Obsession (ADA 120F)

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    So it was quite some time ago that I saw a 120F tank for the first time in person.

    I had just acquired my ADA 120P and I think I was done with the scape by the time I saw this tank.
    I could not stop looking at it, I was fascinated by the shape and the dimensions. ~ possibilities like you can not imagine, well I could at the time...
    It's a biggish tank, but small, shallow, but long... and the obsession started...

    I couldn't even think of getting one, not so soon after I got my 120P and after all my wife (SWAMBO) will kill me if I get another tank...
    but deep down I knew that I wanted one just like it...
     
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    This was 14 August 2015
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    Epic .. now we wait, you can do it !!!!!
     
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    To spill the beans...or not to spill the beans...lol
     
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    So, a few months ago in casual conversation... With this good friend of mine he mentioned that the tank was standing empty...
    And I enquired if he would then care to part with said tank...

    The deal was done!!!

    But still had to work on my wife and of course my finances...

    Took some time but I managed to...
    Convince an ATM and make a withdrawal from my wife...
    No wait, it was the other way round...


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    Got the tank home with the cabinet and the light unit...
    Decided to put some adjustable feet under the cabinet...
    What did I find... The marking of the builder...
    Our own Engineer...

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    Feet screwed on...

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    Standing in its spot.




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    This has huge potential! Following for sure
     
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    So last weekend or so I repainted the cabinet...

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    The grey is / was very much ADA style, but need it to fit with the rest of the stuff at home...

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    Inside in the right spot with the ATI unit already hanging in its place above the cabinet...


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    Started working on the inside of the cabinet,
    magnet push thingies for the doors,
    a micro switch for the LED lights on the inside
    Small DB vir the timers and so on
    And a 2 Pin hub for the lights, fans and so on...

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    Where's the blood Jakkals?
    You know every new setup needs a blood sacrifice :laughing6:
     
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    Oh yeah... There was blood...
    Probably more to come still...

    Tapatalk will not let me upload the bloody images...

    Maybe that's a good thing...




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    I haven't done a Scape with proper wood in it for ages...

    These I think will do nicely :

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    What you use to paint your cabinet? and what's the price on that LED switches? I hate my cabinet
     
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    PVA paint+ sealer
    Switch is about R80 at your local electric wholesaler


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    Nothing quite like a blank page...

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    Not the true test of stamina ... how long can you resit to get that sucker dirty?
     
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    Like so???

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    soo jealous!!
     
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    No no that is still fine .... you can clean that up with a bit of MR Min
     
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    Damit Jakkals. Nou kort ek 'n tenk kas...
    That wood looks awesome. All soaked in and ready for the tank or still need to get prepped?
    That bare tank with just the wood has a damn nice look to it already!

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