Top Fin® Bowfront Aquarium Stand
Not so good..
Cons: Cheap.. Not sure where to start here, the stand is as cheaply made as it can get.. The coating on the particle board is horrible. Paint is tougher that this stuff, expect it to come of and scratch easily. The worst part however is design.. Instead of simply using the bottom shelf as the base, they extended the side panels another 2 3/8 inches to give it more height. The only other support is a piece of board running across the center of the bottom, and the small piece in the center which only extends as far as the cross piece. This leaves the back open with no support. I will have a piece specially cut to give more support there because it's very unstable the way it is. I would also rather the front be covered instead of the little center section. Plus as another reviewer mentioned, be sure to use wood glue when assembling it. The last thing you want is losing a $1000, 300 lb reef tank because of the stand.. I wish I had gone with a better stand...
October 8, 2014
My boyfriend and I put this stand together, very meticulously, and it took us about 2 hours. For those of you complaining about assembly time, you've obviously never assembled furniture before! This stand is beautiful and it matches my furniture perfectly. Instructions were easy to follow and all of the pieces fit perfectly. We have not put the tank on it yet, but have no doubts that it won't hold.
Because of the reviews about the color washing off, I am going to water seal it before I set my tank on it.
August 31, 2014
I was so disappointed with this project. I attempted to put it together with the help of my spouse and both of us were shocked at the poor quality.
I will not buy another of this type of stand again-all particle board but at this price, I guess this is what you get.
I am afraid to set my 36 gallon bowfront on it.
July 28, 2014
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