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

Discussion in 'Freshwater Tank Equipment' started by all-out-fallout, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. all-out-falloutValued MemberMember

    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 5g (around twelve inches wide/long) that has an open back so I can easily mess with my outlet behind it.​
  2. penguin02Well Known MemberMember

    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 10g on a sturdy dresser.

  3. tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

    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.

  4. all-out-falloutValued MemberMember

    Think this one might work?
  5. tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  6. all-out-falloutValued MemberMember

    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.​
  7. tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

  8. GuppyGuy007Well Known MemberMember

    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.
  9. dwarfpufferloverWell Known MemberMember

    You have some guts, I purchased the even larger version and it broke with my tv just on it.
  10. tunafaxWell Known MemberMember

    It's not even that bad, you should see my $3 Chinese ebay heaters.
  11. all-out-falloutValued MemberMember

    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.​
  12. GuppyGuy007Well Known MemberMember


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