Well today is the day I finally got 99% of the equipment purchased and ready to get going on my first big tank. Yay!! I am upgrading from at 10 gallon to a 29 gallon tank. Purchased the tank used for $20 off if FB. It was a steal! I have leak tested it twice over the last 3 weeks and it is definitely water tight. Here is what has happened on day 1. Before: Someone sponge painted it. What the heck? All taped up ready to sand down the glossy paint: Enlisted the help of the kid to reach the bend over spots on the corners lol First coat of paint done, just waiting on it to dry before the second and possibly third coat: Son was quite useful today, he put together the new stand today too.