I like what you've done with the cab so far - the flat black looks great and I really like the juxtaposition of it and the interior woodgrain in the third pic. The new shelving would look good with a coat of black as well, even though you'll more than likely be the only one to really see the interior. Good idea on leaving the open space at the bottom.
Look forward to seeing what you do with the doors - I say keep it simple with minimal fussing but maybe you could do something unique there considering the diy approach and the time you have. Instead of solid I could even see couple basic door frames with the center portions consisting of ss mesh (this would look great but probably a bit cost prohibitive), minimal-gauge chicken wire or even some black window screen...
And as for the background, is there a tried and true, more preferred method for attaching the black posterboard? I can think of several ways but I assume there is a "standard" for this.
My only addition might be to add another vertical dw-piece to the scaped side, creating a bit more dimensional cover/depth there and furthering the fissi-attachment possibilities. Diamond black sand would look great and definitely lend itself to the overall aesthetic.
subscribed. look forward to the progress.
Thanks for the comments! I also thought about painting the shelves, but i feel if i did that, i would probably just do the whole cab (inside) because itd look even weirder with black shell, black shelves, and pine color interior lol.
Had not thought about framing something for the door because of noise issues. Id like to keep it as quiet as possible and i also have a 1yr old daughter i dont want grabbing at the screens.. It IS a good idea thought for down the road!
For backgrounds im not sure what the standard is either.
. I have used blue sticky tack and double strenght double sided tape. The sticky tack might drop the background every now and then (once a month) but i like how its easier to remove/adjust compared to the double sided tape aka super glue LOL.
I shouldve taken multiple angle pics, i did try to worry about all aspects and viewing angles, and im trying to stay away from too much "vertical" because i recently read some "shrimptech" and want to set this up more as a breeder tank, with slight emphasis on aesthetics... Especially for now...
I will print your post out on paper, and frame it above my 20L as inspiration
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