My turn - RedNeck Dave's 110 gallon "Tank Makeover"ld.
Finally! I have things in motion and I started my 110 project.
I purchased a used tank several months ago. 110 gallon.
It included a 30 gallon acrylic sump tank, sump pump, overflow, stand, lights, etc. for $200.00. Of course I was stoked!
But I didn't like the lights, or the stand and the silicon in the tank was green from algae. Oh.. and when I picked up the acrylic sump tank... I pulled the side off.
So I decided to start over! I fixed the sump tank with Weldon #3.
I removed all the silicon from the inside of the 110g. I taped everything off and applied a new bead. I filled the aquarium almost a week ago and everything seems fine. It's still filled in my shed.
Over the weekend I started on the stand. I decided to build it 48" tall. Then I built a 1-1/2" counter for the top. I used two pieces of MDF sandwiched together. I glued and nailed them together, and then I covered it with laminate using contact cement to bond the laminate to the MDF.
I decided to go with a tall stand, because I wanted the aquarium to be the focal point of our dining room.
My tank is 18" wide, but I made the top 24-3/8". I'm going to drill through the back of the top for the over flow and return plumbing. After I build the lighting canopy, I'm going to build matching pieces to hide the plumbing on the sides of the tanks.
I still have loads of work to do on the stand.. trim, doors, etc. But I thought I would start posting now.
I'm hoping to have the project complete in a month or so.
So I will start by posting a picture of the tank setup that I bought off E-bay.
Sort of a "Tank Makeover" thread.
Thanks for looking!
A fish in the hand is worth two in the tank?
or something like that....
Here's my 110 build ..