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What do you use as a stand for a nano tank? (5 gallon)

I'm thinking about getting two 5 gallon tanks (possibly fluval spec v or the top fin knock offs) and would like to know what you guys use as stands for them since they're not as heavy as other tanks.

I was looking through Ikea and I like the lack side tables and coffee tables but the lack side table says max load capacity is 55lbs (5 gallon is 62lbs) and there is no info on the coffee table. I'm looking for them to be side by side.
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I just use my nightstand
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My Spec V is on a shelf in a heavy office-type bookshelf. I wouldn't recommend that though. Makes it too hard to get into it from above. I realized that when I set it up that way so I put another shelf on top of the shelf so that I can slide the whole thing out some to get better access but it's still kind of a pain. Looks great but I'll move it at some point and likely not do that again.
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This old reading table my great in-laws gave me
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I use one of these for a 20 long https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Ho...olors/29741114

I'm sure it would be able to do 2 nanos easily
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I just have it on my desk next to my computer at home.
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The main reason I like nano stuff is that it can just fit into you existing decor. You don't have to get any aquarium specific furniture for them. To me aquarium stands very rarely fit into peoples decorating schemes, they usually look like an afterthought unless they are really high end and usually pretty pricey, lol.
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Any idea if the Ikea Lack would be good for 5 gallons? https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/p...408/#/80104268

I've already used the only usable furniture I have for my tanks, that's why i'm looking for ideas
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I use one of these for a 20 long https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Ho...olors/29741114

I'm sure it would be able to do 2 nanos easily
Do you know how much weight that is rated to support? Can't find it in the link. You notice any sagging?
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Go for a cheap old second hand tv closet. Sidetable. Find the right size. Paint it black. Very cheap. Not the most beautiful than a cabinet made for it but very cheap! I bought mine for like $5 haha.

If you really don't trust is you can always support it by attaching two wooden bars in an X shape on the back. This way it will be more firm.

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Do you know how much weight that is rated to support? Can't find it in the link. You notice any sagging?
No idea how much weight it supports but it is actually pretty sturdy for being ~25-30$. Zero sagging and no movement when I've tried to push down on it and I've also climbed on it before the aquarium was there and I'm a big guy
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Any idea if the Ikea Lack would be good for 5 gallons? https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/p...408/#/80104268

I've already used the only usable furniture I have for my tanks, that's why i'm looking for ideas
Well, its paper made, its cartonboard with plastic surface. It can take 5 gallons, but probably not more for sure.

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Mine is on my TV stand.
Since I never watch TV it gives me something to look at lol

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Just picked this up at an antique store's parking lot sale for $20, it'll be perfect for my cube tank, very sturdy.

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That is really neat. I like it. I wonder what it was used for?
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Just picked this up at an antique store's parking lot sale for $20, it'll be perfect for my cube tank, very sturdy.

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