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Background for my 5ft tank
Old 01-28-2014, 11:52 PM   #1
 
Background for my 5ft tank

I'm making a BG for my 5ft which will eventually house some cichlids...It is in the tank waiting but i thought i'd catch you up to where it is now, for those interested anyway lol

Beginnings


Spray foam added


In tank to check size


1st layer of render


2nd layer of render


3rd layer of render


Detailed


Siliconed in ready for joins to be rendered


Now, a lesson learned, write down your oxide/render/water ratios. I had to do a new batch up and cover quite a bit of the BG as i couldnt get the colour to match to my satisfaction.

So joins are now done and it will be detailed tonight (and a new pic), then it needs to sit until the sealer comes back into stock.

So stay tuned for more updates
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:26 AM   #2
 
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Hi Alasse, welcome to TFK... i really like the BG... its very cool :)
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
 
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hello and warm welcome
i look forward to seeing how this goes
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:49 PM   #4
 
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This is an awesome project! Thanks for sharing your progress with us - I can't WAIT to see the next step(s) and watch it go into a tank!!! Please keep us posted - and welcome to TFK! ^__^
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:44 PM   #5
 
On the home stretch now!! Waiting to be sealed (excuse reflections on glass)
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:30 PM   #6
 
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Wow!
Excellent project thanks for posting. I love seeing pics of diy projects, even though I'm not talented enough to even attempt craftwork like that.
Hope you enjoy the forum.
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:45 AM   #7
 
I so wanna seal this, but i need help to carry it outside (fumes not good, for human, furkids, and finkids) so i need to wait til my hubby is home :(
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:19 PM   #8
 
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hope he won't be too long thenů.i really don't like waiting for people
when i want to do something.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:09 PM   #9
 
I've waited this long a bit longer wont kill me lol

Good things come to those who wait so they say :)
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:22 PM   #10
 
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Looks real good,it is all coming together rather nice.I agree about the patience in the hobby...and in life.
I look forward to seeing it wet.
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