Info On Our Industry-Leading Aquarium Stands

Aquarium Stands You and Your Tank Will Love

Stands Built To Your Specs

Height, length, width, extrusion and panel color… you call the shots! Our robust customizable options and timely turnaround are setting the standard for stand manufacturers!

Shop Our Online Store

Choose from our standard kits below and your stand will arrive at your door in 2 weeks or less! Shipping included in all prices.

Custom Stand Gallery

People dreamt it… and we helped them build it! Our portfolio includes stands that cover a wide range of profiles, looks and tank sizes.

As Seen On Tidal Gardens

We stand by the quality of work! It’s been an honor to help Than Thein and his team provided extruded aluminum stands for MANY cool displays. THANK YOU if you’re checking out our site based on a Tidal Gardens referral!

Quick Links

Get a Quick Quote On Your Custom Stand Today

"*" indicates required fields

What Makes AluFab’s Stands Better?

  • Designed for strength and stability of any tank or system
  • Made to your desired dimensions
  • Anodized extrusion and stainless steel hardware resists corrosion and rust
  • Sleek, clean, & professional look
    • Doesn’t chip or wear like wood does
    • Multiple options for extrusion and panel colors
    • Lifted off the floor so dust, grime, and mold doesn’t gather beneath or around

T-slotted aluminum extrusion is the new favorite material in the aquarium market because of its strength, sleek look, and customization. AluFab has worked with extrusion for over 20 years and knows the best way to make your stand exactly how you want it.

Aquarium Pros Turns to AluFab for Custom Aquarium Stand Builds

We graciously appreciate the praise for our work, especially when the pleased customer is a known player in the aquarium industry. Check out two cool case studies below:

Tidal Gardens

Tidal Gardens is a popular aquaculture farm in Copley, OH, who have cultivated an internationally recognized brand. They have utilized AluFab’s products and expertise multiple times to create customized t-slot aluminum aquarium stands.

Tidal Gardens’ owner Than Thein maintains an active presence on YouTube, and has discussed the advantages of using AluFab’s t-slotted aluminum aquarium stands for his facility.

Michael Paletta – ReefBuilders

Pennsylvania resident Michael Paletta has been an aquarium enthusiast for over 40 years, becoming a trusted source of information to the hobby as a whole.  You may have seen him on American Reef Channel, read his blogs of ReefBuilders, or attended one of his talks at aquarium trade shows.

When he needed a new stand for his 120-gallon sunlit tank, he turned to AluFab! We are mentioned at the 12 minute, 45 second mark. Thanks, Michael!

What Sets AluFab’s Stands Apart from the Competition?

AluFab is confident our product and customer service is the best in the business!  Some factors that set AluFab apart from companies like Framing Tech or Tenecor:

Added Strength

We use 1.5″ x 3″ extrusion for our tops and legs in order to maximize strength.  Our design allows the 3″ thick aluminum profile to handle the bulk of your system’s weight, and then we double down by having that 3″ profile supported by a 3″ wide leg.

Sturdy Leveling Feet

Our leveling feet (included in every standard kit) consist of a 3/8-16 rod threaded in to a 3/4″ base plate.  That allows the weight of the system to be balanced over the feet for maximum sturdiness.  Our leveling feet also come with a bottom rubber pad so they will not scratch or scuff your floor.

We also offer premium leveling casters that move your system around easily and can convert into feet when your stand is ready to be stationary.

Design & Customization Help

If your tank does not fit one of our standard kits, Contact Us and we will help design a stand that fits your system and your vision perfectly!  Customized shelving, panels, doors, and accessories are also easily added to an extruded aluminum frame.

Customer Service

We pride ourselves in our customer service!  Submit a Contact Us form and we will respond promptly, or give us a call and get through directly to one of our team members.  We employ exactly zero robotic operators!

Did we mention our Standard Kits ship free?


T-slotted Aluminum Extrusion and Why it is growing as the preferred material


T-slotted aluminum extrusion has been used in the industrial and manufacturing sector for decades.  It quickly became a favorite because it’s modularity, ease of assembly, and ability to build sturdy structures without any welding.  It was only a matter of time before aquarium enthusiasts saw these properties as a major advantage in the use of building stands!

You can mount virtually anything to your stand using brackets and t-nuts.  It is also easy to add, adjust, or customize on the fly because most features or changes can be added post-assembly.  Paneling, doors, and tops are also easily incorporated.

Sleek, Sophisticated Appearance

Customers love the sleek metallic look of an aluminum extrusion aquarium stand as opposed to the “unfinished look” of a traditional wood stand. The extrusion is available in both clear and black anodized aluminum, with the clear anodized finish providing a metallic silver look, while the black anodized gives a dark contrast.

Easy to Assemble Kits

AluFab provides your stand in kit-form, with all pieces labeled, all hardware separated, and any machining that is required will be finished when it arrives at your door. Our team will also provide a reference sheet that shows where each labeled piece goes within the assembly, as well as an instruction packet that provides helpful information about t-slotted extruded aluminum and the fasteners you will be using in your kit.

The only tool you will need to assemble is a ball-end Allen wrench which are included in every kit. If any issues or questions arise during assembly, our team is standing by to answer your call or email and instruct you through it.

Assembly available as well

AluFab offers full assembly as an option, and your stand can be shipped to your door complete and ready to use.

Customized To Your Specifications

Our design team has already worked with many aquarium enthusiasts to put together the aquarium stand that they want, that fits any custom dimensions, specifications, or special requests.  Whatever your situation is, AluFab’s expert design team can help provide a solution!

Contact AluFab For A Quote

Contact AluFab through our website, and our dedicated team will prepare a quote for your aquarium stand needs. Please include the following information with your inquiry:

  • Glass or Acrylic Tank
  • Length x Width x Height and Gallon capacity of your TANK (please include any framing)
  • Length x Width x Height and Gallon Capacity of your SUMP (if applicable)
  • Desired Length x Width x Height of your STAND
  • Leveling feet or No leveling feet