The support that is designed for aquatic systems need to be such that the display of the tanks is adequate and one can view them conveniently as well as maintenance is also convenient. The extra weight that these systems have needs to be supported adequately as well. The aquatic tanks which are of the small size usually contain about forty gallons of water. These can be displayed on a small support system that is made of bathtub resurfacing Perth. These usually are of the open design with no support for the base of the system except for the edges.
When you are opting for a support for a small aquatic system these can suffice with a cast iron support where there are cross braces on the back as well as on the sides. The fish tanks that are smaller, usually have filters hanging on the tank and they do not need closure for storage as larger versions often do. The stands that are designed for the glass aquatic sets are usually portable and light. The glass tanks have side edges that are supported. The cast iron support usually cannot support acrylic systems as these needs a solid top of the supports like wood aquarium stands.
Support for larger aquatic systems
There are larger aquatic systems that hold up to fifty gallons of water. These are usually placed on support that is made of pressure treated wood like wood aquarium stands. This kind of wood is chemically treated so that they do not rot when they are exposed to moisture. These support systems have solid tops as well as bottoms which extend towards the wall slightly for extra stability.
Closed support systems
The support systems that are designed out of pressure treated wood, usually have cabinet doors and have a closed design. The fronts have doors that swing out and there is space to keep the supplies for the aquarium like fish food, filters and others. The backs of these stands are usually of the open design. The tubing and the electrical wires runs out the back easily without obstruction. The support can be for glass as well as acrylic aquatic systems.
Nowadays there are ready-made support systems that are readily available in the market, which one can purchase conveniently
Looks and styles
There are many support systems that are available, either of painted acrylic or of the medium density fiberboard. These are most common and easily available in the market. One can buy an inexpensive support and get it painted in finishes that mimic the look of marble, stone, granite or other natural textures. Some people like to opt for support systems of hardwood variety.