Help me design this 300 gallon tank

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Hey guys,
Just got this nice 300 gallon tank
delivered to my office in San Marcos. The original plan was for it to go behind one of the walls of the waiting room. Unfortunately the tank was too big for that room and so I decided to move it into the actual waiting room. Now it’s a complete eyesore. No pun intended! I’m looking for design ideas on how to skin this guy. Also should I go hanging lights or canopy? Thanks in advance!


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Awesome tank! I would skin with plywood painted white or black, although I prefer lights to hang or be on a bracket I think since this tank will be in a waiting room, a canopy for the light will be better to help shield the light and not blind/annoy people who are sitting down there.


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I would sand up to 600 grit and stain the plywood with an antique white, and agree with a matching canopy, to keep the lighting out of your customers eyes. I’m sure customers with dilated eyes would be bothered by it.
 

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@ndrwater does some really nice woodwork / skins.

I would go with something that matches your other décor.

I agree on the canopy... good point @dontavo27 but normally speaking I personally like the look of hanging lights.
I prefer the look of hanging lights my self, and I think the canopy just complicate things, makes it harder to feed coral/fish etc. But in a business that deals with vision, I’m sure it’ll be almost necessary.
 
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Hey guys def will go the enclosed route. Not sure why I even questioned that. Lol yes lots of dilated eyes will not appreciate all that blue light penetrating their retinas.

Here is another view of the tank in it’s current resting spot. I was originally going to put the tank in the adjacent room (which currently is a kids play room) and viewed as an inwall but unfortunately it didn’t work out. At least in the current spot, it can be seen pretty much anywhere in the office.



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