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Old 11-11-2011, 03:48 PM   #11
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Bad news : / ... my GF shook the can of stain for the frame instead of stirring it and now it won't dry right so before I do anything else I have to sand the frame and get the layer of oils off of it... this is why I tend to do everything on my own. then the only person to blame is me lol
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:15 PM   #12
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Got the side panels and top together and the bottom shelf cut next will be to cut the back panels access
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:15 PM   #13
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So what do you guys think should the trim be dark or blonde the panels are red mahogany... I was originally gonna go dark but after seeing it starting to come together I'm thinking a lighter look would make the panels pop a lil more... all opinions would be great especially a picture or two
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:25 AM   #14
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No opinions? Lol
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:32 PM   #15
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Finished the trim and front panel all that's left is to cut access holes,stain, and fit back panel then on to plumbing....the last few photos I tried to show how I get inside the cabinet..the front panel slides up and out....so what does everyone think so far?
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:36 PM   #16
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Looks great! I love the contrast.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:39 PM   #17
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Looks great! I love the contrast.
Thank you,very nice to hear .... I was thinking about a black trim but figured ill go light and if I decide to go dark I can just go over it since I couldn't go dark to light without sanding
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:41 PM   #18
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Well, I think it looks very nice this way.

So, are you planning to build the tank too? haha
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:43 PM   #19
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No lol I'm gonna use a 20H but I am gonna build the sump underneath and a canopy to match. like the title says I'm building this from the ground up lol ... I will be however starting another build for a 56 gallon pentagon corner tank also from the ground up including the acrylic tank
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Nice job! I originally didn't like the idea of the blond trim on the mahogany, but after seeing it, I have to say it looks pretty good. I like how you covered the bottom plastic strip on the tank and assume you will also do that on the canopy.

Cabinet entry idea is interesting, although I do have some concern about humidity effects inside the stand, especially if you run an open sump. Just something to think about ~ maybe a ventilation fan? Salt creep may also become an issue down the road, making it difficult to slide that panel out. Again, just thinking out loud so to speak. Nice job on the build thus far.
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