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I have a 90gal drilled with overflow that I want to do Saltwater. The tank has never been used. Where do you suggest getting a good stand for it? I don't have the time or skills to build the one I would like, so were would you get a sturdy stand that can take a sump?
 
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We're you opposed to buying a factory stand? I imagine that you could find one at our have any of the LFSs order one for you. They aren't super cheap or really all that great of quality, but they work just fine. Or are you looking for a custom piece of furniture that just galena to be a fish tank stand?
 

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If you want something nice and durable more furniture quality find a local woodworker. If you just want something that works(unless it gets very wet usually) the local chain petstore probably has them. Either option probably similar cost just one takes more effort.
 
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I don't care if it comes from a LFS or online. I just want something that is gong to last and be able to hold a 90 gallon tank without looking like it may fall over at any time. Doesn't have to be custom as it is going in my finished basement, which is not fancy or anything.
 

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I recommend talking to the folks at Wet Pets. They work with a custom stand maker that, though pricey, does really good work. I ordered both a stand and a canopy from them for my 90g salt water. They offer a ton of options to help customize your stand. For example, they offer 2-3 different wood types with oak being the top option. They allow you to pick the paint from 3-4 different colors. You can also choose the height of your stand. The standard is 30", which most pet stores carry, but I wanted extra room for my sump and because I liked the tank being a little further off the ground, so I bumped my stand up to the 36" option and couldn't be happier with the extra space. They also allow you to add some decorative options to really make it more of a centerpiece than just a stand. The canopy can also be customized, and they offer it in 10" and 15" heights to accommodate different light arrangements. If I remember correctly, each piece could run anywhere from $300 - $600+ depending on your options.

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I recommend talking to the folks at Wet Pets. They work with a custom stand maker that, though pricey, does really good work. I ordered both a stand and a canopy from them for my 90g salt water. They offer a ton of options to help customize your stand. For example, they offer 2-3 different wood types with oak being the top option. They allow you to pick the paint from 3-4 different colors. You can also choose the height of your stand. The standard is 30", which most pet stores carry, but I wanted extra room for my sump and because I liked the tank being a little further off the ground, so I bumped my stand up to the 36" option and couldn't be happier with the extra space. They also allow you to add some decorative options to really make it more of a centerpiece than just a stand. The canopy can also be customized, and they offer it in 10" and 15" heights to accommodate different light arrangements. If I remember correctly, each piece could run anywhere from $300 - $600+ depending on your options.

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How long ago was that? With the current lumber prices I don't know if you could buy the raw materials for $300. I do agree that those stands are certainly a step above a standard Marineland or Aqueon stand though.
 
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I recommend talking to the folks at Wet Pets. They work with a custom stand maker that, though pricey, does really good work. I ordered both a stand and a canopy from them for my 90g salt water. They offer a ton of options to help customize your stand. For example, they offer 2-3 different wood types with oak being the top option. They allow you to pick the paint from 3-4 different colors. You can also choose the height of your stand. The standard is 30", which most pet stores carry, but I wanted extra room for my sump and because I liked the tank being a little further off the ground, so I bumped my stand up to the 36" option and couldn't be happier with the extra space. They also allow you to add some decorative options to really make it more of a centerpiece than just a stand. The canopy can also be customized, and they offer it in 10" and 15" heights to accommodate different light arrangements. If I remember correctly, each piece could run anywhere from $300 - $600+ depending on your options.

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Not to get away from the topic, but what lights are those and what model sump?
 
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How long ago was that? With the current lumber prices I don't know if you could buy the raw materials for $300. I do agree that those stands are certainly a step above a standard Marineland or Aqueon stand though.
Lumber prices scare me right now. I appreciate everyone's help on this thread. Thank you.
 

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How long ago was that? With the current lumber prices I don't know if you could buy the raw materials for $300. I do agree that those stands are certainly a step above a standard Marineland or Aqueon stand though.

I ordered the canopy back in February of this year and it ran me about $600. I ordered the stand over a year ago and it was roughly the same price. What you see in the pictures is all oak with a 36" stand and 15" canopy with some fluting on the corners for looks. You could save a good bit going with standard sizes, pine wood, and leaving the fancy woodworking stuff off.
 
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