Build Diary - The Curio Crab-inet

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Re: Build Diary - The Curio Crab-inet

Post by TamosClaro » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:52 pm

It's been slow progress! I'm still painting the mirror. The stars happened to align for me to also convert my aquarium to a planted shrimp and fish tank, so most of my time and resources have been going towards that. But the tank is now stable, and I was hoping to do more painting on the cabinet today!Image

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Post by Nessiandnoah » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:14 pm

Patiently and randomly checking in to check on updates for this cabinet lol I am excited to see the end results!


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Post by TamosClaro » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:11 pm

Almost done painting the back! I just have a a few touch-ups to do on the Monstera Adonsonii vine. It's glow in the dark!Image

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Post by TamosClaro » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:12 pm

A better picture!Image

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Post by Crabby7Crabber » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:11 pm

Nice!
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Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:36 pm

So pretty!
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Post by Nessiandnoah » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:13 pm

Super cool!


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Post by TamosClaro » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:46 pm

Thank you, thank you! I'll keep you all posted on my next steps. :]

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Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:59 am

Thats interesting. Is the picture going to be outside of the tank? I worry about any exposure of the paint to the crabs.

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Post by TamosClaro » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:16 am

aussieJJDude wrote:Thats interesting. Is the picture going to be outside of the tank? I worry about any exposure of the paint to the crabs.

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I'll be coating everything in epoxy resin from Pro Marine Supplies, so they'll be safe. I have to anyway to protect the cabinet from the humidity.

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Post by TamosClaro » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:00 pm

Finished painting the background! Here it is glowing in the dark. Image

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Post by TamosClaro » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:10 pm

I also cut the light opening at the top big enough to fit my uv light fixture (my crabs haven't previously had uvb, but it seems like the prevailing opinion is that if you can, you might as well, so I am) using a jigsaw. And I've cut out the wire grate to nail over the hole so that my crabbies don't try to cook themselves by sitting on the bulb.

Today, I'm looking to sand the hole smooth, paint the grate just to make it look nicer, then do a resin pour on the painted side of the cabinet, and coat the painted grate in resin. Hopefully more pictures to come soon!ImageImage

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Post by Crabby7Crabber » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:01 pm

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Post by Maddamay32 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:47 pm

love it so far!
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Post by ciaraalston » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:15 pm

i'm so intrigued to see how this turns out! good luck!!!!! :)
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