This item is an aquarium stand. It is a complete solution for your large aquarium needs. The metal construction is extremely sturdy and durable, making it ideal for long-term use in any environment. The aquarium stand features a black finish that will complement any room decor and the unique base design can accommodate multiple aquariums. This aquarium stand comes with a full line of accessories that allow you to easily set up and maintain your tank. By combining quality materials with contemporary styling, this aquarium stand is sure to be a centerpiece in any room!
The 200 Gallon Fish Tank Stand will hold up to 200 gallons of water! It has a black finish that will look great in any room or office setting, as well as being easy to clean. The heavy-duty metal frame makes it ideal for long-term use in any environment; whether it’s at home or work! The unique base design allows this aquarium stand to accommodate multiple fish tanks if necessary; so you can always have one ready when needed!
The 200 Gallon Fish Tank Stand is a sturdy, high-quality stand for fish tanks of up to 200 gallons. This stand is made of high-density polyethylene and features a sturdy base that helps prevent tipping. It also has a built-in skimmer box to help keep your water clean. The top portion of this stand is designed to hold your lights and other accessories, so you don’t have to worry about them falling into or over your tank.
Step 1 – Place the Tank on the Stand and Add the Support Beam
Now that you’ve constructed your stand, it’s time to place the tank on top.
First, add the support beam to your stand. If this is part of your initial construction, make sure you’re using a level to ensure the support beam is straight.
Once you have the tank where you’d like it, center the support beam underneath it and use a drill to drill through the beam and into the tank. Then secure using wood screws.
Step 2 – Build the Panels for the Back and Sides
You’ll need to build the panels that will make up the back and sides of this fish tank stand.
The first step is to cut all your 2x4s. The ones for the front, back, and sides should be long enough so they reach from the support beam to the floor. You’ll also want them to be wide enough to fit your tank. In my case, I used five boards on each side (meaning I had four cuts made at every increment). Two inches thick times five boards equals 10 inches of thickness, meaning I needed 14 feet long boards for my tank. Fortunately, my local home center sells 16 foot 2x4s. This allowed me a couple feet extra for trimming and any mistakes I might have made along the way.
Step 3 – Build Support Frames for the Panels
Use a miter saw to cut the 2x4s to length. I made sure that the pieces would be long enough to support the plywood, but not so long as to stick out of the corners and make it harder for me to assemble everything later on. I used my table saw to rip 1/2″ plywood strips in half, and then I used my brad nailer to secure the wood together in a cross shape that would fit each corner of my aquarium stand.
Step 4 – Attach the Panels with Wood Screws and Wood Glue
With the panels cut out and groove-cut, you are now ready to attach them to the stand. For this step, you will need 1-1/4” wood screws and wood glue.
Start by applying a thin layer of wood glue to each of the panels on both sides, as well as each side of the stand that you’re using for attachment points (four total). Be sure that you are only placing the panels in between two 2×2 supports, never overlapping one 2×2 support with another. Once your glue is applied all around, lay each panel down at the top of your stand first so that it is flush against either end of your 2×2 supports with no gaps in between them. Make sure that it is also flush against the top and bottom edges of your stand. This will allow your tank to sit evenly once completed.
It’s recommended that you use one 1-1/4” screw in every square foot on each panel to ensure maximum stability, so divide up how many screws needed by how many square feet there are (this depends on how large your tank will be), then divide again by four since you have four panels total.
Step 5 – Add a Cross Beam to the Stand
Cut a 3″ x 3″ beam to the length of the stand. Attach the beam to the front and back of the stand with wood glue and wood screws. Then attach the beam to support beams on either side, then attach it to side panels as well. This will add stability and strength.
Step 6 – Finish with Stain and Polyurethane
Staining is an optional step. If a dark finish would be appropriate, it’s a good idea to stain the wood before applying polyurethane. Stain will also help prevent bleaching from the sun’s UV rays.
Apply the stain with a small paintbrush, following the directions on your can of stain. Allow to dry for several hours, then apply polyurethane using a foam brush or small paintbrush. The polyurethane acts as a protective sealant and enhances the shine of your stand.
Step 7 – Enjoy Your Stand!
You’ve done it! Your fish tank stand is complete. Put your tank on top and add the fish (or other aquatic creatures, if that’s what you have).
Sit back and enjoy your new stand.
Keep your fish tank secure.
Once you have chosen your location, it is important to make sure that the stand you build can keep the tank secure and won’t fall over. A good way to prevent this is by making sure that the stand has a very low center of gravity; in other words, make sure it isn’t too heavy and that there’s a wide base for stability.
You should also make sure that your stand will fit well under the aquarium. Most stands are made specifically for one type of tank, so if you’re purchasing a custom-made or pre-built stand in a store make sure to check that they’ll work together before making any purchases!
You can expect to spend between $150 and $200 on the materials for your stand. The costs of a pre-built stand and hiring someone to build one for you will be much higher, in the range of $900–1500, depending on how deep your pockets are. You may also need someone to help you move it into place, install it in your home, or set up the tank itself; this is an additional cost that will vary based on location and other factors.
One of the best ways to preserve water quality for a large tank is to check the water levels at least once a week. By keeping an eye on the overall system and making sure nothing has been overlooked, you can extend the life of your fish while ensuring they are happy and healthy. When it’s time to clean the tank, we recommend using tap water with ammonia-removing properties (such as Prime or Jungle brand), but if that isn’t available, a laundry detergent such as Tide is also very effective in removing excess organic waste.
As for lighting, we recommend using fluorescent lamps rather than incandescent bulbs; over time these bulbs can give off an unhealthy glow that can be harmful for your fish. However, if you choose to keep them, make sure they have a timer switch to turn them off at night when no one is in the room or are otherwise unattended.