Innovative marine overload

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  1. Ahogue21

    Ahogue21 Active Member

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    20171223_111553.jpg 20171223_004436.jpg So let me start out with yes i could have bought one heck of a big tank for what ill end up with in these tanks.....but eh i really like the little aio tanks also blaming my wife as the 3 tanks was her idea

    So i purchased an sr60 with plans for a different location and it didnt work so put it up along the wall in dinning area next to my 30l and this is when the wife said why not add another so its even

    Well wheels started spinning and went with 2 25 lagoons as i can light them with the ai primes i currently have and with the deals ive been getting i ended up with 3 aps stands the 25 lagoons stands were ordered in black and the sr60 stand is wood which i will paint

    Currently kitchen wall just got painted and im waiting on the stands for the 25s to get those set up hopfully next week

    Plans are as follows
    Right side tank-will house my current clowns,fire fish and zoa grow outs kinda of a partial frag system

    Sr60- community setup with zoas,euphillia and maybe some acans

    Left tank- havnt fully decided but may just end up doing a simple euphillia island and call it a day
     
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    NowGlazeIT Valuable Member R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    NowGlazeIT Valuable Member R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    This is gonna be awesome congratulations!!
     
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    My curent 30l as you can see bare bottom and nothing to special

    25 aps lagoon stands shipped today along with 2 sr60 media baskets

    Laid some paint down in a cross member of the sr60 stand not sure the color is what i want so picked up another one and will re shoot it tomorrow looks like the replacments for the damage pieces i got from im will be here friday as well

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    Looks great! In my experience, rustoleum Professional spray paint has consistently given me superior results to painted on. As long as you hold it plenty far back and do multiple very thin layers of the paint, you can't beat the durability and the ease of application. I use that, then a polycrylic finishing spray like hellsman or minwax to prevent scratching and to give it a nice professio nal finish. I build furniture frequently and that approach has been the best one ice found in the last ten years. But it HAS to be display professional, don't even consider painters touch or any other brands, I have tried them and ended up spraying over them with the professional after having to sand the paint runs smooth.
     
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    Unsing the universal paint and primer all in one seems to be alight on the 1st coat wasnt sure what to use since the stand is aluminum
     
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    kevyg Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Is the stand painted already?


    I recently restored an aluminum fishing boat and literally had to go through this. If you want a factory finish you have to remove all of the existing paint and get down to raw aluminum. Best way to do this is a wire wheel on a grinder. Or, a wire wheel on a drill (takes longer this way). Even further, you can do it by hand with a wire brush. Once that is done and the surface is clear of paint it should look scratched to all hell at this point.

    After stripped you need to use a self etching primer directly onto the aluminum. Paint will peel off if this step is skipped.
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    Once you have a coating of the self etching primer, you then finish it off with the rustoleum Professional black spray paint (gloss or flat, just depends on your preference). This also comes in a paint can if you want to roll it on, I just prefer the even finish spray paint has.
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    If you want to take it one step further and have that hand crafted authenticity to it, use the minwax polycrylic as a final coat to push it over the top.
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    I know...... this sounds like a lot of work, but it is totally worth it. Just like reefing there are a lot of steps that end up giving your BEST result. That's why I suggested the way I did.

    If the stand isn't currently painted, take some 120 grit sand paper and rough up the surface first or a wire brush.

    Let me know of you have any questions!
     
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    No just did one piece a a color test waiting om 2 replacement pieces from im before i tear it down and paint it
     
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    kevyg Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Just decided to edit my post, see above
     
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    The stand is the "wood" finished stand in the top picture no need to strip it as im painting on a solid fresh finish already
     
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    kevyg Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Lol well that changes a few things.

    What was the issue with the original paint? Did you just not like the color, or did you have an issue with it adhering?

    I would think you could probably get away with the spray paint then the finish and get out of this cheap and a tenth of the effort.
     
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    Yeah only issue is the color i hate anything wood lol
     
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    Lol, gotcha, I am a woodworker, so I love the natural beauty of wood and how much you can bring it out with a lot of time and patience (I also grew up in the middle of bum **** nowhere, 15 miles out from a town of 1200 people where the nearest walmart was 2 hours away... I think it's safe to say I am a country boy ;) )
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Update.....25 aps stands showed up so got it all setup and this is the result

    Sr60 stand replaement pieces showed up so need to get it taken down and painted and just may set up one of the 25s by the end of the weekend

    Yes its a little excessive
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    Not the best picture but looking like this will be the color of the stand going to head out shortly and pick up heater,ato,sand and water to one of the 25s started

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    That's going to look awesome!
     
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    Starting on tank one......drop 1k in needed stuff today between amazon and my local shop 20180107_145627.jpg 20180107_152752.jpg
     
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    Looking good so far
     
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    Can’t wait to see the sr60 stand finished.
     
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