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Old 01-24-2014, 10:54 PM   #11
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I wish I was at your stage, almost ready for the fun part of adding fish. I still have to make a stand for my tank before I even think about putting any water in the tank. I might fill up and drain my bathtub with the background In it as I can see a big hassle with doing it in the tank. What fish are you going to go with?
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:02 PM   #12
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Peacocks hopefully
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:45 PM   #13
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On the home stretch now!! Waiting to be sealed (excuse reflections on glass)
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:55 AM   #14
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Update: The tank is now outside, laying on its back. Monday i will start sealing, i don't think i will get the last coat on until Tues, as it has to have at least 4 hours between coats. But it on its way to being done....finally
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:00 PM   #15
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1 coat on.....2 more to go (4 hours drying in between coats). Loving how easy it is to apply, and how easy it is to remove overspray (did a test area lol, but tank is not fully cleaned up yet)



In tank looking from one end to the other
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:38 PM   #16
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What kind of sealer are you using?
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:30 AM   #17
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Until i fully test the sealer I want to be sure it works before recommending it to others.

I have one more coat of sealer to do, then spray paint the back and sides to tidy it up. It will then be moved back inside to do some fill and empties to remove anything loose. I will then set up a canister with charcoal to run for a little bit (while i test water params), empty and refill for fish
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:05 PM   #18
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that looks really nice! i want to attempt to make a 3d back ground so bad im just not sure where to begin or how to design it yet im going to keep searching the forums for ideas. great job!
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:29 AM   #19
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Tank has now had all sealing coats done. YAY!!

Have just done the 1st coat of black on back and sides of tank, i can see the end in sight lol
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:59 AM   #20
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We have pics!!

The now painted back (very exciting i know lol....not)


The inside now fully sealed (it will lighten up a bit under tank lights)
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