Good Tables (or Places To Buy Them) For 5 Gallon Tank?

all-out-fallout
  • #1
I was given a five gallon rimless rube just yesterday, and while I’d love to set it up, I’m having one problem—I don’t have a table to put it on. The tables I’ve found online aren’t able to support 50+ pounds, and the ones that can are a little too big for my space. Ideally I’d like something that’s just big enough to hold the 5 gallon (around twelve inches wide/long) that has an open back so I can easily mess with my outlet behind it.
 
penguin02
  • #2
I've heard IKEA furniture is sturdy enough for aquariums. Unfortunately, most standard tank stands are 200+ dollars, so that's probably your best bet. I have my 10 gallon on a sturdy dresser.
 
tunafax
  • #3
I have a 20 gallon long on this garbage: .

In other words, just about anything in ikea will support a 5 gallon given it's not plastic children's furniture. You will be fine with anything sturdy.



Disclaimer: please don't actually take my stupidity as a go-ahead to put 20 gallon on that.
 
all-out-fallout
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
I have a 20 gallon long on this garbage: .

In other words, just about anything in ikea will support a 5 gallon given it's not plastic children's furniture. You will be fine with anything sturdy.

Disclaimer: please don't actually take my stupidity as a go-ahead to put 20 gallon on that.

Think this one might work?
BRIMNES Nightstand, black - 39x41 cm - IKEA
 
tunafax
  • #5
Too short, 5.5 gal is 17 inches long.
Also I think I had that one and my dad broke it using it as a step stool, so I'm not too sure it's good for this.
 
all-out-fallout
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
Too short, 5.5 gal is 17 inches long.
Also I think I had that one and my dad broke it using it as a step stool, so I'm not too sure it's good for this.

Should’ve specified I had a cube. Also glad I checked—it would’ve really sucked to buy it and break it as soon as it was assembled. I’ll keep looking.
 
tunafax
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GuppyGuy007
  • #8
I don' know about dimensions, but if you don't like the poor look, low as and home depot have small metal stands that support like 200 pounds per shelf.
 
dwarfpufferlover
  • #9
I have a 20 gallon long on this garbage: .

In other words, just about anything in ikea will support a 5 gallon given it's not plastic children's furniture. You will be fine with anything sturdy.



Disclaimer: please don't actually take my stupidity as a go-ahead to put 20 gallon on that.




You have some guts, I purchased the even larger version and it broke with my tv just on it.
 
tunafax
  • #10
You have some guts, I purchased the even larger version and it broke with my tv just on it.
It's not even that bad, you should see my $3 Chinese ebay heaters.

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all-out-fallout
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
I don' know about dimensions, but if you don't like the poor look, low as and home depot have small metal stands that support like 200 pounds per shelf.

I’m fine with the poor look. My only requirements (should’ve mentioned this earlier!) are 1) the stand needs to not be too wide and 2) it needs to be low down so waterchanges aren’t a pain.

The tank is 10 L x 10 W x 12 H inches.
 

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