Cabinet building for my Giant gourami tank

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  1. Stalker

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    I've got the tank from 2013 when I bought Gekkie my Giant gourami. Ive built the canopy that time. Last week I decided to build the cabinet. The tank cabinet will be painted like the canopy with a vintage look out of the 1800[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Looks really nice
     
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    Looks very, very nice @Stalker

    Nice to see Gekkie and the rest of the kids in shape again!
     
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    Gekkie is crazy like a happy lunatic. He get most of the time so exited, he makes almost somersaults of excitement.

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    That's awesome @Stalker,

    Hahha I think you owe us a little video of Gekkie and his happy tricks!! You havent shared that for a while
     
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    nicely done and looking good
    what do you plan on using to seal the wood?
     
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    The inside of the cabinet will be sealed with a fish save polyurethane sealer.

    The outside will be painted with chalk vintage paint to make the tank look like 300 years old. After that the cabinet will be sealed with a waterproot cleat matt sealer.[​IMG]
    My work in progress. Just the 2 doors and paint, then I am finish.
     
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    That is one massive fish. And I thought my oscars were big. Good luck with the build going to be awesome when done. P.S what do you feed that thing.

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    Looking good @Stalker

    Wow.. Gekkie is looking awesome!
     
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    He is 64cm big. He eat mostly vegetables and Hikari algae wafers.

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    LOL is his name Susan?

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    Almost finish. Just need to wax the seal the cabinet and lid for a vintage look. Then I'm done.[​IMG]

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    Looks stunning @Stalker

    I see all the kids looking well, that's awesome
     
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    Wow, that is very cool!
     
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    Very nice work on the cabinet. Did you use Pine?

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    Yes I did.

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    Looking good Stalker
     
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    Very nice :thumbup:
     
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    Pine is the best option when it comes to wood. Chipboard and superwood just doesn't make any sense when water is involved.

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