Industrial-Strength Fishtank Stand

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This is how we're making a badass steampunk fishtank at our house. First step: Fabricating and welding the steel stand.

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    nagutrontelumendil

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I have no idea, but two people lifting on one end barely budges the thing. It's a monster.

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    nagutronSWV1787

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    We're not sure, actually. Our house used to be a soap factory, many decades back, and much of the interior reuses equipment from that era. Since then, the holey thing, whatever it was, was converted into a reception desk (the open half looks like it was simply cut off with an oxyacetylene torch) and now we're turning it into a fish tank. It's really cool-looking, for sure. Any guesses as to its original function? It's made of inch-thick steel, all around, so it may have held some serious pressure if those holes were added later.

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    Boiler for steam engine or the like, at a guess, also It may explain the holes, or maybe just a large reservoir tank of some sort...

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    benchunbrettlevine

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Oh man. Yeah, sorry. I have not forgotten that I owe you a new one. Let me know where to get it though. I couldn't find a replacement online.