Best Aquarium Stands in 2020



Imagitarium Newport Wooden Tank Stand - for 20 Gallon Aquariums Review:


Pros: My 5 gallon tank looks great on top of it and I can keep all of my fish stuff on the shelves below. I also love the dark finish on the wood, it blends very well with my living room furniture. Shelves are relatively heavy which is a sign of decent quality wood. It says it can support a 20 gallon, but I don't know, by looking at it in person, I would say don't go over a 10 gallon tank.
Cons: When looking at the stand up close you will notice a lot of imperfections in the wood. Also, I put the stand together by myself and it took about 2 hours because the instructions are not that great.

***Suggestion for another use: I think this stand would also be great for your potted plants and flowers, it's not just for aquariums. You could drape a doily or nice piece of fabric over the top of the stand then place an orchid or vase of roses and really enhance the look of your living room or bedroom. The bottom two shelves could hold your books and magazines or a few small plants.



Aqueon Forge Aquarium Stand 20 by 10-inch Review:


This review is for the “Aqueon Forge Metal Aquarium Stand, 20 by 10 inch, Black”. I can’t say enough good things about this product. It’s extremely sturdy, was super easy to assemble, reasonably priced and the package upon arrival was easy to lift and unbox by myself (wasn’t heavy or cumbersome). This stand is specifically made for a 10 gallon aquarium with dimenions measuring 20” by 10” on top. The top shelf has four pegs in the corners that match up perfectly to hold a 10 gallon aquarium in place and keep it there securely. The bottom shelf has no pegs and can accommodate another small tank or supplies. The clearance from floor to bottom shelf is approximately 7 inches which leaves room for a small basket of aquarium supplies. The only small CON, and it is very small, is that access to the tank on the bottom shelf (if you opt to put one there) is somewhat impeded by the decorative front panel. There are several inches of clearance, but working from the top down as one normally would when arranging plants, adding new fish, or performing a water change, it can be a little difficult to maneuver. It’s a small thing and I only mention it to help others who might be planning to put a tank underneath. You do have complete access on the sides as the panel is only on the front. I do not know what the total load bearing capacity for this stand is but it is specifically made for a 10 gallon aquarium on top. Shown in the pictures are the pegs on the top shelf of the stand which holds the 10 gallon tank in place and the stand with a 10 gallon aquarium on top and a 5.5 gallon aquarium on the bottom. I highly recommend this product.



Ameriwood Home Cove 20 Gallon Aquarium Stand Review:


My M-piece (which is the front facing piece at the very bottom) had a 6-inch scratch on one of the top edges. In hot/humid weather this would probably cause the interior particle board to expand through the crack. I covered it in some black electrical tape.

Otherwise it is relatively low cost and not difficult to assemble. It seems a little wobbly when I shake it, but I think this is a frequent issue with furniture held together by cam screws. I'm not sure if this a newer trend, but the pegs they use are made of metal and I think the wooden pegs work better.

Otherwise it seems to support a 20 gallon tank well enough and I suppose I don't foresee a lot of shaking taking place.



Aquatic Fundamentals Aquarium Stand, 10 Gallon, Black Review:


I like to make an informed decision, so I read all of the reviews. They weren't too bad, so, I went for it, and was not disappointed. It was easy to put together, but be careful to make sure the holes for the v-shaped, stabilizing rods are all on the back side of the stand. It's an easy mistake if you do it while watching TV. :/ Even still, it took less than an hour. I think it looks very attractive. AND, it was delivered a day early: way to go Petco/Amazon!



Imagitarium Brooklyn Metal Tank Stand, 10 Gallons Review:


This is a good simple stand. Sometimes things like this are hard to find. Mine does lean a little because of more equipment on one side of the tank but seems ok. The bars are not completely even when you put it together. This made so that I couldn't put a small sump on the bottom rungs. They probably wouldn't have held it. Good stand for the price.



Coralife Designer Biocube Stand Review:


I ordered this with all the expectations of a wobbly stand and had plans on re-enforcing it after its built but to my surprise I think they've updated this version. The old version required nails and glue and had a cardboard backing. This version had a 3/4 inch backing and locked in place with a bolt. I laid on top of it to test its sturdiness and it was solid. Build time for 1 person is about 75 mins.



STS SUPPLIES LTD Aquarium Light Stand for Aquatic LED Light Lamp Accessory Glass Reptile Cage Heater Tank Fish Tank Holder Bracket Support Stainless Steel Aquatic Lighting Stand & eBook by Easy2Find Review:


Double check the size of your light! I didn't even think to look at the hole spacing for my LED aquarium light, so upon receipt I had to modify the stands to make it work with my light. See attached photos.

Other than the 5 minutes with a pair of pliers, the product is great. Has a set screw on each leg, as well as two clear plastic screws in the feet itself (part that sits on aquarium) to help keep it from shifting. Due to my modification, these screws to help secure to the aquarium were critical, as I reduced the footing width so it will naturally be more top heavy now.

I even set my back legs a bit higher to angle the light toward the back of my 10 gallon tank. Nice having that option.

Really a great product, just make sure it works for your light or are willing to modify some!



Ameriwood Home Aquarium Stand Review:


Arrived in undamaged box. Small scratches that were easily fixed and were hardly noticeable to begin with. All parts were included, even extra screws and door handles.
At first I was seriously concerned with the item. The wood was thinner than I had hoped for my 75gal... Also if you are by yourself you better have set aside a couple hours of your time. I had to make a support system in the beginning. With two people, ideally I should make assembly extremely faster and easier. About half way through with assembly all my concerns for the stability of this product eliminated. Upon completion I was amazed and absolutely thrilled. It's been about a month now, and has held up great. I was going to add a 45-50lbs canopy, which would put the weight 20lbs under the stands max weight, but have not had the opportunity. If I do check with the extra weight I will update. Overall one of my favorite aquarium stands ever out of all the shapes and sizes I've had.



Ameriwood Home Aquarium Stand Review:


Arrived in undamaged box. Small scratches that were easily fixed and were hardly noticeable to begin with. All parts were included, even extra screws and door handles.
At first I was seriously concerned with the item. The wood was thinner than I had hoped for my 75gal... Also if you are by yourself you better have set aside a couple hours of your time. I had to make a support system in the beginning. With two people, ideally I should make assembly extremely faster and easier. About half way through with assembly all my concerns for the stability of this product eliminated. Upon completion I was amazed and absolutely thrilled. It's been about a month now, and has held up great. I was going to add a 45-50lbs canopy, which would put the weight 20lbs under the stands max weight, but have not had the opportunity. If I do check with the extra weight I will update. Overall one of my favorite aquarium stands ever out of all the shapes and sizes I've had.



Ameriwood Home Aquarium Stand Review:


This stand looks great once it is put together. I took a star off because the door was scratched. You’ll definitely need 2 to put this together as it was very heavy. Otherwise it looks gorgeous and fits my 55 gallon perfectly