Nick's Miracle Build

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by this is me, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    Thanks folks.
    Not tank related and still no video lol. But here's what we did over the weekend. Trying to beautify the space a bit. My plan is to get the tiling done then trim, and then I can skin the tank stand and build a canopy.
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  2. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    You sir are a jack of all trades :cool:
     
  3. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    Floor is mostly done. Starting the cabinets around the tank now.

    Rough fitting of my cuts. I like how it looks. I think I will just tape it all up and call it done. :D
    Going to Rocklers to find some inlay door hinges.
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  4. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    Nice work
    Is there a reason the left side doesn't go to the wall?
     
  5. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    Yes.
    I'll frame a small wall to go all the way to the ceiling and add an access door fo I can get to the overflow when needed. The canopy will also be framed. I have an idea of what to do. Just have to do it.
     
  6. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    Gotcha ,
    saw the opening behind the tank and thought that was your access but can't have too many specially with a big tank.
    Good job on the floor ( my profession for 23 years)
     
  7. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    I salute you on your profession. Looks easy but it's not. Quite laborious and lots of planning so that it comes out with even pattern.
     
  8. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    Thank you sir:D
     
  9. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    The access door behind the tank has a sump sitting in front of it lol. I can reach the overflow but if I want to get close to it, I would have to stand in the sump tank. Kinda stupid if you ask me but there's always a compromise in something else if I move the sump.
     
  10. AlbertG

    AlbertG (BadPapi) Staff Member Moderator Officer BRS Member

    Jaja your right at my old house i decide to do my firts floor job in my kitchen when i was donne had a horrible pattern and was so uneven .gags bigger in one side then others crocked lines etc
    But anyways i sold that house for about $80k profict so i was proud anyways of my work .
    Maybe the new owner took it out and had professionals doit
     
  11. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    I can't believe I'm sitting here watching a dog competition show. Surfing dogs lol.
     
  12. gurumasta

    gurumasta Senior Moron BRS Member

    Great work. Just keeps getting nicer..
     
  13. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    Some more wood working stuff.
    The doors(panels) are made from A1 White Maple plywood. The frame is made from White Maple 1x3.

    My first try at edge banding the plywood looks like $hit. Lol IMG_8014.JPG

    Second try and trimming the excess edge band is lot better.
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    This picture shows the plywood before and after edge banding.
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  14. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    Video update.
     
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  15. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    Looking back on 12/02/2016 when the tank was first set up and transffered from previous tank
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    As of yesterday. 07/27/2017. 9 months later.
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  16. Chris A.

    Chris A. Formally toomanyfish BRS Member

    Very nice
    Didn't see the new angels ( only watched half the video)
     
  17. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    They're both in there
     
  18. gurumasta

    gurumasta Senior Moron BRS Member

    Awesome stuff. How many fish do you have? 324?
     
  19. showard

    showard Well-Known Member BRS Member

    Wow! What an amazing idea to get natural formations and shapes for rock placement
     
  20. this is me

    this is me I like turtles BRS Member

    As of today.
    -3 Redsea Regal Angelfish
    -2 Interrupta Angelfish
    -2 Onyx Clownfish
    -5 Yellow Tangs
    -1 Redsea Sailfin Tang
    -1 Whitetail Bristletooth Tang
    -1 Powder Blue Tang
    -1 Powder Brown Tang
    -1 Purple Tang
    -1 Magnificent Foxface
    -1 Bipartitus Leopard Wrasse
    -5 Blue/Green Chromis
    -4 Blue Reef Chromis
    -8 Lyrestail Anthias(2 males and 6 females with eggs)
    -1 Royal Gramma
    -1 Sunburst Anthias

    I love all the fish equally. For example, the regal angelfish are very very nice so isn't the Interrupta. The Powder Brown colorful contrast is stunning but the Powder blue is also stunning. The 5 yellow tangs add a lot of life and color to the tank. The anthias and chromis are what make a reef tank looks like a natural reef. Leopard wrasse has its own personally. etc. etc. etc.
     

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