First Order AQUATIc CUSTOMS

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Got my first tank ordered and here are the dimensions:

100X50X50 - TANK

100X100X50 - Cabinet

Il be making a hinged black gloss lid with 2 60cm tube lights fitted

Wil be posting pics as i get things done.. it will be made over the course of a week :)

hope u like this little mission as much as i will :P
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Ply ready to cut for Lid..

bit stained but i just grabbed it out my yard as the guy wants the tank to be done cheap as possible and i done him a really good deal.. so it won't be my best work.. well best with what i got :)

glass is arriving tomorrow so will be making lid first :)
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Lid piece cut and sanded and ready to primer :)



Lid piece cut into 2…. the smaller piece will be secured to the tank giving me a surface to attach the hinges.. il be using a thin metal angle to secure this piece to the tank :) will show in more detail when fixed..



Painted with high gloss black (use a paintbrush NOT a roller) to give an even surface ready for lacquer coat :P



Angle for fixing small wood strip to tank sprayed black gloss with can (keep ur hands moving don't spray in 1 spot) and also painted the Hinges





Glass is arriving tomorrow and will be doing a lacquer coat on the lid.. will try get lid all done tomorrow with a little trick up my sleeve for the lights :P :silly:

Tomorrow i will be making the tank!!!
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DMD123 replied the topic: First Order AQUATIc CUSTOMS

Cool cant wait to see the finished product! :)
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Got a nice day at work today so should be home pretty early :)

Plans for today…

1. Finnish Lid and light fittings

2. Cut and assemble frame for cabinet

3. Get coat of paint on MDF for cabinet sides, and top.

4. Assemble Tank (if glass arrives in time my friends a busy lil bee)

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So today i cut all my MDF for my cabinet and so far I've given it a white undercoat ready to sand and paint with black gloss and lacquer :)



Guy in the pics is my right hand man Sparky.. we finished work early today so he give me hand as putting the tank together needs 2 sets of hands…



Here is how to setup the tapes on each set of glass…

Bottom:


Sides:


And here i have my smaller side pieces here ready to be siliconed :)


I TRIED TO VIDEO MYSELF PUTTING THE TANK TOGETHER BUT IM ALWAYS RUNNING ROUND LIKE A BLUE ASS FLY AND SWEARING.. THE PHONE FELL OVER SO VIDEOS CRAP.. AND DIDNT GET ANY PICS.. BUT THERE ARE TONS OF VIDS ON HOW TO ASSEMBLE A TANK. :silly:
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All assembled and looking strong :)







NOT GOING TO GET DONE WHAT I THOUGHT TODAY.. :(

1. Coat on 1 side of black on the cabinet pieces

Have to go out for dad birthday so won't get anything else done but il be able to turn them over and finnish them off tomorrow afternoon and i still need to buy 2 more lengths of 2X4 as my maths failed and i haven't got enough for the cabinet frame :silly:
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