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  1. Hello! I am looking into some kind of shelving where I can have stacked tanks. My question is, what is the largest tank you have on that kind of shelving? Also, What brand do you use? Thanks!
  2. Greetings! I bought a shelving unit that can support 320 lbs per shelves. It can also be separates to make 2 unit which I would do. I would like to place a 20 gallons long on one unit and a 10 gallons on the other. But after calculating, my 20 gallons would be almost 300 lbs and I am afraid the wooden part of the shelf will bow. I found a similar one but it says it can support 800 lbs if the weight is equally distributed. It can be split in 2 as well. And I could have a 29 gallons instead of a 20 gallons and it would weigh around 400lbs. But once again, I am afraid the wooden part might bow. Any of you have one of these (36’’ x 18 ‘’ x 72’’ Mastercraft, Edsal or Muscle rack) and could give me more information or tips?
  3. I have been setting up plans for my new apartment and the rack I want to set up. My plan is to have a 55 or 75gal tank on top with 2 rows underneath with either 20gal or 10gals. I haven't really found any good DIY for making a tank of that size with smaller tanks underneath. Is this feasible I have no experience doing any wood working? any links or advice would be appreciated
  4. In my 3 years in the hobby thus far, I’ve always just used the furniture in my dorm or apartment for my tanks, but I’m about to move my stuff (from one room to another) and this will be the first time I’m full time living in the same room (my gf is moving out and I have someone else moving in so I can have a separate room for my fish) and I want to get a rack instead. im looking at the Husky and the Gladiator racks, but I have a few questions. first being, what type of plywood should I get to put on top of the mesh? I’ve never bought plywood before. second, which rack is easier to disassemble in people’s experience? I’ll have to move it to a nearby state this time next year. Third, what can I get to put under it to catch debris or anything? im planning on getting the smallest rack as I have a 10, and 20 long, and a 13 gallon fluval tank to put on it, along with an 18x18x24” vivarium
  5. Hello! I am in the process of building myself a fish room. It’ll be my 2.0 version and I really admire the rack supports that are in the Aquarium Co-op store. I think I can make out the general things associated with the build but was wondering if there were tips on recreating it and specifically, how it looks at the base of the shelves. If anyone has any info or even Photos of the Co-op store, i would really appreciate it! If not and if there are clever ideas out there, I’m all ears for it too THANK YOU!!!!! 🐡 -Mauricio
  6. Do any of you with fish rooms or spaces use the Costco Whalen Rack? Wondering about how you configure it, how many and which tanks you’re using as well as what you’re putting over the wire racks. Thanks so much!
  7. I am going to use these for building my new fish room. Do you think a piece of plywood should be placed down or is it ok to put the tanks directly on the shelves?
  8. Hello, Does anyone have experience with the industrial style racking for a fishroom? I will be building a fishroom this year. The room is in my outbuilding with sprayfoam insulation. I am building a smaller room inside the outbuilding for a man cave/fishroom. The room is a little over 16x16. Concrete floors with a couple of floor drains. Originally, I was going to fill that 16x16 room with wall to wall tanks! But I have come to my senses and I am going to limit myself to one wall with an auto water change system. My fish interest goes sky high during the spring and summer and falls to nonexistent once fall comes back around and my outdoor hobbies start up. So since I am sticking to one wall, the metal shelving seems to give the most flexibility and space. But I worry about the sturdiness. So far, the wall will contain: (2) 125g (6) 40 breeder (9) 20 gallon (or 15's if I can find them).
  9. Show me a picture of your alternative tank stand, or DIY tank stand? Is there anything you can do to convert a solid wood piece of furniture (like a hutch bottom, or an old vintage dresser) into a good tank stand for a larger (90gal, 120 gal) tank, or don't even attempt?
  10. How is everyone's Edsel muscle racks holding up? They just issued a massive recall. I do wonder if its not over people loading 800 lbs off center on particle board rather than centered on the metal supports. But I want to keep feeling good about mine so anyone got any long term updates? https://www.newsobserver.com/news/nation-world/national/article249183650.html
  11. I love the minimalist style the Coop's racks. So I set out to do a similar setup, and it's coming together well. I planned on doing a couple 55 gallon tanks mixed with 20 gallon ones since they are the same width. Now that the $1 sale has started, I looked at my local Petco, and they have no 55s right now, but there were 75s. So now I'm thinking about the added width/weight. Cory has said the weight with glass tanks are carried on the corners. I think if I use thicker or two bolts at each corner it'd be alright. An alternative would be to double up the vertical 2x4s. Thoughts?
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