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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-06-2007, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Baby, Nice Rack!

If you were looking for cleavage, Sorry to disappoint. Try "hot chix" google search.

However, if you wanted to see my Dwarf Cichlid/Planted Tanks rack, then this is the place.


Sorry for only offering a teaser shot of my rack, but finals week has begun. I hope it wets thy appetite in the meantime.

I'll post detailed pics and specs starting Dec. 13.
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I don't know, man. I've seen bigger racks than that. Not up close and personal of course, just... you know... in pictures.

I'd be happy to have a rack like that of my own to play with whenever I wanted.
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Good to see You got it setup. Tanks look Great!


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great looking setup.. what size are your tanks and what kind of rack are you using? I would like to set up something similiar using 55 gallons tanks.
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That looks just like the racks I got at Target for my garage. Did you reinforce them, or attach them to the wall?


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Wasserpest and Dawn Haze: The main rack is from Home Depot and is stainless steel. Wass, It probably is like the one in your garage, but these are the 36" instead of the more common 48".
FYI, Dawn Haze, the 48" won't work for 55g I don't think. The corners protrude a bit more - I couldn't get 30L on mine, which are 36". If you could get one with more depth than 12", it would work. Also, the weight of a 55g is likely too much - you'd want it rated at >500lb. more like 750lb.

Each shelf on the 36" is rated up to 350lbs., evenly distributed. The tanks are 20L with the weight evenly distributed across all the support bars. I had a 20T on there for awhile, and there was significant bowing in the center. There is no bowing at all with the 20Longs. There are 2"x4"s under the posts to distribute the weight more evenly across the floor. The rack is attached to the wall with a set of 4 U braces and 8 screws. All electrics feed to a GFCI off to the right.

The tank on the left is 10g AGA on an old microwave stand made of the same stainless steel material.

Total Tankage is 70g. Oh, and the CO2 manifold feeds a line that snakes through the wall to my 30g in the living room.
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I have rack envy.


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dam i want one
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*Borat voice* Very niiiiiiice! Love the tank in the middle.
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Great pictures! Great racks!

I like how you didn't just make the same looking tanks for all of them. They all look different so that's really good.
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Hey Mac thats a great setup !
20L tanks are the perfect size for what you are doing. Well done and I look forward to more pics. Good luck on the finals.
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triple deck of different scapes! i love it. now can we get individual close up shots please.


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How about some specs on the tanks? All low tech?

That setup looks awesome!


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I especially like the middle tank on the right. The one with the black sand. It has a certain candance to it. I love the rock work and the plants growing out of it.
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What kind of dwarfs you keeping in there?

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