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Fish finder
03/16/2017, 07:08 PM
After a couple months of prep and research it's finally time to start my build. First I must say thank you to all the help here. This is my first aquarium of any kind, I went big right out of the gate. I've been told that if I go small I'll want to upgrade. My tank is a 220 that I got from a friend getting out. It's 24x24x84, predrilled.

Now for the build.... me and my girlfriend just bought a house and both decided that a tank would be good. Her only stipulation is that it can't have a big bulky stand around it :hmm5: she said, "something pretty like in the wall" :lolspin:
Hahaha so I waited for her to go to work and started building. The house has an open plan with the dining and kitchen together so this wall looked good 369745 had a little issue with not being able to center the tank in the wall but I'll work around that 369750

She didn't want a big stand.... this wall just so happens to have a closet on the other side :lmao: and the carpet is already pulled up to be replaced :lmao: 369751 the only problem is the closet won't fit a 7' tank and she is only at work for 5 hours, oh well gotta do it. She said in wall right? 369752 closet is now framed out 2' longer.
And she's home.... we'll continue tomorrow!!!

NaClH2O Getaway
03/16/2017, 07:17 PM
Looks awesome. Gonna be watching to see how this one turns out

Fish finder
03/17/2017, 07:14 PM
Back at it this morning.... I built the stand, all done with 2x6 and 2x8. Just need to cut the plywood top for it 369817

After that I decided it was time to cut the big hole... :bounce1:
369818 lol it's a lot bigger in person. I had the move a couple outlets and change them to GFCI. Then spent the rest of the day hanging drywall 369819 369820
Now the bedroom is back to normal. With the exception of a bigger closet and a giant hole in the wall. I'm getting excited to set the tank and plumb it all up. But I have to finish in the drywall work and paint first :facepalm: maybe another week or two:fish1::fish1::fish1:

BigBearMD
03/18/2017, 06:28 AM
Cool. Going big. If I started to reframe a closet without my wife's 100% consent I would be in more trouble than I would know what to do with. Can't wait to see where this goes.