Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 24
Rated 2 out of 5 by MMacG1167 Nice to have available but should be much better
This stand is pretty nice looking, although you shouldn't look too closely at it as it is completely made up of fake-veneered pressboard, and the finish quality is not exactly top drawer with everything. But since there isn't much in the way of purpose-built stands for 10 gallon tanks, it is still nice to have this available. But as others have noted, it is somewhat of a chore to assemble and there were a number of components that were not labeled, even though the instructions showed that they were supposed to be, and this further added to the hassle of putting it together. It is also a bit shorter than I would have liked - another 8-10 inches would have been more to my liking. And there is one basic design issue that is really inexcusable - the back of the cabinet has no openings for things like electrical cords, filter tubes, or airline tubing, even though it does have the 2 cabinets with doors that would seem to be tailor made to hide those sorts of things in. It is solid, approximately 1-inch thick pressboard. I had to take a hole shooter (a large-bore drill) and drill a 1-1/2 inch diameter hole in the back of the bottom left cabinet so that an air pump and CO2 reactor could be placed in it. I don't see how they could have overlooked this - it is the only aquarium stand I have ever seen this problem in. And given that the price of the cabinet is not cheap, they simply need to do a better job with this product.
April 4, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LilithCaptor Bubbly :c
I got this for my very first fish tank for my 10 gallon tank, and it holds it fine. It's very beautiful for the price, and does it's job, but as soon as the water touched it, it bubbled up. I don't recommend this at all. :c
February 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by milena Does the job!
According to my boyfriend it was fairly easy to build except a little tiny gaps but maybe he didn't tighten it enough I don't know but it looks great and holds the tank which that matters the most.
February 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TinGoose Very nice stand (assuming the parts are correct)
I recently purchased this stand in a store that, lucky for me, had two in stock. The first stand had a deficient board E that was missing the 4 cam lock drill holes as well as the 6 other holes. It's very clear from my experience and from reading the other reviews that the prepacking Quality Assurance is not all that great at the manufacturer.
I reviewed the rest of the part list and verified that everything else was correct before returning to the store. The manager was great and allowed me to swap out board E with the other one in inventory. The other board E was correct and I was able to complete the stand.
My finished stand looks fantastic and is both sturdy and level which was important since I was putting a Fluval Edge on it.
I would give this product a 5 if it wasn't for the poor manufacturer prepacking QA. I wouldn't recommend ordering this online, but instead recommend buying in store and opening it in the parking lot to check each piece is drilled correctly before taking it home. You'll likely save yourself a return trip.
December 29, 2014