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Old 01-26-2018, 10:00 PM   #1
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Wire storage racks and aquarium safety

So, I've seen a number of people who use wire storage racks in their fishrooms to house tanks:they're inexpensive, flexible, and look better than brick and board. I recently bought a set rated at 350 lbs. per shelf to hold a 20-long and a 10g. I was all set to go when I watched this video...



Now, it's always possible she did something wrong, or the unit was defective. So, I thought I'd ask around for a second opinion: does anyone here at AA have experience with this kind of shelving for aquariums, and have you had any problems?
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Wire storage racks and aquarium safety

I was using one for household stuff. Itís impossible to get the shelves level. Killed me. OCD. I gave them away.
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:45 PM   #3
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Loved it -"these racks should in theory hold ... "
And when they don't who's problem it's going to be?

Packaging may state whatever numbers , those shelves do not have trusty/rigid look to me.
30 gal tank is what? 300-330lbs? Yeah, let's test just how much it will really take.
I simply don't get it why people do it.

Good that it ended up well for video author. Hope she went with good setup after that close call.
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Why not get steel shop shelves?
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I got one of these with a 20Long on top. A 10 would fit below.
https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcos...ariums-2572846
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:22 AM   #6
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Muscle Rack ERZ601872W-3 Welded Storage Rack with 3 Shelves, 4500 lb Capacity, 60" Width x 72" Height x 18" Depth, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LGVVTXE..._OWaBAbXDJZ2HD
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Its a shame that Edsal stopped making selling shelves at HD/Lowes..
They used to sell a 36" shelf that fit 40bs perfect and help up well.
I have several of those..
I wouldn't use the type shelf you have simply due to how they lock[or fail to] in place...
I want to see clear pins/bolts something that physically holds the shelf..Just me.
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I stack alot of weight in tools on something similar. I'd imagine a tank the OP's size would be ok
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Edsal still makes those. I have one coming in the mail from HD currently.
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I wouldn't use the type shelf you have simply due to how they lock[or fail to] in place...
I want to see clear pins/bolts something that physically holds the shelf..Just me.
Yeah, the more I look at it, the more I'm not trusting it for something as weighty as water.I wanted something that looked better in the living room than brick-and-board (my grad school days are long behind me).

Oh, well. At least they'll be good for storage in my closet.
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