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Postby mel_cp6 » Mon May 02, 2011 8:20 pm

paint the pipes with krylon fusion black, let it sit for a week and it will be chip resistant and it will blend with the bg.
cant wait to see it all done.
good job so far.
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Postby BigDaddyK » Tue May 03, 2011 10:00 am

Yup.. I have the krylon already and will be painting in the next couple of days. Where I live has been close enought to freezing temps. still so I don't want to paint until I know it'll dry in a reasonable time.
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Postby BigDaddyK » Wed May 04, 2011 3:16 pm

The Glass is IN!!!!!

Leavin work early to grab it this afternoon... hopefully siliconing in tonight!

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Postby TheFishGuy » Wed May 04, 2011 6:15 pm

When you silicone be sure to sand your pond armor first. Are you siliconing all your inside corners too? I would, the prevention is better than the cure.

Are you using prop sticks to hold the glass? Do you have help? <-- Hopefully you have answered yes to all of my questions! :lol:
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Postby BigDaddyK » Wed May 04, 2011 9:54 pm

check check and check :-)

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comments, questions, suggestions welcome :thumb:
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Postby TheFishGuy » Thu May 05, 2011 6:21 am

=D> =D> :thumb: :thumb:
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Postby BigDaddyK » Fri May 06, 2011 9:22 am

How long do I need to leave the clamps/supports on there? I have some other work to do on the tank still and that's definitley hindering the process.
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Postby Tiwaz » Fri May 06, 2011 1:28 pm

This is an amazing build. Giving me some ideas for the basement.
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Postby TheFishGuy » Wed May 11, 2011 6:00 am

BigDaddyK wrote:How long do I need to leave the clamps/supports on there? I have some other work to do on the tank still and that's definitley hindering the process.


No one will agree with me on this but I left mine for 24 hours, then filled the tank with water and let it sit for a week.
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Postby BigDaddyK » Wed May 11, 2011 11:15 am

I can't do that yet :( still waiting on product from my last mistake... I'm hoping it will be here by the weekend so I can finish the sump off and start filling.
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Postby AussieSwede » Wed May 11, 2011 11:55 am

Wow.. Nice design you got there... I will take this one if you don't mind... :)
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Postby BigDaddyK » Thu May 12, 2011 3:55 pm

TY AussieSwede Personally I'd wait to make sure my tank holds water but hey.. you go for it if you'd like LOL

TFG... you fill your tank all at once!!??!! I'm not sure my nerves can handle that! I was thinking on filling it 4 - 6 " at a time and checking for leaks... maybe I should grow a pair and make it happen ? :D

Oh Yeah.. I got the additional Pond Armor to finish up the Overflows and Sump :-) should be ready for Filling this weekend
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Postby JoelRHale » Thu May 12, 2011 4:10 pm

I have been following this with much interest, I plan on doing something like this once I have my own place.

I know you are not finished yet, but how much effort would you say something like this takes? I am fairly building savvy, maybe when you're done you could share some of the particular hardships, the easy parts, is it worth it, etc. A spectator/soon to be builder would greatly appreciate it!

Ps, this tank is awesome and when its done its going to be amazing, you've done a great job! :thumb:
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Postby TheFishGuy » Thu May 12, 2011 8:10 pm

BigDaddyK wrote:TFG... you fill your tank all at once!!??!! I'm not sure my nerves can handle that! I was thinking on filling it 4 - 6 " at a time and checking for leaks... maybe I should grow a pair and make it happen ? :D



Yep, no guts no glory!
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Postby BigDaddyK » Thu May 12, 2011 9:27 pm

haha... well I got the sump wash coat done :-) I will be getting final coat on tomorrow night and then getting everything in place on Saturday.. Sunday should be fill day then :-)
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