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After doing a lot of reading and asking a lot of questions, I'm ready to start my build. I bought an All Glass Aquarium 75 gallon tank and stand off of Craigslist. It had been sitting in a garage for a while, half full, so was full of algae and cobwebs. Some of my employees decided to help.

Dirty stand:


Blowing out the cobwebs:


Sanded the stand to prep for new paint:


Paint booth:




New coat of paint:


Installed felt bumpers and door handles:




Sterilizing the tank with bleach water:


Cleaned the hard water stains with Muriatic Acid, and rinsed multiple times.

Nice clean tank:


I'm going to have a waterfall, a drain under the false bottom, and a drain for the pond area.

Marked the tank for drilling:




 

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Drilled the tank. I've ridden a motorcycle at 150 mph and cleaned up homicides, but none of that was as scary as drilling glass.

I think my success was due to Pumilo's tip about only using yellow modeling clay.


Looks like chipped glass, but its foam.
 

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Good job so far, and nice pics! Looks like the tank cleaned up real nice for you too. Keep it going!

-Troy
 

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Bad news. Cracked the tank during transportation. Imagine that, made it through drilling three holes and then cracked it while moving it. going to start over with a 100 gallon tank.
 
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