well my Journey started off in August when I found a 300 gallon acrylic tank on kijiji! after the impulse buy I realized I had no room in my mini home (fancy name for trailer) to fit a fish tank that is 80 inches long and 40 inches wide and 24 inches high!
Since I owned my home moving wasnt really an option so I decided I needed to add an extension to fit tank!
picked the right side and needed some gravel!
so I brought in some gravel and started leveling it down with a rake and shovel! took me one week!
so I started building my floor and attached it to my mini home with 10 inch bolts and hangers!
i knew 300 gallons was alot of weight so i had to reinforce the floors first using 4 two by twelves pressure treated all screwed toegther and running long walls and then using six by six pressure treated sitting in elephant toes on patio stones to take the weight! I have them running entire length of extension which is 12 feet by 28 feet but added 3 just in the location where the tank will sit for extra support!