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Discussion in 'DIY Zone' started by Smittiferous, Feb 29, 2016.

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  1. Burgo89

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    That's coming along nicely mate was just the other day I was thinking how one would go about this exact same setup and you have nailed it. Top stuff, can't wait to see the end result
     
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    Me neither! But be careful, all these empty enclosures are the primary source of EES (Empty Enclosure Syndrome). You wallet won't recover! :lol:
     
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    Oh don't worry [MENTION=41642]Herpo[/MENTION] all these currently empty enclosures have occupants lined up already...

    I am picking up two enclosures next weekend that I will be reconditioning, nothing lined up to go in those though....


    ... Or is there?
     
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    WOW, when you said watch this space i did not envisage anything as spectacular as that, i will be waiting with baited (or smelly) breath for the next lot of progress pics. 10++++ for this 1. :) ...................Ron
     
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    Test fit of platforms. Not sure I like the middle one, it's there to hide the glass brace but it looks too.... Enclosed. Thoughts? End platforms will be staying.
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    Middle brace replaced with something smaller, to that I'm going to fix a rocky outcrop or some such to hide it. Didn't want it there but I feel it is necessary to stop the front bowing in or out.

    Platforms glued and tac-nailed down, roof panel glued and tac-nailed, front facade fixed in place. All that remains is the rear panel fixed in place and all the vent/water hose holes bored out, and that's the timber work done!
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    Anyone know how much weight aquarium glass can sustain? The four legs are designed to take the weight of the shroud, but I foresee alignment issues where they meet the surround they're sitting on. I'd like to simply lop them off if I can, and the shroud isn't very heavy.
     
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    That sounds so cool! I would like to do similar in the enclosure I posted on my thread to you.
    How would I make the sections that create ledges such as in this pic?

    Then create the rocky aspect without adding too much weight. Polystyrene?

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    @Aztec Wow I forgot about this thread. I'll take some pics tomorrow to show how the ledges are fixed.

    For light fake rocks I'd use polystyrene with a thin layer of tile grout over it, hit with a paint brush or similar as it was drying to create some nice texture.

    Still haven't actually finished this thing. So close to completion but so much to do.
     
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    How exciting! Thankyou ;-) I can't wait!


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