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my DIY tank stand/rack, and other DIY projects..

Postby liquid134 » Tue May 15, 2012 4:32 pm

Well, as some may know already, I've been asking quite a bit about building my stand/rack. well, i finally have it built and somewhat setup.

Now let me start off, im no carpenter. But, it was easy enough, id totally do it again.

I have a couple pics from the build (taken with my phone) and ill hopefully get more shots as i finish it up completely.

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Here, i just had 2 of the shelves done, and was trying to visually see the gap (in this pic, those are 2ft legs)

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This shows the height of the top shelf, and the approximate height for the middle shelf.

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This is with all shelves in, still needing to add the extra length and height supports

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different angle

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and here it is completely built.

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and here it is, in its resting place in my room (basement, concrete floor).

i will be adding 2 more 10 gallons in the middle row to make a total of 6.

1 55
6 10s
2 20L

Next is getting an air pump and a few more sponges.... and figure how to heat all of this!
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Re: my DIY tank stand/rack, and other DIY projects..

Postby liquid134 » Tue May 15, 2012 4:36 pm

The final dimensions are 72" long, 21" deep, and theres 19" in between each shelf.

Of course, it wasnt till after i had this built, and tanks on it, that filling the bottom 2 tanks, and even the 6 in the middle row, were gonna be hard with a bucket.

So for the middle row, i will be relying on gravity from a bucket resting next to the 55. BUT, for the 2 20s on the bottom, i came up with this.

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its a bad shot, but i used 2" PVC. What this picture shows is where i would fill it. The 2" to 3" adapter is removable (so i can use it on the other side) but the rest of the piping stays (the 2" to 3" connects to a 60deg bend, which has a length of PVC, then goes to a 90deg bend into the tank. i will be building another one for the other tank tonight and hopefully will have better pictures.
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Re: my DIY tank stand/rack, and other DIY projects..

Postby iwade4fish » Wed May 16, 2012 1:55 pm

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