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post #31 of 62 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 03:15 AM
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This is going robe a great build. Can't wait to see it all put together. I really like the driftwood.
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post #32 of 62 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 01:47 AM Thread Starter
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Well the light wasn't hanging how I wanted it to with the hardware, so I decided to wire it instead. Also, I painted the PVC. I am pretty happy with how they turned out.
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they came out nice!

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We have been re-doing the spare bedroom where this tank is going so it has been a slow process...

Here are some updates on the pendant lighting.
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Here we have dry fitted it to the wall before running the wire for the lights.
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..and a photo of the room in disarray, it is coming along though!
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Those pendants came out real nice.....subscribed

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post #38 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 08:35 AM
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Awesome work posting the youtube link. Cant wait to see it filled with the LED going through their motions. That's one slick lighting system you built too. Keep up the great work!

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post #39 of 62 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 01:31 PM
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wow really great looking build, love the back lighting. Was curious as to what light your actually using and the how you have it placed behind the tank. Its one of the best ive seen, cant wait to see the tank completed very nice work.
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wow really great looking build, love the back lighting. Was curious as to what light your actually using and the how you have it placed behind the tank. Its one of the best ive seen, cant wait to see the tank completed very nice work.

Here's a link to the LED light that is back lighting the tank.

Amazon.com: PPA OLSHARGB2 Home Accent LED Strips with 1 Foot Extension, Multi Color: Home Improvement Amazon.com: PPA OLSHARGB2 Home Accent LED Strips with 1 Foot Extension, Multi Color: Home Improvement

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ahh was wondering if it was a single bulb or a strip, thanks for the link. think i might have to give this a try.
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Update on lighting... I still need to paint the wire housing. Can't decide if I want to match the wall or paint it silver.
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Update on lighting... I still need to paint the wire housing. Can't decide if I want to match the wall or paint it silver.
Looks great! I would personally go with wall color to follow a more modern look and keep the actual light fixture separate from the rest of the set up.

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Re: 40 gallon planted breeder build

I'd go with silver. Make em pop!

I'm looking forward to see how this turns out.

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post #45 of 62 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Moved the tank into position...
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