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Alasse 01-28-2014 11:52 PM

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
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...0thDec2013.jpg

Spray foam added
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hDec20131a.jpg

In tank to check size
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...dJan20141a.jpg

1st layer of render
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hJan20141a.jpg

2nd layer of render
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...an20141a-1.jpg

3rd layer of render
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hJan20141b.jpg

Detailed
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hJan20141a.jpg

Siliconed in ready for joins to be rendered
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hJan20141a.jpg

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

Fabi 01-29-2014 02:26 AM

Hi Alasse, welcome to TFK... i really like the BG... its very cool :)

willow 01-29-2014 12:32 PM

hello and warm welcome
i look forward to seeing how this goes :-D

Chesh 01-30-2014 04:49 PM

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! ^__^

Alasse 03-17-2014 10:44 PM

On the home stretch now!! Waiting to be sealed (excuse reflections on glass)
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hMar20141a.jpg

rsskylight04 03-17-2014 11:30 PM

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.

Alasse 03-18-2014 04:45 AM

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 :(

willow 03-18-2014 04:19 PM

hope he won't be too long thenů.i really don't like waiting for people
when i want to do something.

Alasse 03-18-2014 08:09 PM

I've waited this long a bit longer wont kill me lol

Good things come to those who wait so they say :)

badxgillen 03-18-2014 08:22 PM

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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