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Old 04-09-2012, 05:08 PM   #81
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Sorry guys. Busy Easter.
I've mostly reinforced the bottom. I've attached a back though kinda ugly and started building the false bottom. Hubby lost interest :/ so it's been all me. Lol. I'll get some pictures later. It's still pretty early in the morning here.
I've got some exterior paint. I went with white. It's (apparently) safe for areas of rainwater run off used for human consumption. The tanks going to be topless so I didn't want to have evaporation dripping from the paint into the tank poisoning the fish.
Good thinking. I would have never thought of that
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:28 PM   #82
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Sooo cool Elise didn't know you was this handy lol
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #83
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Sooo cool Elise didn't know you was this handy lol
Lol! You should see me with an angle grinder. Scary stuff! Hahaha!
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I admire you for doing such an ambitious project! I am sure it will be your pride and joy when its finished. Cant wait to see it.
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I admire you for doing such an ambitious project! I am sure it will be your pride and joy when its finished. Cant wait to see it.
Thank you
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I left a gap along the top for ventilation. I for got a large enough hole for power cables but I'll cut one later.

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False bottom.
I'm going to put 2 more horizontal supports in.

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Problem!!
From ground level you can't see it has a false bottom but when viewing from the angle it will be at you can see the false bottom through the gap at the front. The tank will stop where the false bottom stops. It won't be able to get any closer because the plastic front is bowed. Ugly!
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Back.
I left a gap along the top for ventilation. I for got a large enough hole for power cables but I'll cut one later.

False bottom.
I'm going to put 2 more horizontal supports in.

With front on.

Problem!!
From ground level you can't see it has a false bottom but when viewing from the angle it will be at you can see the false bottom through the gap at the front. The tank will stop where the false bottom stops. It won't be able to get any closer because the plastic front is bowed. Ugly!
It's looking good!

Thats okay about the false bottom. It can't be perfect. But Maybe you can try to blend it by painting the part that shows to match?
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It's looking good!

Thats okay about the false bottom. It can't be perfect. But Maybe you can try to blend it by painting the part that shows to match?
Thanks.
If I can't think of a way to fix it I'm going to painting it black so, hopefully, it will just look shadowy.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #89
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Why not just silicone the gap and then paint over it. Just make sure to really smooth out the silicone when you first put it on.
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ohhh it is looking good.

+1 with the suggestions about the gap. It really is not that bad, but if it really bothers you, the black paint will do it.

Or maybe you can make some really cute artsy stuff that you can cover the gap. I don't know what, but maybe the kids can suggest something. hmm...
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Thanks Malawi Freak. I think that's what I'll do.

Andy, patience my friend. :P I broke my hand saw so have to steal something off my dad. Lol
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Thanks Malawi Freak. I think that's what I'll do.

Andy, patience my friend. :P I broke my hand saw so have to steal something off my dad. Lol
OMG i read that first as "i broke my hand " Please don't brake your hand so u can finish this build lol
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I wanna know how you break a hand saw O.o and i'm with Andy hurry up I want to see the finished product the waiting is killing me!
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OMG i read that first as "i broke my hand " Please don't brake your hand so u can finish this build lol
I read the post the same way as tcal. Good thing it was just the hand saw. Whewww.....still Elise, you be careful.

We want you to be able to finish this project without any injury. Not even a poke.
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OMG i read that first as "i broke my hand " Please don't brake your hand so u can finish this build lol
Same here!! And don't feel bad I've broke 2 of them
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Look up "Steve's TV fish tank (29 gallon " on Youtube. Its on the dustinsfishtanks channel. Just thought i would provide some inspiration lol
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Haha! No broken hands.
^^^ I have seen it. It's pretty awesome.
Hoping to get to my parents in the next week and pick up some more tools. Then I can continue to cut off the top to make a lid. After that I have to paint the interior, sort out lights and a new HOB, tear down the tank, move the fish to a tub and de-rim the tank so there is no ugly grey trim showing through the 'screen'. After all that I can put it all together!
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you just need to put a black trim strip across the top and bottom so it will look like when you watch a widescreen movie format on the tv. i think it's called letter box?
what would also be cool is if you had different color leds and used the channel knob to change the color in the tank.
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what would also be cool is if you had different color leds and used the channel knob to change the color in the tank.
that's a really cool idea. Might get a little crazy with wiring, but would be awesome to see.
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