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Old 08-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #11
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:07 PM   #12
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more updates... slow bathroom day so i managed to get the 2 smaller tanks overflow and spray bar return knocked up out of a few bits of old mini filter pipe and 90 degree bends/flow adjustment. It's all tested at 60cm head height and working wonderfully.

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Old 11-16-2013, 12:38 PM   #13
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I used 3x2 legs and 1 3/4x 1 1/2 cross braces on one of my stands.

It holds a 120litre 1metre by 35x35 and above the same, the first one I built had thinner legs and more weight. Held up until I took it down, No troubles, just fix it back to the wall if it's brick no problem, if it's plasterboard make sure you pick up the stud.

Level up by slips under the legs, again no problems. Good luck.

I found that no matter what way the tanks were arranged, compromise was needed. Do you want a perfect display viewpoint or lots of tanks?

I went with lots of tanks. That looks good, what fish are you keeping?

The joint between the two timbers is most important for weight bearing, if you fit bathrooms you must know a chippy. Have a chat with one at tea break.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:01 AM   #14
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Been a little lazy of late with my fish room but have had a weekend of free acquisitions.

1: been given yet another tank (25g)
2: managed to raid a skip at my mums house that the builders have left full over the weekend. 15m of 4x2, 10m of roofing joists, and roughly 20m of 2x1.
3: been given some air/breeze blocks

Time for a much needed blitz build.
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #15
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I've had a bit of spare time so i've managed to start on my tank stand redesign. roof joists should do the trick I've picked up the studs in the wall to attach it all to and made it long enough for both tanks. i just now have to decide on either enclosing the tanks fully or using separate hoods?

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Old 12-21-2013, 06:36 AM   #16
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Bit more rack building yesterday

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Old 01-05-2014, 01:11 PM   #17
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1st fit electrics and the start top supports...


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Old 01-19-2014, 02:02 PM   #18
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Had a few more hours in the fish room today.

Got 3 of the 4 tanks blacked out back and sides and have started turning some old pallets into a hood.




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Wow. This looks great! Keep us updated and I really can't wait to see the room when it's completely done =]
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:19 PM   #20
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Almost finished with the hoods, started running out of pallets. A little sanding to match the colours up a bit and it should look ok???

At least i have managed to get the lights in.





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