What could I do with this eye sore in my dining area?

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65 gallon tank
q what could i do with this eye sore in my dining area
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  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Mar 01, 2018
    Is it attached to the bottom?
  • Remove it? Or I would turn it into a succulent terrarium.
  • Sue Peet Sue Peet on Mar 01, 2018
    Fill it with succulents also add items like rocks, mini buildings.
  • Mogie Mogie on Mar 01, 2018
    Is that a aquarium on top of some sort of coffee table?
  • Marilla Waltrip Monroe Marilla Waltrip Monroe on Mar 01, 2018
    Freecycle.org someone will come and pick it up if you do not charge for it.

  • make a terrarium or fairy garden?
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Mar 01, 2018
    You could turn it into a min green house with a slotted lid to let the excess moisture out.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 01, 2018
    Are you planning on using the aquarium for fish again? Do you want to get rid of it, or are you planning to repurpose it? If you are planning on using it for fish or repurposing it, the first thing I would do is paint the base cabinet to a color that would go with your décor or make it blend in more. You could make it into a terrarium, I did that with a cage for lizards, and it turned out great! With an aquarium that size you could put in larger and taller specimens. You could donate the aquarium to a local school that may want it and turn the base into a storage/plant stand, I have done that also. We have many aquariums in our house, from 5 to 150 gallon, the empty ones go into a storage shed and we reuse the base. Normally they don't have a cover on top, so we cut plywood to fit and stain or paint to go with the base. There are many things you could do with the base. They are sturdy and can obviously hold a lot of weight, so they can be used for so many things, even in the garage. A lot of them are pressed wood, so I don't know if I would use them outside, but if yours is real wood, you could even use it outside as a potting bench after using a number of marine polyurethane on every inch of it, even the bottom. Add a hutch type frame to the top and it would be perfect!
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    • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 01, 2018
      Your welcome! I have never been without an aquarium or three since 1982, so I have dealt with many stands of different materials, and even built our own for larger aquariums just because the ones available for them didn't seem sturdy enough for the weight it would hold. I have repurposed many stands for other uses. You just need to get the grey matter juices flowing with a few suggestions from others to figure out what you want to do with a piece of furniture you don't like.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Mar 01, 2018
    Since you are not using it for fish... take it out and replace it with a nice sideboard
  • Emily Emily on Mar 01, 2018
    Since my husband is a sculptor I would remove the aquarium, fill the top of the cabinet with sculpted pieces and replace the aquarium upside down. Since I am a collector of china, I could also make an arrangement of beautiful pieces and then put the aquarium upside down on them. It would make a perfect display cabinet!
  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 01, 2018
    I would list it on craigslist as free, and someone will come and remove it.
  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Mar 01, 2018
    You could probably sell it or fill it with some rocks around the edges, put some dirt in and grow some succulents.
  • Teresa Teresa on Mar 04, 2018
    Make an herb garden
  • 25593779 25593779 on Mar 04, 2018
    It would make a beautiful, large terrarium.