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04-10-2012, 12:29 AM #11
My suggestion is look for either a sturdy steel framed stand or look at DIY stand builds using 2x6's and 4x4's. Once you see these, it will give you a sense of what's really durable and tough.
Anything with solid wood and framed construction might be a good buy.
Anything made of particle board or is sold in cheap big box furniture sections of store is automatically a bad buy.
04-10-2012, 11:04 AM #12
0Originally Posted by StellaBean75g amazon theme journal
04-10-2012, 05:15 PM #13
Often thrift shops will have TV or microwave stands that will work for smaller tanks. A coat of paint does wonder for a piece of beat up furniture as long as it's solid and not made of fiber board. My bedroom dresser held a 55 gallon for quite a long time. But whatever you get, may sure no sides are hanging over the stand.
I did the cement block thing that Idoerr mentioned for a while. By the time I hauled those blocks home in the trunk of my car and carried them in the house, I could have won the muscle contest for the year. Good idea for basement tanks that never need moving, tho.
04-14-2012, 06:29 PM #14
thanks to your suggestions, I've widened my search (kept thinking I had to use a FISH TANK STAND) and found Amazon has several varieties of Kitchen carts that would better suit the look I'm after and handle the weight with ease.
04-15-2012, 01:27 AM #15
On behalf of everyone, your very welcome. And congrats on finding the stand you need and like the look of.
04-30-2012, 04:00 AM #16
0Originally Posted by ldoerr
Our current aquarium sits atop a heavy-duty wooden lateral filing cabinet. That works too!40 Breeder, UGF (Keepin' it simple)
Community Tank with Kribs (Bubbles and Jerry), Swordtails, Mollies, Cherry Barbs, Corys, Scissortails, Cardinals, Tiger Barbarians (ha), two zippy Zebra Danios and one fast-growing Common Pleco named Alfred.