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Setting up a tank rack and I need to know the minimum space needed between the top of a 40b and the shelf above it. Space that will allow practical access to the whole tank. Trying to maximize my shelving space. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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I have 7.25" between the tank rim and the bottom of the rack beam for the shorter 30B tanks and it works but 10" would be much nicer. If your light fixtures hang down a few inches, you need to take that into consideration if they are fixed in place.

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Setting up a tank rack and I need to know the minimum space needed between the top of a 40b and the shelf above it. Space that will allow practical access to the whole tank. Trying to maximize my shelving space. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
whatever clearance YOU need for your tank maintenance and day to day operations..
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Thanks Dee! I needed some reference point to start from. I knew there would be someone on this forum that could help.
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I built all of mine with 10" clearance.

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I also want to add that if you will be using power filters (HOB) on the tanks, leave enough space between the rack tiers to service the filters, unless you will have access to the rear of the stand.

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