The Double 10 Gallon Fish Tank Stand is the perfect addition to your fish tank and aquarium. This stand will hold two 10-gallon aquariums and is made of high-quality, sturdy materials. The stand is easy to put together and comes with all the necessary hardware. This stand has been designed to allow you to easily change the water in your aquariums without having to worry about a mess or risk tipping over your aquariums. The Double 10 Gallon Fish Tank Stand is also very affordable, making it an excellent choice for any aspiring aquarist.

The Double 10 Gallon Fish Tank Stand is an excellent option for anyone who is looking for a simple, sturdy, and affordable stand for their aquarium. The stand is made from high-quality materials, which means that it will last for years and years.

materials and tools you will need to make double 10 gallon fish tank stand

To build the stand, you will need:

  • 4 – 2×2’s x 8′
  • 1 – 4″ x 8′ pine board
  • 1 – 24″ x 16″ plexiglass sheet
  • 3/4″ screws
  • 2.5″ screws (used for holding together the frames of the stand)
  • 6 – chairs that are sturdy and heavy enough to hold a full 10 gallon fish tank on top of them. If your chairs do not have cushions, please add those as well so that they can provide support while remaining comfortable. You can find cushions at Bed Bath & Beyond or Target if you don’t already have some at home.

making the ends of the 10 gallon fish tank stand

Cut two 5″ 2×4 pieces, two 20″ 2×4 pieces and one 27.25″ 2×4 piece.

Cut three 27.25″ 1×4 pieces and glue the bottoms of the 1×4 to the tops of the 2×4 using wood glue on both sides and nail them together in an ‘I’ pattern. You now have a rectangle with a top and bottom (the sides are open) that is 5 inches tall by 27.25 inches wide by 20 inches deep (this will be the end of your tank stand).

making the front portion of the double 10 gallon fish tank stand

  • Cut the 2x2s.
  • Measure and cut a piece of plywood to be 14-1/4″ by 39-3/4″. This is the top shelf for your fish tank stand.
  • Measure and cut a piece of plywood to be 14-1/4″ by 29-3/4″. This is the middle shelf of your fish tank stand.
  • Measure and cut two pieces of plywood to be 4″ by 29-3/4″, these will be your side supports for the middle shelf of your double 10 gallon fish tank stand.
  • Measure and cut two pieces of plywood to be 4″ by 39-3/4″, these are going to support the top shelf of your double 10 gallon fish tank stand, on each side (opposite ends).
  • Measure and mark where you want your holes for the 1″ PVC pipe for each shelf, find a drill bit that matches or is slightly smaller than this size so that you may easily drill through it with a hand drill or an electric drill (easier). You needn’t drill all the way through both sides, but just enough so that it makes room for what we will attach later on in step 12, but before then there are many more steps! So don’t go jumping ahead!
  • Using screws attach your 2x2s together by making a box with them according to figure 3 from above (or below if you’re on mobile), this is going to form into part one of our finished double 10 gallon fish tank stand (front portion)! Now measure out how tall you want each level to rise up toward’s and attach those using screw’s as well, now use 5 screws per corner when attaching them together and once again follow figure 3 from above (below if on mobile) in order to see how they should look when assembled correctly! Don’t worry about filling in any gaps yet as we

expanding the width of your 10-gallon fish tank stand

To Expand the Width of Your 10 Gallon Fish Tank Stand

  • Use a circular saw to cut the 1×4 into two pieces that are each 39 inches long. These will be the horizontal supports for the stand’s middle shelf.
  • Use a table saw to cut the 1×4 into two pieces that are each 3 inches long. These will be your vertical supports for the top and bottom shelves, where your fish tanks will rest.
  • Use a table saw to cut the 1×4 into two pieces that are each 35 inches long. These will serve as spacers on either side of your horizontal support boards so that you can add more shelves later if you choose to do so.

assembling the double 10-gallon fish tank stand legs

To assemble the legs, you will need to first measure and cut the 1×4 pieces for the legs. The length of these is directly related to the height of your tank stand, so this distance will depend on what your needs are. Once you have these pieces measured and cut, apply wood glue to them and adhere them together in an “L” shape.

Secure each leg with nails by hammering it through all four pieces at once (two “L”s), making sure that they are attached securely. Repeat this process for all four legs.

Once your legs are assembled and secure, use more wood glue to attach them to both sides of the double 10-gallon fish tank stand base. You can always add some extra security by adding more nails were needed as well.

assembling the front side of your double 10-gallon fish tank stand

You will be assembling the front side of your double 10-gallon fish tank stand. You can get creative with this part of the process, but we used a piece of plexiglass that was cut to fit inside the 2x10s. We used a drill to make holes in each corner and then attached it to the front of our stand using screws and washers. This is what will hold your fish tanks in place, so make sure that you’re happy with how it looks before proceeding!

Attach your top pieces now if you would like; otherwise, just finish off the front side by adding some trim or molding.

finishing off the double 10 gallon fish tank stand

Finish off the double 10-gallon fish tank stand by attaching the front and backside pieces to the ends, then attach the top and bottom pieces to the ends. Attach the top and bottom pieces to the front side piece, then attach the top and bottom pieces to the backside piece. Finally, attach the centerpiece.

Price

Even better, this DIY project is well within budget. The stand’s price depends on your materials—we used untreated two-by-fours to keep costs low—and the finishing touches are up to you. But overall, you can expect to pay between $30 and $40 for this easy project, making it a cost-effective choice that won’t break the bank.

If you already have tools at home, you’re in luck: You won’t need them for this project. And if you don’t feel like spackling or painting the stand, no need—it looks great as is! Either way, this DIY double 10-gallon fish tank stand will be a showstopper in your space in no time.

Maintenance

  • How do I maintain the fish tank stand?

Clean the fish tank stand once a month. Wipe down with a damp rag, warm water, and soap. Rinse well with clean water and dry with a soft towel. To disinfect the fish tank stand, wipe it down with vinegar.

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