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A diamond in the rough....Hopefully
Old 12-13-2012, 02:24 AM   #11
 
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:24 AM   #12
 
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Nice build, can't wait too see it once it is finished, it looks great! :D
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:54 PM   #13
 
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Well not much has happened since I last posted with Xmas parties and subsequent hangovers to deal with. But I have cleaned the tank and removed the crappy blue paint. I have also spent $30 bucks on material to clean, sand and varnish the tank stand and hood. Which will be phase two.
I managed to layby a eheim classic 250 for half price so the budget is still healthy. Expenses so far:
Tank/ stand 60
Light and filter (layby) 85 (180 remaining)
Cleaning gear 30.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:39 PM   #14
 
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Well holidays are over and I'm into phase two. I have sanded the stand and intend to varnish it tonight when I get home. Hope to take a picture and post it on completion. Also a pleasant surprise when my mother gave me $1000 out of my secret savings account that I forgot about so the budget just got better. I have paid for the light fixture And eheim classic 250 filter. Also purchased a eheim pre filter sitting in the tank ready to go. The foam board is on order and should arrive in a week.
So the build is on full tilt. Will post a plumbing arrangement by the weekend when I get A few more items (priming kit and quick connects for the pump). Look forward to your comments.

I have started the 3d design and hopefully the picture comes out. Looking for comments and criticism before I actually take to the foam. The hollow sections are for hiding equipment(left and right corners) and the rest for substrate rooted plants. I will make channels for the roots to spread out through the substrate. I just couldn't draw it on the craving program.
So please comment and drop tips and advice as I'm sure I haven't thought of everything.

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:03 PM   #15
 
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Help if I add the picture
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:23 PM   #16
 
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I have started the 3d design and hopefully the picture comes out. Looking for comments and criticism before I actually take to the foam. The hollow sections are for hiding equipment(left and right corners) and the rest for substrate rooted plants. I will make channels for the roots to spread out through the substrate. I just couldn't draw it on the craving program.
I'm not understanding this. What is the "foam?" What substrate do you plan?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:41 PM   #17
 
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Sorry mate. The foam is extruded polystyrene. Going to stick with a gravel substrate.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:50 PM   #18
 
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Sorry mate. The foam is extruded polystyrene. Going to stick with a gravel substrate.
Is the foam going to be in the tank? That's why I asked, as this seemed the plan, and I don't understand why.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:18 PM   #19
 
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The foam is going to be cut, painted and sealed to form a Rockwall allowing me to cover the equipment inside the tank. Intention Is to terrace the background to prove shelter and depth.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #20
 
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How thick is the foam? I know when I built a 3d background for my 135 it took up alot of space, even with my tank being 18" wide. I used 3 and 4" thick foam and sculpted it into rock form.

It was hard to see your pic. It came out real small.
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