yeah its coming along great, and guess what, i was wrong, its not a 75 gal its a 55 gal, i just havent corrected my thread posting yet, lol the tank stand looks a little small for a 75 guess i should have updated earlier
finished sanding, took 3 days, by hand and by machine, this thing was a beast
had an issue with the glue, when i applied it and clamped everything was great, but overnight it expanded and i didnt wake up early enough to save it from getting blasted with hot heat and direct sunlight which caused it to expand more... i had to chissel away a ton of overlapped glue, sucked nuts.... and it actually chipped a huge chunk of the stand...ughhhh
i was so furious i had to even it by hand with sanding, after a couple of hours of elbow grease i got it to look decent but you can still tell there was a chunk missing, i was too lazy to go buy wood putty lol i should have but im poor anyway....
so today i painted, here is my helper
she turned out to be too lazy so i wrapped her with painters paper so she wouldnt get paint on her....
so here is after the second coat of paint, doing two more, 4 in total, so the metallic really shines out and all the grains get seeped in with paint..... it looks so awesome, just got done with the fourth coat and its freaking crazy sexy
tomorrow i paint the rims of the tank to match and figure out a lid situation
the old lid cant be rescued wood is too rot, too sketchy to deal with, so i will have to build a new one, and i cant decide if i want to spend the money on rebuilding a bar type style lid, ugh.... decisions decisions