Congratulations! After months of feverishly mulling it over, you have finally decided to dive head-first into the fun and rewarding hobby of Serious Aquarist. No little ornamental fish bowl for you, but a decent-sized, grown-up aquarium: not just something small and pretty to look at (and then ignore), but a full-fledged, complex, living ecosystem. Now all you need to do is take the leap.

When It Comes to Aquariums, Planning Is Everything

Not so fast, buckaroo. As you have no doubt realized by now, setting up and maintaining an aquarium isn’t just fun and rewarding; it is also costly and time-consuming (not to mention the fact that you are now taking responsibility for the well-being of living creatures). Before you waste a second of your time or spend a single penny on this hobby, it behooves you beforehand to do a lot of research and make some important choices. In importance, not least of these choices is where to position the aquarium, and what to place it on.

Obviously FramingTech would advise you to purchase one of our high-quality aluminum aquarium stands. They’re attractive, strong, and corrosion-resistant, as well as highly customizable. But before even making that decision, it is vital that you first do a whole lot of research. There is no lack of free aquarium resources for beginners available to you, whether on the Web or at your local, friendly aquarium supply store. To get you started, however, we have created this handy aquarium stand selection guide infographic.

(Click on the image below to download a printable PDF version of the infographic.)

FramingTech Aluminum Aquarium Stand Selection Guide (PDF)