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Old 06-22-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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So I've got a new rack that's rated for 350+ Lbs per shelf. I don't ever plan on putting more than 150 lbs per shelf, so I'm good there.

My question is basically: will these wired shelves be OK to directly place a rimless/frameless tank on plus the garden mat?

Should I put something else on it to avoid damaging my aquariums?

Thanks for the advice in advance. I'll attach a picture in a minute.

I'll have another question about DIY LEDs when we figure the first thing out.

Whitmor 6060-322 Supreme 4-Tier Shelving Unit, Chrome:Amazon:Home & Kitchen

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Old 06-22-2014, 07:34 PM   #2
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The link doesnt work. Also as long as the mat is thick enough it will be fine. You just don't want the wire cutting into the mat with the weight as that could scratch the tanks.

Another thing you could do if you are worried is to cut a piece of plywood that is same size as tank then put that on the shelf, then garden mat, then tank to keep it looking clean. 1/4" thick plywood is more than enough and you can get a 4x8ft sheet at HD for $20 which would be enough for a ton of tanks.
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Odd the link works for me fine on two devices.

But thank you. I'll look for some plywood. I'll sand and paint it to make it nicer looking.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:51 AM   #4
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Odd the link works for me fine on two devices.

But thank you. I'll look for some plywood. I'll sand and paint it to make it nicer looking.
Link didn't work for me either..
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Yeah that link works fine for me too.

I've got the solution . I had some left over 1/8 inch tile that I'm going to lay down. It fits pretty snugly in there so I'm happy with it.

Made some progress today. I laid the groundwork for my first suspended light tank.

One of the other questions I had for you mister fix its was if I wanted to lay three strips of LEDs, one under each shelf (34 inch long shelves) how should I go about it? Is there a cheap option?

I just wanted it so I could do regular maintenance outside of my photoperiod.
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