Demolition Day

Rip and Tear!

Removing the old tank

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.

New Tank Mock Up

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.

New tank mock up - view from front door

New tank mock up - view from front door

New tank mock up - view from dining room

New tank mock up - view from dining room

New tank mock up - view from living room

New tank mock up - view from 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.