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Alasse 05-11-2014 12:35 PM

2ft background
 
Started a new background.

Basic foam work
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...pril20141a.jpg

1st render (right) and 2nd coloured render coat (left)
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hMay20141a.jpg

Both sections are now coloured

CM1429 05-12-2014 12:28 PM

Those look awesome. Will you be posting further progress? I look forward to seeing how it all works out.

Alasse 05-12-2014 12:36 PM

Yep will add more as it heads towards completion :)

Will be playing with highlighting over the next few days. depending how i like it as to if i do another coat of render (different colour) or let it sit to cure properly so i can seal it on the weekend

Alasse 05-15-2014 05:56 AM

Both sides and a few rocks are highlighted. Will see how it dries Note how much lighter coloured the render gets once dry
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hMay20141a.jpg

Close up of the BG
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hMay20141b.jpg

Alasse 05-17-2014 12:09 AM

1st coat of sealer on

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hMay20141a.jpg

Alasse 05-18-2014 02:38 AM

In tank
http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hMay20141a.jpg

Note the colour difference between the original render and the newer render, it took 4 days for the orginal to dry so i am hoping the new will come into line with the old, if it doesnt i will run a complete light layer of new render over the top, i want it to match! So fingers crossed. I did take note of render/oxide/water mix this time so it should match lol Time will tell. At least with just having to throw i light layer over it will be dry by the weekend, ready to seal again.

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hMay20141b.jpg

Now the black cloth tape: I use this to tidy the tank, this is a very old very well used tank and was looking a bit ratty around the edges, so i tape them so the front of the tank essentially ends up like a picture frame, handy for old tanks.

Alasse 05-24-2014 04:02 AM

Tis wet!! Hardscape and substrate in place

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hMay20141a.jpg[/url]

Yep there is a ring in rock, i didnt make enough so will make some more, but they need time to cure. So the ring in will be replaced when new ones are ready and then it will all match in

Alasse 05-25-2014 06:00 AM

This tank is up and running (filtration and heating) and is stocked

I will update with a new and final pic (in this section) once the tank has fully cleared :)

Alasse 05-29-2014 04:35 AM

Been clear for days, finally had time to grab a pic :)

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...hMay20141a.jpg

aussieJJDude 06-07-2014 05:41 AM

Wow, it looks amazing!

Curious, how much did it cost you to make this??? I interested of doing something similar...


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