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backdraft
09/28/2016, 08:47 PM
I just picked this tank up today for a steal. was originally told that it was a 1000 gallon tank but the numbers don't add up to that. Planning on making this an in-wall aquarium. I have to modify the stand to make it 16" taller so it will sit in the center of the wall.
http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc510/backdraft_02/IMAG2294_zpsowrpai4t.jpg (http://s1215.photobucket.com/user/backdraft_02/media/IMAG2294_zpsowrpai4t.jpg.html)
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Stylo328
09/28/2016, 09:19 PM
Very cool shape and congrats on the deal! Looking forward to the build.


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locito277
09/29/2016, 06:03 AM
Can't wait to see the. Uild


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locito277
09/29/2016, 06:04 AM
Build


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scubadan206
09/29/2016, 06:30 AM
Nice pickup. You having someone clean and buff it for you?

asting
09/29/2016, 11:30 AM
How does in wall work with rounded edges?

backdraft
09/29/2016, 06:17 PM
I'm going to buff it myself.

backdraft
09/29/2016, 06:20 PM
How does in wall work with rounded edges?

I'm going to set so the front of the tank is flush with the backside of the wall and make the top and bottom ledge to conform to the tanks shape.

asting
09/29/2016, 09:12 PM
I'm going to set so the front of the tank is flush with the backside of the wall and make the top and bottom ledge to conform to the tanks shape.

So is it recessed at each end? are you lining it up in the middle?

backdraft
09/29/2016, 10:09 PM
So is it recessed at each end? are you lining it up in the middle?

Yes, The wall that it is going in is 11'5" the tank is 9'6". its going to take up most of the wall.:fish1:

McPuff
09/30/2016, 07:01 AM
Hey, is that the one that's been on Craigslist for months?? Regardless, very cool!! This should be fun to follow!

backdraft
09/30/2016, 04:29 PM
Hey, is that the one that's been on Craigslist for months?? Regardless, very cool!! This should be fun to follow!

not sure I picked it up off of MI Reefers

CafeReef
09/30/2016, 04:56 PM
I think I saw your original post about this. What did he do with the original stand?

backdraft
09/30/2016, 11:23 PM
He is using it for a display for 2 lion's that he got from an African hunt.

backdraft
10/04/2016, 07:32 PM
I ordered a Novus kit. Now just waiting to see if I have to order a micro mesh kit for the deeper scratches.

CafeReef
10/05/2016, 02:39 PM
if possible you should make a video/timelapse of your process for getting the scratches out. would be a great resource for people with acrylic tanks.

lifeoffaith
10/05/2016, 02:49 PM
Still jealous about this tank! You got a steal on it too!

backdraft
10/06/2016, 09:36 AM
if possible you should make a video/timelapse of your process for getting the scratches out. would be a great resource for people with acrylic tanks.

i'll see what i can do.