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#1 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 19 2017 - 7:22 AM

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(6/20/17)

 

Hey guys. Just wanted to let you know that we've been experiencing some issues over here at 117 Colonies.

 

About a month ago our main printer stopped working. I've been working hard at getting it back online, but the precision upgrades i bought (upgrades are the same price as replacements now, lol) require a little bit of tuning, something i'm new to.

We've been using our smaller insert and component printer for all of our orders lately and it works, just not fast enough. It also lacks the precision our main printer has at higher speeds, so quality doesn't come as fast.

 

With this being said. I would like to apologize for the backup we've had over here. We know you guys have been waiting patiently for your products, and they're coming! It's frustrating waiting as long as you guys have, and we understand that. So with each invoice that's been on back-order, we will include some free product for the delay.

 

Thank you.

Loops


Edited by Loops117, June 20 2017 - 9:50 AM.

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#2 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 20 2017 - 8:34 AM

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Newsletters have successfully started sending out. Sorry to the 40 subscribers that received 3 copies, you're extra special =)

 

Each newsletter will be packed with upcoming information, as well as exclusive deals and rebate codes.

 

To sign up for the Monthly Newsletter, go to www.117colonies.com and scroll to the bottom of the page.


Edited by Loops117, June 20 2017 - 9:51 AM.

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#3 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 26 2017 - 7:03 AM

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Sending out orders today and tomorrow.

 

Here's one of the orders that took me the longest.

Super Major nest (8"x8")

Forest Theme Minor Outworld with single connector.(6"x8"5")

 

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Edit: All the dirt on the sides is just dust. Will blow off easily

 

 

Thank you.

Loops


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#4 Offline sgheaton - Posted June 26 2017 - 7:12 AM

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It looks like a "cube with a flat piece" attached horizontally. I'm finding myself liking the "cube with a vertical wall-formicarium" style. 

 

Do future plans involve different "styles?" Surely a 90 degree elbow would make it do what I like but eh, why not make a topic out of it. 



#5 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 26 2017 - 7:16 AM

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Yes, i've been dabbling around with vertical and slanted builds. One thing that makes the vertical build a challenge is floor space while maintaining visibility. I have a couple different prototypes testing the idea, but they all come to the same conclusion. Next time i see you in chat, i'll show you some of them.


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#6 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 26 2017 - 12:25 PM

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Colors are available! I'll be adding more as we go. Request a color if you would like.

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#7 Offline Mdrogun - Posted June 26 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Sending out orders today and tomorrow.

 

Here's one of the orders that took me the longest.

Super Major nest (8"x8")

Forest Theme Minor Outworld with single connector.(6"x8"5")

 

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20170626_102017.jpg

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Edit: All the dirt on the sides is just dust. Will blow off easily

 

 

Thank you.

Loops

I wonder who it was that ordered this  :lol: . Looks awesome, can't wait to get it in my hands.


Ready for Nuptial flights!


#8 Offline antking117 - Posted June 26 2017 - 8:17 PM

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Wow that black and white look so cool! Ill def be ordering from you when my colonies are ready to leave the test tube!



#9 Offline drtrmiller - Posted June 26 2017 - 9:34 PM

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Look at you. Progressing!
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#10 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 27 2017 - 4:42 AM

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Wow that black and white look so cool! Ill def be ordering from you when my colonies are ready to leave the test tube!

I really like the gray base with green insert. Think i may have to make one for a personal colony.

 

Look at you. Progressing!

Yes i am! Have some big plans for the future =D


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#11 Offline Goldsystem - Posted June 27 2017 - 7:29 AM

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Colors are available! I'll be adding more as we go. Request a color if you would like.
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I would like to see red as a color at some point

#12 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 27 2017 - 7:34 AM

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Colors are available! I'll be adding more as we go. Request a color if you would like.
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I would like to see red as a color at some point

 

 

Due to your order being one of the delayed, i packed you the Green and the Gray nests. Both completely functional. You should receive it this week in the mail shortly.

And i'll be adding more warm colors soon. The brand I'm currently using doesnt offer many colors outside of "kiddie colors".


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#13 Offline Goldsystem - Posted June 27 2017 - 9:27 AM

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That's great! I'll be awaiting their arrival :)

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#14 Offline sgheaton - Posted June 27 2017 - 10:28 AM

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Do they make glow in the dark substrate? 


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#15 Offline T.C. - Posted June 27 2017 - 8:20 PM

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I like the nests, but not the outworld so much. I'm just a nerd like this so it probably doesn't bother anyone else, but the plants you are using just don't look right. Especially the leaves..... they look like tree leaves to me growing from the soil. Not right.

Eh, I'm just picky.
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#16 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 28 2017 - 6:07 AM

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I like the nests, but not the outworld so much. I'm just a nerd like this so it probably doesn't bother anyone else, but the plants you are using just don't look right. Especially the leaves..... they look like tree leaves to me growing from the soil. Not right.

Eh, I'm just picky.

 

They're little plants popping up, and supposed to be the low cover. I have a huge arsenal of plants, maybe i could take a picture of each one and allow the customer to pick their plant selection. 


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#17 Offline sgheaton - Posted June 28 2017 - 6:15 AM

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I find it absolutely hilarious you two are having these thoughts/debate because its precisely why I don't have any in my tank yet. I want plants in there - but I want them to be some what realish looking. Like they belong there... I've got some extra fish tank supplies that would work, but look so meh. My trees and bushes are tainted with Trugreen whatever they've sprayed that I don't use twigs or branches.. My yard should be tainted earth and so I don't want to risk anything from there. 



#18 Offline Loops117 - Posted June 29 2017 - 6:38 AM

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Desert Theme outworld that went out this week.

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#19 Offline T.C. - Posted June 29 2017 - 9:09 AM

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Desert Theme outworld that went out this week.
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I like that... much better.




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