Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Metal Aquarium Stands

1. Aquatic Fundamentals Metal Aquarium Stand

User Ratings: 74 2

Aquatic Fundamentals 102551-AMA First Impressions

"This is a HEAVY piece."

It was kinda a pain to put together but other then that it is awesome! A lot of storage and our aquatic turtles love all that space from 20 to a 40 gallon. Seems very sturdy and looks nice with my 50 gallon aquarium. Very sturdy- much better quality than I was expecting for the price. Holds my 10 gal fish tank with no worries. The shelving Is a plus, but I feel it is overpriced. Build time for 1 person is about 75 mins.

  • Aquatic Fundamentals Metal Aquarium Stand
  • Stand Holding Capacity: 55 Gallons
  • Stand Dimensions: 48. 3"L x 27. 8"H x 12. 5" W
  • Powder Coated Modern Black Finish, Steel Construction, Moisture-Resistant.
  • Easy Assembly Required - Easy to follow instructions.
  • Tank not included.
  • Stand Dimensions 48."L x 12.5" W x 27.8" H
  • Colors Available: Black, Gray
  • Power Coated Metal Frame
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Fundamentals
  • Product Dimensions: 48.25 x 12.75 x 27.75 inches; 28 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatic Fundamentals 102551-AMA
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Aquatic Fundamentals 102551-AMA Final Thoughts

"Easy to set up."

All of the stands I came across were either too flimsy or too expensive. So for the price I would buy again. The assembly took me about an hour with some distractions. Its all open so you can fit everything from a 5lb c02 tank to a wound up garden hose. The final part of the assembly was the door. This fit my fluval chi tank perfectly. Only negative is it scratches easily.

Overall Score
4.5


(287 Points)

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2. Imagitarium Brooklyn Metal Tank Stand - for 10 Gallon Aquariums, 20.5 in

User Ratings: 66 8

Imagitarium First Impressions

"This is great."

The coating on the outside is great. The old version required nails and glue and had a cardboard backing. My only wish would be that the center door could be a little wider. Considering the price I'll probably go with Aquatic Fundamentals again in the future. It is easy to set up if you take your time to lay it all out first. It fits my 20 gallon tank perfectly. As I proceeded to assemble the stand, I was pleasantly surprised!

  • Imagitarium Brooklyn Metal Tank Stand - for 10 Gallon Aquariums, 20.5 in
  • Made with durable solid steel and sturdy construction
  • Fish tank stand features adjustable feet for leveling before you add your tank
  • Sleek and modern design with black finish
  • Looks great with any aquarium or terrarium
  • Available in a variety of sizes to suit your needs and the size of your tank
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 15.52 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 10.5 x 29.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Nice stand."

There was a knock at the door and a package arrived. Best part, didn't have to buy a tank and a table separate. The quality and rigidity of the stand seem to be above par. Easy assemble, good match for SeaClear 50 Gallon. This went together easily and has held up nicely. The quality and rigidity of the stand seem to be above par. Once that was done, the rest of the assembly was easy.

Overall Score
4.3


(94 Points)

3. Aquatic Fundamentals 16551, 55 Gallon Upright Aquarium Stand, Black

User Ratings: 70 6

Aquatic Fundamentals 16551 First Impressions

"Easy to assemble."

The design fits right in with the house and it looks amazing. Build time for 1 person is about 75 mins. It is easy to set up if you take your time to lay it all out first. Easy to put together, maybe 30 minutes. I also have the version that fits my 75 gallon tank. Once that was done, the rest of the assembly was easy. You do have complete access on the sides as the panel is only on the front.

  • Aquatic Fundamentals 16551, 55 Gallon Upright Aquarium Stand, Black
  • Showcase your rectangular Aquarium using this durable stand
  • State-of-the-art fish Tank stand has a powder-coated finish for added moisture resistance
  • Sturdy Aquarium furniture features metal-to-metal locking cam assembly
  • Double front doors gives plenty of storage for pumps, hoses, and additional accessories
  • Solid top to fully support various types of aquariums
  • Contemporary and versatile style
  • Tank not included, stand only
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Fundamentals
  • Item Weight: 74.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 49.37 x 13.12 x 28.25 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatic Fundamentals 16551
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Aquatic Fundamentals 16551 Final Thoughts

"Great stand!"

I am knocking a star for the construction of the frame being not quite square. Just make sure to measure your tank before ordering. All pieces to my unit were there and after reading reviews I was concerned. Seems very sturdy and looks nice with my 50 gallon aquarium. The only thing I would be cautious of ordering this is the dimensions of the stand. This fit my 29 gallon tank perfectly. The bottom shelf has no pegs and can accommodate another small tank or supplies.

Overall Score
4.4


(47 Points)

4. Seachem Zeolite Marine & Freshwater Binding Agent - Ammonia and Heavy Metals 2 L

User Ratings: 68

Seachem 1275 First Impressions

"Really nice stand."

I can't say enough good things about this product. I did add wood glue when assembling it. Holds my 10 gal fish tank with no worries. Just make sure to measure your tank before ordering. Check out my how to video on my YouTube channel electric blue aquariums. There is even enough room inside the cabinet for a 5. Looks like it should last for a long time.

  • Seachem Zeolite Marine & Freshwater Binding Agent - Ammonia and Heavy Metals 2 L
  • 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: 4.94 x 4.94 x 7.62 inches; 4.25 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 1275
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Seachem 1275 Final Thoughts

"Make sure to use glue!"

It is a good match for the associated tank. Extremely high quality for such a small price. All pieces to my unit were there and after reading reviews I was concerned. If you want a shelf, you'll have to install them yourself from your own wood. The finish absolutely will bubble if you get it wet. Once that was done, the rest of the assembly was easy. I was expecting something flimsy and cheap at this price but NOT AT ALL.

Overall Score
4.5


(8 Points)

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5. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Seachem 1272
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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)

6. Aqueon Forge Aquarium Stand

User Ratings: 74 8

Aqueon 100136624 First Impressions

"Perfect for a 29 gallon."

I must have a better UPS driver than most. After looking at many different stand at local pet stores, I was very disappointed. There was a knock at the door and a package arrived. This is even more gorgeous in person. My wife was always mad about the aquarium supplies, bottled water, food, etc. I even had a couple of extra screws. It has a nice finish and plenty of space to store your aquarium supplies.

  • Aqueon Forge Aquarium Stand
  • Reversible wood panels: brown or black
  • One or two aquariums per stand
  • Easy 6 7-step setup
  • Durable steel construction
  • Rust-resistant powder coated finish
  • Manufacture: Central Aquatics
  • Product Dimensions: 31.25 x 18.25 x 5 inches; 17.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aqueon 100136624
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Aqueon 100136624 Final Thoughts

"However I will say this."

The bottom is a little curve, I cut a yoga mat to even out the little curve. Check out my how to video on my YouTube channel electric blue aquariums. I have a 55 gallon Marineland aquarium. Otherwise it a very sturdy and easy to assemble stand. The design fits right in with the house and it looks amazing. Once properly assembled, the 32 gallon Bio-cube tank sits rock solid on the stand. I never had a proper aquarium stand before.

Overall Score
4.4


(105 Points)

7. Petoolife 4Pcs Aquarium Fish Tank Acrylic Clips Glass Cover Support

Petoolife First Impressions

"Love the way it looks."

At first I didn't want to order a stand online. Not necessary to lay wood over the metal rim. After looking at many different stand at local pet stores, I was very disappointed. If you have an aquarium of a different design, it may not fit. Only negative is it scratches easily. This fit my 29 gallon tank perfectly. These parts have a semi gloss black finish and seem to restst any scratching.

  • Petoolife 4Pcs Aquarium Fish Tank Acrylic Clips Glass Cover Support
  • COMPACT: Less space, easy installation,Fit for glass thickness 8mm/0.31in
  • WELL-BUILT: they are quite sturdy and extremely clear (and, thus, relatively invisible).
  • EASY TO INSTALL: extra set of holders are necessary for larger size of aquarium cover
  • MORE CONVENIENCE: help firmly hold the hose, preventing slipping.Help you clean the tank or chang the water more easier
  • These holders are DESIGNED for use with aquarium glass cover only.
  • Manufacture: Petoolife
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Petoolife
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Petoolife Final Thoughts

"I also have a small apt."

I got a size up for a 29 gallon tank to have some room on the sides for fish food. The 29 gallon stand was easy to assemble but it should be done with two people. This stand is much more than I expected. This fit my fluval chi tank perfectly. Despite that, it is still a great stand. The backside is wood, not cardboard, and makes the stand very sturdy. All pieces to my unit were there and after reading reviews I was concerned.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

8. Imagitarium Preferred Winston Tank Stand - for 29 Gallon Aquariums, 12.5 in

User Ratings: 73 4

Imagitarium First Impressions

"Really heavy."

A lot of storage and our aquatic turtles love all that space from 20 to a 40 gallon. All in all this is a very good product for the money. This leaves just enough room for a little extra storage. The coating on the outside is great. Never have had concerns about it being strong enough or stable. I put felt pads on the legs to make sure they don't scratch our hardwood floors. Easy to put together, maybe 30 minutes.

  • Imagitarium Preferred Winston Tank Stand - for 29 Gallon Aquariums, 12.5 in
  • Attractive way to showcase the beauty of your aquarium or terrarium
  • Solid construction for added durability
  • Adjustable shelf for convenient storage
  • Rich espresso stain finish
  • For tanks up to 29 gallons
  • Manufacture: Imagitarium
  • Item Weight: 23.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 30 x 29.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Imagitarium
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Imagitarium Final Thoughts

"Love the design."

Easy to put together, maybe 30 minutes. Maybe I will get a nicer one some day, but this looks fine in the living room too. Very solid construction and durable. I cannot say enough good about this stand! Only negative is it scratches easily. Its all open so you can fit everything from a 5lb c02 tank to a wound up garden hose. Just like any other furniture assembly.

Overall Score
4.5


(190 Points)

9. POPETPOP Aquarium Stands,Fish Tank Glass Cover Clip Support Holder,4PCs Stainless Steel Aquarium Gla...

POPETPOP First Impressions

"Very sturdy."

They company was very helpful with replacement. I cannot say enough good about this stand! Works great with the aquarium and sturdy enough that I don't have to worry. This fit my 29 gallon tank perfectly. There is even enough room inside the cabinet for a 5. These parts have a semi gloss black finish and seem to restst any scratching. After looking at many different stand at local pet stores, I was very disappointed.

  • POPETPOP Aquarium Stands,Fish Tank Glass Cover Clip Support Holder,4PCs Stainless Steel Aquarium Glass Cover Lid Bracket - Non-Slip and Durable(12mm)
  • Install in a second, very easy to use.
  • These holders are designed for use with aquarium glass cover only; do not use these holders for non intended use.
  • Help you clean the tank or chang the water more easier.
  • Help firmly hold the hose, assure no slipping.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 1.38 x 0.71 x 0.59 inches; 0.99 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The POPETPOP
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POPETPOP Final Thoughts

"Well built."

Check out my how to video on my YouTube channel electric blue aquariums. Build time for 1 person is about 75 mins. It looks much more expensive and custom than it is. So for the price I would buy again. For the money, I like this product. It feels really sturdy and excellent quality. Holding up my 30 gallon cube aquarium.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Aquatic Fundamentals Metal Aquarium Stand

User Ratings: 74 2

Aquatic Fundamentals 102551-AMA First Impressions

"This is a HEAVY piece."

It was kinda a pain to put together but other then that it is awesome! A lot of storage and our aquatic turtles love all that space from 20 to a 40 gallon. Seems very sturdy and looks nice with my 50 gallon aquarium. Very sturdy- much better quality than I was expecting for the price. Holds my 10 gal fish tank with no worries. The shelving Is a plus, but I feel it is overpriced. Build time for 1 person is about 75 mins.

  • Aquatic Fundamentals Metal Aquarium Stand
  • Stand Holding Capacity: 55 Gallons
  • Stand Dimensions: 48. 3"L x 27. 8"H x 12. 5" W
  • Powder Coated Modern Black Finish, Steel Construction, Moisture-Resistant.
  • Easy Assembly Required - Easy to follow instructions.
  • Tank not included.
  • Stand Dimensions 48."L x 12.5" W x 27.8" H
  • Colors Available: Black, Gray
  • Power Coated Metal Frame
  • Manufacture: Aquatic Fundamentals
  • Product Dimensions: 48.25 x 12.75 x 27.75 inches; 28 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aquatic Fundamentals 102551-AMA
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Aquatic Fundamentals 102551-AMA Final Thoughts

"Easy to set up."

All of the stands I came across were either too flimsy or too expensive. So for the price I would buy again. The assembly took me about an hour with some distractions. Its all open so you can fit everything from a 5lb c02 tank to a wound up garden hose. The final part of the assembly was the door. This fit my fluval chi tank perfectly. Only negative is it scratches easily.

Overall Score
4.5


(287 Points)

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