Top Fin® Durham Aquarium Stand
I really want to like it
Five stars for looks. I hate the look of most aquarium stands and this one looks like a piece of modern furniture. Four stars for the roomy cabinets. They're great! Two stars for sturdiness. I knew it had mixed reviews and was worried it wouldn't be sturdy. We put it together correctly and it was less than sturdy; not a wobbly as some say, but not solid and it makes me nervous. We glued all the seams and it's a bit better, but it still torques, so we're still worried. We're thinking of putting cables across the bottom, diagonally, with eye hooks to see if we can get it to be more solid. I know it's cheaper than many other stands, but really, should we have to be doing all of this? I have an expensive tank and I love my fish. If we can't make it solid, it's going back to the store.
November 27, 2014
After assembling this product, which was not very hard, the stand wobbles badly. I double-checked all screws and fittings and all were tight. I would not trust my forty gallon aquarium on this. It is not a good design, as far as I'm concerned. I will return it to the store as soon as possible.
October 5, 2014
Perfect in many ways!
This stand couldn't get better! It has roomy cabniets, great look easy maintnence to! Although the doors shut loudly it isn't that bad. The convienent shelf is nice to. It is extra sturdy and looks nice with 20,30 and 40 gallon tanks. Note: Stand may need to be maintained Also fun to decorate! Great stand!!
June 15, 2014
The holes to put the screw in were not the right size and we had to manually scrape the holes to make it bigger. It is a very poorly made stand.
October 6, 2013