Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
FWIW I have one of the Brooklyn stands for my 40B. My observations. It's well built and sturdy. My apartment is asphalt tile over a concrete floor, so once I got it leveled, no problem. The one thing I didn't like about it was that it came with four dime-sized rubber pads that you were to put on your top frame for your tank to sit on. I went with a 1/2" plywood top, cut to fit, that I glued a yoga mat onto. I tacked the plywood with a few dabs of super glue. I also used some removable-strength Loctite to secure the bolts. It's also a tall stand. It's just short of 48" from the floor to the top of the 40B. I'm about halfway done with the build. This COVID-19 pandemic is slowing me down. Plus, I still haven't figured out what I want to do with it. It will be planted, probably with CO2.
One of the advantages of the stand being so tall is that I can put a good-sized tank underneath. The way it's designed I can't put another breeder there, so I'll probably but a 20L or 29g there. I'm hoping some of my angelfish pair off and I can use that for the pair. Of course, I need to figure out my water change problem as the tank will be too close to the floor. I may have to bite the bullet, buy a small inexpensive submersible pump and see if I can configure it to do water changes.
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