There are quite a few reasons as to why an aquarist would consider building their own aquarium stand. The current financial climate is one that springs to mind. It is a lot cheaper to build your own than purchase ‘off the shelf’ The challenge and satisfaction ofRead more →
When I constructed my aquarium cabinet out of pine great pains were taken for strength and accuracy. An aquarium full of seawater, rocks and sand is very heavy. Improper construction could leave to a very unwanted disaster. Once the stand has been properly constructed, it could beRead more →
Asking a question such as this seems a little strange. Not very technical and a matter of choice surely? It certainly isn’t very technical and is a matter of choice. Metal aquarium stands were used a lot more in yesteryear, nowadays it is mainly wooden types, usuallyRead more →
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.Read more →
Personally I like DIY. I have done a bit of aquarium diy in relation to plumbing, stands, hoods etc however I have to say that I have not done anything that adventurous.
Doing a spot of aquarium diy is a great way to save some money, money which you can spend on corals etc!Read more →