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  1. #11

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    Always good to see a man with a plan.
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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by korith View Post
    To make room for the 10g's I have them lined up with the short sides used as the viewing side. This way I can fit more tanks on each shelf.
    Yea that would be the plan for the bottom shelf. See my problem is I want so many different "types" of tanks, I don't necessarily just want empty undecorated tanks meant for just breeding. But I wouldn't mind if they bred so that I could supplement my hobby a little

  3. #13


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    +1 to Korith, I will be lining up my tanks that are 20 longs on their sides. Also something you might consider is a ceramic piston air pump and run a pvc airline to all the tanks. It makes filtration so much easier.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  4. #14


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    Yea I was thinking all the tanks would have 1 sponge filter powered by a central pump, but then probably do a Aquaclear for the larger tanks.

    The 20's are a bit too long to line up on end, I would like the shelf to be no more than 2' wide so that 1 4'x8' sheet of plywood could do two shelves. If its over 24" then each shelf will be a full piece of plywood

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    Yeah I am using the rem's from my plywood for other projects. You could also plan on 15 longs? They are 12x12x24
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  6. #16


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    Yea that actually might work better than the 10's for measurements.

    Then the lower shelves could be 2 30g Breeders and a 15g L and be exactly 8' long worth of tanks :) and the top could be 2 20g L and a 15g L. Or I'd just two two levels of tanks 4 30g Breeders and 2 15gL

    The 30's
    River Tank - hillstream and zebra danio
    Cardinal Tank - cardinals over large lawn of dwarf sag
    German Blues - GBR and dither fish
    Apisto or Bolivian - Another dwarf cichlid and dither fish

    The 15gL
    Micro fish and Shrimp (RCS)
    Micro fish and Shrimp (crystal reds)

  7. #17


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    Just remember to have room for the rim of the tank. That adds an eighth to a quarter inch of plastic.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  8. #18


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    Damn that rim lol.

    That'd be tricky to plan for, but doable. Really what it will come down to is determining exactly what tanks I want a build a rack that fits my location along with my tanks. Who knows, I might have a bunch of room and be over planning. But its a fun little challenge to think about what you want to add in the future

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    Yeah I am still in the building process myself. I have the tools, tanks and wood but I am waiting on my uncle to come help me install the electrical and water supplies for the tanks. Then insulate the walls and im on it! Would love to see your process as you build down the road. Again that sketch up program is cool for planning.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    And where is the journal for this build of yours....

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