Since I already have fish, plants, etc.. and I felt my 80 Bowfront Stand is just flat out unstable I had to swap to this one ASAP. The stand on the 80 bow front, after 3 shims to get it level, felt rocky. I could just see my 8 year old son bumping it wrong and the hole thing going over.
So today the tank got a vinegar + water bath and is all setup. Yes I will be oiling the stand and at some point lacquering it all as well to prevent any water damage from ever happening as I think that is part of what is wrong w/ the bow front stand (water damage on the bottom).
I picked up an XP3 Canister Filter w/out Media for $60 today so tomorrow I'm picking up media and swapping out the two Aqueon POS HOB Filters (yes they are POS, noisy and the impellers keep catching and stopping).
I also picked up some fake driftwood for cheap until I can find the driftwood I really want in the tank.
75 Gallon Planted Community Tank
Also run an LFS so I deal w/ over 30 tanks daily.