So you have an aquarium hobby. You just bought a new fish tank so you can have fish at home. Good job!
Now you just have one issue. After looking at many different custom aquarium stands, you don’t know which one to choose. No problem. I’ll help you out.
A stand is an important part of the aquarium system. Therefore, there are a few items to consider before buying this piece. The purpose of a stand is to hold the aquarium in place, but it also serves to conceal the equipment and supplies below.
In the market today, there are mainly three types of stands available – iron, wood, and particle board.
The iron stands are cheaper, but they do not offer any cabinetry for concealing equipment. Additionally, these stands are typically not very robust and they tend to rust when exposed to saltwater.
On the other hand, wood stands will conceal the equipment and are the best choice out of the three options. They come in more varied shapes and styles. This feature will also help you find one that matches with the furniture in your home. A wooden custom aquarium stand is a piece of beauty.
The stands that are made out of particle board may look nice after being painted, but chances are they will break down early on and won’t be able to withstand the day-to-day wear and tear.
When comparing different models one useful tip is to place the stand on a level surface and check for stability. A stable aquarium is important, particularly if there are children in the house. Aquariums are very heavy. After all, they are measured in gallons, so they pose the risk of injury to anyone around if they are toppled over.
Another nice option is to build the aquarium into a wall.
Without added furniture or obstacles in the home or office cluttering it, this aquarium design is a remarkable display. Typically, a wall with a closet behind it is needed in order to do this. You should consult with a professional when designing this type of display.
When choosing an aquarium, it is important that it is structurally sound, be built with good craftsmanship, and come with a warranty. It should be designed well and be sturdy to accommodate the environment it will house. An aquarium should be designed to last for many years.
Above all, custom aquarium stands should fit your intended space perfectly.