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Old 05-31-2008, 11:57 AM   #11
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i'm guessing your miter saw doesn't tilt to 45 either.
It does tilt to 45 degreees... That's how I made the corners of the trim pair up flush (2nd pic of my last post). I went to replace the trim that was too long and got this plastic-like base board (maybe fiberglass?!). Doesn't cut very well with the miter saw, just melts into a ball at the end of the cut. Not fun stuff... I would stay away from it.

I am just about to get ready to paint it, I will post some more pictures in a little bit. Thanks for the kind words guys!
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Old 06-01-2008, 10:17 AM   #12
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lookin sweet mon!! nice trim work btw.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:43 AM   #13
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Finished!!!

Hey guys, good news, I'm all done! Everything went as expected, got the tank filled yesterday and threw my 4 neons in to keep things going. Time for the pictures because thats why we are all here, right?

Got it painted with a gloss black, this is two buckets of water in it...



Gravel added, couple plants from my 10g and filters running...



My 10g moved underneath the 30 long...


What do you guys think? Took me a while to get it done, but I'm happy. Better than anything you could've bought for $80 at the store.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #14
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looks awesome mon! a nice black backround would set things just right!
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:57 AM   #15
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looks awesome mon! a nice black backround would set things just right!

Thanks for the kind words, I was just checking out your new rock setup in your 125, looks good there!!!

I was thinking the same thing when I got it setup last night. Now to find something to cover it... I'm thinking my friend who works at a Sign shop has some extra vinyl I could use. Thanks again!
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #16
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Hey what kindof (or color) gravel is in your 10 gallon? I like it.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:55 AM   #17
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My wifey picked that... The regular black gravel they sell at Walmart, and the fluorescent multi-colored mixed together. I think they come in like 5lb bags. If I remember right I have about 15 lbs of gravel in there. I believe it was 2 bags of black and one bag of the multicolored. I could be wrong, I might have used more. I still have a bag of each left.

Just a warning, the gravel is rather sharp. It destroyed the fins on my albino cories. I have since moved them to my 30g with smooth gravel and their fins have grown back. Just letting you know it is not ideal for bottom feeders.
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cool thanks! my daughter has been asking for a tank in her room and I have a 10 gallon that I keep just in case but I wouldn't put anything fancy in there for her.
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:19 PM   #19
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amazing! I'm saving that link I wanna do something just like that this summer!!
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:16 AM   #20
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What? The decor or the stand?
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