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    Posted: April 19 2011 at 10:56pm

I got a good deal on an old odd sized 55 gallon tank, and thought I’d see what I can make with it.  It measures about 48 long x 15 wide x 17 tall, which I calculate is more like 53 gal.

 

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The frame is beat up, but the glass seems to be in good shape.  I’ll have to make a stand cover the frame, though.  Someone added some calking in the corners and it is a bit sloppy.  I figured I will drill the back for overflows and a return and see if it survives.  If it does, I’ll scrape out the bad silicone and do a better job before I leak test it. 

 

Fortunately, I got a good enough price to not care too much if it doesn’t survive the initial rehab.  I will be going slow on this as I intend to do most things DIY.  Probably the slowest thing will be building the stand, when it comes to that.

 

Has anyone ever seen one of these takes before?  I tried searching a bit, but cannot figure out who the manufacturer was.

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