Majestic® Aquarium Stands and Canopies
- Solid Oak and Maple frame provides much needed strength and integrity
- Many standard stain colors to suit your taste and Decor
- Classic and Contemporary standard style choices
- 3/4" plywood top and back for additional strength - NO particle board!
- Standard holes cut/drilled for cord and tube management
- Double layer top coat for long time moisture resistance
- Unlimited custom woods, styles, and finishes available - we are custom experts!
Majestic Aquarium Canopy Design
There are many different designs on the market when it comes to aquarium canopies. Through our vast experience in the aquarium service business (www.SerenityUSA.com) where we service hundreds of aquariums ongoing, we have found that an open concept aquarium canopy top is the best long term solution.
Oak Frame, Plywood Back
Our all MADE IN THE USA solid oak and maple aquarium canopy frames come from the hardwoods of Wisconsin. The back a matching plywood with a solid hardwood frame. We have attention to detail with our craftsmanship, and there is NO PARTICLE BOARD used in any part of the construction of our aquarium canopies.
Open Top vs Hinged Top Aquarium Canopy
There are trade-offs to everything. The hinged front concept at first glance might give the appearance of additional convenience, however the negatives far outweigh the positives. Once you decide you are going with a hinged front top, pretty much all the designs out there have a solid or partially solid top.
Even with moisture resistant material, venting, or perforated material, with the amount of moisture that gradually evaporates from the aquarium you are eventually going to see the aquarium canopy deteriorate. This can also cause mold which is bad for your health, can cause the material itself to crack, warp, and bubble. It gets really bad, really quick. For this reason, all of the aquarium canopies we manufacture are an open concept top. This might mean you have to reach a little higher, or use a step stool to open the lids with the canopy on, but in the long run is is a lot better way to go. If you are doing a major cleaning or rearrangement it is fairly easy to lift the canopy off and put it to the side for the time being. This is what we do with all of our service accounts, every day. Remember, all of our products are manufactured with a low Lifetime® operating expense in mind.
Majestic Stand Design
Our Majestic® aquarium stands are built one at a time, at our Neenah, WI facility and are completely made with materials from the USA. Our stands were designed to work well with our Seamless Sump® and H2Overflow system as well as most other commercially available filtration systems. And of course, we can customized them in many ways to suit your needs.
Be Careful - Not all Oak or Maple Stands are Built This Strong!
Our aquarium stands not only come with a 3/4" top, but a SOLID 3/4" PLYWOOD BACK. Most of the lesser expensive aquarium stands on the market are made of very weak and soft birch or pine, or worse yet, PARTICLE BOARD, and don't have any back at all! This is in part to save money, but also because most sump systems require a very large opening in order to get them in and out of your stand. With the Seamless Sump® or any canister filter, this is not a worry because they will easily fit through the front door of your stand. It is our opinion that a stand without a solid back is NOT strong enough to support a large aquarium for a Lifetime®. There are many styles of very cheap imported aquarium stands available on the market today- and that is exactly what you are going to get. A cheap imported aquarium stand. With all of the time and investment involved with a complete aquarium setup, not to mention the commitment it takes to establish and grow the livestock itself, one of the worst decisions a hobbyist could make is to skimp on the quality of the stand as it can potentially jeopardize everything. A WEAK AQUARIUM STAND CAN LEAD TO CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF THE AQUARIUM. Remember- once full, these aquariums can way hundreds or thousands of pounds. That is a lot of force to endure over a period of time, and we have engineered our aquarium stands to handle it.
Our lead carpenter has over 25 years experience of custom hand built one-of-a-kind enclosures and furniture pieces. Our hoods, stands, and custom built enclosures are located in over 500 health care facilities across the Midwestern United States. Our sister company Custom Cages is the #1 manufacturer of custom built high end bird, reptile, and small animal enclosures. We have been building customer specific heirloom quality enclosures for years.
Built-to-Order in the USA
Custom Aquariums is a family owned and business. We have put a lot of time and dedication into developing a system that can be as versatile as possible to allow for all types of aquatic set-ups. All of our aquariums and set ups are made in the USA with many of our materials being supplied from vendors close to our facility in Northeastern Wisconsin.
Precision Glass and Wood Working Equipment
Our Majestic Enclosures are constructed in our state of the art glass and working facilities. Our facilities are complete with digital read out glass beveling equipment an wood working equipment accurate to the thousandths of an inch. These aquarium hoods and aquarium stands are manufactured using the combination of technology and hands-on experience to produce the highest quality pieces with as a smaller lead time than our competitors.
High Quality Wood and Finishes
Each aquarium has the choice of one of our four water based stain colors or you can have a custom stain applied to match your personal decor. Each aquarium hood and aquarium stand receives 2 coats of a water based clear coats. To ensure a high quality, classy sheen on the hoods and stands we hand sand between coats of stain and clear coat. The results are second to none!
With the combination of carpenters with decades of experience and high precision tools we are very confident that we can customize your system to your specific needs for any project. From color-matching, size customization, or re-engineering a design we have the experience and knowledge to manufacture it to meet your needs.