I picked up a tank from someone who was getting out of the hobby. I'm three months in and my tank chemistry is good (all bad stuff at 0) and fish and corals are doing well. Some of the mushroom corals have divided and I have about 30 baby snails that seem to be doing pretty well.
Since it looks like the aquarium is going to make it I want to replace the homemade tank stand with something a little more professional looking. It is a 55 gal unit and is aproximately 48" long by 12" deep. I have seen some tank stands at the LFS but I was wondering if a standard wall cabinet would work. They are widely available in dimensions up to 48 by 12 and can be purchased with many different finishes (oak, maple, laminate, etc). They appear to be somewhat nicer looking than the stands I've seen at the LFS.
My question is does anyone have experience using a wall cabinet for a tank stand? Your thoughts would be appreciated.