Sorry for all the constant updates but I just have done a lot. I finally have it filled and planted the few plants I have. I may start moving things over from my 6 gallon but those trimmings are like 3-5 in tall most.
I wanted to give a review so far of my Besta stand because I couldn't find much info on it.
-This thing seems very sturdy. I did the sit on it and see how it feels and it is much sturdier than the stand pictured above with my 20 long. I am not too worried about it failing
-Very affordable. I spent around $70 I believe for everything with tax if I am not mistaken.
-Fits the 60P width as close to exact as I would ever care.
-It assembled perfectly level and stayed level. Unlike other things I used, this thing was pretty square just putting it together.
-It is attractive and customizable. If you like the simple ADA style, this is really similar in style. It has a variety of options, 3 colors for the stand, I believe you have 5-6 for the door (including the 3 colors the stand comes in).
-It keeps the noise very isolated. I used the back piece and only drilled one hole in that. My filter is purging air and is somewhat loud right now. With the door closed, it's totally silent.
-It's easy to come by, easy to assemble etc.
Negatives (what most probably want to hear).
-Unlike an ADA style stand, the tank must go behind the door, leaving a 3/4 in gap in front. In back, you have 3.5 in. Obviously Ikea didn't design this for a 60P so I am not complaining.
-Construction is not even particle board. It's some sort of "semi hollow core" construction. This actually surprised me greatly when drilling in to it.
-As per above, I know this will delaminate quickly as I have other furniture with the same laminate. Now I know, the laminate is actually part of the construction.
-Door fitment is challenging. I actually thought my door was warped at first. It's not so much that the fitment is hard to adjust, it can be hard to understand what does what. Once you play around, it's not bad but took me longer than other furniture with simpler adjustments.
-Stand is pretty short compared to commercial stands. This is covered in above posts but at 6ft 1in tall, the top of my tank is at my waist. I don't really mind and you can get the legs to raise it up more but it's still going to be on the short side.
-One thing I didn't take into account on carpet is the weight of the tank compressing into the carpet. There is not enough adjustment to make it not hit the carpet, though I was able to make pretty easy to open. There is adjustment on the bottom so if I would have raised it up, I would have had the clearance. I only would have need 1/4 of an inch. Hard to go back and do after setup
-Get the legs if you don't like a low stand.
-Adjust the door after you have the tank on. I spent a lot of time getting the door right, just to have to readjust it after the fact. Part of it is my carpet issue. However, it was just easier to do after the fact.
I don't know if anyone cares but I had trouble finding much info on this setup, outside the fact it fits the 60P well. I didn't consider the height part, didn't think of some of the issue I encountered and would have never known with the info I found on the net that this could be problematic. I really like this stand overall and just want to help the next person. I would consider the stands they carry now at AFA as well, though more expensive, they are actually made to fit a 60P and should not need modification.