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Stand Progress

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Well, the stand sits in my garage completely assembled and covered in spackle....waiting for it to dry to begin phase one of the sanding game.

Getting very frustrated about this camera thing now....darn camera place hasn't heard anything out of olympus, which probably means warranty is going to cover it so they are taking thier "dear sweet time" in getting it fixed. Ill hope anyway.

If I can steal the nikon Ill take pics later in the weekend with everything put together.

I finally decided on the trim. I am going to paint it all white and trim around the tank itself in oak. Ill also trim the edges of the doors and bottom of the tank in oak. I will probably even ad a strip of moulding on the face of the doors to give them some "texture". As for where the cabinet meets the stand and the canopy above, I haven't decided yet. I thought about attaching a 1/8" thick by 1/2" thick "stirp" around the edges and painting it white to hide the seam between the two. Ill have to play with this and if it works Ill go with it, else I'll have to trim is seperately.

BTW, I told my boss I couldn't work today. First time in 5 years I have given short notice to take a day off. i have several dozen saved days from where I worked holiday's when i was in systems so its not like an absence or anything, but still the look on everyones face last night when I said..."you know, i don't think im going to come in tomorrow" was priceless.

So, since Reefdave is off for once during the week...hows about a Thursday night chat? Or is everyone all chatted out?

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right now the progress feels imaginary. I think I bought 3000 year old egyption spackle, this stuff ain't never gonna dry!

Im going shopping for my "pine" trim tomorrow but I won't buy any for a week or so. Also I am going to wet test in the garage with just the stand done, Ill trim it out once its in the house. This will give me a chance to get all of my tank stuff in one place. (namely out of the garage)

Probably can't enen find it around here Johnny.

besides all our furniture is a light oak.
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