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Old 07-30-2018, 08:46 PM   #11
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The stand sat in the garage for over a year while I procrastinated over finishing it. Between work and winter weather I always seemed to miss my window to paint. I did get the bondo work done to all the seams and exposed plywood edges to seal them up.

April 2018

Tried a black limo tint for the background, went on very nice and was initially happy.









This is my first time spraying a finish and probably why it took me so long to pull the trigger.

I took apart my Sfiligoi stealth t5 to upgrade the paint as well.




Cheap $10 Harbour Freight paint gun to learn on and 3 coats of Cover Stain.



Once the primer was on I found some cracks from the wood warping a tiny bit (was left in a garage after all). Fixed with some baking soda grinded into the crack and then flowed in some thin crazy glue followed by another sanding.



So far so good


Better look at the plumbing access.
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May 2018

I decided to test the black limo tint with a light overhead. The light fixture I'm using is the same size as the tank so there will be over spill.


Not impressed with the limo tint anymore...


So it had to go


Replaced it with black vinyl.


Much better


June 2018

Makeshift paint setup


Top coat


That furniture dolly was worth it's weight in gold..




Wet sanding between coats.


3 Coats later




All done and moved inside, I couldn't be happier.


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Very very nice
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Very very nice
Thanks! I am really enjoying the build part of this setup.
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July 2018

A better look at the interior lights. There is a sensor on the right door that makes the lights come on when you open the door and go off when you close it.










Standard RGB light strip, so pick a colour.


Yoga mat for under the tank


Tank and stand together


All caught up now so the updates will roll in slowly from here on.
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RKL is mounted.


Plumbing almost finished, just need to glue a couple joints. Going with a Herbie drain but is designed to make it Bean Animal very easily if I need to.




Waiting on some SCS 1200 silicone in clear to get in stock so I can finish the sump off and seal the bottom of the stand to ensure its water tight. After that I will water test.
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Got the light finished and mounted. I needed a new hanging kit since the old wires were rusted. The wires that attach to the light in the ATI kit I'm using ended up being to short so I had to make my own.

How the cable stop starts out


How it ends up with a little trimming and sanding.


A shot showing how Sfiligoi attaches the cables. Just a slot for a washer to slide down.


Holds so far, I was hoping to find a stud but no luck. I didn't want an ugly washer at the ceiling which is required when using the toggle bolts so I used snap toggles. Very similar but allowed a slightly smaller hole so no washer required.










I'm happy with how the light turned out, I am still undecided if I want to rewire what 4 bulbs are on each power cord. They currently alternate dual bulb sets but I might make the centre 4 on one cord and the outer 4 on another. I will mostly only use 4 bulbs with a short burst of 8.
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Leak testing.
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This has turned out amazing so far. Thanks for documenting the progress.

Can you give me more info regarding the black vinyl? Is it basically stick on and where did you purchase, print/sign shop?

Can it be removed with ease?
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very nice looking , love how this has come togeather
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