I got ambitious today....

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Soooo, I was posting around here this morning, then my phone started going bonkers with text messages from the guy I was supposed to be getting my gar from today.

Long story short, that's not happenin till next weekend, but at this point i'm not holding my breath anymore.

So in my boredom, since I set aside the entire day to drive to Wyoming and back today, I went to youTube, and then to Lowes, and this is the result...







And random picture of basement cat, aka Lucky



I didn't do any build pics or videos, since I was reall yin a zone of some kind and didn't want to lose focus lol, But I can post my step by step if anyone is interested in a wall of text.

And please note, the skin on it is not the final skin, but I'm cheap and did all this for under 20 bucks, with some donated wood and a few parts from Lowes. So while it's not pretty right now, it functions to focus my lighting much better. Once I can scrounge some reflectors from somewhere, the lights will be even better :D

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: I got ambitious today....

Sorry you didn't get your fish , but it looks like you made good use of your day. Looks VERY nice !! :lol:
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Matt replied the topic: Re: I got ambitious today....

Not my best work, but nothing a good faux wood veneer won't hide lol

cebosound wrote: Waterchange, Waterchange, waterchange... till your knuckles are bleeding. ;) :lol:

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: I got ambitious today....

I think it looks really nice . Don't sell yourself short .
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Matt replied the topic: Re: I got ambitious today....

Well thanks :)

But the wood is all mismatched, some oak, poplar, pine, glued pine lol, it's a patchwork for sure, but for the price, can't beat it. Only things I bought were the hinges for the doors, knobs, magnets to keep em closed, though gravity does a great job all by itself :huh:

Rest of it was all 100% free, left overs from the folks place I went and scavenged, and stuff I had from refinishing my big tank.

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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: Re: I got ambitious today....

Make sure to post an update when you are done. I would really like to see it.
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Matt replied the topic: Re: I got ambitious today....

Will do, now I just need to find some veneer that matches the tank and stand....

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Big-Ken replied the topic: Re: I got ambitious today....

Looks nice, I have a pile of wood at work for a hood for the 30g
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cebosound replied the topic: Re: I got ambitious today....

cool :cheer:

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Noddy replied the topic: Re: I got ambitious today....

I have no eye for all the different woods you mentioned, but i think you did a great job.
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