Fish tank stands are advantageous for the display and viewing of pet fish. If your budget can stretch to treating yourself to one of these stands when buying a fish tank, that is the most appropriate time to add this item. It lets you see clearly how the complete setup will look prior to making the purchase. You will have a set of measurements that will allow you to plan where best to place your setup. Another benefit will be style and colour matching, if these things are important to you.
Fish Tank Stands Put Your Fish On A Higher Plane
Fish tank stands in general are basically a podium or a table on which the fish tanks are placed. All sort of shapes and sizes are catered for. Corner fish tanks can be purchased with a matching shaped stand complete with a handy central shelf, which also gives added support.
Through time fish keepers have made alterations to these table like structures, by adding shelving to store the many pet fish supplies that get accumulated over time. If you have been in this situation, then you will understand how fish tank cabinets have become so popular.
Materials – Wood, Wood substitutes or Metal
The three common materials used in the construction of aquarium stands are wood or wood substitutes or metal.
Wood is a good strong material especially if the stand is constructed from a good hardwood.
Wood substitutes, while being cheaper, are in general not as strong as solid wood. Laminate coatings can give good protection from water splashes, but if this coating is punctured, or modifications such as drilling pipe and cable holes are carried out, water can be allowed to penetrate. If modifications are carried out,
What can we say about the strength of metal stands, after all we make bridges and many huge structures in the stuff. Providing the gage of metal used to construct your aquarium stand is sufficient to carry the expected weight, there should be no problems. Some folk will tell you that metal stands are not suitable for saltwater tanks! If these stands are coated with the correct anti-corrosive materials then I don’t see how the metal stands won’t survive for a long time ahead.
Video Displaying Examples of Aquarium Stands
The video gives you an example of some fish tank stands. Looks like a small factory here making specific orders. Note the more open styling of these stands instead of the more common closed cabinet style. Although the cabinet structure does have many benefits, some people prefer an open look. Perhaps these fish tank stands would be more suitable than a cabinet if standing in the centre of a room, giving a less restricted view of the overall room.