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Old 07-09-2014, 03:58 AM
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anyone consider something like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gladiator...7?N=5yc1vZc89e

i am in a small place sq footage wise and need to stack my tanks and wanted to get thoughts on this rack for stacking say 125/150 gallon tanks.
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Don't have any experience stacking myself. Weight wise, you should be under the ratings for that rack system: 1600 and 1900 pounds fully dressed. How would you secure it against tipping?

I have seen people use the rack system that is used in factories for stacking pallets of stock items. Don't recall the name of that system. Seem to recall Lloyd using something similar.
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you can do the same with simple 2x4 racks and cheaper
but the metal do look nice here are a couple from my old fish room
you have to buy the deeper shelves for large tanks 125`s and up as they fit to tight on a 17 inch deep setup
as seen the 5 foot 120 hangs over the shelve on a 6 foot long setup.

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would you trust 2x4's to support 125g tanks? my racks for 40 breeders and 75's are made from 2x4 but i wasnt sure 2x4 would be good enough for 125's
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It's a long thread, but you might find this interesting-- 2 x 4 fish room stands, painted black.
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2 125`s on 2x4`s works mike at fish freaks has had them 2 high for years with no problems.
you dado the shelf into the legs .
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this is how i built my stand for 2x75' and 5x10's

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thats a solid build the same would work for 125`s too nice job !
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thank you....i found that inlaying another 2x4 makes it so much easier then doing dado cuts...it does make the builds cost more in lumber tho
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