tatersalad's 5 foot 120 build
I've been looking for a tank over 100 gallons for quite sometime. Been doing the craigslist thing looking for a good used one. Ended up with a 6 foot 135 with dual corner overflows that was real nice, but the wife said no. Has to be 5 foot or less to fit in the spot that I am "allowed" to use. So I sold that tank the next week for what I paid. Then I really lucked out and got a 5 foot 120 with a stand from Petsmart on Black Friday for $300. The tank is black silicone and the stand is black as well. I have been working on this project off and on since then. As you can see from the pics, the stand will work for me, but it must be modified. This particular stand had two cabinets on either end with doors and a shelf back-plane setup in the center. I plan on using a sump on this tank so I am modifying the stand.
I beefed up the stand with some 2x4s and used the original back-plane for a door to cover the middle section that will house my sump tank.
I have also currently finished the overflow box for this tank as well. I went with cell cast 1/4" thick black acrylic. I believe it turned out well, and it was not very difficult to do on a table saw. This weekend I will be drilling this tank for the overflow. Pics to follow.
Thanks for looking, I will update with more information when I have time.