Small 2 tier racking system

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01 Apr 2016 19:33 - 01 Apr 2016 19:42 #1 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Good evening fish keepers

I have a dilemma still in an apartment at the moment so limited to how many tanks I can keep.

But the burning desire for my tanks and more fish won't go away :crazy:

I have a zebra pleco In a 120 litre tank it's on the ground in the hall of my apartment it isn't doing the fish justice being in s tank on the ground.

I was thinking of chanceing by arm with the wife and getting a little 2 tier rack so I can keep an extra 100 litre aswell has anyone recently built one or bought one somewhere doesn't have to be anything fancie just something neat and tidy.

I would like to hear of people's ideas and suggestions please
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Where the tank is now a lot more wood and caves now


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Craig

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01 Apr 2016 19:44 #2 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
And this is the idea I have

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01 Apr 2016 19:51 #3 by robert (robert carter)
Would think any good metal workshop could make up to your specifications would sudjest you get it power coated as the finish is better than painting and it last longer . I used a guy that mostly makes garden gates to make me up some Japanese style iron work for around my pond did a great job at a great price. Where are you based ?

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01 Apr 2016 19:58 #4 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
I'm out in loughlinstown Robert.

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01 Apr 2016 21:19 #5 by robert (robert carter)
I am on hols in spain at present but will call my guy and show him your picture to see can he help when I get back

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01 Apr 2016 21:21 #6 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Thanks a million Robert :)

Enjoy the hols


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Craig

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02 Apr 2016 08:51 #7 by Miamiheat (Stephane Lemaire)
i've built a DIY stand similar to this as well as a huge rack only with timber.
It's very easy once you know how to calculate what you need.
You are welcome to visit me (in Drimnagh) and i will show you what I did, and we can sit down and calculate exactly what you need to get if you were to assemble it yourself. B&Q cut wood to specifications so I go there with a detailed cut sheet and the cut it all for me. Then it's pretty much like LEGO with screws :)

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02 Apr 2016 10:39 #8 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
That would be great.

My mother In law is from Drimnagh so I do be out there maybe twice a month.

Thanks for the offer of the help I will definitely take you up on it.

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02 Apr 2016 13:58 - 02 Apr 2016 13:59 #9 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
have a look a the racks sold in the coop superstores, i have 2, the 4ft ones cost 55-60 euros and the max shelf load is 250 kg. as the metal stiles come in 2 parts you could use it as a small 2 tier racking.
I made a wooden one too but it cost me more in materials than buying the metal one.








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13 Apr 2016 15:57 #10 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Quick update I have started the planning for this project I have decided to go for a wooden stand a friend of mine is a carpenter.

I have a jewul reckord 800 and having the rack built around the idea of having 2 tanks on the rack I reckon I will come across another fairly handy seems to be a popular tank.

But I am woundering would it be better to get some LED lighting strips and place them over each tank for lighting and then I was thinking would a big sponge filter be enough filtration for a 110 litre tank so I could run both tanks off an air pump.

All tips or advice most welcome here lads not in a rush to get it done just going to tip along till its completed.


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13 Apr 2016 16:05 #11 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)

anthonyd wrote: have a look a the racks sold in the coop superstores, i have 2, the 4ft ones cost 55-60 euros and the max shelf load is 250 kg. as the metal stiles come in 2 parts you could use it as a small 2 tier racking.
I made a wooden one too but it cost me more in materials than buying the metal one.










I had a look on there website and couldn't see if they still stocked them

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13 Apr 2016 16:13 #12 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
I actually just found them racks mate very good price they have one with. Shelf capacity 360kgs

Second guessing myself now :crazy:


Did you get your tanks made to measure for your racks

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13 Apr 2016 16:31 #13 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
No i used whatever cheap second hand tanks i could find and sometimes took them apart and got the glazier to cut the glass, still cheaper than getting new glass cut to size.
The lighting i use are led bars connected to each other, the 4 ft ones are 22 euros each and powefull enough to gtow mosses and easy plants.
I use 2 hailea air pump to run the air filters and UGF.

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