Deep Reef 150 gallon Tall DT Build

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  1. Deep Reef

    Deep Reef Active Member

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    Finally finished all the wood work with the exception of drilling holes at the rear and top for ventilation and sanding

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    Holes drilled for ventilation fans in rear and to release air at top
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    Ready for sanding and paint
     
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    Very nice woodwork
     
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    Deep Reef Active Member

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    Thanks
     
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    Been painting the interior but the cold spell put that to a stop. Received a new skimmer for Christmas though.
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    Nice
     
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    Interior painted time to stain
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    Stainless steel hinges for canopy also arrived

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    Well finally got around to staining..
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    Was originally going to do a two tone but decided on classy grey.

    Next step polyurethane...
     
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    SaracensRugby Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks awesome. Currently building my own stand for my custom 125 that I just ordered. May take an idea or two from you trim work, looks great.
     
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    Thanks, feel free to take what you need
     
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    SaracensRugby Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Did you use MDF boards and cut out the holes where you will put the doors? Then use wood trim pieces on top of that? I have some leftover MDF board that I was thinking of doing that to keep one continuous piece per side, then accented by different trim.
     
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    No I use birch plywood installed on the frame then like you said cut the holes. This provided the continuous piece. Used wood trim to conceal seams/screws.
     
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    following. this tank is going to look great! good luck!
     
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    following. this tank is going to look great! good luck!
     
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    Thanks
     
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    This tank is an Apex free zone, just received my GHL P4 controller, extra power strip, doser 2.1 and flow sensor.
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    By the way the power strips are huuuuge
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    Looking forward to getting the stand completed.
     
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    I love that idea on the stand with the side cubby
     
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    amazing build so far... what type of wood and how thick did you use to skin?
    also - what did you use for trim?
     
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    Thanks, with the 4ft tank I really needed room for controls
     
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