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re: New tank
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: re: New tank
- From: Chuck Gadd <cgadd at cfxc_com>
- Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 14:10:22 -0600
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> That's simply gorgeous!!!!! I've been working on a design for a large tank
> with a background just like you've made for a few years now. I just need to
> get the tank...:( What brand of epoxy did you use, where did you get it,
> and how much was it?
The step by step "how to" article should be posted in the next day or two. For
epoxy, I TRIED to get some WEST system epoxy, but didn't end up being able to
find it locally. If I had hunted around some more I might have, but I found a
acceptable alternative at Home Depot. Its called "Everfix Epoxy Resin, Multi-
purpose resin for fiberglassing, molding, laminating and repairing."
It comes in two 16 oz cans. It worked perfectly.
> I've done some work with epoxy resins to seal aircraft hanger floors. Is
> this a similar prospect?
Yup, not real complex, just mix the resin and hardnener in equal parts, and work
fast. The mixed epoxy starts to set within 30 minutes.
> I don't want to get my foam in a really nice shape
> then find that the resin will melt holes in it.
Nah, epoxy won't melt the foam. I used spray-paint to provide the base color
for my background, and it would eat the foam pretty quickly. So I applied one
coat of epoxy first, then spraypainted, then more coats of epoxy.