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Originally Posted by deeda View Post
I think that if the plastic frames are original to the tank they should be identical in all measurements.

I think what the OP is asking is what is the width of the plastic trim underneath the tank where it contacts the existing stand.
Exactly. Here is a sketch of what I'm talking about. This would be the cross section of the bottom corner of the tank.

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Originally Posted by Blue Ridge Reef View Post
And for what it's worth, mine are built into a wall. I ran a plywood support board to lie on top of the Sheetrock edge to get it flush. I badly wish I'd have put a hinged opening above the tanks to give myself front access to them. Doing all maintenance from behind the aquarium has its challenges.
I really thought about that, but this is going to be right in the center of the entryway to the house. I really needed to keep clean lines as much as possible to go with the rest of the home design.

The way I look at it, is most of us can't get to the back of the tank for maintenance, so what's the difference? If anything it's a little easier because all of your plumbing, wiring, CO2, etc is right in the open vs being hidden behind the tank where you can't get to it.
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