Dimi Dangers 75G Tank Build

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UPDATED PHOTOS 11/20/20 (Scroll down for more):
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Why did I get into this hobby ;Facepalm;Greedy?? I been wanting to get a nice fish tank for some time so I pulled the trigger and went with a 20G tall tank. A week later I wanted to upgrade and here we are. This will be a very slow build. I'm taking my sweet sweet time. The tank probably won't see water for 2 months.


First I had to build a stand. I wanted to keep it by my work space since I day trade & run online businesses. Knowing when I buy bulk inventory or lose money on the day I can look left and calm down. So I decided to make an extension to the desk I already built. The 5ft part the tank will be on sits against a load bearing exterior wall and over 3 beams. So I'm confident the weight will hold. Don't judge the mess. Some days my desk is clean and some days it's chaos.

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The stand isint fully complete. It needs doors and some other misc stuff.

I was going to pull the trigger on a 90G but ended up with a 75G for two reasons.
1. The 75G is the same length but shorter. Cleaning my 20G tall is a pain. So i imagined a 90G would be a nightmare.
2. My LFS had this tank sitting in shop for a while, using it as storage. I wen't in and offered $100 for it and he accepted. Of-course I did a rigorous inspection. All looked good with no scratches, nicks or issues to the silicon. Filled it to check for leaks when I brought it home and had none BUT, I will be adding more silicon to be on the safe side.

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Currently:
Working on my aquascape.. Will post pictures soon.

Thanks for reading!
 
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I finished up the aquascape tonight and painted it the same color as the E-marco 400 mortar I used to join the pieces. I painted it because I used a mixture of different rocks and the mortar is a purple color. Figured it will help fight algae and look better as a single color.

I'll take a better photo tomorrow afternoon!

Any feedback or thoughts on how to make it look better? I'm all ears!

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Can't wait to get this in my tank! Waiting for my overflow box which is coming in today. Once I drill my tank I can start getting a feel for my aquascape in it!

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The purple came put pretty nice too. Might do a second coat to make it darker.

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Can't wait to get this in my tank! Waiting for my overflow box which is coming in today. Once I drill my tank I can start getting a feel for my aquascape in it!

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The purple came put pretty nice too. Might do a second coat to make it darker.

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Scape looks great- very unique! What did you use to paint?
 
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