This is a stand i made for my 20gal long this cost me about 13$ to make, i had a hard time finding a stand in the stores and when i did find some they where around the 120$ range and where very cheap quality. So went online for DIY ideas found a few but this is what i came up with. i will make a list of materials i used and the measurements so if you like you can make it yourself!
3-eight foot 2X4's about 2$ ea
box of deck screws or just wood screws i used 2in screws i would recommend 2 1/2 or 3in tho
you will need to cut the 2X4's to these lengths
4- 9 1/4 inches
3- 30 inches (or 4 if your picky doesn't matter tho)
4- 29 inches (or whatever you want the height to be)
its a straight forward build just build a box using two of your 9 1/4 inch pieces and two of your 30 inch pieces. then just screw the four legs on and then use the 3 remaining pieces as support for the bottom..( for the bottom you can use another 30 in piece for extra support but i just left it with the one).....any extra wood you can just screw underneath for shelves......just look at pics i posted for reference
i plan on sanding and staining the stand later, but for now it works for me
any questions feel free to ask.
This is a great stand to build if you are on a budget!
a few months ago i got around to staining my stand in case your interested here it is
at the bottom you can see i used regular door shims to level it out