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Old 09/18/2018, 10:39 AM   #1
jreefer87
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Tank stand ideas

So I currently have a 55 gallon tank on a regular stand with all of my stuff hob. I am trying to move my tank to a stand that will allow me to have a sump but cant seem to find anything with cabinets etc. To those who have systems with sumps, where on earth did you find your stands? I thought about building one; but with my minimal carpentry skill...the tank would probably come crashing down.


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Old 09/18/2018, 01:18 PM   #2
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So I currently have a 55 gallon tank on a regular stand with all of my stuff hob. I am trying to move my tank to a stand that will allow me to have a sump but cant seem to find anything with cabinets etc. To those who have systems with sumps, where on earth did you find your stands? I thought about building one; but with my minimal carpentry skill...the tank would probably come crashing down.


Iíd say itís a combination of people either building them themselves, or the stand came with the tank. I canít think of any manufactures that donít sell stands. Matter of fact some of the bigger and less expensive brands insist you use one of their in house stands or the warranty is voided.

When I started with a 55 gallon it was a marineland tank with the matching MDF stand. I had a sump.

My current 90 gallon is an aqueon with matching plywood stand and canopy

75 gallon acrylic tank I built the stand for

150 gallon glass rimless the stand is also home made


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Old 09/18/2018, 03:10 PM   #3
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It shouldn't be hard to find a 55 gallon stand at all. The usual big box pet stores sell them as well as any local stores that sell 55 gallon tanks in my experience.

There isn't too much room in a 55 gallon stand front to back, given the tank's dimensions. If you're in upgrade mode, maybe you should give some thought to a 75 gallon, 90 gallon or 120 gallon tank. They're all 4 footers and easier to work with in terms of in tank and under tank space.

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Old 09/18/2018, 08:37 PM   #4
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Maybe it’s tome for you to learn some carpentry. It’s very helpful to know a skill, just watch some videos and go with the simplest. Lots of members here will be happy to help


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Old 09/21/2018, 12:16 PM   #5
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPMn0xXjZF4

check out this video, he does a lot diy (stands, tanks, overflows, etc.)
great source of info for diy topics.


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Old 09/21/2018, 10:05 PM   #6
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