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  1. AHP

    AHP Astrea Snail

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    Well over the weekend I had time to work on the stand, I almost finished it... BUT I didn't get to attach to bi-folding doors on the stand. Hopefully by next weekend I will have the doors on and painted so everyone can see the finished product.

    My question:
    I was wondering what does everyone use (brand & type) of wood sealant for accidental flooding on bottom of the stand. Does anyone have a product that they prefer?
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You should be able to park a truck on the stand it is so well built. I would look into Marine grade sealants for the bottom of the stand. Maybe use fiberglass to create a pan.
     
  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    Looking very good ahp (a reefer in fresh clothing). Are the kids getting excited yet?
     
  5. AHP

    AHP Astrea Snail

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    My son is loving it so far… and me too. I think I have found him sitting in the bottom of the stand about 3 times watching me build the doors and trim. Last night he told me a story about how fish swim.

    I found out that we got a new fish store around my area and I am going to take him to that when we get some free time. This will allow me to do some recon work and get to know the owner. Hopefully he/she is a good person that is not looking to up sale everything.

    On another note I ended up buying a used Eheim 2217 canister. I am going to have to give it a good cleaning because it looks like it wasn't cleaned that often. My question, I know that I want to save some of the media but how should I clean the rest of the canister? (Tubing & Inside) It has been sitting in my garage for about a week with no water going through it.

    Also I need to get a RO/DI unit and I am thinking about getting this one.
    BRS 4 Stage Value PLUS RO/DI System - 75GPD - Bulk Reef Supply
     
  6. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    That RO/DI will work just fine! Plus it has a pressure gauge and dual TDS meter already built in :) You may want to consider adding the drinking water kit as well depending on your water source.
     
  7. AHP

    AHP Astrea Snail

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    We have hard water down here in Houston, TX so I will look into the drinking water kit.
     
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  9. AHP

    AHP Astrea Snail

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    O yea!
    Paint is coming in today so I should have the doors finished and I might take a teaser picture before the painting.
     
  10. AHP

    AHP Astrea Snail

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    Paint was put off until Friday.... Sale on paint 30% cheaper this Friday.
     
  11. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You can clean the canister without any detergents without worries. You can buy brushes designed for the work at LFS and pet stores.
     
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  12. AHP

    AHP Astrea Snail

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    O great! I didn't know if I need to use bleach or soap and water, then clean it out thoroughly.