sams 60cm (planted!)

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  1. samc

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    journal time!

    EDIT: THE JOURNAL STARTS ON PAGE 9


    in the next couple of months or so ill be setting up my new iwagumi so ill start the journal now as ill be working on things starting tomorrow as you will see.

    tank: 24x15x18 (custom)(100l)
    filteration: tetratec ex1200(bought about an hour ago :lol: )
    lighting: osaka luminaire 2x24w t5
    co2: DIY FE 2kg
    ferts: EI dosing and easycarbo daily

    Today i have been to jacksons to buy the stuff for my DIY stand i will be doing starting tomorrow which will be covered in laminate (formica). this wont be a ADA style one although it was tempting, it will be done to match my wardrobe as its in my bedroom, which will be white with dark grey gloss doors.

    i havent got the tank yet but will have it soon.
     
  2. Mark Evans

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    we love journals samc!

    dont forget the images! :D

    mark
     
  3. JamesM

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    The more images the better! Don't be shy! :D

    I'm looking forward to this as the tank and equipment specs are similar to mine... just need to find the perfect stone...
     
  4. samc

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    i love journals too i look of new ones every day. ill take a pic of the cabinet so far tomorrow should have done abit :D
     
  5. samc

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    i havent got much to show you yet sorry
    i think im going to use landscape rock (seiryu) ino some people think its boring but iv never used it before so i wanted a go using it.

    and i think ill be using vivipara (silence) :lol:
     
  6. JamesM

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    Post your DIY stand journal too! I'm a huge woodwork fan! :D
     
  7. samc

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    ok then i will do :D
     
  8. samc

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    i have done some work on the cabinet yesterday and put the three MDF sides on tonight, so here it is so far

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    ill post another pic when iv put all the sides on :D
     
  9. Thomas McMillan

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    Get you all DIY :p looks like it'll be a nice looking cabinet.
     
  10. JamesM

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    Looking good Sam. Don't forget to protect that mdf though :)
     
  11. samc

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    it should be ok it will have formica over it which is thick laminate which will have a good amount of glue behind.
     
  12. JamesM

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    Yeah, sorry, forgot about that bud :oops:
     
  13. samc

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    just thought id show you what kind of think i wanted to achieve. im not good at explaining.
    i am going to have a border kind of thing around the cabinet similar to in the picture

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    this will be white as in the picture
    i am still deciding weather to have one door or two ether way the doors will be flush with the border(wont stick out)
    like in the picture.
    the door will be a dark grey gloss or if i can gloss black

    this is hard to explain but you may have got the idea
     
  14. JamesM

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    Yeah, chunky style, I like it :)
     
  15. samc

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    just a quick question to you peeps as i cant make my mind up
    do you think i should have one door on the cabinet which would be about 40cm wide 80cm high or two doors?
     
  16. Thomas McMillan

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    I think two would look quite grooy :D
     
  17. Simon D

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    I'd go with the two door grooy look too! :lol:
     
  18. samc

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    thanks thomas that was my initial idea and i think ill stick to it ;)
     
  19. Thomas McMillan

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    ha grooy :lol: this bloody V key is annoying me, doesn't work properly

    grooVy :p
     
  20. samc

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    slight change of plan on the cabinet now found some formica for the white which is £52 + £25 postage :wideyed: so i am now painting the white part so iv filled in all the slightly uneven parts and is now smooth all over 8) i painted the worst part today which was the front and it came out good, so im happy :)
     

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