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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2007, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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DIY Breeding and Rearing Rack

Hi,
Here are some pictures of my latest aquarium stand.
The top shelf is for a 20 gallong breeding tank.
THe bottom shelf is for 2 25 gallon tanks sideways.







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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2007, 11:55 PM
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nice work bro but can that stand hold all that weight?

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yea, i was thinking the same thing. if you're not comfortable standing on it, it won't hold those tanks. you may want to add some cross bracing to the top shelf.

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Hi,
I knew that someone would question the strength. Beleave me It's strong! The shelves are a full inch thick and in the case of the top shelf about only 2 inch from the sides.

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If you think that there is not enough to hole up the 20 gallon tank on the top shelf check out the rack I made for 3 15 gallon tanks.

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

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try putting 200lbs of something on the top shelf and see if it really is up to the task. it sure looks thick, and the screws seem large too, but there's still only 3 on each side and no bracing or any kind of backup underneath it. we're just worried your 20gallon might come crashing down on your 2 25's.
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I agree...it may be holding now, but overtime it may not. Some cleets on the underside of each shelf would go a long way i think.

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Hi,
Okay, maybe you can't see it from the pictores. The top shelf and the rails for the bottom shalf for that matter are dato-ed ( slotted ) into the frame. I also have the back of the top shelf glued and screwed into though the support behind the shelf.

I tested the lower rails be standing on them (225 lbs).

I'll be putting tanks in thins week and will get some more pic's.

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Ok...I can see it now. Good luck with the tanks! What are you breeding?


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