Aquarium stands are an integral part of the aquarium system. The stand serves the basic function of holding the aquarium in place, as well as concealing equipment and supplies below. There are two types of stands commonly available on the market: metal and wood.
Metal aquarium stands will generally be the most cost-effective choice when selecting a stand. They make a good entry level stand for the first time aquarist starting out with a smaller setup, such as a traditional 29 gallon aquarium. While extremely functional, most metal stands do not offer any cabinetry for concealing equipment or additional storage. The Titan Eze Metal Aquarium Stand is a powder-coated steel stand designed to hold two aquariums - one up top, and another of the same footprint below.
If you are looking for a decorative, furniture-like aquarium stand, then wood stands are your choice. Wood stands are available in a variety of styles, finishes and price points, making it easy to find a model that will match the décor of your home or office as well as your budget.
For those looking to upgrade from a metal stand to wood stand, the
Aquatic Fundamentals Stands are an excellent choice. Constructed with a dense fiberboard core and a moisture-resistant, powder-coat finish, their upright style fits most standard rectangular aquariums and offers a more solid feel than most metal aquarium stands.