Our 75 Gallon Aquarium Stand And Canopy is the perfect addition for any aquarium. This stand will not only provide a stable base for your tank, but will also give you the opportunity to add design elements to your home or office. This stand comes with a full canopy that will protect your fish from harsh sunlight and also help keep them cool.
The 75 Gallon Aquarium Stand and Canopy is a great addition to your aquarium setup. It comes with a black canopy that is made of metal, so it’s strong enough to support the weight of your tank. The base is made of high-quality wood and coated with a waterproof finish, so it will last for many years. The stand has a height of 39 inches and has an area underneath for storing accessories and other items. The stand also comes with two shelves that can be used for placing decorations or other objects inside your aquarium.
This stand features a sleek design that will look great in any room in your home or office space. It can be used as an entertainment center or as part of a larger fish tank set up in any room where you want to show off your beautiful fish! This 75 gallon aquarium stand and canopy is a great choice for the beginner. It comes with a lid that allows you to keep heat in or out depending on the season. The legs are adjustable so you can level it on uneven ground. The top is made of acrylic which makes it easier to clean than glass tops. It has two doors with locking knobs that allow access to the inside without having to remove the tank from its base. This tank includes a filter and an LED light as well as an air pump so you’re ready to go right out of the box!
About The Stand
The stand is designed to hold a 75 gallon aquarium. The stand is also designed to hold the weight of a 75 gallon aquarium full of water. The stand is designed to sit on carpet and support the weight of the aquarium without sinking into the carpet.
The stand is designed for use in most homes with normal flooring, such as wood or carpeting.
About the canopy
The canopy turns out to be a very nice addition to the aquarium stand. The top is hinged, and so can be removed easily by removing two screws in the back. It also has an opening front door with a screw on each side which allows you to remove the glass with ease.
Materials and Tools
- Table saw
- Miter saw
- Cordless drill and bits
- Pencil, straight edge, and measuring tape
- Clamps (two or three)
- Sander (or sandpaper by hand)
Step 1 – Measure and Where to Start
Measure the dimensions of your aquarium and add an extra 1-1/2″ to each side. These will be your starting measurements for the cabinet, which will allow for a lip to hang over the front edge of the aquarium to hide it from view.
Cut all of the pieces for the cabinet and doors using the [recommended methods]. Because we know that you’re viewing this project online, we’ve included some brief descriptions about how each piece is sized below:
Step 2 – Cutting the Wood Down to Size
You can use a chop saw to cut the wood down to size. Once you’ve got the woodcut, you’re going to want to glue the joints together. Here’s a quick video on how to do this in case you’re not familiar with it:
Step 3 – Cut the Pieces to Length
Cut the following pieces to length:
- 2x8x8 – 2 Pieces @ 38″. This is the bottom and top of your cabinet.
- 2x4x8 – 2 Pieces @ 25 1/2″. This is the back of your cabinet.
- 1x6x8 – 2 Pieces @ 25 1/2″ and 3 Pieces @ 35 1/2″. These are the sides of your cabinet, minus one piece which will become part of the cabinet door frame.
Step 4 – Prepare the Knees For the Skirt Boards
Cut the knees, cover with a piece of scrap and set on sawhorses. Measure the height of the knee and cut two skirt boards to that length. Cut both skirt boards to width. Cut one skirt board to height (1×6). Nail one end of the 1×6 skirt board to one end of both 2×4’s using 2 1/2″ nails. Set aside for now until all four legs are assembled in this manner.
Step 5 – Dry Fit the Plywood Pieces Onto the Frame
The first thing to do is attach the plywood pieces to the frame. Use the screws to attach each piece of plywood onto the frame. To ensure that they are screwed in tightly, use a drill and twist them in. Once all of your pieces are attached, it’s time to add some additional support beams so that your stand can hold up your 75 gallon aquarium.
Step 6 – Sanding and Preparing for Primer and Paint
With the stain applied, allow the wood to dry for 24 hours. Then it’s time to sand! Sand the frame and door panels with 80 grit sandpaper followed by 120 grit. Be sure to sand the surface that the stain was applied to, but do not sand any surfaces that will be in contact with the frame; these surfaces need to be smooth in order to have a tight seal between frame and panel. A clean cloth or tack cloth can be used after sanding to remove any dust from either side of the panel. In addition, you should also clean your work area (and yourself) of sawdust, as this can serve as an abrasive when handling or applying paint.
Step 7 – Primer, Paint, and New Paint Coat
Sand the entire project down with some 80 grit sandpaper to remove any imperfections and to smooth the surface of the wood. Wipe it down with a tack cloth, you want all that sawdust off before priming. Use a primer to paint over your project first as this will make it so that your paint sticks better to the wood and it will help hide any problems. Allow the primer to dry for 1-2 hours (follow instructions on can).
Paint your stand using either a spray paint or regular latex paint and a brush. Be sure to follow instructions on the container for proper drying times between coats. If there are any spots where you see through the paint add another coat of pain.
Once you have everything built together you are ready to prep for your aquarium.
Now that you have built your aquarium and stand, it is time to prepare for the inhabitants. Aquarium maintenance can take a couple of hours a week to keep it in tip-top shape. If you are new to keeping an aquarium, be sure to research how much time and effort goes into maintaining a healthy aquarium. Make sure that you know how often to clean the aquarium (every one to two weeks), how much of the tank should be cleaned (10-20% water change) and how much sand or gravel should be removed when cleaning (keep at least 2 inches of gravel).
When it comes to aquarium stands, price will vary depending on the size of your aquarium and the materials used. The amount of work involved in building a customized stand will also factor into the total cost. Aquarium stands can range from $100 for a simple stand with minimal customization to $1,500+ for complex designs that require additional workmanship.
The majority of the cost is based off of materials used (wood type, number of supports needed etc.). Labor costs vary by region and contractor. In order to get an accurate estimate, you should always request an estimate from a contractor before agreeing to have them begin construction on your stand/canopy design project.
It is a must that you have to maintain your aquarium on a regular basis. This is because a well-maintained aquarium will provide a healthy environment for your fish, and it has been proved that a well-maintained aquarium can help in the longevity of the fishes living in it. However, there are some people who think that the maintenance process of the aquariums is very difficult and they cannot do it by themselves. But this is not true as maintaining an aquarium is very easy if you know what you need to maintain in an aquarium. The only thing which will make your job easier while maintaining the aquariums would be if you were to follow some steps which are necessary for maintaining the same.