First things first, I apologize for any spelling/grammar/typing mistakes, and also for poorly lit, blurry photos. I am just entirely too excited to worry about all that right now.
Ok, I saw this tank on Craigslist last Friday and have not been able to get it out of my head since.
I always browse the pet section on Craigslist because I like to torture myself with the cute animals and aquariums I can't or shouldn't have. But this, this was incredible. I wanted it more than, I don't even know what. It's not a great time to be spending money on things I don't "need" right now but I knew if I didn't get it I would kick myself for the rest of my life.
Even though I couldn't sleep because I was thinking about how bad I wanted this tank I still needed some encouragement, that last little nudge to make it happen. I e-mailed a fellow member of the forums that I read had experience and a collection of Metaframe tanks with the details of the tank and asked her opinion of it since I wasn't able to find much info online and wanted to make sure I was making the right choice. I was literally running and jumping around the house when I got an e-mail back which I basically read as "go for it!" (Thank you Rachel!
I quickly scrambled to get in contact with the person selling the tank and clean out my truck to make room to bring it home, then rushed out the door and drove a little more than an hour to go pick it up.
When he opened the garage door and I saw the tank filled with water just sitting there being beautiful and shiny it was all I could do not to jump up and down.
I haven't done anything with it yet, this is exactly how it came. 36" long, 16" tall, 11" front to back. Came with a working light, back plate, air pump holder, and stand. The stand is solid steel, very beefy, comes with all the hardware and even the caps to put on the legs so they don't damage your floor. I would like to strip the paint off the stand and try and refinish the metal to have it match the tank.
And now, if you are still here after all my rambling, I present to you, my new baby....