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Old 04-07-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Why are all of the stands for sale pieces of garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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Who buys a stand? I was out shopping for a stand when I got my 29g and the prices just seemed way to much. If you no how I'd just make one. Two of ours are holding tv's now lol
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
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I'd agree that a lot of the commercially available ones aren't that great and there are some designed for 50gal aquariums that I don't think I'd trust to hold a few potted plants. However, I got a nice one at PetSmart a little over a year ago that I'm happy with. Where have you looked?
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:46 AM   #5
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where im at, the stand cost more than the tank usually
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
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Agreed, the price of the 55/75 gal tank stand was about 2-3x the price of the 55gal tank.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #7
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I got mine from petsmart as well. I wanted one that looked more like furniture so it would look decent in my living room. However I will say for the money I paid for it, it is a piece of junk. And yes, I agree most stands for sale are cheaply made. When I get a new one I will probably just get one made and stain it myself.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #8
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well, my tank was from a friend. but its uaually 100 for the tank and likw 150 to 160 for the wooden stand iron ones run cheaper.. i got an iron one for my 29 gallon. 143 for the combo.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:08 PM   #9
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i restainded and finished mine since im in a buliding technology program. i aslo reinforced it..
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:21 PM   #10
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They're all made of crumby pressed wood, the ones at reasonable prices. I don't have the resources to build one. The cams dont work and dowels don't line up.
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