Parco T-Slot Aquarium Stands
In the past decade, we have seen a rise in t-slot being used by pet owners, especially aquarists. Aquatic and exotic pet owners began using t-slot as an alternative because what is on the market was inferior on several levels. From bigger stands and grand ideas to more functional setups for equipment, t-slot aluminum extrusion came along and fit the bill.
T-Slot Capabilities and Benefits
T-slot’s capabilities exceed steel in many ways. Aquarium owners, fish stores, and commercial aquarium install companies have found t-slot aluminum extrusion to be just as strong and durable as steel. When compared to the market choices of steel or wood, t-slot is:
- It does not need to be welded
- Easy to assemble
- Clean aesthetic
The beneficial aspects of t-slot are found in the wide range of accessories and hardware and the company you get it from. With t-slot framing, you can create and modify almost anything the mind can come up with. The accessories and hardware that are available for t-slot are generally compatible from company to company. When purchasing t-slot aluminum extrusion, look for compatibility as well as the following:
- No minimum order policy
- Free design software
- Delivers on time
- Ships in a variety of ways (kit for, pre-assembled, or fully assembled)
- Made in the USA
Considerations When Planning Your T-Slot Aquarium Solution
Companies and hobbyists have found that t-slot can be used in multiple applications such as bases, tank and light stands, cabinets, shelving, and racks for filters. With Parco, you can bring your idea to us, and we will design and build your solution for you, or you can download our design quoter and get started today. There are a few things to consider when planning out your solution, and they are:
For stands, you will need to know the type of tank material you will be using. Will it be acrylic or glass? You will also need to know the stand’s desired length, width, and height. Some stands have leveling feet; is this something you will need for your aquarium stand placement? Measurements for the gallon capacity of both the sump and the aquarium will need to be known. Lastly, knowledge of the type of water will be needed because saltwater is slightly heavier than freshwater. This knowledge will help calculate the proper load capacity of the stand.
Racks, Shelving, and Cabinets
For racks and shelving, know what will be stored on or in them. Just as with tank stands, if they will hold smaller tanks, you will need to know the glass and water weight. If the racks or shelving will hold lights, consider how cords will be stored for safety purposes. Also, think about the accessories you may need. From monitor arms to bins for storage and casters, we have hardware, panels, and accessories to make your setup functional and efficient.
More T-Slot Aquarium and Pet Enclosure Solutions
Whether it’s aquariums or cages, t-slot can be used for multiple types of pets. Because t-slot has many kinds of panels and accessories, this framing system can be used for fish, parrots, reptiles, and more. Some of the solutions that can be made with t-slot and its accessories are:
- Motorized lids with lights
- Wire mesh enclosures for birds with removable bottoms
- Paneled tank stands for store displays
- Frames for water filtration systems
- Multifunctional desk with a built-in aquarium
Other types of accessories that can come in handy are door handles, locks, and casters. T-slot can also be used for plant life. Small greenhouses and terrariums can be made with t-slotted aluminum extrusions.
No matter the size of the application, let us help you with your next t-slot project. If you are an aquarium store owner who provides installations, feel free to contact us to discuss how t-slot can be a game-changer for your business.