Stand For 75 Gallon?

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I have an Aqueon 75 gallon, picture below. Can anyone recommend a stand for it? Need one with enclised storage space below it (maybe they all have that). Thanks!
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Thanks Igor! Looks very nice! Do they ever put those things on sale? that's almost 3x what I paid for the tank haha.
 

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it sounds ugly but if you get 12 cinderblocks and a sheet of 3/4" plywood you could make 3 piles 4 cinders high and then cut the plywood into 3 pieces the size of your tank and put one piece after u lay the first cinders so u have a shelf and the other 2 pieces for your tank support. then you can get a piece of fabric and drape it in front of your bottom shelf that way it'll cover your canister filter assuming that's what your gonna run on the 75 and the rest can be for your supplies...Congrats on the 75 and best of luck with it

I look at it this way... If people are looking at your stand then your tank isn't very interesting....Absolutely no disrespect intended... just in general
 

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Homeslice said:
Thanks Igor! Looks very nice! Do they ever put those things on sale? that's almost 3x what I paid for the tank haha.
When I bought mine, it was on sale for I think 180ish. It's a solid stand, just sucks that it has no shelves.
 

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For my 90 I bought a buffet table off craigslist for $75. Added some wood supports. Repainted and it’s been great.
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Ive got a 55 gallon on a stand from Pet Super Market.. it's made for 55 or 75..
I wanna go up to 75, but a stand holding that much weight around water makes me super nervous when it's made from particle board.. things get wet occasionally.. spills, leaks, etc..

But the though of having 75 gallons resting on old manufactured wood makes me suuuuuper nervous.

Am I being unnecessarily skittish?
 

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If your referring to my stand the wood was cut not manufactured. It’s oak. Much better made than any tank stand on the market.
 

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86 ssinit said:
If your referring to my stand the wood was cut not manufactured. It’s oak. Much better made than any tank stand on the market.
I'm just asking in general if anyone uses an MDF/fabricated wood stand for a 75
 

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I have one of the 75G stands that came with my tank at Petco or Petsmart. It's cheap and low quality, but it looks nice and works fine.It came with the tank so I'm using it.

Next time I need a stand, I'm just going to make one. I'll make the frame with 2x4s and cover it with stained plywood. It will probably cost the same as the Petco stands but will be way higher quality.
 

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Here is a sketch I had drawn for a 75 gallon stand made of 2x4's.

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Skin it with 3/8" sanded pine or birch plywood with doors on front plus another on one of the ends.

The side door is for sliding in a smaller tank underneath for a sump.

Bottom of tank frame would be flush around the perimeter of the stand.

Use base board trI'm to cover transition between tank frame and wood stand.

Paint or stain it to match the room's decor.

Having (2) 2x4's on each corner is more than enough support.
 

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