I prefer wooden aquarium stands. Two choices exist with this material. You can go with 100% wood or you can have a wooden skin over a metal frame made of aluminum or steel.
In the past, my stands have been 100% wood and they were pricey since they were custom, furniture-quality stands. It would have been even costlier to go with a metal stand and have it skinned with wood. Perhaps I am wrong but I did look briefly into a modular aluminum stand and it was not cheap.
Nonetheless, I went with another custom wooden stand. For my 187 gallon tank I have a wooden stand painted white and the plan was to copy that look with this stand. Well, sort of.
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