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)

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
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  • Value For Money
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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. 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)

7. Double Aquarium Stands 75 Gallon

User Ratings: 36 26

Caitec Bird Toys 45345 First Impressions

"Great stand!"

I would highly recommend this stand. This stand is perfect for my bio cube aquarium. I also have the version that fits my 75 gallon tank. It looks much more expensive and custom than it is. It isn't the best to look at, but it was very cheap compared to the nice wood stands. 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.

  • Double Aquarium Stands 75 Gallon
  • Dimensions: 50-1/2"L x 36-1/2"H x 18-1/2"W.
  • Dimensions Interior opening: 46 3/4" x 16 3/4".
  • Dimensions Interior opening: 46 3/4" x 16 3/4".
  • Manufacture: Caitec Bird Toys
  • Product Dimensions: 50.98 x 20.12 x 3.19 inches; 23.5 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Caitec Bird Toys 45345
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Caitec Bird Toys 45345 Final Thoughts

"I pray it works."

The back has large openings for filter tubes and power cords. I did add wood glue when assembling it. This fit my fluval chi tank perfectly. Only negative is it scratches easily. If you have an aquarium of a different design, it may not fit. I bought this for my 29 gallon tank. The bottom is a little curve, I cut a yoga mat to even out the little curve.

Overall Score
3.2


(24 Points)

8. Landen Aquarium Stand and Cabinet, Terrarium or Reptile Tank, Nano Foam Leveling Mat Included, Conte...

Landen RM60W First Impressions

"Perfect for a 29 gallon."

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. 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. Just like any other furniture assembly. All pieces to my unit were there and after reading reviews I was concerned. I put felt pads on the legs to make sure they don't scratch our hardwood floors.

  • Landen Aquarium Stand and Cabinet, Terrarium or Reptile Tank, Nano Foam Leveling Mat Included, Contemporary and Simple Design, Wooden Gloss White or Black Painted
  • 【Stable Design】 Well-constructed design fitting for heavy load aquarium; Anti-slip mat included: Black Nano Foam Leveling mat on the top of the cabinet to cushion the aquarium. Bottom mat to reduce the vibration and dampen the noise from your system.
  • 【Minimalist Style】Spacious storage room. Contemporary and simple design fits in seamlessly with any décor at your home.
  • 【User-Friendly】Paint made of non-hydrophilic and environment-friendly material, easy to wipe out the water splashed out. Spring-loaded plunger for easy open and close the door.
  • 【Easy Setting-up】Easy to assemble, instruction guide and illustration included, spare components provided.
  • 【Size & Color】Length 60cm x Width 45cm x Height 86cm ( 23.62 x 17.72 x 33.86 inches), White Gloss Painted.
  • Manufacture: Landen
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Landen RM60W
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Landen RM60W Final Thoughts

"Easy to put together."

Once that was done, the rest of the assembly was easy. But it was still in good shape, just a few mild scratches. The bottom is a little curve, I cut a yoga mat to even out the little curve. Considering the price I'll probably go with Aquatic Fundamentals again in the future. Despite that, it is still a great stand. I was expecting something flimsy and cheap at this price but NOT AT ALL. There was a knock at the door and a package arrived.

Overall Score
3.0


(1 Points)

9. 4 Size 4Pcs Stainless Steel Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Cover Support, Stainless Steel Fish Tank Cover ...

User Ratings: 62

Hffheer First Impressions

"Perfect for a 29 gallon."

I bought this for my 29 gallon tank. The legs clip into the top frame, and the bottom shelf forces the legs apart. Not necessary to lay wood over the metal rim. I almost built one out of wood to save money yet still have quality but I found this. That took a lot of hand and my own weight and strength to get the screw in nicely. But it was still in good shape, just a few mild scratches. This is a great cabinet with quality water resistant coated wood.

  • 4 Size 4Pcs Stainless Steel Aquarium Fish Tank Glass Cover Support, Stainless Steel Fish Tank Cover Holder Anti-Slip Fish Tank Holders Aquarium Accessories Universal Lid Clips
  • WITH SILICONE CUSHION: This product is equipped with silicone cushion on the clip, which will protect the fish tank cover from damage.
  • ANTI SLIP: It can hold on the aquarium so that glass cover firmly and not slipping.
  • STAINLESS STEEL MATERIAL: This product is made of high quality material, which is durable and resistant to rust for long term use.
  • 4 Sizes: There are 4 sizes available, which fits for 6mm/8mm/10mm/12mm thickness fish tank glass.
  • SPECIAL SHAPE DESIGN: This product adopts special shape design and this will be easy to mount.
  • Manufacture: Hffheer
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hffheer
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Hffheer Final Thoughts

"Pretty Happy."

Best part, didn't have to buy a tank and a table separate. It was kinda a pain to put together but other then that it is awesome! The only thing I would be cautious of ordering this is the dimensions of the stand. The shelving Is a plus, but I feel it is overpriced. It looks much more expensive and custom than it is. At first I didn't want to order a stand online. I cannot say enough good about this stand!

Overall Score
3.8


(3 Points)

10. 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)

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