I just started building a stand for my new 55gal tank. I didn't want to spend $250 on a prebuilt one, so I went to the local lumber yard, got $20 with of wood, and started putting something together. It's not finished yet, but this is what I have so far. The tank is 48" long and 13" deep, and the stand is about 58" long and 23" deep. I wanted more space underneath for filtration things. I am going to put tile around the tank (it's nice working for a flooring company ). I got some prefabricated barn siding which is going to go around the stand, and I am going to use two homemade bi-fold doors for access. I'll add more pics as the project goes on.