=Jwin= and Triplemom's Custom Bowfront Canopy Video Submission

Discussion in '3reef 's DIY Video Contest!' started by =Jwin=, Jul 19, 2009.

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  1. irr0001

    irr0001 Purple Tang

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    haha thats what it seems like!
     
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  3. Triplemom

    Triplemom Pajama Cardinal

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    Thanks, Matt for the great prize! Sorry I didn't post this sooner - it's been a crazy work week and also the first week of college for my boys! We received the RO unit early this week and hooked it up a few days ago. Jwin made our first few batches of water that we're using to top off the 3 tanks. This has been my first week to NOT buy water! Woo hoo! ;D I'll try to post some pictures this weekend. Thanks again for the great contest and such a fantastic prize! :)
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    You are welcome! Glad to save you money! :thumbs_up
    I look forward to seeing the pics!
     
  5. zjpeter

    zjpeter Ritteri Anemone

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    hey Jwin, i didn't see it mentioned yet in the thread (if i'm being daft just tell me). what did you use for the bulk of the canopy. i was thinking about either oak or, to save a dime or two, MDF. what did you use and what are your thoughts on either?
     
  6. ayjay

    ayjay Astrea Snail

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    thanks Jwin for such an awesome vid... just finished building mine last week and it looks awesome! i did run into some problems with the paint. i was trying to use rustoleum semi-gloss black painter's touch spray paint because i was weary of getting streaks by using a brush. needless to say it was really hard to get the finish even. so i ended up using a high density foam roller and non-spray version of the same paint and it went down much better!
     
  7. DavidTurner

    DavidTurner Feather Duster

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    Awesome! I think I may be doing this!
     
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  9. Terry

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    thank you thank you thank you. time to upgrade and get rid of my eggcrate.. did i say thank you.
     
  10. veedubshafer

    veedubshafer Banned

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    Well, just went to lowes today and bought everything I need to build this thing. I might have to get started on it tonight. One nice thing is I have a glass top for my 46bow from when I used to have turtles in it. So I am going to use that to get the curve correct. This build has been very inspiring to me. Thank you.
     
  11. Slammed01

    Slammed01 Spaghetti Worm

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    Awesome vid except vid 2.is down again =( may go pick some stuff up at home depot and try =)

    Would building a full frame be overkill? I guess if I braced a 3/4 ply top I could hang my 2- 7 lb LEDs not problem.
     
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