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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Good shelving

I'm looking at stacking my 20L's. I'm wondering if anyone has used this shelf before:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3+90401+529235

I really want to save space and this is the best thing I've found so far. I could try and build one but I don't have the time right now. The only thing I can think of that I might have to do with this would be place a board on each shelf to help with the weight distribution. Any experience with this shelf or suggestions on one to use would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 01:46 AM
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Two things, first the 1000lbs is the total weight limit. Only 200lbs per shelf. One 20g is easily going to be 200lbs. I do not like to keep a shelf loaded to it's total capacity permanently, long term. My guess is that this material will sag or deflect somewhat.

Another point, this looks like it snaps together. That would mean that you could not adjust the spacing of the shelves. You may not have enough clearance to get your arm into the 20g for routine maintenance.
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Check homedepot again they have storage racks that can handle more weight. 600lbs per shelf to be exact.


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Home depot and lowes has a rack called Gorilla Racks. Not cheap but can hold LOTS of weight and they come in dif sizes. just chnage out the particle board it comes with and use 3/4 ply instead.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100095394
dif name but close to it. Lots of folks use in fish rooms as the can be taken apart easily and can be used as 2 shelves and 3 shelves as needed.
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