I plan on turning the closet in the ADA Room into a shrimp rack sometime next year and plan on slowly aquiring all of the supplies until I have everything. The rack will be built into the closet so that it uses all of the available space.
The rack is going to be a gunmetal colored laminate rack that matches the other stands in the room and will be about 60" wide. It will have 4 shelves and be able to easily support the weight of 2 or 3 smaller tanks on each shelf. I plan on building it without my brothers help. I hope that I have all of my fingers when I finish.
I was thinking about going with ADA 45P's. They seem to be not too big and not too small. I figure I could fit about 6-9 of them on the rack with room to spare.
I would like to have a shallow tank with a large footprint on the bottom that I could use a chiller on and keep some Bkk's, Red Wines, and Blue Bolts. I could put the chiller in the garage and go through the wall as I did with the other chiller on the 90P. I might have to get a rimless one made by LeMar to get what I want. I could probably find an AGA tank that is the right size but it will not be rimless and I can't have that.
In the tanks:
Sponge filters, Aquasoil Amazonia, low light plants for hiding, and shrimp
I think that some shop lights from the Home Depot will be fine for this.
I would appreciate any comments or suggestions. This project will be in the works for several months due to the fact that I have a few other large projects that need to be taken care of first. I would like to do it right from the start and not have to spend a bunch of cash later to get it right.