This is my largest tank. I bought for 50 dollars in fairly poor condition but I saw the potential. Real wood stand and a tank I have never seen in a big box pet store. It was also re sealed. First thing I did was remove the old center brace and the top and side rims. I hope this is safe.... I put a new center brace on but if anyone thinks this is a bad idea let me know.
I like the dimensions of 50 gal tanks. They seem to be getting pretty uncommon. Nice find; a sturdy stand alone would cost well over what you paid. It looks like the tank cleaned up pretty nice! Not sure about stability; keeping some sort of center brace was a good idea; hopefully someone can chime in about the derimming; usually I've heard it recommended that a derimmed tank only be filled half full.