Are Wooden Fish Stands Easy To Clean?

Over the past few years, interest in having an aquarium has soared. Not only can fish tanks add to the design and general ambiance of a home but recent research also shows that watching fish is a very good way for us to de-stress. Can you believe that there is even a term for this now and that is Aquarium Therapy!

Fish tanks these days come in all sorts of shapes and sizes ranging from your traditional bowl shape to huge state of the art fishy mansions. As these objects are a design feature as well, they need to be set off in the right way. That means, there is absolutely no point just plonking this beautiful object onto a surface that won’t set it off correctly.

So, what you ideally need is a fish stand that is designed especially for the fish tank you have. This could be one that you have bought or even one that you have designed and made specially. There are various materials you might use such as metal or wood and these too can have all sorts of finish.

Before you decide on which fish stand to get, look at the design of your room, the place that you want the stand to be, the other material in the room, and the height you want the stand to be. For example, you will not want to have a metal stand if the rest of your room is earthy with natural materials. This would make the stand far too obvious for all the wrong reasons.

You could get wood effect stands but these too may not suit the general style of your home. They are, however, easy to keep clean and often come with handy storage for your aquarium equipment.

Perhaps some of the most beautiful stands are those made of wood. There are so many varieties of wood and loads of finish options so you can create exactly the look you want. It could be that you prefer a rough untreated finish, a painted finish so that you can match the stand to other features in your room, or perhaps you want to go for the classic polished look.

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Whatever you decide, think too about the design of the stand and how easy it will be for you to clean. For example, a polished wooden stand will need to be cleaned and cared for regularly so that it keeps its deep color and sheen. Rougher finishes may require oiling from time to time and wooden veneers will just need spray polish from time to time.

Looking after your wooden fish stand will be part of your aquarium cleaning routine. When you clean your tank, pay special attention to remind yourself to also clean the stand. This way, both stand and tank will be kept looking new and gorgeous for years to come.

Set a reminder on your phone and before you start, make sure you know exactly what the best product is to care for the wooden stand you have. Using the right product and technique will make your job much easier. For the best tips and tricks for cleaning wood, visit

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Robert Woods is the creator of FishKeeping World, a third generation fish keeper and a graduate in animal welfare and behavior. He is also a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America and the Nature Conservancy.

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