar sized oolite. I thought I wanted the select (albeit I was after the dry version) but after seeing it I went with the sugar sized. They only had 60 pounds in stock, so I went ahead and got that. And now I know where to look.

I'm figuring probably 90 pounds for the DT and another 30 or so for the fuge (DSB). Sound right?
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I have a fairly deep sand bed in my fuge and it is sugar fine sand. My display has about 3.5" in it. I went with the select just because I had the sugar fine before and didn't like it.
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:06 PM   #99
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Well, this is my practice tank, so we'll see how it goes.

BTW, while I was out I saw a gorgeous powder brown. Nice fish!
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Yeah...I lost mine in the first tank disaster. I haven't decided what I'm going to replace it with yet. I'm down to 2 tangs. Yellow belly Hippo and the Yellow tang..... The Clown Tang has been MIA for over a week....
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