Our 3 Foot Fish Tank Stand is a great way to display your aquarium. It’s constructed of metal and is available in either a black or white finish. The stand has a circular base with a 2-inch lip that can hold up to 75 lbs. The top shelf is 18 inches in diameter and the bottom shelf is 15 inches in diameter. The top shelf height measures 21 inches while the bottom shelf height measures 19 inches. This fish tank stand comes with four rubber feet to protect your flooring from scratches.

Our 3 Foot Fish Tank Stand is the perfect addition to your home or office. This stand is made from durable steel and comes with a black powder-coated finish that will look great in any room. The stand can hold up to 100 pounds of weight, so it’s perfect for holding a fish tank or other heavy items. The stand also has a convenient shelf underneath, where you can store your accessories and other items.

This stand is designed to be used with aquariums that have a depth of 12 inches or less, but it also works well with any other type of tank you want to display. It’s sturdy enough to hold small plants or decorations on top of the tank as well! The 3 Foot Fish Tank Stand comes in black and white, so you can choose the color that best fits your needs and decor preference. It has a sturdy base with rubber feet that prevent scratching on hardwood floors or tile surfaces. The aquariums can be placed either horizontally or vertically depending on your preference.

Step 1: Introduction

As any fish owner knows, a good stand is key to keeping your tank safe, secure, and looking great. A 3-foot fish tank stand will be able to support tanks that hold up to around 100 gallons of water and can weigh over 700 pounds. So it is important that you are comfortable with the project before you begin and have all the materials you will need ready.

Step 2: Materials

For this project, you’ll need:

  • 2 x 8-foot 1x2s
  • 2 x 10-inch table legs
  • Drill
  • screws (make sure they match the size of your drill bit, which should be ⅛ inch or similar)
  • 3 cans of spray paint (optional)
  • 12 pieces of sandpaper, at least 2 different grits (optional)
  • Saw (optional)

Step 3: Cut the Wood

  • Get your tools ready. You will need a saw and a drill, or at least one of those. To make the cuts, you can use a handsaw, circular saw or table saw, depending on what you’re comfortable with. For putting the pieces together, you will need a drill and wood screws. If you don’t have a drill then use your screwdriver.
  • Measure the wood carefully. You need to measure the wood accurately if you want the stand to be sturdy and safe for your fish tank. Put all the pieces together before making any cuts, this way it will be easier for you to decide how long each piece needs to be. Double-check by measuring again before making any cuts so that there is no room for error.

Step 4: Boards and Legs Together

After cutting the 2×4 board into 4 pieces, you will start to assemble the stand frame.

  • Place a leg on an end of a 2×4 board, and have the inside of both pieces touch.
  • Drill the holes for your screws in the boards and legs. You can find drill templates online that you can print out and use to mark where to drill holes on your piece, or you can measure them yourself with a tape measure or ruler. If using a ruler, use it as a straightedge to draw lines across your wood where you want to put screws that are at least 1/3rd of the way into each piece of wood when completed (so if measuring 3 inches from one edge on one side, then be sure to leave at least 1 inch between the edge of your wood and where you screw it in).
  • Screw all 4 legs onto this first board; make sure they’re even all around! Once complete with this step we’ll need another small piece of scrap wood cut down into four pieces as well, so if not already done then please do so now before moving onto Step 5 below:

Step 5: Side Supports and Tank Stem

Step 5: Side Supports and Tank Stem

Add the left and right side supports (pieces F and G). These pieces are attached to the bottom frame with two screws on each side. Make sure to lay the bottom frame on its back at this point so that you can easily access the bottom of it.

Then, add piece H, which is the top half of the tank stem. This is attached to both sides with two screws each. Finally, attach a piece I, which is the tank stem’s base. Use four screws per side for this step.

Step 6: Finishing the Bottom of the Stand

  • Finishing the Bottom of the Stand

Cut the three plywood panels to fit inside the bottom of the stand. Make sure that you leave a 1-inch space between all panels and around all sides. (See figure 6.) Then, nail these panels to the bottom of your stand. Be sure that you are keeping the stand level and square while doing this. For example, make sure that all edges are flush with one another and that everything is square by measuring diagonally. It may also be helpful to use clamps for support during assembly for stability purposes. Make sure that all nails are flush with both sides of your wood as well as protruding through completely; this will help eliminate any injuries caused by sharp ends later on in your project life cycle.

Step 7: Finishing Touches

Once you’ve finished the stand, add your tank and fill it with water. If you don’t have a fish tank yet, you may want to consider buying a used tank. A used tank is often much cheaper than a new one, so this could be good for both your budget and for the environment.


The price of a 3 foot fish tank stand depends on the materials used, whether you’re building it yourself or hiring a professional to do it for you and how much time you are willing to spend constructing it.

  • If you will be using wood and require less than 100 screws and bolts, the cost of materials should range from $150-$200. If you will be using metal, expect the cost of materials to increase by approximately $100.
  • If you hire a carpenter to build your fish tank stand, he may charge between $50-75 per hour. Depending on his skill level and your desired design, this could take anywhere from 2-5 hours.
  • If you decide to build your own fish tank stand, it is important that you have at least three hours free aside from shopping for materials so that the project does not stretch into multiple days or stress your time management skills! In terms of budgeting before starting construction, expect the labor costs to come back around 10% higher than anticipated as last-minute adjustments and unexpected difficulties arise during building.

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