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Old 09-12-2004, 11:26 PM   #41
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Well I got finished with the final "paint" job on the background. (see below) I also got around to doing the part I wanted to do least and that was getting under the house and putting more support under the section where the aquarium is going. Now I just need to paint the base, install the background, rearange my living room to make room, build the hood and thats about it exept for the water changes and the fish. I need another vacation.

I took the photos in full sun this time to get a better image of the backgrounds incase any one wants to try this.


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Old 09-13-2004, 12:38 AM   #42
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It's beautiful! You're very talented. Now you need to make some for the rest of us.
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Old 09-13-2004, 09:15 AM   #43
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very nicely done!

Will you cure it for a while in the tank on it's own (no filter etc, just water changes) then drain the tank and add new fresh water before adding fish?
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Yes I will change the water 2 or 3 times before adding fish. I will watch the PH after I get a higher rated test kit, and it should jump up a little bit then go back down. I wonder if it would be better to put a power head in to move the water around while its soaking?
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Wow! simply stunning. In case I missed it, are you anchoring this to the tank or is the weight of the concrete enough to hold it down? If so how?

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I wonder if it would be better to put a power head in to move the water around while its soaking?
IMO, I would say definitely. I would even point them directly at the background so any residual dies etc could be blown off.
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Sumphead I am going to use silicone to hold the background to the tank. The pieces are still very light becouse the concrete is thin except for the face. Also glad you like it
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Well I moved one step closer today My brother came over and helped me move the Aquarium into my living room. Now I can get the background siliconed in and get the plywood base routed and painted then slide it into place.

First thing I had to do was put the finished background in to make sure it still fit and see how it looked. For this image I just layed the light from my 29 on the top. The seem on the face will be closer together after I add all of the silicone between the pieces but over all I think its going to look nice.
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this is still one of the coolest things I've seen.

make me one! make me one!!
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:33 PM   #50
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over all I think its going to look nice.
It looks incredible! Can't wait to see it in there with some substrate and a few plants!

oh, and a few fish I suppose
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