175 Gallon Freshwater Rebuild 2017-01-12T19:27:22+00:00

175 Gallon Freshwater Rebuild

This is a before and after story for a 175 gallon freshwater aquarium. This aquarium is a wall divider between a living room and a kitchen, uniquely positioned over the basement stair case.

The original aquarium was an old, leaky acrylic aquarium and is being replaced with a custom built glass aquarium.

Here you can see the space for the new aquarium after the original aquarium had been removed.

In this picture the new aquarium has been inserted into the opening from the kitchen side. The custom made aquarium fits perfectly into the opening. Due to the weight of the glass aquarium and water, the floor under this space has been reinforced.

The wall has been repaired and a new decorative frame around the opening completed. Water is now in the aquarium as well as Asian-themed decorations. The fish arrive this week and the aquarium will house colorful cichlid fish.

The walls will be painted and the project is complete.

Three days later the fish are in the aquarium and both sides of the aquarium are framed. All that is left to do is paint the framing and the aquarium will be complete.