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Old 08-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Shelving?

Hi guys! I just got another 10 g and have no more room for it. My dad suggested getting some shelving for it to sit on along with my other 10 g.

So i started some research but quite honestly i have no idea what to look for.

I would like something strong enough to hold the 2 10 gallons and maybe a third
Since aquariums weigh a ton the shelving would have to be steel, right?
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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You can get adjustable metal shelves from lowes which a lot of people use for there fish rooms since they are rated for like 1 ton per shelf
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Thanks! Ill look into that!
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My whole fish room is built with steel shelving from Lowes, I use these shelves to house my 10 40 breeders among the other tanks. Just make sure that you look at the weight capacity of each shelf. The ones I use are a perfect fit for the 40B's, they're 36x18" and each shelf holds 1000lbs.

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My whole fish room is built with steel shelving from Lowes, I use these shelves to house my 10 40 breeders among the other tanks. Just make sure that you look at the weight capacity of each shelf. The ones I use are a perfect fit for the 40B's, they're 36x18" and each shelf holds 1000lbs.

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I too am looking into steel shelving. Did you use the plywood/pressed boards that come with the shelving or did you replace with something stronger? I was thinking of reinforcing with wooden slats with maybe the wooden board resting on top. Thanks for your advice.
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I too am looking into steel shelving. Did you use the plywood/pressed boards that come with the shelving or did you replace with something stronger? I was thinking of reinforcing with wooden slats with maybe the wooden board resting on top
The ones that I use has a steel channel the wood sits on, but yes they are sitting directly over the composite boards. But like I said they are a perfect fit for my 40's, on the smaller tanks(10 and 20's) that sit sideways I've doubled up on the underlaying boards.
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