Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
I'm sometimes surprised at the lack of quality in commercial stands. I've done a fair amount of swapping through Craigslist and there are some stands out there that are made strong enough to hold but the question becomes for how long. I believe it is the Aqueon brand which has very thin boards used on edge for the tank to set on. Then this ring of 1/2" boards are set on top of the walls. Once the corner fasteners begin to pull apart, the whole thing is a nightmare.