The double 75-gallon tank stand is a great way to keep your fish tanks safe and secure. This stand is made out of high-quality wood, so you can be sure it will last you a long time. It is also very easy to assemble and comes with all the necessary hardware required for assembly. The double 75-gallon tank stand is perfect for keeping your fish tanks safe and secure. It is made out of high-quality wood, so you can be sure it will last you a long time. It also comes with all the necessary hardware required for assembly.

A double 75-gallon tank stand is a great addition to any aquarium setup. This sturdy and durable stand can accommodate two tanks of up to 75 gallons each, which is perfect for those who wish to keep more than one fish species in their tanks. The stand has four adjustable legs that allow you to put your aquariums at the height that best suits your needs and preferences. It also comes with four wheels so you can move it around easily when needed.

This double 75-gallon tank stand is designed to hold two tanks, one on top of the other. This is a great option for those who want to keep their aquariums in a separate location from where they live. This double tank stand is also ideal for those who want to create an outdoor display of fish and other aquatic life. It has been designed with durability and strength in mind, so you can rest assured that it will support your aquariums for years to come. The stand features solid construction with reinforced legs and crossbars for added stability. It comes with four adjustable feet that allow you to adjust the height of your tanks based on your preference.

1. Tanks and space measurements

Before you start building, it’s imperative to know the specs of your tanks.

  • Length: 48″
  • Width: 18″
  • Height: 20″
  • Gallons: 75
  • Measurements (L x W x H): 48″ x 18″ x 20″
  • Tank Volume: 75 gallons
  • Empty Tank Weight: 500 pounds (tank itself + substrate/rocks)

2. Tools and materials

  • Tape Measure
  • Circular Saw, Drill with 3/16″ drill bit, and 2.5″ screws for attaching the 2x4s to the plywood
  • Wood glue and finishing supplies (stain and polyurethane)
  • Safety glasses

3. Build a frame

Use 2×4 boards to build a frame for the stand top and bottom panels.

Cut the 2x4s using a saw to the appropriate length for your stand.

4. Attach the plywood

Using the 3″ wood screws and a drill (or hammer), attach the plywood to the frame of your stand. We used two screws per horizontal board, spaced 6″-8″ apart. Each screw should be driven into one vertical piece of wood on either side of the plywood. Make sure that you pre-drill holes in the vertical boards so that you don’t cause any splitting along these joints.

5. Building the top

Now you can build the top. Measure, cut, and assemble an external frame that’s 4 inches narrower than the base (the outside of the top will be 36″ wide). Make a box out of 1x8s, but use 1x6s on the inside so they won’t be visible. This will be easier to attach to the base later on. Sand and stain this piece next. To get a smooth surface with dark edges (as shown in Photos 5 – 7) apply one coat of Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner followed by two coats of Minwax PolyShades Stain & Polyurethane in Bombay Mahogany Gloss. Let everything dry overnight before flipping like you did at step #4, then re-level the tank stand again. Next flip over the base and line it up so it sits flush with the middle piece you just built. Use a nail gun to attach these two pieces together securely; six screws should do it for each corner (see Photo 8). Now when you flip over your tank stand, it should stay upright nicely!

6. Putting on the finish

Apply the desired finish.

  • Stains and polyurethanes are good choices.
  • Makes sure the wood is dry.
  • Apply multiple coats until the wood is well-protected from water damage.
  • Allow time to dry between coats, generally 24 hours each coat.

Put the tank in place, add water and fish.

This guide will help you build a strong, effective tank stand for your aquarium.

  • List of required tools:

Table saw, circular saw, jig saw, drill and driver, miter saw (or handsaw), clamps, tape measure, square

  • List of required materials:

2x4s (2 8’ pieces; 12 10’ pieces), 2x6s (3 10’ pieces), 1x1s (8 8’ pieces); 1.5″ drywall screws and/or 3-inch wood screws; glue

  • List of required skills:

Cutting wood accurately to length with a variety of tools; drilling countersunk holes; driving screws into wood and adjusting the angle for optimal penetration; counting to four


The total materials cost is $200.00. If you already have a circular saw and/or a drill, then you can cut the cost down to about $170.00 by using your own tools. I would recommend cutting all the pieces first, then using those pieces as guides to make sure everything lines up correctly, and use wood glue on every joint possible (except for the 4×4 posts) to get it extra strong. The corner braces add additional strength as well as stability when mounting your aquariums to the stand.


  • The stand should not be subject to moisture. Keep the stand clean, free of dust, sand, and other debris. This will prevent deterioration and staining of the finish.
  • Check regularly for leaks or loose bolts. Repair any leaks immediately as they are discovered. Repair loose bolts as soon as possible; this could cause serious injury if left unattended.
  • Check regularly for signs of warping or cracking, which may weaken the structure and cause it to fail under the weight of your aquariums. Inspect legs for levelness and straightness after moving or repositioning your aquariums on top of the stand or nearby furniture (e.g., you bump into a table that is close by). If there are any issues that cannot be repaired immediately, replace your stand using these steps (or seek professional assistance from an aquarist if you cannot do so safely).
  • Do not place heavy objects on top of the stand; this will cause significant structural damage over time, especially when combined with water leakage from an unstable source such as a cracked glass aquarium (not covered in this guide).

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