This has been a project long in the making, but has started to pick up steam. Think it was back in February that I picked up a used Do!Aqua 90p and stand. Sat on it a while and then decided to sell the used tank and picked up a brand new ADA 90p end of May.
Well with my daughter fast on the way and finally finishing some remodeling on the house, I was able to start on the stand refinishing. I knew I wanted the tank to stand a little higher and the original paint was pretty shoty, so it took almost all of the past three weeks to complete. Framed up the base to be separate in case one day I decide I need it lower or if I sell the stand. Paint wise I was staying with black on the outside and white on the inside. Gave everything a good 3 process sanding, two coats prime, caulked all inside/outside joints and three to four coats on finish paint. Finish coat is basically an epoxy coat, lol. I hate water damage.. This stand will not absorb moisture even if its standing in water.
The stand and the original Do!Aqua 90p
Playing around with some manzi
Base for the stand before second sheet of ply was added
Stand and base together and finished height right where I want it
Stand in prime process after sanding
Up next, breaking down the old tank and moving in the new one...