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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-07-2006, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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A Shelf that would hold Three 20 Gal tanks.

Hmm I was wondering if this would work a Shelf going up with tanks on first, second and third Sections? And what sort of Wood would i have to use cause i see a shelf in the junk mail cats, thats Pretty cheap but can only hold 150 kgs.. And i think 3 20 gal Tanks are more then 150kgs... anyway any ideas would be great or can point me to another thread I Searched but cant seem to find anything.

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FWIW, water weights about 8.3 lbs (3.76481667 Kilos) per gallon, so your 60 gallons, will weight about 225 kilos, plus the difference in the weight of the substrate.

Most glass tanks only need to be supported along the edges (like metal frame stands), but Acrylic will need a solid base to support the entire bottom of the tank.

Usually 2X4's are used for support.

You may want to check out this link for some good reading before building:
http://www.thekrib.com/TankHardware/stands.html

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hi, Here is something I biuld for myself

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...15-gallon.html

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