demicent Posted January 5, 2021 Share Posted January 5, 2021 I did try searching the topic on this forum, but for some reason once the results come up I am unable to scroll down to view anything past the first 3 discussions or so.I just put together this extremely yellow Dewalt rack Model #DXST4500 , which has shelves about 44" x 18" made out of some composite material that is less than 1/2" thick. There are three supports under each shelf, one each a couple of inches from the end of the shelf, and one in the center, which leaves about 18" of unsupported space between them. The other two straps provide stability, but not load support for the shelves. Photo attached. I plan to use these shelves for rimmed aquariums, 1 - 20 Gallon Tall, a couple of 10 Gallons, 1- 5.5 Gallon, and some 2.5 Wabi Kusa and Hospital tanks. My question is, of course, is this enough support for the filled boxes? The 20 will straddle 2 supports but the rest will not. What are the alternatives? Lay plywood over the shelves? If so, how thick? Lay 2x4's over the shelves? Lengthwise or across the short side? Would smaller lumber work, like 1x2? Any advice is sincerely appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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