Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 9
Rated 2 out of 5 by Clypto Could last if you are very careful
You have to be careful putting this thing together and making sure you do it right. Also, its very cheap material so dont go getting it wet - not even a little. If you do, it will bubble up really fast. I had a top fin 55 gallon setup which had a defective filter which leaked after a week of being setup. I caught it quick but the damage to the top and side of this stand had already been done. I was surprised it was so quick. Now the reason I give a lower rating is because of the price vs quality. For less or equal cash you can buy better stands that have water coated protection which I believe is a must for most stands to survive. I wish I had just shopped around a bit more.
June 25, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jay1971 Caveat Emptor
I didn't heed the warnings of the other reviewers. I just thought it was a good deal and I'd be fine. I was wrong. It's quite possibly the cheapest piece of furniture I have ever seen. The particle board literally broke away and crumbled as I was screwing in the screws rendering whole panels useless. Cam locks did not work either. The holes were misaligned too. I won't buy Top Fin anything again. Next time, if there's a lot of bad reviews I'm not buying the darn thing - plain and simple.
May 10, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by guppygroupie You get what you pay for.
I gave this only three stars because it is low budget furniture grade, but, yes, I would recommend it for someone who needed a cheap tank stand. It is black laminated particle board with a cardboard backing. It says it is rated for a 75g aquarium, which I purchased, so I am optimistic that it will hold the tank (with water, gravel, and fish in it). It was pretty easy to put together - not very many parts. You only need a Phillips screwdriver and one on a drill driver is useful. Everything seemed to be pre-drilled properly. It is not too heavy for one person to maneuver while building, but two people might be required to move it once it is built (I built mine in place so I could set it up myself). It is very, very basic. It is not fine furniture. But, if you plan to tuck your tank into a corner in a dark room, it is probably fine. The laminate was a bit scuffed up out of the box, but a black Sharpie fixed that where it mattered. I plan to swap out the ugly plastic door handles for something blingy. I'll see if I can get some applique googaws to dress up the doors a little, too, just to give it some character. The two cabinets are roomy enough for a canister filter (my biggest requirement). Mine was missing some hardware (not necessary for construction, so I was able to get it set up) and I tried to order them online from the distributor but it didn't work. I called them and was on hold for 20 minutes, but they were nice and are sending the parts. Overall, for what they charge for this, it's not a bad deal.
March 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by CountScotula Better than I expected, yes I'd even recommend it!
So the reviews on here weren't great which made very nervous, but if you do in-store pickup you get 15% off making this thing like $135 so I went for it.
I couldn't be happier. It looks very nice after its built and you no that cares to admire an aquarium will be questioning your choice of stand. I received all the pieces in the box. The instructions are not bad at all, but it does help to have a second person assisting. There are ton of screws and brackets to install which isn't fun, and there were a couple times I had to improvise a little get everything to line up, but after a grueling hour and half its done and you never have to do it again. And it feels really solid once it is complete.
Bottom line: it looks great, it's affordable, it will hold a 75 gallon aquarium full. I would indeed recommend this to anyone needing a stand on a budget.
November 15, 2015