Finally, cabinet was ready to be collected. To save some bucks, I decided to do self-collect from the factory which is located at Premier@Kaki Bukit. Reaching the factory, I realized that even the company that I ordered from was AquaFishtank (Deco O), the sub-contractor who did the cabinet was CR Aquarium. That made me feel peace in mind since CR Aquarium has been in this line for very long and quite well-known for making fish tank and cabinet.
|CR Aquarium Factory at Premier@Kaki Bukit|
|Happy to see my cabinet had been done (right side, second row)|
The Boss from CR Aquarium is a very nice gentlemen. He arranged the transport to deliver the cabinet (and also me) back home with free of charge. I really appreciated that gesture. It was not about the money, but about the kindness.
The cabinet was brought back home just like that, safe and sound. Although the dark walnut colour is kind of lighter than my furniture's walnut colour but overall is fine. Great feeling to unwrap the new cabinet. Ya, I believe everybody would enjoy opening ceremony. :)
|Unwrapping in progress...|
To make sure the cabinet is balance from side to side and from back to front, I needed to adjust a bit by using the self-adhesive foam pad attached to the cabinet feet. After that, a long spirit level was used to check whether cabinet is properly balance.
|Self-adhesive pads were used.|
|It was properly attached to the cabinet's feet|
|Spirit level was used to check from back to font|
|And from side to side to make sure the cabinet is balance|
It is very important to make sure that cabinet and fish tank is placed properly and leveled. It is extremely difficult to make any changes once the tank filled with water. Imbalance tank can cause crack or leakage in after tank being filled, that would be a nightmare!
|Spirit level was checked once the tank in place|
|Also remember to check the level at the side|
Voilà! The tank is ready now on the cabinet. Some cleaning was done for the tank and cabinet before any hardscaping work start. I used glass cleaner solution to clean the outer tank and inner tank was cleaned by the damp cloth without any chemical.
|OK. It is ready for hardscape set up now.|
This is the best location that I can get in the living room, although it is not so ideal since TVs and speakers are around. I hope the fishes would enjoy the music when they are here. :P
Some barang barang that I bought from NA and also from neighborhood shops for the later stage.
Next chapter, hard-scape setup! :)