Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 12-02-2009, 04:13 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
john73738's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 33
If ur are worried about spray then take a look at Lowes or Home Depot, they have textured paint that u can roll. I am with u, I suck large at spray painting, so I roll when ever possible. As far as water proofing coat with Kilz first, will also hide the orig finish.

Look forward to seeing your progress


john73738 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 06:02 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 192
What size sump do you plan on using? Nice tank BTW.

jcmelski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 07:54 AM   #13
AA Team Emeritus
austinsdad's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Accokeek, Maryland
Posts: 7,694
For what it's worth, I had the same exact tank. Was able to fit a sump/fuge on the left, my Aqua C EV skimmer in the middle, and a 37g freshwater reservoir tank on the right underneath my stand. Fit perfectly. Here's a pic of a bit of it underneath during setupt time long ago to give you and idea. I think I've got a better pic at home if you're interested. Put a JBJ auto top off unit in the 37g FW tank to fill the sump/fuge as needed. With the reef lighting and the canopy, I'd lose about 3-5g of water a day to evap, so that 37g was a life saver for me. Had to only fill that once every 2 weeks maybe.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	New tank 4-27 016.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	21642  

"Life may not be the party we hoped for but while we are here we might as well dance!"

austinsdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 10:52 AM   #14
Thanx but no.....

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,333
Originally Posted by mfdrookie516 View Post
well when i said soak it in vinegar, i actually meant just get it real wet with vinegar... maybe take some paper towells soaked in vinegar and lay them on it? As long as you scrap with the razor blade backwards, as in with it tilted so that the sharp side is facing the opposite way youre traveling, it shouldnt scratch it. honestly not sure on the overflows, but im sure you can get them from the manufacturer of the tank
A light sanding with a high grit sandpaper works too. Lot less elbow grease
CaptainAhab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 01:02 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin,tx
Posts: 1,699
Welcome to AA. Bow fronts are the nicest looking tanks.
Bige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2009, 11:32 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Activist
lancer22386's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: hagerstown md
Posts: 110
welcome, do you have and more pics??
lancer22386 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 09:08 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Republic, OH
Posts: 401
wow i love that tank iv never seen a bow front that big its gona look ba. as for the cleaning i just set up a 75gal that was a salt tank. i used the viniger method and i wet a rag with some vinigar didnt leave it soak, and rub it most of it cleaned right up what didnt i used a brilo pad(used to scrub dishes) that worked great to clean inside maby use a brilo pad soaked in vinagar and a stiff stick and scrub up and down or maby a scrub pad on a long handel they sell at fish stores good luck cant wait to c more pics

75gal 2 bala sharks,1glass catfish,3clown loaches 1of each,blue gourami,sun catfish,banjo catfish,giant asian upside down catfish,hillstream loach-10gal 6glowfish/blacklite
strokinbyeu is offline   Reply With Quote

bowfront, stand, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Restoring tank chiefs101 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12 12-27-2006 10:55 PM
FS: Oceanic 72 Gal Bowfront RR Tank/Stand/Sump+ Never Used OneBowl Archive 0 06-01-2006 12:28 PM
46G Oceanic Bowfront Tank and Stand for Sale- Wash DC Metro David03 Archive 1 06-27-2005 05:58 PM
More tank & tank stand questions... Sara Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 12-20-2004 01:01 PM
Stand for a Big Tank IMPERATORFAN Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 03-09-2004 07:19 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.