Hmmm small problem, I'm out of places to put a fish tank... do you think a cheap tv stand will hold up a 5g?
I may end up having to go the old cinder blocks+shelf thing. D:
Is there a flea market/Salvation army/used furniture store near you? Take a road trip the evening of trash collecting in your area, too. Often, end tables that were once with a matched LR set wind up dumped. Right now, I'm typing w/ my computer on a hardwood end table that I dumpster-dove & got it free!!!
I also got my sewing machine table free (stopped by a collections dumpster), all my folding chairs, 2 folding tables, all dumpster or "roadside decor"!!!
Also, if you're near an Ikea, they sell these little, low, square coffee tables that are sturdy enough for $10. I have my 10 gallon on one :0)
Yes! It's the "Lack"! Wow, how inspiring is that name! Doesn't Ikea have a translator?
Granted, it's Ikea, but it can hold a 5 gal. My 10 gal's edges match up w/ the edges of the table, so it has extra support.
If you're worried, Home Depot will cut you a piece of 4X4 lumber to stick under it.
(I swear Ikea has a piece of furniture called "Malm"- again, translate much?!)