New Office Project

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by jumboswart, 15 Sep 2010.

  1. jumboswart

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    So Adriaan is starting to deliver the 800x800x600 cube tomorrow(still waiting for the cabinet to be completed 3 weeks now) and have decided to start a new project that I can keep in my office. Crazy I know.

    TANK

    300x300x250 in 10mm startfire glass, yes I know it is overkill but I like the sturdy look it will give. Anyone know where I can get the black marine silicone? Looking to do a skinny overflow in the back.

    SUMP

    270x200x200 in 5mm glass with 3 compartments 1) skimmer 2) LR & cheato 3) return pump.

    STAND

    300x300x350 out of 12mm square rod. powder coated and marine ply cabinet. (Anyone have a piece lying around?:biggrin:)

    EQUIPMENT

    Skimmer
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    Sump lighting
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    Auto top up using 2l bottle
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    Heater 25W
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    Main Lighting in a modified desk pendant using this globe
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    Going to try DIY the whole thing so might call on a few of you for assistance.

    Any comments will be appreciated.
     
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    Black silicone, from my faverite brand - Juwel
     
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    like your work jumbo
    whoooz funding this little pleasure :thumbup:
     
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    Who do you think Clint? Oviously not the work but it will help my addiction to this bloody hobby:biggrin:
     
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    phew bro.. how much to keep this 1 quiet from Col :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    LMAO told her work was paying:whistling:
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup

    ill name my price
     
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    Remember I know a few of your secrets aswell:nono:
     
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    Maybe modify this to hang over the tank with a DIY stand

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    very cool,another set-up.is your tank gonna be rimless?
     
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    Yeah
     
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    The glass arrived and a poor attempt at siliconing. Anyone know how to neaten the silicone?

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    too late now, but masking tape is a good way to keep the trim neat.
    Otherwise just wetting your finger and sliding it along the joint can work nicely with lots of practice.
     
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    So what you're saying is remove and try again. I suppose if at first you dont succeed
     
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    Go get a set of silicone trimming tools from CTM...about 25 bucks. Different angels , thickness sizes etc
     
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    well atleast now you know the vallue of Idol Marine doing your home display tank.

    DZ send me 'cols' email addy will ya, she needs to be told :)
     
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    LOL nice one keep col out of this...................
    Also Adriaan is going to do the siliconing on the office project he couldnt bear to see the job I had done hahahahaha
     
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