Slate Project

  1. G

    GMCMaxx Valued Member Member

    Hi all!

    I got this idea from another member, bruiser. Thanks bruiser! I used 4-12" slate tiles and some GE Silicone1. Total cost-about $10. The final piece has a footprint of 11.25" x 8" and it is about 8" tall. The depth of the tank is 12" so it will fit very snug like I want. I kept the factory edge on the back and the left side so it will fit tight against the corner of the tank. I also used a hammer to break off the sharp edges to help protect the fishies.

    I have waited the required 12hours to let the silicone cure. But, to be safe, I'll wait until tomorrow to put it in the tank. (provided I don't smell the vinigar smell from the silicone).

    Here are a few pics. I tried to take pics that show the dimentions of the piece.
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  2. OP
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    GMCMaxx Valued Member Member

    It looks better in person than it does in the pictures.
     
  3. bruiser

    bruiser Valued Member Member

    Nice work. That looks real nice! I'm sure the fish will enjoy it!
     


  4. Nutter

    Nutter Fishlore VIP Member

    Looks good Jake. GE silicone takes 72hrs to fully cure though. 12hrs is only the drying time. Rang the company myself to get the info.
     
  5. whisper

    whisper Well Known Member Member

    What a neat idea. send pictures of it in the tank please.
     
  6. OP
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    GMCMaxx Valued Member Member

    Thanks for the info, Nutter. I'll wait 72 hours.

    Whisper- of course I'll post pics!:;scuba
     
  7. D

    David C Well Known Member Member

    Definitely looks good. Congratulations on the DIY, always makes me feel good when I do it myself.

    Dave
     
  8. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    That looks really great! Wonderful job:;perfect
     
  9. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    Cool... I can't wait to see pics of it in the tank. :)
     
  10. OP
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    GMCMaxx Valued Member Member

    It will go in the tank Sunday morning. I'll post some pics then.

    Thanks for all the great comments everyone!
     
  11. pepetj

    pepetj Well Known Member Member

    Hey GMCMaxx:

    Where are the promised pics? I like what you came up with and would like to see how it looks in your tank.

    Pepetj
    Santo Domingo
     
  12. OP
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    GMCMaxx Valued Member Member

    Sorry about that. I've been busy with the kids lately and haven't had time to post the pics yet. It's in the tank and it looks good. I'll try to take some pics tonight after the kids go to bed.

    BTW: my kuhli loaches and my pleco seem to like it.
     
  13. OP
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    GMCMaxx Valued Member Member

    Ok. Here is the promised pics...finally. My BN pleco has made a home on the bottom floor of my slate tower. When the lights go out I catch my loaches playing in and out of all the levels. Definatly a good addition to the tank.

    BTW: the last pic is of my daughter making a fishy face.

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  14. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    That slate looks awesome!

    In the last pic, it looks like one of your fish got out of the tank. You might want to put her back in:giggle:
     
  15. l

    lorabell Well Known Member Member

    Love the slate!!!!! cool idea