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My DIY Project...

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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby MaxHayhurst » Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:02 pm

yea did it all.. haha made the stand better than i made the tank haha...

ah okay sure how far away would you recommend?
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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby malakye » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:24 pm

Just move it across so its not sitting infront of the window, natural sunlight can cause algae issues so you always try to make sure the tanks not infront of a window.
Looks great, love the stand as well.
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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby MaxHayhurst » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:40 pm

Ah okay have to empty it first! Kinda heavy!

Do posts have to be authorised always by admins?
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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby superdart » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:57 pm

Stick a backing on the tank and you wont have to move it...... :-):
If it has fin's and swim's I'm interested in it....
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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby Graeme » Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:08 am

MaxHayhurst wrote:Do posts have to be authorised always by admins?


The first few do but I'm not too sure how many. You could always have a go at the word games in the Community section to get your post count up a few more! :-):
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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby malakye » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:16 pm

the first 10 do, it was simply to stop spammers which unfortunately we got a few off. After that you will be able to post without it being authorised.
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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby MaxHayhurst » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:21 pm

Ah okay thanks... and that makes sense.

well thursday is the final test, for water tightness, as well it leaked a tiny bit last time.

Spent most of the weekend taking off the old silicone and re applying it...

also bought some more polystyrene to go between the tank and the wood...
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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby MaxHayhurst » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:34 pm

Right so my problem now is, i have put the metal trim on the outside but the tank is still leaking a very small amount, and i cant see where the leak is..

does anyone have any ingenious idea to help out?
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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby Big Den » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:57 pm

Silicon will not stick to silicon so if there is any still on the area you are trying to reseal it will not take. Did you clean the glass thoroughly before putting it together? You have to clean the glass with acetone or methylated spirit to remove any grease beforehand.
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Re: My DIY Project...

Postby MaxHayhurst » Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:16 pm

ah thanks for that...

ive tried cleaning it with acetone but it didnt really work...

so looks like ive got to start again really...

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