I am not familiar enough with ADA stands to know a real one from a different brand or DIY. I don't think AFA sells any DIY stands but I don't know. They did have a few stands (only one on display, all others for sale) that didn't look like any ADA stand I have seen, it had a raised or recessed section, I can't remember off the top of my head. They didn't seem to be as nice as the other stands on display. That stand was probably the nicest looking, if you like white, of all the stands there. If it is not ADA, it was still an excellent quality stand and fit the tank perfectly without any gaps or edge hanging over, etc. Perfectly matched, felt it with my fingers.