Jewelry box control panel and Red Sea Canopy build

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  1. Phil DeCapua

    Phil DeCapua Member

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    I hope I posted this right and in the correct place. Please educate me if I did something wrong. Just wanted to post what I have done so far for my tank. I will hopefully update this thread once that is finished and may do a full post in the aquariums thread to show my full system set up but these are my first 2 DIY projects I did

    One was a 20 dollar jewelry wall cabinet from Amazon and some Velcro and cord covers.

    The next was just a quick design to build a canopy that just helps block the radion from blinding me when I am watching TV on the couch, or looking at the tank. It is going to be painted white to match the stand and if that doesn't look right I will wrap it with satin white vinyl. Wood, glue, and screws cost about $25. The paint is another $5 and if the paint doesn't look good, the vinyl wrap will be about $20. So most it cost was $50 dollars and some sweat and patience.

    Any suggestions or questions welcomed.

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  2. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member 2019 North Alabama Reef Club

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    Looks great, love the idea!
     
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  3. Ranjib

    Ranjib Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks awesome
     
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  4. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Looks awesome! I like how you used the jewelry box photo frames for actual photos! I would have probably filled it with coral pics, parameter cards, etc haha
     
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  5. Phil DeCapua

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    I was going to do some coral pics but my gf said we needed to showcase the other animals in our lives lol
     
  6. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    I'm sure mine would say the same haha

    What aquarium model is that?
     
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  7. Phil DeCapua

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    It's the Red Sea Reefer 170. I have a very small apartment and this was the biggest I could go... for now lol... I may just get rid of my big couch and put some of those collapsible lawn chairs so I can get a big Tank and not have to wait until I move lol.

    Today I just finished painting the canopy so I'll upload photos soon and added my gfo and carbon reactor and put another 20lbs of sand in so I have enough for a goby /shrimp pair
     
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  8. Phil DeCapua

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    Some canopy updates

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  9. miniChou

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    Great canopy! I’m looking to build one for my Reefer 250 (white) too. What did you paint did you find to best match the white cabinet of your Reefer?
     
  10. Aaron Gustafson

    Aaron Gustafson Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I’m curious about the paint you chose too. Been looking for something to match the cabinet.
     
  11. samnaz

    samnaz Coral Nerd R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Do you have a link to the wall mounted jewelry box? I'm on the hunt for the perfect one but I haven't found one on amazon yet.
     
  12. Fishy McFish

    Fishy McFish Member R2R Supporter

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    That’s awesome. Does it get too hot?
     
  13. drevalenz

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    Dang looks clean
     
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