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Hi All,

After looking over some of the archives and following up on some suggestions I am still no closer to an answer.

I wanted to get shelving for;

1 x 6ft tank

2 x 3ft tank

The intention was to stack them together.

Quotes I received today were +$1,000.

Does anyone have any good ideas?

Thanks

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Try Peter at ID Trading in Brendale. I have 3 metre long by 2.1 metre high and 2ft wide pallet racking with 3 shelves. Cost $240.

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Cool thanks, that is what I was after.

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I should be picking a stand up from Peter next week - thanks for that.

I am just wondering if there is a right or wrong way to do this...

I have a 6ft and two 3ft tanks going on this stand.

Where would be the safest place to put the 6ft tank - on the top or bottom shelf?

I am just thinking that if I put the two 3ft tanks on top, it might unbalance the stand when doing water changes as one might be full and the other empty.

Whereas if I put the 6ft tank on top, the load across the top shelf will always be the same.

Any thoughts?

I used this diagram for another purpose during the week... but it shows what the load would look like.

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Thanks Chris, I imagine it would be possible - I will look into that.

Preferably I would like to put the 3ft tanks on top as it's much easier to get them up there than a 6ft tank.

It sounds like this should be ok re the balancing issue.

If anyone sees a problem with this, please let me know.

Thanks

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If youre looking for 2ft wide, Neolamprologus has a steel 2 tier rack, 8ft for $250 in Coomera. I bought his 3ft one, sanded and painted it and very happy with it, extremely solid. Plus you would have room spare for more tanks!! haha

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Thanks Chris, I imagine it would be possible - I will look into that.

Preferably I would like to put the 3ft tanks on top as it's much easier to get them up there than a 6ft tank.

It sounds like this should be ok re the balancing issue.

If anyone sees a problem with this, please let me know.

Thanks

i would put the 6 ontop, being easier to put up isn't really an isue as it is rare you will be pulling it up and down, it will look better up top as well

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Hi all,

One more question....

So I need to put something on the rack to support the tank... what's best?

- 25mm structural pine (water resistant)

- 17mm hardwood (water resistant)

Apparently the hardwood has a stronger rating, but isn't as thick.

Thanks

Tejay

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Well that's the catch 22:

- hardwood has a stronger rating but max thickness is 17mm

- structural pine is much thicker 25mm

If the hardwood was 25mm as well it would be any easy choice.

I was more so thinking in terms of warping, perhaps the 25mm structural pine would be less likely to do this as it's thicker.

What would you pick?

Thanks

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Bunnings had some modular heavy duty racking, powder coated black, you buy the end pieces and cross pieces individually

that bunnings stuff looks fantastic but unfortunately not strong enough

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