I've been thinking for years about getting back in to aquariums. I had one as a kid in the 80's, and it was basically what you'd expect: 10 gallon, bubbles, some tetras, etc. Never needed the heater on the second floor in Houston.
I had some oscars in the 90's in the same tank. Without the resources of the internet and being a teenager, they did not fare well.
I've had the yen for about 5 years now, but something always came up. I recently (a few years ago) quit the expensive miniature painting hobby. I'm about to quit smoking, which will save me $7000 a year between my wife and myself.
I've delved deeply into YouTube, with the usual Internet caveat. I've been to the local fish store (Aquarium World here in NW Houston, if anyone is local).
I want a smallish cube or low tank. I prefer the look of the rimless, and I've decided to go with glass. I want to start smallish and maybe add tanks in the future, rather than go with one big tank. I am comfortable with a smaller amount of smaller fish.
So the LFS
guy doesn't stock the sizes I want; I'm old and like to see things in person. I have a few more options in Houston, but it seems to be a marine town.
To start off with, I'm thinking this 23 gallon cube from CAD lights:
I feel like that's a good size.
The problem is the stand. They don't appear to make them, so I located this one:
Oceanic BioCube 14 Gallon Aquarium Stand, 15.75" L X 15.4" W X 29.5" H | Petco Store
This guy is for a 14 gallon aquarium, and I'm worried 23 gallons will crush it.
So my question is, do you think it's doable? If not, how do you go about finding stands?