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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, figured I'd start keeping a journal of my progress on my rack system. I have an industrial style shelving system that I got from Lowes and I put 6 40b's on it. Here's a pic of what it looked like initially.



That was a few years ago, and since then we've moved and I ended up setting it up in my garage.

I also took a drill bit and drilled overflows in each of the tanks so they could all be on one system. As of right now though the sump is just a little 29g. I would like to go bigger but don't have a tank available that will fit the space. I may have to make something since it has to be the height of a 29 or smaller, length can be up to about 5 1/2 feet.

I'll be back to post with pics, vids, updates and changes as I progress.

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Dirty tank glass photo of some tiger lotus and dwarf lilies


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6 40b's I think I'm jealous lol

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Lol thanks. I have a bunch of other ones, this is just the growout setup I put together. These tanks were cheap, only paid $10 each for them . I did end up resealing 3 of the ones on the rack but that was relatively easy and quick.

The other project that is going on alongside this one is outside, I have a greenhouse with grow beds both emersed and shallow culture, so I've been juggling the two. I'm really focusing on the greenhouse part for plant growth because the lighting is free, but each has it's perks.

I need to figure out a good way to keep shrimp from getting sucked into the overflows, but still allow decent flow.

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Lol thanks. I have a bunch of other ones, this is just the growout setup I put together. These tanks were cheap, only paid $10 each for them . I did end up resealing 3 of the ones on the rack but that was relatively easy and quick.

The other project that is going on alongside this one is outside, I have a greenhouse with grow beds both emersed and shallow culture, so I've been juggling the two. I'm really focusing on the greenhouse part for plant growth because the lighting is free, but each has it's perks.

I need to figure out a good way to keep shrimp from getting sucked into the overflows, but still allow decent flow.
Nice setup with the rack. $10 dollars each is cheap, nice! I'm wanting to do something similar, just waiting for the next $1 per gallon sale.

Do you have any pics of what the tanks look like right now, and your sump system?
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