Ivan's 4ft (Nature style scape)

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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dood it looks awesome!!!! This is so going to be my next project! Might start with a 2ft first though!
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    hehe thanks guys. the tank is actually on the stoep. so if it leaks (that it wont) it will just flow outside. but studies starting tomorrow so project will go slow for now. but will put every second I can find in the setup. just need to sand (half a day) and spray (hole day) and hang the doors (few hours). so then I can setup this baby. can't wait though.
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    Did you use the normal bostic marine silicone?
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    yes
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    you have some pretty decent DIY skills man! Did you use any masking tape to keep the line's clean and neat?
     
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    yes, a lot of masking tape. rather too much than too little. not leka to clean silicone off glass.
     
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    looking awesome dude, what will the plans be for this tank? plant wise?
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)


    no the feeling. what is your rate? lol. i will have to use alot of masking tape as well...working with black sillicone
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    my rate?
    plantwise:
    r.rotundifolia
    r.colorata
    HC
    HM
    glosso
    ricca
    crypts
    HG
    java moss
    hygro polysperma
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    No bracing internally or externally? Brilliant job putting it together! 8)
     
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    no bracing at all. 10mm glass is strong enough to hold itself together. thanks for the compliments guys.
     
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    Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    Do you take contracts? :) That is an awesome silicone job, and the cabinet looks amazing!
     
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    yeah its a awesome job! think its gonna be a stunner!
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    Well done dude!! Tank looks pro!:)
     
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    Update:
    No leaks thus far. so looking good!
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    I like the level of detail. That is how a setup thread should look like! Well done.

    8)
     
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    Welcome back Rattail! will we be seeing any updates!
     
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    Thanks Walter. Don't hijack the man's thread. (but yes, I have an update planned for my Brazil stream biotope)

    8)
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    well done ivan looks good..!
     
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    Re: Ivan's 4ft (120x45x45)

    Update:
    Went shopping for hinges and hung the doors. After that i sanded the stand with 220 grit paper to get a smooth surface for the paint.

    Cut hinge hole (35mm)
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    Spacing of doors]
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    Doors hung
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    Doors closed
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    This weekend i will spray the stand, and start to setup this beaut!!
     

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