NANFA-- Aquarium Stands

Denkhaus, Robert (
Tue, 9 Dec 2003 16:44:45 -0600

Hopefully this winter I will finish construction on my home workshop so that I
have space to house my woodworking tools for the first time in 8 years! When
I last had a decent shop and space to work in, I built a number of aquarium
stands for myself, family and friends. I sold a few as well. All of the ones
that I built were designed to meet my needs or at least what I thought was
right. I am hoping to build some stands for sale when the shop is completed
but I want to try to incorporate other's ideas to create "the perfect aquarium
stand" (maybe I can wholesale them through Jonah's! :). So, here's your
chance to pass along what makes a great stand from a function standpoint as
well as aesthetics. Obviously, I know the dimensions that are required for
the tank to fit and choice of materials makes a huge difference but...

1) What is the perfect height (bottom of tank) for viewing and working in a
tank (please state size that you are referring to)?

2) What makes a hood "good"?

3) How do you feel about drawers and/or shelves in an aquarium stand?

4) What about multi-tank stands? Like stacking 3 ten gallons.

5) What do you think about built-in powerstrips?

6) Anything else that defines a good stand...

Thanks for your input.

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
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