Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Steel 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. 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)

3. 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)

4. 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)

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5. 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)

6. 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
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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


(1 Points)

7. 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
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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)

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

POPETPOP First Impressions

"FANTASTIC!"

Hopefully the above can save someone else a bit of aggravation. Works great with the aquarium and sturdy enough that I don't have to worry. When the box arrived, I almost sent it back, there was so much damage. I used to have the same one same size, but black mode about 2 years ago. Check out my how to video on my YouTube channel electric blue aquariums. The 29 gallon stand was easy to assemble but it should be done with two people. I use this to support two parakeet cages.

  • POPETPOP Aquarium Stands,Fish Tank Glass Cover Clip Support Holder,4PCs Stainless Steel Aquarium Glass Cover Lid Bracket - Non-Slip and Durable (10mm)
  • 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: 1.18 x 0.67 x 0.67 inches; 1.06 Ounces
  • Editor's Impressions Of The POPETPOP
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POPETPOP Final Thoughts

"It's rock solid."

This went together easily and has held up nicely. The stand was easy to assemble and very stable compared to the 2x4 stand I had. The old version required nails and glue and had a cardboard backing. Check out my how to video on my YouTube channel electric blue aquariums. Directions were easy to follow, no missing pieces. This fit my 29 gallon tank perfectly. I don't know if the wood is water sealed.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. 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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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)

10. 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)

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