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Advice needed on 3 tier Aquarium stand
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sam
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PostPosted: 2003.11.15(Sat)14:49    Post subject: Advice needed on 3 tier Aquarium stand Reply with quote

Can anyone advise me on having a 3 tier stand for 4ft tanks. I already have 2 tanks and now I plan to get another. Space is limited so the only option is to buy or build a stand that will carry 3 tanks.

Is this safe if constructed with metal weilded together? or will it tip over with the weight? I may fix it to the wall for added support. Will all the weight be to much for a stand. The floor is concreate so that isn't a problem.

Does any one know where I can buy a 3 teir stand or is this a DIY only option?

This must be possible as the LFS's have them to display their fish.

Any help or info will be most welcome, thanks. Confused
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Irons
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PostPosted: 2003.11.15(Sat)14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look into gettting metal stand that bolts together. Something that rated for the wieght you want to put on it.
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sam
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PostPosted: 2003.11.16(Sun)18:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Irons for your reply. I liked your fish tank pictures! on your site. Some nice tanks there. I have looked every where on the net for 3 teir stands but nothing but double ones. I guess I'll have to get one made for me, which may prove to be difficult. Thanks again. Smile
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IBrakeForFish
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PostPosted: 2003.12.22(Mon)12:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not ask at the LFS? They could tell you where they got theirs, or maybe even order one for you! Good luck with your stand search.
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PostPosted: 2004.03.03(Wed)21:08    Post subject: Tanks stands Reply with quote

I'm doing the samething. I found nice strong wire shelving for $99 at Container Store. It comes with 4 shelves. They hold 300-500lbs.
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Irons
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PostPosted: 2004.03.03(Wed)21:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take your tanks total volume and multiple by 8. that's just water. Add gravel, glass, and equipment. My one 75 weights at LEAST 1000lbs.
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PostPosted: 2004.03.04(Thu)20:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the shelves I have seen are 300 a shelf or 500 total weight.
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PostPosted: 2004.03.04(Thu)21:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldnt trust something like wire shelving that is only rated at 300-500lbs, my 35g tank weighs over 300lbs, now you are talking about something that is 4ft in length and then 3 of them, that is going to be a rediculous amount of weight and will definitly exceed 500lbs with water weight, and don't forget that the bigger the tanks get the heavier they get as well. I would agree with Irons in not trusting that wire stand, way way to risky if you ask me.

If I were you I would look at some of the bigger research companies/devisions of these aquarium companies such as marineland, they seem to have standalone systems with multiple teirs built in, or you could hire someone to build a stand which will meet your specs.
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PostPosted: 2004.03.04(Thu)21:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol are we talking a restraint wire shelf? If so not with that munch weight. I
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PostPosted: 2004.03.05(Fri)11:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll probably want something like an Industrial Steel Shelve.

http://www.keysan.com/big/picstnn2646.html
This is what I was thinking of. These as far as I've found and support up to 750lbs per shelf and are height adjustable.
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