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Suggestions for a nice stand for a 5G tank

I'm hoping to place a 5G nano planted tank next to my sofa, however, I'm have a very hard time finding a stand for it. I'm limited by available wall space, so I'm actually gonna be placing the short end of the 5G against the wall and the long end agaist the sofa. The problem is finding something to put it on.

I need something less that 15 inches wide (against the wall) and obviously more that 16 inches from front to back so that the 5G will fit on it. Roughly 30" high would be good (since that's normal fish tank stand height) and I would prefer black since that would fit nicely with all the other furniture in the living room. Anyone have any ideas at all? I've been looking thru everything I can come up with and I haven't turned up anything really.

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P.S. I should probably add ... the stand needs to fit in with other nice living room furniture ... so not a cheap looking particle board stand
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I've seen people use some table from target for their mini m's (basically same dims as a 5.5)
Or you could just build one really quick out of 1x4s.

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Go to an Ikea, or walmart and buy a nice end table.


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Or value village sometimes you find something nice for like $5.
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I got one of those cheap Ikea tables I think was around $10 and its been holding up my 10 gallon for a while now :S.
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I checked out the ikea site and I found one piece that would work quite well (width and lenght wise), but the height is only 22", which would put about 3" of the tank below the level of the sofa arm ... I wonder if there's any cool way of elvating the 5G tank a few inches.

Btw, the piece I found is this one:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90053918

It would match our other furniture perfectly I think ... I just need to figure out how to get the tank closer to the 28 or 30 inch height ...

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Go to an Ikea, or walmart and buy a nice end table.
Problem seems to be that end tables are quite low, usually lower than the sofa arm even, which means part of the tank would be very hard to see since it would be below sofa arm level. A 5G is quite low to begin with, so it would be nice to get the thing higher, closer to eye level when sitting ... but of course that's the challage I'm facing.

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you could always get some castors or claw sylte feet for it.

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