Need Help, Which Stand?

FishWithTim
  • #1
So I am on a budget. Lowest prices I can find. I am buying a stand for my 29 gallon. I found one but I just can't decide on whether I should buy this stand. It is black and made of steel. I'd probably have to get some wood for the middle. Link below:

Imagitarium Brooklyn 29 Gallon Metal Tank Stand
 
DuaneV
  • #2
We have a couple of those and I like them. HOWEVER, you can make one WAY nicer with cabinets and shelves underneath for a lot cheaper.
 
FishWithTim
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
We have a couple of those and I like them. HOWEVER, you can make one WAY nicer with cabinets and shelves underneath for a lot cheaper.
Very aware of that but my step dad keeps putting the build off and I am done waiting. Had this tank sitting in a box for almost 3 weeks and I cannot wait any more. Is this stand going to be worth it? If I put a board for support will it help?
 
david1978
  • #4
Since its engineered for an aquarium it should be fine without added support. The design is preference. The wooden stand that came with my oceonic tank isn't how I would of built it but its been good so far.
 
DuaneV
  • #5
A 2x4, a saw, some glue, screws and paint & you can make the stand you're looking at for like $10-$15 bucks.

But like I said, we have 2 of those stands and theyre fine. Its just a lot of money I think. But I'm a big DIY kinda guy.
 
FishWithTim
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
Since its engineered for an aquarium it should be fine without added support. The design is preference. The wooden stand that came with my oceonic tank isn't how I would of built it but its been good so far.
Hey david, with added support will it be more then fine? Read some of the reviews and one of them scared me. They said don't buy it unless you want a broken tank with dead fish on the ground. Which is mainly why I am concerned.

A 2x4, a saw, some glue, screws and paint & you can make the stand you're looking at for like $10-$15 bucks.

But like I said, we have 2 of those stands and theyre fine. Its just a lot of money I think. But I'm a big DIY kinda guy.
Like I said before my step dad keeps putting off the build and I am tired of waiting. I am very aware it would cost cheaper. I would build one by myself but that still in the works and probably won't happen.
 
DuaneV
  • #7
No need for extra support (and nowhere to put it in unless you have a grinder & welder as its tube stock). If you put it together like the directions say you won't have a problem.
 
FishWithTim
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
No need for extra support (and nowhere to put it in unless you have a grinder & welder as its tube stock). If you put it together like the directions say you won't have a problem.
I hope you are right because that one review scared me pretty bad. I am scared the tank is gonna fall through. Even though it did not happen to him I am still pretty spooked.
 
TexasGuppy
  • #9
I couldn't use an open stand. Where would I put all my fish stuff?
 
FishWithTim
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
I couldn't use an open stand. Where would I put all my fish stuff?
That is not really my concern. My concern is if I can trust this thing to support my expensive tank.
 
pugletfan
  • #11
I have that stand for my quarantine tank. I like it just fine for that purpose. For my 29 gallon display tank I have a wooden stand. My opinion is that it would do the job. I like that you can screw the feet in or out a bit to level it, so it doesn't rock. It's a sturdy metal stand.
 
AquaticJ
  • #12
Sorry to scare you even more, but I actually bought that stand a while back and it was uneven and wobbly. One of the pieces was bent when I got it. Might’ve been just bad luck.
 

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