Majestic® Aquarium Stands & Canopies

Aquarium Stands & Aquarium Canopies – Key Features

  • Solid hardwood frame provides much-needed strength and integrity
  • Many stain and paint colors to match your décor
  • 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-term moisture resistance
  • Various woods, styles, and finishes available – and custom options on request!

Majestic® Styling Options

Our Majestic® Aquarium Stands & Canopies come in 2 styles: Contemporary and Classic.

Contemporary is a more modern-looking design with all square edges, while the Classic Style has routered edges and crown trim.

Both Majestic® styles can be painted, or see the wood and stain options below.


Majestic® Aquarium Canopy Design

After years of servicing commercial aquariums, we’ve found that an open-concept canopy is the best long-term solution. We also craft durable fish tank stands so you and your aquatic friends can rest easy.

Hardwood Frame, Plywood Back

Our canopy frames are made in the USA, using sustainably sourced solid hardwood from the woods of Wisconsin. The back of the canopy is matching plywood with a solid hardwood frame and no particle board is used in any part of our aquarium canopies or stands.

Open Top vs Hinged Top Aquarium Canopy

The negatives of a hinged top far outweigh the positives. With a hinged front top, the designs are solid or partially solid tops. Even with a moisture-resistant material, gradual evaporation will deteriorate the canopy.

This can also cause mold, putting you at risk and making the canopy crack, warp, and bubble. For this reason, each Mastic® Canopy is an open-concept top.

This means you may have to reach a little higher to open the lids with the canopy on, but in the long run, it’s a much better way to go.

Majestic Hood, 10″ Height

Majestic Hood with Doors, 12″ Height

Majestic® Aquarium Stand Design

Majestic® Aquarium stands are crafted using strong Oak or Maple hardwood.

Aside from its strength and dependability, the stand stores all your things, like the Seamless Sump®, H2Overflow®, cleaning supplies, and fish food.

And of course, we will customize the stand’s style, color, and size based on your needs.

Not Your Average Aquarium Stand

One of the worst decisions you can make is skimping on the quality of your stand. A full aquarium can weigh hundreds of pounds, and a tank failure would be catastrophic. We’ve engineered the Majestic® Stand to handle it.

Majestic® Aquarium stands have a 3/4″ top and a 3/4″ plywood back. Many cheaper stands are made of soft birch, pine, and particleboard, sometimes with an open back. This is to save money and because most sumps need a large opening to get in and out.

The problem is, a stand without a solid back isn’t strong enough for a large fish tank. So we include swinging doors to the front of your stand, instead of leaving the back open.

Craftsmanship in Every Aquarium Stand

Our lead carpenter has over 25 years of experience in hand-building one-of-a-kind enclosures and furniture pieces.

Each aquarium hood and stand are built one-by-one, because everyone’s idea of the “perfect aquarium” is a little different. We don’t want to make you a fish tank; We want to make your dream fish tank.

Aquarium Systems Made in the USA

Custom Aquariums is a family-owned business. All our aquariums, tank supplies, and stands are made in the USA with many materials being supplied from vendors close to our facility in central Wisconsin.

Precision Glass and Wood Working Equipment

Majestic® Stands and Canopies are constructed in our state-of-the-art production facility with advanced glass beveling and woodworking equipment, accurate to the thousandths of an inch.

With precise machinery and hands-on development, we produce the highest quality aquariums with a shorter lead time than our competitors.

Raised Panels

Each aquarium has the option to include raised panels for your doors.

Choose from Standard, Classic, Country, and Elite styles for the finishing touches on your display.

Standard – Flat Panel
(Natural Oak Stain on Oak)

Classic – Raised Panel
(Natural Oak Stain on Oak)

Country – Raised Panel
(Colonial Oak Stain on Rustic Hickory)

Elite – Raised Panel
(Clear Finish on Black Walnut)

Wood and Finish Options

You may choose from 6 hardwood styles for your Majestic® Stand and Canopy:

  • Ash
  • Oak
  • Maple
  • Hickory
  • Cherry
  • Black Walnut

Each wood can be painted or stained to bring out the unique nature of the wood and match with your décor.

Each aquarium stand can have one of our water-based stain colors, or black or white paint. You may also request a custom stain or paint to match your décor.

Our Finishing Process

1) Sand and inspect every edge of the stand and canopy to ensure it’s free of blemishes that would affect the stain application.

2) If you choose a clear coat finish, we skip this step.

2a) If you choose a paint, three coats are sprayed on. We sand the sides and corners between each coat to ensure a smooth, vibrant gloss.

2b) If you choose a stain, we spray on a single coat. After that, we hand-sand the wood for a smooth and beautiful sheen.

3) Spray on two coats of semi-gloss clear varnish to protect the wood and seal in the stain. We hand sand between each coat with ultra-fine sandpaper to achieve the beautiful sheen that Majestic® Stands and Canopies are known for.

Stain Options

Paint Options

Customize Your Aquarium Stands and Canopies

We’ll craft the perfect stand and canopy to protect and complement your dream fish tank. And just like the tank, you can design it yourself.

Tap the button to begin your design, or contact us and we’ll assist with your project!