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Old 01/27/2018, 02:28 PM   #51
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Canopy hinges also arrived



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Old 01/28/2018, 04:00 PM   #52
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Well I finally got around to staining the stand and canopy.

Next step polyurethane.....


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Old 01/30/2018, 02:16 PM   #53
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Following! Really enjoyed reading and seeing pictures of your build!


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Old 01/30/2018, 03:06 PM   #54
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Old 01/31/2018, 03:37 PM   #55
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Looking good! I'm in naples and we got hit pretty hard too!


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Old 02/09/2018, 11:55 AM   #56
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Deep Reef's 150 gallon tall DT hurricane Irma build

More new toys, after reading about restarting issues after power failure with the new Apex I decided to go GHL P4.

This includes doser and flow meter.

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Old 02/09/2018, 11:56 AM   #57
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Deep Reef's 150 gallon tall DT hurricane Irma build

By the way their power strips are huuuuge

I will have to rework my planned cabinet layout.

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Old 02/10/2018, 12:10 AM   #58
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The older style power strips are even longer!

Only using 1 power strip?


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Old 02/10/2018, 12:15 AM   #59
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Old 02/10/2018, 11:02 AM   #60
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The older style power strips are even longer!



Only using 1 power strip?


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Old 02/11/2018, 03:10 PM   #61
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For those interested in the finish....
Interior:
1 coat primer and 2 coats exterior latex white. I used exterior paint as itís made to hold up against rain/water.

Exterior:
After testing a few different colors and combinations on sample wood I settled on Varathane weathered gray
the reason I did samples as you can see itís not as dark as the picture/can. The application was done on small areas at a time as it dries fast and then is too thick.

After the stain I went with Varathane polyurethane which claims to apply thicker.
. And it does. You have to put it on thin an avoid too much as it will create drips which dry white. By the way I chose a satin finish.

Then a sand with either 320 or 400 grit sandpaper. This removes wood fibers that stand up along with any drips I might have missed. Once sanded a wipe with a tack cloth to remove dust
then a second coat.

Another sanding and I will be ready for the final coat.



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