Wood or steel stand?
I am going to be starting a 280 gal build and am debating on whether to build a wood or steel stand. I prefer steel because it allows for more open space under that tank. However, in speaking with some LFS people that also maintain customer tanks, they warned me that all steel stands, even if powered coated, will eventually rust, and encouraged me to build with wood. I can see how this would be of special concern for SW tanks, but this will be a Malawi cichlid tank with anubias plants. Anyone have experience with using steel stands with fresh water tanks? Is the concern over potential rust a real one over time?