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My wife told me I have have a terrarium setup in the living room IF (!!!) I make it look really appealing. That's no problem. What is a problem is the absence of attractive stands in the aquarium industry.

Does anyone use a really nice stand that's atypical for terrarium display?

Does anyone have tips where to find something both attractive AND sturdy?

FYI, it's a 20 gallon high terrarium.

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i have the same feeling, the only really nice stands i've seen lately have been for cubes, but i don't have a cube, also some of the new bow front tanks come with nice stands, but again if you already own a tank its tough to find a new stand for it that is nice...
 

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Unless money is not a issue build one. I can say that tank stands are one of the most overpriced things you can every buy. Ok next to cars, but thats another topic.

Here is a pic of the stand I built, cost me about $60 or so in parts, and some other tools I did not have. It needs a better door, but has worked well. I priced stands like it before hand and they were from $100-400. I do plan to replace it with a stand that holds 2 tanks in the near future, but this has worked well.



jharless said:
My wife told me I have have a terrarium setup in the living room IF (!!!) I make it look really appealing. That's no problem. What is a problem is the absence of attractive stands in the aquarium industry.

Does anyone use a really nice stand that's atypical for terrarium display?

Does anyone have tips where to find something both attractive AND sturdy?

FYI, it's a 20 gallon high terrarium.

Cheers!
 

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I'd love to build a stand, but we live in an apartment (San Diego real estate is mad-expensive). just sawing cork has brought on angry stares from my neighbors!

I do like the cube stands. Unfortunately, with the cube aquarium, the total price is over $200.

I was thinking like an Ikea table or something...less than $100, if possible. I don't really need something that's exactly the size of the terrarium, just something that looks nice and will hold the weight.

If someone handy wanted to make some money in this hobby, there's definitely a stand shortage...
 

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I use a bookshelf from Ikea. It is just larger (1-2 inches on all sides) than my 29 gallon terrarium. I have books and other things on the bottom shelves. It looks good and works very well. It cost me $60. Here is a pic.
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i build custom wood furniture and i have been working on some stands and hoods for a few people (as well as myself) I dont know how cost effective my work will be as i am quite a perfectionist and i cant build anything that looks like something you could buy packaged in a cardboard box =) if you want more details, PM me and we can work something out =) i was in san diego last week btw, nice weather out there!
 

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You have any pics yet DrunkMunky?

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i build custom wood furniture and i have been working on some stands and hoods for a few people (as well as myself) I dont know how cost effective my work will be as i am quite a perfectionist and i cant build anything that looks like something you could buy packaged in a cardboard box =) if you want more details, PM me and we can work something out =) i was in san diego last week btw, nice weather out there!
 

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Stands....

The tank we have in our living room is on a t.v. stand. Where the VCR etc would go we have frog books etc.....

I think the tank is a 29 gallon. Could be wrong.......
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not sure what state your in but i have a kitchen and bath company build me cabinets out of a certian plastic wood stuff that is used in bathrooms. it looks like wood, even feels like wood but won't warp. i have them build amore(sp) type entertainment centers, cabinet-book shelves and even an in the wall system. you could get a book on cabinet making if you have tools or ask a kitchen cabinet maker if they customize - what's your budget?

in the past i've used nice living room type cabinet fixtures and sealed the wood up, or layered it wtih a thin glass "lining". both worked just fine for me. if you stop by my homepage, you'll see a nice image of one.
 
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