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Hey y'all, I got a good deal on a new 40b on craigslist and now I'm looking around for a stand. I'm kind of a design nerd and my apartment is decorated in a vintage/midcentury style and unfortunately most of the stands I can find online or locally are these giant blocky things that would look kind of glaring among all my little hairpin table legs.

I found a few examples I really like:

this is specifically designed to be a tank stand and would be ideal if I could find one online or locally lol


this is just a cabinet, I'm not sure I have this guy's confidence in those little legs bearing the weight of filled tank

I do have a big dresser that's very heavy and solid but again, not specifically made to handle the weight of a filled tank and I'd be hesitant to use it and risk ruining both tank and dresser

Seems to me that aquariums are a source of beauty/living art in the home and deserve an equally beautiful place to rest!

Have you seen anything that fits the bill online?

Alternatively, what are the best looking stands available in your opinion?
 

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This idea may not work with mid-century, but... sometimes you can fnd stands for old treadle sewing machines that are a beautiful sturdy cast iron base. Add a topper of a double layer of 3/4inch plywood in your desired size to match the base of your tank and it might be just that unique look you like.
 
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