Top Fin® Bowfront Aquarium Stand
I love it!! It's not only functional but stylish and sturdy. Holds my 35 gallon effortlessly with both rock and water. Definitely recommended.
March 10, 2014
For years, I believed the phrase that one gets what they pay for, but today it seems like a good sound bite rather than a accurate statement. However, the Ameriwood stand that I bought for my 36 gallon bow front brings credibility back to that popular statement.
I was, initially very disappointed in the lack of choices for a bow front aquarium. Reluctantly, I purchased this one concerned that one had to assemble it; I am not known for being handy.
The information that came with the product said to expect 2 hours assembly time. That would have been accurate if the directions for putting the doors on would have detailed the painted edges direction - wise. None the less, I was pleased with the modest amount of time and tools required for assembly.
It looked great when put together, but I remained skeptical of the stand's functionality since I was going with the 36 gallon limit. My fears were dashed when the water and fish were in it. The tank stand is functional and an attractive addition to my home.
Pricewise, the Ameriwood Bow Front was the least expensive of the limited options that I had to work with. Ultimately, I would highly recommend this product with little reservation.
March 5, 2014
The cabinet is not sturdy. One of the shelves is bent.
March 2, 2014
Great stand for the money
I was apprehensive about buying a particle board constructed stand to support such a large aquarium. I normally would have sprung for solid wood but there aren't many options out there for bow front tanks.
It took me a little less than an hour to assemble. You have to use caution when screwing in the cam lock lugs because they will strip easily.
The unit actually locks together very nicely and is surprisingly sturdy. You figure a full 36 gallon aquarium weighs about 350 lbs all set up, and this stand holds it very well.
One of the disadvantages of a bow front tank is that you're fairly limited to stand options. I think this one does the job well and should work for most people so long as you're careful with it.
February 2, 2014