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Old 07-03-2007, 04:44 PM   #11
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Any update on this project?
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:37 AM   #12
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Did some more work on the project. I added more "Great Stuff" the the caves and did some torching. I put the first coat of cement of and as you can see I added a charcoal coloring to the cement. The gravel will be Eco-Complete cichlid sand, which is a black & white sand so I think the coloring will look good.

I forgot to bring my camera to work today so I took these pics with my cell phone.

The caves with lot's of Great Stuff on it






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Fresh wet cement, it looks much better in person, I think






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Old 07-06-2007, 09:50 AM   #13
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That cement color is awesome.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:37 PM   #14
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I finished the styrofoam and torched it











Here I have my first complete coat of cement on. I'll try yo do a second coat tomorrow - Cement was still wet






Close up of left side


Center


Left side


Looking down - right side


Looking down - left side


So that were I am so far, any comments or suggestions.
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I can't wait to see it filled up. Looking good.
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Nice work. This is going to be special. How long to cure it?
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After I put on the final coat I'll wait 48 hours then add water. I'll do huge water changes every three days until the pH comes down to normal, then it's cured. It should take less than two weeks but this is my first time doing this so we will see.

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Old 07-14-2007, 12:49 AM   #18
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:49 PM   #19
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Finally, YES! The cement has cured and the tank is ready to go. I have some work to do on the stand but I hope to have it running by the end of the weekend.

Here are pics with water in the tank. I like it, hopefully the fish will to.













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Wow, that looks great.
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