Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Generic Aquarium Stands

1. Clear Acrylic Adjustable Frag Rack and Skimmer Stand

User Ratings: 69 31

Generic First Impressions

"Very well made."

Easy to put together, great price, and looks great with my set up. The final part of the assembly was the door. The back has large openings for filter tubes and power cords. I never had a proper aquarium stand before. As I proceeded to assemble the stand, I was pleasantly surprised! My only wish would be that the center door could be a little wider. It sounds a bit odd, but it's actually very sturdy once assembled.

  • Clear Acrylic Adjustable Frag Rack and Skimmer Stand
  • 9" x 10" Rectangular Base
  • Holds up to 60 Frags, compatible with 1/2" plugs
  • 3 Adjustable Heights: 3 1/4" , 4" and 4 3/4"
  • Possible Inclination of 45° or 22.5° from any height adjustment
  • Made with 1/4" Laser Cut Clear Acrylic and Can Withstand Above 25lbs
  • Manufacture: Nelson's Acrylic Works
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Generic
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Generic Final Thoughts

"Very easy to assemble."

The backside is wood, not cardboard, and makes the stand very sturdy. That took a lot of hand and my own weight and strength to get the screw in nicely. Beware if you find the top on line. Fits my 32 gallon bio cube perfectly. If you have an aquarium of a different design, it may not fit. The 29 gallon stand was easy to assemble but it should be done with two people. For the money, I like this product.

Overall Score
3.8


(4 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Generic Aquarium Stands

2. Black Acrylic Adjustable Frag Rack and Skimmer Stand

Generic First Impressions

"I have gone through two."

Check out my how to video on my YouTube channel electric blue aquariums. The reason that I gave 4 stars in stead of 5 is because of the wasted space. All of the stands I came across were either too flimsy or too expensive. Shipping was fine, but be aware that it is a somewhat heavy package before unpacked. The quality and rigidity of the stand seem to be above par. Great compliment for the Fluval Flex 15 aquarium. Holds my 10 gal fish tank with no worries.

  • Black Acrylic Adjustable Frag Rack and Skimmer Stand
  • 9" x 10" Rectangular Base
  • Holds up to 60 Frags, compatible with 1/2" plugs
  • 3 Adjustable Heights: 3 1/4" , 4" and 4 3/4"
  • Possible Inclination of 45° or 22.5° from any height adjustment
  • Made with 1/4" Laser Cut Black Acrylic and Can Withstand Above 25lbs
  • Manufacture: Nelson's Acrylic Works
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Generic
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Generic Final Thoughts

"Excellent product."

The coating on the outside is great. I did not install the hanging panel. The assembly took me about an hour with some distractions. The bottom is a little curve, I cut a yoga mat to even out the little curve. The black matches the black plastic trim on our 10 gal tank almost perfectly. All in all this is a very good product for the money. This fit my 29 gallon tank perfectly.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. Aquatic Fundamentals Aquarium Stand with Storage

User Ratings: 65 12

Aquatic Fundamentals 36751-68-AMA First Impressions

"Stand is great."

Very sturdy- much better quality than I was expecting for the price. Just like any other furniture assembly. It sounds a bit odd, but it's actually very sturdy once assembled. I also have the version that fits my 75 gallon tank. The partially open back gives fabulous access to the electricals. The back has large openings for filter tubes and power cords. The assembly took me about an hour with some distractions.

  • Aquatic Fundamentals Aquarium Stand with Storage
  • Stand holding capacity: 75/90 gallons.
  • Product dimensions: 49. 37"L x 19. 37"W x 28. 25"H.
  • 2 front doors make for easy access and ample storage for pumps, filters and food.
  • The back of the stand is open except for a single support brace; this lets you conveniently route cords or tubes from the aquarium inside the stand without cutting away panels.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Tank is not included.
  • Showcase your aquarium atop the durable Aquatic Fundamentals Upright Aquarium Stand.
  • These quality tank stands are ideal for supporting rectangular tanks whether it holds 29 Gallons or 90 gallons.
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Fundamentals
  • Product Dimensions: 49.37 x 19.37 x 28.25 inches; 87 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatic Fundamentals 36751-68-AMA
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Aquatic Fundamentals 36751-68-AMA Final Thoughts

"Very sturdy."

I have a 55 gallon Marineland aquarium. Not necessary to lay wood over the metal rim. The 29 gallon stand was easy to assemble but it should be done with two people. Stand was a perfect fit for my Aqueon 10 Gallon Tank on the top. I have a 55 gallon Marineland aquarium. Build time for 1 person is about 75 mins. That took a lot of hand and my own weight and strength to get the screw in nicely.

Overall Score
4.1


(170 Points)

4. All Glass Aquarium AAG51030 Pine Cabinet, 30-Inch

User Ratings: 66 11

All Glass Aquariums 15905510301 First Impressions

"Easy to put together."

Easy to out together and does its job- holding my Fluval Flex. My wife was always mad about the aquarium supplies, bottled water, food, etc. This went together easily and has held up nicely. The shelving Is a plus, but I feel it is overpriced. The finish absolutely will bubble if you get it wet. Looks like it should last for a long time. This stand looks pretty good and feels pretty sturdy.

  • All Glass Aquarium AAG51030 Pine Cabinet, 30-Inch
  • These quality pine stands and canopies are constructed entirely of solid wood
  • Each stand and Canopy is stained and finished with a waterproofing sealer that will protect them from splashes and other water damage
  • Canopies are available with Full length doors that allow easy access to the aquarium top
  • These quality pine stands and canopies are constructed entirely of solid wood
  • Each stand and Canopy is stained and finished with a waterproofing sealer that will protect them from splashes and other water damage
  • Canopies are available with Full length doors that allow easy access to the aquarium top
  • These quality pine stands and canopies are constructed entirely of solid wood
  • Canopies are available with Full length doors that allow easy access to the aquarium top
  • Manufacture: Central Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 32 x 14 x 30 inches; 28.2 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Glass Aquariums 15905510301
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All Glass Aquariums 15905510301 Final Thoughts

"It is metal."

Once that was done, the rest of the assembly was easy. I was wary of particle board stands but this is a great value and is very sturdy. It sounds a bit odd, but it's actually very sturdy once assembled. Easy to put together, maybe 30 minutes. All of the stands I came across were either too flimsy or too expensive. It sounds a bit odd, but it's actually very sturdy once assembled. The design fits right in with the house and it looks amazing.

Overall Score
4.2


(19 Points)

5. Aqueon Forge Aquarium Stand 20 by 10-inch

User Ratings: 79 2

Aqueon 100136620 First Impressions

"Works great."

Easy to out together and does its job- holding my Fluval Flex. If you want a shelf, you'll have to install them yourself from your own wood. Easy to assemble and feels sturdy enough for my 14gal cube. Considering the price I'll probably go with Aquatic Fundamentals again in the future. Looks like it should last for a long time. Stand was a perfect fit for my Aqueon 10 Gallon Tank on the top. I was expecting something flimsy and cheap at this price but NOT AT ALL.

  • Aqueon Forge Aquarium Stand 20 by 10-inch
  • Reversible wood panels: brown or black
  • Able to hold one aquarium on the top shelf and bottom shelf can accommodate a second aquarium, if desired
  • Top Shelf Fits Aquarium Size: 10, 14 inches; Bottom Shelf Fits Aquarium Size: 5.5 inches
  • Easy 6 7-step setup
  • Durable steel construction
  • Rust-resistant powder coated finish
  • Easy 7-step setup!
  • Able to hold one aquarium on the top shelf and bottom shelf can accommodate a second aquarium, if desired
  • Manufacture: Central Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 16.13 x 22.88 x 28.25 inches; 15 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100136620
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Aqueon 100136620 Final Thoughts

"I own two of these."

The design fits right in with the house and it looks amazing. I don't know if the wood is water sealed. It was kinda a pain to put together but other then that it is awesome! At first I didn't want to order a stand online. This stand is much more than I expected. When the box arrived, I almost sent it back, there was so much damage. Just make sure to measure your tank before ordering.

Overall Score
4.7


(247 Points)

6. Aquatic Fundamentals 16501, 50 Gallon Aquarium Stand, Black

User Ratings: 51 16

Aquatic Fundamentals 16501 First Impressions

"Super sturdy."

Its more streamline with my furniture and I like it alot! Maybe I will get a nicer one some day, but this looks fine in the living room too. But it was still in good shape, just a few mild scratches. This stand is perfect for my bio cube aquarium. And it took me and my gf's 11 year old son about an hour to put together. The 29 gallon stand was easy to assemble but it should be done with two people. Never have had concerns about it being strong enough or stable.

  • Aquatic Fundamentals 16501, 50 Gallon Aquarium Stand, Black
  • Moisture-resistant aquarium furniture with powder coated finish
  • Showcase your aquarium Atop this durable stand
  • Storage cabinet has doors to keep supplies convenient yet out of sight
  • **Made in the USA** (Tank sold separately)
  • Manufacture: Marco Group Inc.
  • Item Weight: 74 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 37 x 19 x 28 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatic Fundamentals 16501
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Aquatic Fundamentals 16501 Final Thoughts

"Well packaged."

If not for the price I would give this 5 stars easily. Maybe I will get a nicer one some day, but this looks fine in the living room too. The bottom shelf has no pegs and can accommodate another small tank or supplies. Stand was a perfect fit for my Aqueon 10 Gallon Tank on the top. Smaller tank I upgraded from had a stand with tiered shelves. The final part of the assembly was the door. The assembly took me about an hour with some distractions.

Overall Score
3.9


(48 Points)

7. Aquatic Fundamentals 16751, 75/90 Gallon Upright Aquarium Stand

User Ratings: 58 10

Aquatic Fundamentals 16751 First Impressions

"This one though."

It's almost as if the person is in the room helping you build. Holding up my 30 gallon cube aquarium. It was kinda a pain to put together but other then that it is awesome! I would have given it 5 stars except for the price. I like the dual aquarium aspect of it so that I can have a 10 gallon aquarium below. The bottom shelf has no pegs and can accommodate another small tank or supplies. A lot of storage and our aquatic turtles love all that space from 20 to a 40 gallon.

  • Aquatic Fundamentals 16751, 75/90 Gallon Upright Aquarium Stand
  • Tank Holding Capacity: 75-90 gallons
  • Product Dimensions: 49. 37"L x 19. 37"W x 28. 25"H
  • 2 front doors make for easy access and ample storage for pumps, filters and food
  • The back of the stand is open except for a single support brace; this lets your conveniently route chords or tubes from the aquarium inside the stand without cutting away panels
  • Made in the USA
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Fundamentals
  • Item Weight: 89.8 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 49.37 x 19.37 x 28.25 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatic Fundamentals 16751
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Aquatic Fundamentals 16751 Final Thoughts

"But I love it."

I would have given it 5 stars except for the price. Easy to put together, great price, and looks great with my set up. The 29 gallon stand was easy to assemble but it should be done with two people. The only issue I have, though, is the doors. The final part of the assembly was the door. Great compliment for the Fluval Flex 15 aquarium. There is even enough room inside the cabinet for a 5.

Overall Score
4.1


(61 Points)

8. Coralife BioCube 14 & 16 Gallon Aquarium Stand

User Ratings: 61 11

Coralife FBA_100115663 First Impressions

"Okay so here's an update."

This went together easily and has held up nicely. The 29 gallon stand was easy to assemble but it should be done with two people. The assembly took me about an hour with some distractions. I was expecting something flimsy and cheap at this price but NOT AT ALL. For the money, I like this product. Easy to assemble and feels sturdy enough for my 14gal cube. That took a lot of hand and my own weight and strength to get the screw in nicely.

  • Coralife BioCube 14 & 16 Gallon Aquarium Stand
  • The Coralife New Style BioCube Size 14 & 16 Aquarium Stand is compatible with the Coralife NEW STYLE Size 16 LED BioCube Aquarium. It's also backwards compatible with the Coralife BioCube Size 14 Aquarium and the discontinued Oceanic BioCube Size 14 Aquarium.
  • Dimensions: L 15.25" x W 15.75" x H 28"
  • Tinted acrylic panels & slim black handles
  • Shelf for the convenient storage of tools, equipment and food
  • Sturdy feet to keep the base elevated
  • Manufacture: Coralife
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 18.8 x 20 inches; 31.7 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coralife FBA_100115663
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Coralife FBA_100115663 Final Thoughts

"Arrived in undamaged box."

I even had a couple of extra screws. The holes on the areas your will be screwing in were tuff. Water on top doesn't seem to affect it. Considering the price I'll probably go with Aquatic Fundamentals again in the future. I cannot say enough good about this stand! I use this to support two parakeet cages. It took me 20 minutes to put together and it looks so good with my aquarium.

Overall Score
4.0


(26 Points)

9. Seachem Zeolite Marine & Freshwater Binding Agent - Ammonia and Heavy Metals 250 mL

Seachem 1272 First Impressions

"Very sturdy."

Extremely high quality for such a small price. They then tell you to mount the door and THEN install the top hinge. Pieces inside were free floating, and there were scratches. But it was still in good shape, just a few mild scratches. Fits my 32 gallon bio cube perfectly. Shipping was fine, but be aware that it is a somewhat heavy package before unpacked. Once properly assembled, the 32 gallon Bio-cube tank sits rock solid on the stand.

  • Seachem Zeolite Marine & Freshwater Binding Agent - Ammonia and Heavy Metals 250 mL
  • BINDER: Seachem Zeolite is a naturally occurring, highly-porous mineral that binds ammonia and heavy metals through an ion exchange mechanism.
  • REMOVER: Seachem Zeolite works in marine and freshwater to remove harmful metal ions such as lead, copper, nickel, and zinc without depleting calcium in saltwater nor increase general hardness in freshwater where the ionic strength is low.
  • DIRECTIONS: Use 250 mL (1 cup) of Seachem Zeolite for every 200 L (50 US gallons). For smaller aquariums, the equivalent dose is 5 mL (1 level teaspoon) per 4 L (1 US gallon). This amount of Seachem Zeolite will remove up to 0.5 mg/L ammonia. Ammonia levels should then drop to zero within 24-48 hours. At this point, the zeolite can be removed or replaced with Active Carbon.
  • FOR BEST RESULTS: Seachem Zeolite should be rinsed before use and placed so as to maximize the flow of water through it, but not so that it tumbles against itself in flow. Zeolite may be used in a canister filter, media chamber, box filter, or any high flow area of a trickle filter. Use of a filter bag is also recommended.
  • SAFETY: Be sure to wash thoroughly after handling Seachem Zeolite and store this product in its original container in a cool, dry area away from food or incompatible materials.
  • Manufacture: Seachem Laboratories
  • Product Dimensions: 2.44 x 2.44 x 4.81 inches; 9.59 Ounces
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Seachem 1272 Final Thoughts

"I'd but it again."

This leaves just enough room for a little extra storage. It has a lot of space in the cabinet and the doors stay shut very well. Considering the price I'll probably go with Aquatic Fundamentals again in the future. I even had a couple of extra screws. At first I didn't want to order a stand online. Directions were easy to follow, no missing pieces. I am knocking a star for the construction of the frame being not quite square.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

10. All Glass Aquarium AAG51024 Pine Cabinet, 24-Inch

User Ratings: 49 29

All Glass Aquariums 15905510240 First Impressions

"Great product!"

The final part of the assembly was the door. Easy to assemble except for the screws! They came apart and extremely cumbersome. I don't know if the wood is water sealed. It has a lot of space in the cabinet and the doors stay shut very well. However, one gets use to working within the space provided. That took a lot of hand and my own weight and strength to get the screw in nicely.

  • All Glass Aquarium AAG51024 Pine Cabinet, 24-Inch
  • These quality pine stands and canopies are constructed entirely of solid wood
  • Each stand and Canopy is stained and finished with a waterproofing sealer that will protect them from splashes and other water damage
  • Canopies are available with Full length doors that allow easy access to the aquarium top
  • These quality pine stands and canopies are constructed entirely of solid wood
  • Each stand and Canopy is stained and finished with a waterproofing sealer that will protect them from splashes and other water damage
  • Canopies are available with Full length doors that allow easy access to the aquarium top
  • These quality pine stands and canopies are constructed entirely of solid wood
  • Canopies are available with Full length doors that allow easy access to the aquarium top
  • Manufacture: Allen's Bookshop
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 14 x 30 inches; 1 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The All Glass Aquariums 15905510240
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All Glass Aquariums 15905510240 Final Thoughts

"It is metal."

Check out my how to video on my YouTube channel electric blue aquariums. This is even more gorgeous in person. Once that was done, the rest of the assembly was easy. Directions were easy to follow, no missing pieces. I was expecting something flimsy and cheap at this price but NOT AT ALL. The only issue I have, though, is the doors. Best part, didn't have to buy a tank and a table separate.

Overall Score
3.4


(5 Points)

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