Just picked up 2 free tanks last night. 1 48 long and an 80g. Already have plants to replace my 45 tall with the 80 and use the 48 long for a sofa table tank that will go behind my sofa. I want to try to do something similar to TGM's "tributary" aquascape.
80 dimensions are 48L x 18D x 23H (outside measurements)
48L dimensions are 48L x 13D x 18H (outside measurements)
Some of the local water sources are extremely hard and if the aquariums aren't properly taken care of they build up serious hard water deposits. I have a lot of work ahead of me on these bad boys, but hey,they were free!
Here are a couple pictures I took in a rush this morning before heading to work:
80g - down right CRUSTY water stains. The glass tops that came with it look like they have been frosted for privacy
48L - not as bad as the 80 but still needs a lot of work. The big glass center brace is super frosted and the trim is very loose. I plan on cutting out the center brace, cutting it in 2 and moving it them out a little bit so its not as much as an eye sore.
All fugly fake wood trim will be either removed or painted black. The bottom trim on the 80 will need some work. Looks like they tried cutting it down and did a hack job of it. I might see if Glass Cages has a bottom replacement trim I can buy.