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
  • Quality [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

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

[star rating="4.5"]
(287 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Metal Aquarium Stands

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
  • Quality [star rating='4.8']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.4']

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

[star rating="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
  • Quality [star rating='4.6']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.9']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.5']

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

[star rating="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
  • Quality [star rating='4.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='3.5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.2']

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

[star rating="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
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='5']

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

[star rating="5"]
(3 Points)

6. Coralife Designer Biocube Stand 29/32, Black

User Ratings: 59 6

Coralife 100115664 First Impressions

"I love it."

I like the dual aquarium aspect of it so that I can have a 10 gallon aquarium below. It isn't the best to look at, but it was very cheap compared to the nice wood stands. I would highly recommend that one as well. Easy to out together and does its job- holding my Fluval Flex. Its more streamline with my furniture and I like it alot! It looks much more expensive and custom than it is. They then tell you to mount the door and THEN install the top hinge.

  • Coralife Designer Biocube Stand 29/32, Black
  • The designer BioCube stand is compatible with the BioCube aquariums featuring spacious shelving, acrylic tinted panels, Black handles, rear electrical holes with sturdy and elevated feet, All made with waterproof materials for enhancing your personalized aquatic habitat.
  • Package Length: 28.0"L
  • Package Width: 5.0"W
  • Package Height: 5.0"H
  • Manufacture: CORALIFE
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 20.5 x 29.5 inches; 48.08 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coralife 100115664
  • Quality [star rating='3.4']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.3']

Coralife 100115664 Final Thoughts

"Nice stand."

If you have an aquarium of a different design, it may not fit. Made of particle board but it does the job and looks good. I don't know if the wood is water sealed. Very sturdy- much better quality than I was expecting for the price. Check out my how to video on my YouTube channel electric blue aquariums. This stand is pretty easy to assemble, and actually does not require any tools. Very sturdy- much better quality than I was expecting for the price.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(70 Points)

7. biOrb Classic 105 Liter Black/White Aquarium Stand

biOrb 48720 First Impressions

"Easy to put together."

The backside is wood, not cardboard, and makes the stand very sturdy. The shelving Is a plus, but I feel it is overpriced. I did not install the hanging panel. It was kinda a pain to put together but other then that it is awesome! Each part was labeled for easy step by step assemble. I don't know if the wood is water sealed. All in all this is a very good product for the money.

  • biOrb Classic 105 Liter Black/White Aquarium Stand
  • Compatible with ALL BiOrb Classic 105 Liter Aquariums
  • The BiOrb Classic 105 Liter Black/White Aquarium Stand requires no assembly. Its ultra strong acrylic waterproof construction is designed to hold up to 264 pounds and the concealed cable routing keeps everything clear.
  • The 18" tall Stand comes with a both a black and white insert (the main picture shows it with neither insert)
  • Manufacture: BiOrb
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 18.7 x 19.25 inches; 12.57 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The biOrb 48720
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.7']

biOrb 48720 Final Thoughts

"Arrived in undamaged box."

The partially open back gives fabulous access to the electricals. The bottom shelf has no pegs and can accommodate another small tank or supplies. The bottom shelf has no pegs and can accommodate another small tank or supplies. Once properly assembled, the 32 gallon Bio-cube tank sits rock solid on the stand. The back has large openings for filter tubes and power cords. I would highly recommend this stand. I got a size up for a 29 gallon tank to have some room on the sides for fish food.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(2 Points)

8. POPETPOP 4pcs Aquarium Fish Tank Stainless Steel Non Slip Fish Tank Holders Aquarium Accessories Uni...

POPETPOP First Impressions

"Very classy."

The 29 gallon stand was easy to assemble but it should be done with two people. They company was very helpful with replacement. That took a lot of hand and my own weight and strength to get the screw in nicely. All in all, I'm very happy with the end product! The stand was easy to assemble and very stable compared to the 2x4 stand I had. I also have the version that fits my 75 gallon tank. This stand is pretty easy to assemble, and actually does not require any tools.

  • POPETPOP 4pcs Aquarium Fish Tank Stainless Steel Non Slip Fish Tank Holders Aquarium Accessories Universal lid Clips 6mm
  • 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.
  • Material: Stainless steel.
  • Manufacture: POPETPOP
  • Product Dimensions: 4.33 x 3.15 x 0.79 inches; 0.64 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The POPETPOP
  • Quality [star rating='5']
  • Value For Money [star rating='5']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.6']

POPETPOP Final Thoughts

"No damage."

As I proceeded to assemble the stand, I was pleasantly surprised! These parts have a semi gloss black finish and seem to restst any scratching. But it was still in good shape, just a few mild scratches. This stand looks pretty good and feels pretty sturdy. If you want a shelf, you'll have to install them yourself from your own wood. It fits my 20 gallon tank perfectly. Extremely high quality for such a small price.

Overall Score
5.0

[star rating="5"]
(1 Points)

9. 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 [star rating='4.1']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.4']
  • Affordability [star rating='3.9']

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

[star rating="4.5"]
(287 Points)

10. XEOGUIYA Fish Tank Aquarium Water Tube Clamp, Adjustable Plastic Fish Tank Pipe Holder, Curved Shape...

User Ratings: 62

XEOGUIYA First Impressions

"Not for long though."

It looks much more expensive and custom than it is. Dude, you can have all ur friends stand on this and it won't collapse. Build time for 1 person is about 75 mins. I would have given it 5 stars except for the price. This is even more gorgeous in person. I cannot say enough good about this stand! I like how the front door'clicks' open and closed.

  • XEOGUIYA Fish Tank Aquarium Water Tube Clamp, Adjustable Plastic Fish Tank Pipe Holder, Curved Shape
  • Material of water pipe clamp: It is made of high-quality plastic material, which is durable and easy to clamp on the edge of the fish tank.
  • Function: To fix the hose. Most of them are used in fish tanks, you can also choose to use them in gardens and other places where hoses need to be fixed.
  • Adjustability: The maximum clampable glass thickness is 18mm, and it can hold water pipes with a diameter of 8-16mm / 0.3" -0.6". Please confirm your hose diameter before purchasing.
  • Strong fixation: Effectively prevent the pipeline from slipping and help the fish tank water system run smoothly.
  • The package includes: 1X blue hose clip, with a packaging box.
  • Manufacture: XEOGUIYA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The XEOGUIYA
  • Quality [star rating='4.2']
  • Value For Money [star rating='4.7']
  • Affordability [star rating='4.9']

XEOGUIYA Final Thoughts

"Well packaged."

For the money, I like this product. My wife was always mad about the aquarium supplies, bottled water, food, etc. I even had a couple of extra screws. All pieces to my unit were there and after reading reviews I was concerned. Considering the price I'll probably go with Aquatic Fundamentals again in the future. This stand is perfect for my bio cube aquarium. Very sturdy- much better quality than I was expecting for the price.

Overall Score
4.2

[star rating="4.2"]
(3 Points)

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