Philip's 90 Gallon - UPDATE 7/31/2012 (FTS P.86) - Page 3 - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #31 of 1286 (permalink) Old 11-20-2010, 04:31 PM
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what doors?
I Swear, no joke there was just like 10 other pictures and not just of the stain.

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post #32 of 1286 (permalink) Old 11-20-2010, 04:52 PM
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I Swear, no joke there was just like 10 other pictures and not just of the stain.

Yeah there back.
Lol, I see them now. The doors look fine, just a perspective issue of the way the pic was taken
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Yeah the pictures were to big so i had to resize them... hence why you didn't see them at first.

The bottom/top parts of the doors look different in the pics because of the angle. It is all made out of the same wood.

The substrate also arrived today, to my surprise. It wasn't supposed to be here until Tuesday! 4 9-liter bags and 3 3-liter bags of ADA Amazonia I Aquasoil (one of the 3-liter bags is for a friend, so i'll only end up using the big bags and two of the smaller ones).





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Aww, isn't Philip cute?
Haha, I bet you're having fun. I always love setting up new tanks. So much fun.

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Any particular reason why you got Amazonia I instead of II?

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Lol CL.

I had Amazonia II in my 68g a while back, and it was super dusty... i heard that Amazonia I was basically the same thing except much less dusty. We'll see if that's actually true.


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I assembled the stand and applied one coat of stain today. Yay! 3-4 more coats to go...
I also just ordered a 47" T5-HO 4x54 watt retrofit w/moonlights and one fan (for inside the canopy) from Catalina Aquarium.
Going to assemble the canopy, finish staining everything, drill the back of the aquarium, and get all of the plumbing set up on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday- hopefully in time for the AAPE meeting on the 28th at my house!

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mayne... it looks worm there. lol

the stand is looking good.

What would Honey Badger do?
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Haha, what I'd give to swim in that pool lol. Looks like summer.
Great progress too dude!

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It started to pour about two hours after i took those photos.

I love the unpredictable AZ weather.


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Very nice pool you have. Can't wait to see this thing filled up.

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If you wanted an almost black end result why didn't you just start with a darker stain? Stand looks good though. Solid real wood is a plus. Built to last...
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Pool party at Phillips house....

That really like that stain color. It will match your room very well.

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If you wanted an almost black end result why didn't you just start with a darker stain? Stand looks good though. Solid real wood is a plus. Built to last...
It's ebony stain. I didn't think it came any darker?


So.... when should we have the pool party?


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So.... when should we have the pool party?
In the time it takes for me to earn enough cash for me to get a plane ticket out there. I am not to concerned about getting back a this point.

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