Well as my obsession (Hobby) has taken off I've gone through many tanks. First a 20 gallon long I went through two of those because the first one cracked. Then onto a 75 gallon, well 2 of those too, (because apparently, I'm good at cracking tanks) anyways three years ago I broke down a bought my first "nice" tank an IM 25 lagoon, and that was supposed to be my last upgrade. LOL, WRONG. Originally I had built an extremely cool "floating tank" and stand. It consisted of a floating shelf reinforced with SS bars going through it so it could hold the weight of the 25. Then the upper cabinet held the filtration. Because I'm very different, I bought an all in one tank and still put a sump on it, mostly so I could have a bigger better skimmer. Well, about one year maybe two I bought the 50-gallon lagoon from Jeff at CNC, (My Employer). After a bit of modification, I was able to make the floating stand that I made for the 25 work for the 50. And it worked great all the way until one week ago when I noticed the top brace was bowing, and the tank was leaning forward toward the stone floor. So I was in the process of building the new stand. I had finished the new stand on Friday of last week. When on Saturday morning. I started hearing a creaking noise. I look over, and I see my tank slowing leaning forward, as the shelf that hold the tank is being ripped from the wall.
Soooooooo, Saturday was the day I was putting my new stand in place. Since I was not going to have the cabinet above the tank anymore, I needed to find another means of filtration. So this time I went standard and put a REAL sump UNDERNEATH the tank, And I just drilled my 50 lagoon