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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-19-2015, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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Suggestions for stand for ADA Mini-M ?

I'm planning on starting up a new tank, my first since college. In preparation, I've done a lot of reading about planted tanks and water chemistry.

I have what I think it a good plan for filtration, lighting, substrate, lighting, and tank. I decided on an ADA Mini-M based on the need to go small due to limited space, which will be planted and have shrimp and a few nano fish added.

The one thing that I'm having trouble with is coming up with an adequate stand for the Mini-M. I've looked around for commercial stands that would work and nothing has stood out as a possibility, usually what I see is far too big or too tall. I've seen a few nice homemade stands on this site, but I don't have adequate tools or carpentry skills to build one.

I prefer to find something minimal and simple. Ikea is fine, but I don't see anything sturdy enough or the right size for a Mini-M. I'm open to suggestions!

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The kitchen counter?
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Good suggestion, and one that I considered. We are renting and have granite counters that I prefer not to mess around with.
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My girlfriend found this one on wayfair, i don't remember the name or style but it works pretty good for me. Has 1 drawer and a couple baskets for storage.


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How tall do you want it? Like Projectp said, I'd look at night stands or small cabinets for use in the bathroom; Marshall's, Homegoods, World Market, etc. usually have a few. If you'd like something taller, a fern stand might suit.
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Check Hobby Lobby

My wife loves Hobby Lobby & Michael's. I've noticed they have a small furniture section for accent pieces, and have seem many pieces that would serve you well. Check it out. Incidentally the Mini M isn't that heavy filled - less than 50 lbs.
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