Planning and researching your saltwater aquarium is an important and at times very frustrating stage.
One of these areas is what to place the aquarium on.
There are many ways in which to do this. You can purhcase an aquarium which is sold with an aquarium stand. If you are not interested in DIY then you can have someone make a stand for you, however a lot of people, like me, prefer to make their own aquarium stand.
At first the idea of making your own stand appears quite straight forward, however when you start to think about it it becomes apparant that it is not as simple as your first thought. You have to take into consideration the strength of the wood so that it can hold the weight, the type of wood so that it does not rot, the plan of the design so that any plumbing can fit and sumps can be installed and accessed plus many more details which need to be considered.