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Old 07-10-2011, 03:14 PM   #11
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70 bucks a kit.
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How many kits did you use? Your background should be close in size to mine. So I got all my materials short of my final coating and started my carving. I planned out my rocks and got them siliconed together so now I have to wait for it to cure so after work tomorrow I can make another big mess lol.
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Well if yours is all one big piece one kit will probably do you just fine. I've used almost a whole kit and have only detail and touch up painting left.
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So I've been busy since I got home and was carving up a storm. I got everything carved out and textured the main background piece so it doesn't look so flat. I'm happy with the result. Now waiting on word on if I can get sikatop 107 or not, if not then I get the joy of messing around with concrete which will occupy me till I retire lol.
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Looking good! Can't wait to see your finished product.
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Well my local hardware store is ordering some sikatop for me, only two weeks till it should be in grrrrrrr. Oh well two weeks to catch up on other things around the house. Gonna drive me nuts looking at my half finished background and empty tank but will be worth it.
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With the sikatop I just have to let it cure then its safe for starting to cycle for fish (once the background is applied and the silicone is cured of course) ?
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:08 AM   #18
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With the sikatop I just have to let it cure then its safe for starting to cycle for fish (once the background is applied and the silicone is cured of course) ?
Once you have all your coats of sika let it cure for about 48 hours then hose it off knocking off any random stuff that is on it from working on it ,let it dry then silicone it in.
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Cool that's what I had figured from reading your thread. Sika is gonna save me alot of time and effort. It's sucks I have to wait two weeks to get it in.
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Cool that's what I had figured from reading your thread. Sika is gonna save me alot of time and effort. It's sucks I have to wait two weeks to get it in.
Yea but it will give you time to perfect you background!
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