Good day, colleagues. In today’s material, we will analyze what the tank stand is for the aquarium and how it should meet the requirements.
The support for the aquarium performs several key functions: an aquarium is installed on it, in the cabinet there is all the necessary equipment and it is an ornament for your home interior.
Based on the foregoing, it can be concluded that the dresser must have high strength, beautiful appearance, high functionality. Unfortunately, the factory cabinets may not meet all three requirements. That is, they can be roomy and durable, but their appearance sometimes leaves much to be desired.
If you decide to order a stand on any furniture factory, you should take into account the following important points: the pedestal should have high strength and rigidity, as well as moisture resistance.
Before ordering better warn the manufacturer that the stand is designed for an aquarium of a certain size. Based on the estimated weight of the tank furniture makers will repel in the manufacture of the stand.
The next important moment – the aquarium stand should be made of moisture-resistant wood. After all, when servicing your aquarium, a little water will fall on the cabinet anyway, no matter how carefully you work. And so that you will not lose the stand ahead of time, it should be made at a high level.
And the last important nuance is the design style. However, not every furniture manufacturing company will be able to help you in this matter.
Today you can find several options for constructive solutions of aquarium stands:
- Welded bollard from metal profile. Such bollards are usually painted white or black, and in rare cases sheathe plastic of the same colors;
- Special stand. Such products are made mostly of wood. They have a special compartment at the bottom for the storage of aquarium equipment. The appearance of these coasters has an original design, but for it you will have to pay a decent amount. Oh, and do not forget to make sure that this design is able to withstand the weight of the aquarium filled with water and with all the decorations;
- Stand of cinder block or bricks, with a board laid on it. We dealt with such things when there was no money for good furniture. Such a work of art can somehow decorate and hide all this uncomplicated design.
What requirements should meet the aquarium stand?
For a start, the cabinet under the aquarium should have a flat surface, it should not have grooves, barbs, mounds and other irregularities. All of these points can lead to a failure of the aquarium, since irregularities can cause stress concentration and your aquarium can be on your floor with all its contents. If the stand is made of bricks, then moisture-proof plywood with a sheet thickness of 12 mm should be placed on them.
If you take the usual plywood or chipboard, then when moisture gets on them, they swell up and become unusable. As a rule, a thick rubber lining or foam sheet is placed between the tank and the stand.
If you do not put a lining under the jar, your aquarium may burst from the same voltage in unnecessary places.