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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Big Al's stingray stands

Are these any good? I'm looking at the 36" x 12" one for my 45 tall, which is a heavy aquarium, and I was just wondering if anyone can tell me if these are sturdy or not? The price is right, so this might be a good option for me. They look nice in the pics!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 02:29 AM
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No personal experience but they look nice. Too bad there is not more cabinet space though. I bet you could add some support without trashing the look if you find the craftsmanship insufficient.
Please inform if you do make the investment. You are right about the price.

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I already took a chance and got the 10g stand. It just arrived today, as a matter of fact. I figure a 10g isn't really all that heavy to begin with, so it was easy to place that bet... I'm a little scared, though, about the 36" one for my 45 tall.

I wish I could say how sturdy the 10g one is, but Big Al's neglected to include the screws and hardware in the box they sent me. They said it's gonna take another 5 to 7 days before I get it. Bastards.
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Sometimes you can find these "new" and discontinued Perfecto (Marineland) Sanibel stands for sale. I got one really cheap.


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Do you mean online, or at LFS's? That looks real nice! Very furniture-like, which is very important in my new, smaller house...
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But, as I read, Sanibel's dimensions are something around 29'', so you can't put 29g on it. Correct me if I am wrong.

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Hi Church

Someone on eBay that had all the remaining stock was selling them. I'm sorry, but the seller isn't listed on my eBay account anymore and I can't find any info. This guy had hundreds of stands in various sizes. I got one for my 37g.

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But, as I read, Sanibel's dimensions are something around 29'', so you can't put 29g on it. Correct me if I am wrong.
Hi marcinsmok

This is the one that I purchased for my 37g, but I bought mine on eBay.
http://www.seacave.com/galleries/sanibel.php

SPECIFICATIONS:
Ready to Assemble Hardwood Rattan.
Available exclusively in FruitWood finish.
30" X 12" Sanibel Stand
Fits all 20L 29 and 37T Gallon Aquariums
Assembled Dimensions:
32 1/4"L x 14 1/4"W x 30 1/4"H
Item # 64172
UPC # 04749764 J729

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I just purchased one of the following 30x12 Perfecto Sanibel stands from an eBay seller. You can email him and he will take $30 plus shipping for one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sanibel-Fruitwoo...em130240658584




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Here is a nice 36" x 13" stand for $230, but I think that you might want something a bit cheaper.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Perfecto-40-Gall...:B:SRCH:US:101

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HOw do you like the stand? IS it hardy? I like the color and design of sanibel...
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Hi marcinsmok

This is the one that I purchased for my 37g, but I bought mine on eBay.
http://www.seacave.com/galleries/sanibel.php

SPECIFICATIONS:
Ready to Assemble Hardwood Rattan.
Available exclusively in FruitWood finish.
30" X 12" Sanibel Stand
Fits all 20L 29 and 37T Gallon Aquariums
Assembled Dimensions:
32 1/4"L x 14 1/4"W x 30 1/4"H
Item # 64172
UPC # 04749764 J729

From: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ium-stand.html




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I can't find sanibel 30" on ebay

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I guess that they went really fast on eBay.

The only ones that I see for sale are for the 28 Gallon Euro 25-1/4" x 15-1/2" x 30-1/4" high.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...0&pcatid=13980

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Yep, but the one I want for my new apartment is 29g

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So no one here uses the Stingray stands then, huh?
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I saw a Aqueon Home Impressions Stand 30/36 Mahogany in store today and I liked it a lot. The quality of built was way better than sedona stands. But, I can't find this stand online except on the site petsr4u.com (http://www.petsr4u.com/proddetail.asp?prod=806519) which I don't know at all. Any suggestions?

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