Since me 29gal. tank is now up and running beautifully I figured it was time to start looking for something bigger, yeah I know I'm probably coming down with MTS. I've been combing craigslist for the past few weeks and after missing out on a couple of good deals I finally scored. I picked up a 50gal. with stand for $40.
The stand and tank are both in pretty good shape but not perfect. The only problem with the tank is the cross bar is broken, but that will be a simple fix when I get that far. The tirm is a gray speckled which I may paint. Haven't really decided yet.
The stand was in desperite need of refinishing. A couple of the boards had some cracks, the front one to the point I went ahead and replaced it, and started sanding
I also added some extra 1x4 supports on the inside. The stand seems very solid but I wasn't going to take any chances.
This will be a slow build for me as I'll be on vacation next week and the wife insists that the money we have out away is for that. After vacvation I'll be getting back into this as money allows. I haven't decided what kind of fish are going in there. I'm thinking cichlids or maybe a community tank with a few angels, oh well I've got time to decide on that.