The 18-year old 79 gallon fish tank had to come out, and some structure along with it. It didn’t take long, but the refinishing looked like a challenge. Especially the ceiling, it would be nearly impossible to match the texture after it was patched. Then I got this brilliant idea that a return air grill will cover the patch and look way better than a repair.
We needed a good visual to start getting used to what the new tank will look like. I built a mock up of plywood and acrylic so we can start getting used to the new monster in our living room.
The area where the old tank came out is providing a challenge. I have a few spare floor tiles, but not enough to repair the area. Thinking ahead to a day when there would not be a tank here, it will just have to be replaced with another divider wall. The stand will have leveling feet, so the differences will be easy to deal with.
Felix at Reef Savvy has posted a photo of the new tank start on his facebook