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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    Brew12 Electrical Gru R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Looks great, love the idea!
     
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    Ranjib Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks awesome
     
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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
     
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    nautical_nathaniel Goby Whisperer R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread 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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    Some canopy updates

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