Onefish2fish's New One, Round 2 - Page 9 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #81 of 319 Old 02-14-2009, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
went to home depot today and picked up some supplies. wood isnt cheap. anyways started to skin the stand, here it is just double checking things fit


and starting to attach them


i chose to use screws over finishing nails because i plan on painting this thing anyways so alittle wood putty and you wouldnt be able to tell the difference

this is the right side of the stand which is eventually going to have a door to access my secret but now no longer secret compartment. i will have 2 feet on the right side of the sump (which is going where the big cut out is on the previous picture that ill add doors to) which will allow me to store chemicals and fish related things. it wont be anywhere near enough room, but room is room.

the far left side didnt get any skin because i need to hook up the skimmer,its going to be slightly different then the original plan as the cabinet (which is going on the left side now) is going to house the skimmer and possible very little storage room and more storage room will be on the right side of the sump.. hopefully i can sand tom. and im really hoping ill be able to paint.
onefish2fish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #82 of 319 Old 02-14-2009, 07:04 PM
Member
 
Still looking great. What color do you plan on painting the stand?
Cody is offline  
post #83 of 319 Old 02-14-2009, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
thanks, im leaning towards black for a few reasons, the comforter in my room is black, the back of the tank is getting painted black, its not going to be overly detailed so black wont make its simpleness stand out, im also planning on painting a cabinet black to match.
the other color option is white, my trim in my room is white, my doors are white, one of the walls will prob. be painted white. i think im still sticking with black.

i did think about the staining route too, but ive decided its going to be painted, most likely black.
onefish2fish is offline  
post #84 of 319 Old 02-14-2009, 07:14 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Waahhhh
I wanted stained! So, now the choice is down to black or white?? Hummm....

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #85 of 319 Old 02-14-2009, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
well stained would be nice, this thing is really going to be pretty basic with basic trim so im just going to paint it. besides ill prob end up upgrading before we know it anyways
onefish2fish is offline  
post #86 of 319 Old 02-15-2009, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
taping off my tank



painting my tank




needs a few more coats but its a start. i still have more work to do on the stand but its feeling smooth now
onefish2fish is offline  
post #87 of 319 Old 02-15-2009, 05:33 PM
Member
 
willow's Avatar
 
coming along nicely.
i thought about the staining idea too,however i think black will look reallly nice
with your colours in there.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
willow is offline  
post #88 of 319 Old 02-15-2009, 05:33 PM
Member
 
I hate taping off the tanks for spraying it. That must have been fun doing it on that monster- I thought a 36" long tank was annoying. Lol.

And sanding. That's no fun.

But it all pays off in the end.
Cody is offline  
post #89 of 319 Old 02-15-2009, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
onefish2fish's Avatar
 
the taping took 5 mins, if that.

now the sanding. boo hoo. atleast i have access to power tools of every kind.. including electrical sanders and a belt sander if i wanted except that would rip some serious wood.
onefish2fish is offline  
post #90 of 319 Old 02-15-2009, 05:38 PM
Member
 
I must be a slow taper.
Cody is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
onefish2fish's bowfront salt tank progress onefish2fish Saltwater Journals 326 04-28-2013 10:38 PM
Another round of pix from my 55g B14 VZR Freshwater Journals 6 12-03-2009 07:25 AM
CRICKETS VS. OSCARS round 1 bhone20 Freshwater Journals 11 09-25-2008 08:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome