120 gal In-Wall

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A link to the original in-wall design is below, which is mostly the fish display room build, and the framing of the tank opening.

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=273597

While the original was going to be a 1100g (720+270+125 system), time constraints require me to change direction for now. (it has been sitting almost a year without movement, and I have people coming from out of town for my daughter's graduation, & I know it wouldn't be complete by June. So...)

I will be putting a 120g (60x26 face) tank in the wall for now.

Here is an image of the start of the re-frame to a 5 foot opening. Remember, the original opening is 8.5 feet wide, so this will sit to the one edge & a foot higher on the base, then the original.

This coming weekend I will be heading to Lowe's / Home Depot to buy the lumber for the stand & face frame. Build photos & tales of the bumps in the road will follow.

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OK, I lied. I went to HD tonight, just in case I have time this week to work on the stand.

I just have no desire to wait until the weekend.....
 

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5280critters;5099227; said:
can't wait to see progress! Congrats to your daughter. Is she headed to a collage in the fall?
She sure is, potential thorn in the fish budget !!
 

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Meh, I paid my own way through college so can she, whats more important, you having some cool fish or your spawn getting an education?
 

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Glad to see you're making some progress on this project! I loved your initial plans and I'm happy to see you making the best of things...
 

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Here are the base & top frames for the stand, the top one is 4 inches deeper to reach through the wall. They are the same size left to right, a bit of an optical illusion.

I will not be having the tank sit behind the wall, it will be nearly flush with the wall itself..

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Still needs the top board & foam, they are in the garage, time to eat dinner & go to work..

Here is a photo to keep you interested..

The verticals are laminated 2x4 (x2). off-set to meet the corners.. you can kinda see this in the lower right corner

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