It's tall due to the shoplights. Wanted to keep them away from the water. The fixtures will be modded to focus light down instead of out. This gave me the option of lowering the lights if needed as well. Figured it was easier to lower them than raise them. Next month I'll probably be building a smaller one for a nice T-5 fixture if I don't like the shoplights. The photos kind of make the canopy look MUCH bigger than it really is. Live and learn right?
Hell no it doesn't wobble or twist! Everything is made of solid, sturdy wood and well nailed/screwed.
The tank was $40 during Petco's $1 per gallon sale.
Dimensions are 36x18x16.