Reef Central Online Community
Neptune Systems

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Blogs > My Journey into Reefkeeping
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Rate this Entry

no title, really

Posted 01/29/2013 at 06:59 AM by Avonlea,PA
Updated 01/29/2013 at 07:03 AM by Avonlea,PA (added photo)

Alright, so things are progressing along. I* was able to build my stand in just a few days time. I'm in the final stages now; just sanding and prepping for paint. I built my stand based on this one: http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1213499. Turns out Dustin, the member who built it, now sell plans for it on eBay. It was worth the $14.95 to me. I'm building mine without the side book cases. I'm also holding off on building the top portion for a while, as I won't need it...for a while. Once I figure out a site I can use to host pictures, I'll add some.

I also got the back of the tank painted. I used Valspar gloss black. That stuff is cheap crap. I couldn't get good coverage and kept seeing light come through. I went and bought a can of Rustoleum (after using an entire can of Valspar) and was able to get full coverage with one coat. I laid a plastic drop cloth down in my small den and painted it there. Boy, spray paint sure does drift. I now need to rent a carpet cleaner machine. It's not too bad actually. Most of it came up with just vacuuming.

Oh, and I ordered Bulkheads last night. Got the ABS ones. I'm fairly certain they'll fit the holes in my tank.

I think that's it for now. I'm heading out to the shed to sand and hopefully begin priming the stand.

Just figured out the picture thing, so here is the stand so far:

Posted in Uncategorized
Views 3633 Comments 0 Edit Tags Email Blog Entry
« Prev     Main     Next »
Total Comments 0

Comments

 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:50 PM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2019 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.