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Old 08-11-2011, 08:56 PM   #11
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Here is a video series on youtube that you can watch and may be helpful to you. He made a pretty nice tank and goes into how to glue, cut, scrape and flame polish the tank, may be helpful to ya!


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Looking forward to watch this post! Keep us updated!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:09 AM   #12
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I finally had some free time, so me and my boy put the tank together. Here it is, now I need to just let it cure for the week.








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Old 08-22-2011, 09:49 PM   #14
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wow! seems to be coming together nicely!!!
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:46 AM   #15
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:07 PM   #16
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Well I must have done something right, no leaks. Also on another note, there was no flexing either, well at least if there was it was under 1/16" of an inch. I still might go ahead and put a "euro trim" on it.... Other than that, I cleaned up the edges a bit and started sanding. I plan on sanding the edges with 220 up to 3000, then using plastic rouge to bring out the clarity, the go back with Novus 2 and maybe 3 to do the finishing touches. Most likely when I do Novus 2, I will do the entire aquarium with it to give it a finishing touch shine. Still trying to decide on how to build my stand. I kinda like the idea of doing it in aluminum, just have not committed to it yet.





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Old 08-28-2011, 03:01 AM   #17
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Lookin pretty awesome.
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:57 AM   #18
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:34 AM   #19
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Any updates on this?
Nothing new...
Just planning...
I've decided to stick with freshwater for the moment. With that being said, I wont be setting up a sump, but instead will be using an inline pump, looking at the ocean clear canisters,2x pentair inline heater housings, 1 inline uv sterilizer (have not decided on brand), and littler giant or iwaki pump. Everything will be plumped with bulkhead connectors. I am also thinking of building the stand at 36" and recess the tank with a 1" lip. So the tank's top height would be 61"

As for the long weekend, I am going to be working on polishing the edges and removing the large scratches. I might even get started on the stand... All depends on how fast I find and repair the vacuum leak on my wifes Xterra.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:12 PM   #20
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So I finally got around to working a bit more on my build. I framed in the stand using 2x4's. All my joints were pocket drilled front and back and glued. Tank is sitting outside on the stand with water over the weekend. Very stable, even at its height, though I may still come up with some sort of anchor to the wall. Here are some crappy photos what I got.


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