Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Yeah, I've also got a 38" tall stand and combined with a 20" high 55 gallon that's 58" tall. The top of the tank is at armpit level for me and it is such a pain in the neck having to reach my whole arm in there when vacuuming is or planting is necessary. But, if you're willing to put up with the inconvenience it definitely increases the visibility of the tank in a large room.
Also, if you're building a stand for an aquarium that large it is important to build the top platform the aquarium sits on as one would build a wall. Build a square from 2x4s then add five or six 2x4 crossmembers inbetween prior to adding the surface. Use at least 3" screws with pilot holes to ensure a good 1.5" of bite into the studs. Plus you're going to need one or two extra sets of legs in the middle. 75 gallons of water weighs 622 pounds so if you're going to build it then overbuild it as insurance against disaster.
Last edited by goodbytes; 09-19-2014 at 01:12 PM.