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Old 09-08-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
 
aquarium racks

It's not finished yet, I plan on having 8 tanks total in less I decide to go with 2 20 long on the second shelf but I wanted to get part of it up so I can get some fish in there. I'm quite happy with I didn't want 2x4 so I can change it around. I have maybe $15 in it.

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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Pretty cool never thought using cinder blocks, just make sure to watch for bowing on the next shelf since you wont have a center support.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:22 PM   #3
 
I'm going with thicker boards for my second shelf, makes me a little nervous but I based it off a picture I saw on the net where a lady had like 10 tanks set up on this type of set up.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:43 AM   #4
 
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The thicker boards should help. Good idea hope that it works out for you.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:43 AM   #5
 
My LFS is set up like this. But I think he uses 2x4s under the tanks- one in the front and one in the back. I think he runs four 10g tanks between each set of cinder blocks so you should be fine with three.

His setup hasn't changed in over 30 years so he must be happy with it.
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:53 AM   #6
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Cinder Block Stands

I have seriously considered using cinder blocks with two by fours myself. Not the prettiest setup but from what I have read and been told, that if done right it is extremely sturdy.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:01 AM   #7
 
I really don't mind the looks to me a 2x4 built rack doesn't look any better. I went with block because if I want to change the size tanks I'm running I can just remove the water and move everything around. This is where I got the idea she's running crazy amounts of tanks I'm just not sure exactly how she did it. Updated Fishroom AGAIN
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:46 PM   #8
 
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You could also get cement paint and paint them black just an idea Looks good
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:49 PM   #9
 
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You could also get cement paint and paint them black just an idea Looks good

That's an idea, never thought about it. Thanks.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:51 PM   #10
 
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That's an idea, never thought about it. Thanks.
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