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Here is the rack waiting to go into the closet:




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You have "closet shrimp"?

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lol better than skeletons in your closet.
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Here is the rack waiting to go into the closet:



What is the shelving maximum load rated at? Doesn't look very sturdy from the pics.


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What is the shelving maximum load rated at? Doesn't look very sturdy from the pics.
Yea I'm wondering that as well. The side supports look rather thing, but is it wood covering metal or something?

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Yea I'm wondering that as well. The side supports look rather thing, but is it wood covering metal or something?

My 190lb body was able to sit on it without any bowing. This is not a mass probuced rack. It was made by my parents laminate furniture company.

The rack is going to go inside of a closet. It was made to my measurements and should fit snugly in the closet. The sides are going to be anchored to studs. It is solid now and will be even more solid when it is anchored in place.

The bottom shelf is going to have a 40 gallon tank and the other 3 are going to have 2 small 5 gallon tanks on each. It will have no problem supporting the 100lbs or so on each upper shelf.

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How tall is that stand for reference? Kinda hard to tell from the picture.

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I have noticed one thing when I see all the stands people build, and that is they are over engineered. I see a lot of people going with 2x4's when 1x3's are just fine, I use to build big heavy stands but lately I've switched to building stands that will hold the tank but not be hard to move in the future. Here is my 75g stand a double 1x3 top Frame with the panels as the side supports



It has the tank on it right now and there is no movement at all sturdier than any store bought stand and I can lift it with one arm.

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Agreed. My 3/4" plywood stand is holding up great. No internal frame either. I stood/sat/rocked on it for extended periods of time after building it. I weigh about 180lbs.
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How tall is that stand for reference? Kinda hard to tell from the picture.
It is about 62".

After many hours of work the stand is in place. I will post pictures tomorrow and you will understand why it took hours to get it into place.

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I had to cut a hole in the wall to get it into the room. I wasn't fun but beer made it a little more enjoyable.

The empty closet




The rack is in and the wall is framed again




What a mess


The drywall going in


Textured and painted


All done


This is a 3ft wide frag tank that I am going to use for my KK's and RW's. It is going to had a chiller hooked up to it. The chiller is going to be in my garage and be run through the wall to the tank. I already have the line run through the wall. I am going to hook up the filter and chiller tomorrow.






The rest of the tanks are going to be much smaller and will be added over time. I still need lights to mount under each shelf.

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Very nice, I'd have put that tank up one shelf though maybe
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Mold issues.........dehumidifier or venting and heat.
One of them or both.

I only have 5 tanks, but even so.........I have to run the dehumidifier at night.

This many in such a small area.........

Do you think 2 larger tanks instead would look nicer over all as theme and then the shrimp rack?
Say pair of 6 or 8 ft tanks on each side of the room? Easier and less work than a bunch of little tanks.

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