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Old 10-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #11
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Been curing since yesterday and water has been holding steady at 78!
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #12
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Update: I have started cutting mine. I'm using an old cheap jigsaw that works like a charm. The cutting is fast as butter with a hot knife. I borrowed a dremel to do more detailing before I paint. I need to buy a propane torch. I hope to get it finished in the next two weeks.
We are in the process of home remodeling so I don't have much free time. So far, when I have time to work it is going fast. It is 70 3/4 inches long. I have 11 3/4 inches tall done so far, so I am nearly half done with my cutting out.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:42 AM   #13
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Slowly pecking away when I'm not doing honey-dos. For a bit of reference, the drink in the foreground is a Route44. (44 oz). It is about 71" x 21" tall. There are a few more caves now than shown in this picture. I am about ready to Drylok / paint. I've ended up making several compromises that have sucked. The best laid plans of mice... I suppose. The heaters will be on the ends in front of the background. I've notched the ends. (Not shown in the photo.). Once I actually bought my FX6, the water intake is huge and can't be totally recessed into the background. The hose back into the tank wasn't exactly like I imagined from reading about the filter. I didn't want to have to cut it into pieces for installation as shown in the videos. I didn't think about the tank's cross supports on top. So, now I have to cut it into 3 or 4 pieces and then paint.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:27 AM   #14
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ok love my fish your hired . i need one like that for a 75 . lol jk im starting mine. ill post pics soon
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:41 AM   #15
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Looking good blindmelon! My fish love mine but haven't gotten to see them swim through the caves that took me so long to build haha
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Old 12-25-2013, 04:39 PM   #16
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Finished, with a ton of flaws. The worst is the seam on the right didn't match up well during installation. Picture is without water. It now has water in it and hasn't floated out yet.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-25-2013, 05:10 PM   #17
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Looks good! Wait until the algae builds up on it a little.

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