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Old 05-26-2012, 09:27 PM   #21
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First coat, its really dark but that's alright that'll come into play later

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #22
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While I was waiting on the drylok to dry I started carving the rock formation and put a coat of drylok on that as well. Done for tonight I'm hitting the shower and will do another coat tomorrow

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Old 05-28-2012, 12:58 AM   #23
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Didn't do a whole lot today with the background kinda was an off day for me but I did put another coat on the styrofoam


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worked on the rock a little bit as well


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Old 05-28-2012, 05:10 PM   #24
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Some more painting today, cut the flat piece of styrofoam to fit the tank.

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Then painted a base coast on the other piece as well

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Love doing this project but seems like its taking forever! Lol


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Old 05-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #25
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Haven't done much yet today, resealed the tank and managed to get silicone all over my fingers which doesn't come off very well in water (duh lol) so now its all over my phone I'll post more updated pics later when I pick up the paintbrush again
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:02 PM   #26
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well now i know im not doing a 3d background on my thread! lol im also artistically challenged >D yours will make mine look like a joke! haha
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:40 PM   #27
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It wouldn't be a joke lol it would be unique because it would be made by you!
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:26 PM   #28
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It wouldn't be a joke lol it would be unique because it would be made by you!
Haha it would DEFINITELY be unique! A unique piece of garbage! Lol. But thank you anyways. I guess ill give it a shot but maybe I'll just have to refer my thread to your thread when it comes down to the 3D build if they want to see an awesome one.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #29
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Haha it would DEFINITELY be unique! A unique piece of garbage! Lol. But thank you anyways. I guess ill give it a shot but maybe I'll just have to refer my thread to your thread when it comes down to the 3D build if they want to see an awesome one.
lol well thank you! Its really not hard to make at all just time consuming.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:03 PM   #30
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lol well thank you! Its really not hard to make at all just time consuming.
No problem. And I'll give it a go and see what happens. I'm following your thread for sure. good luck with the rest of your build.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:31 PM   #31
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Sized everything to the tank today just to see how it would look, still have more painting to do though

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Old 05-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #32
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It's looking good. Are you going to fit your filter in behind it or just put it in front of it?
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It's looking good. Are you going to fit your filter in behind it or just put it in front of it?
That part I'm still trying to work out, any thoughts on what would be best?
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Behind will take up a lot of aquarium space so i think in front
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:51 PM   #35
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Behind will take up a lot of aquarium space so i think in front
I had thought this as well, since this is my first ever build I'm kinda learning as I go as well as trying to go the cheapest I can so far on this whole project including the 75 gallon I've only spent $43 so I'm pretty happy about it all so far.
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Behind will take up a lot of aquarium space so i think in front
It wouldn't take up much room if u carved a notch out of the foam and made a slight hole for it to suck water through. Just a thought?
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Well after I stuck it in the tank and thought about it for a little bit I can put the filter on over the rock background and the wand will stick down between the two pieces of styrofoam (where I put the arrow)

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Well that will be good then. As long as its going to be the way you want it then no worries!
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Or you could put the filter on the side of the tank? If there's room.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:42 AM   #40
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Or you could put the filter on the side of the tank? If there's room.
Well after finding a great diy site I found a project for under substrate jets that connect to the filter. I think I'm going to attempt this project st some point I think the filter has to be on the back of the tank
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