First post! Anyway, on a whim I bought a leaky 55 gallon tank from a thrift store. I have never had a fish tank before, but I thought it would be fun to put in my middle school science classroom next year. It leaked in two places and someone had painted it an awful color with what looked like house paint :. Testing for leaks after scraping all the paint off and resealing (going to let it sit for a couple days): A hood that I am building out of scrap teak and oak: Laying out some wires for lights/ballast: I'm sure I will be running here for help a lot. I started working on a protein skimmer, just haven't gotten to a point where I want to take pictures yet... And I'm not sure if it is even going to work.