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How tall do you generally have your stands? How high of a tank platform would you be comforrable with?

Most tank stands seem to come in around 30", that seems low to me.
 

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Depends on your body height and dimensions of your tank I suppose.
Are you basketball player? :icon_eek:

30" is standard range for table. I wouldn't want it up too heigh that light
from the fixture becomes problem for my eyes.
 

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I'm gonna say too that it depends.

For the mini L I have set up right now, I built a relatively large custom stand to accommodate a 20lb CO2 tank and a sump, making it about 3' tall. That also puts it about eye level for me when sitting at my desk, which is nice.

When my 29g was up, I had it on a standard 30" stand, which was about perfect for the tank height and viewing from my bed and across a room, without the light being high enough to get in most anybody's eyes.
 

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I was thinking a 48x15x18 tank at 48" above the ground. The stand platform would be 2' wide for added stability, and there would be a 30g sump.

I am exploring options right now, and one that I like on paper had this height, but I want to make sure its not too tall for stability.
 

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ive seen 48x24x24 tanks 36" off the ground that looked nice, if you have the room consider something this size, additional depth and height are always nice.

I'm 5'10 with a 24" tall tank on a 28" tall stand. If it was an inch taller I would not be able to reach down into the tank to the bottom with out standing on something.
 

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I agree with the bigger is better mentality when it comes to tanks, but I'm concerned with weight on a tank that large. A 4' tank is pushing it for me for an apartment dweller, hence the desire to stack. The dimensions are for a tank that is readily available, not too large, and has more depth than standard 55.

I'm also 5'10", don't mind a step ladder as much as too much clutter!

Thanks for all the responses!
 

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48" seems a bit high to me, speaking just aesthetics-wise, rather than stability. My vote if you want something still relatively tall would be to drop it to like 40". But, I mean, it is all personal taste.

Just for kicks, the left stand is 50" x 24" x 48" and the right is the same at 40", both with the tank dimensions you stated on top. To give an idea of relative size and all.

 
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