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DIY rack for 4 20L and 4 10G.

 

2x4x96

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Make slot holes:

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Ready to build, 4pcs 2x4x96, 6pcs 2x4x7.5, 10pcs 2x4x51

 

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Side frame is done:

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Details

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Add beam

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Done:

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Nice is the weight of the tanks held up by just screws?

 

Yes, super strong. I test it by myself.

 

It's way overkilled.

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very nice!  I am going to build some racks in the next couple of months.

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Do you think pocket screws are better at strength?  If so, I may have to buy a jig.

 

Yeap, I did all my DIY woodworking project with it. no failure so far.

 

It's about 250lbs per level. on 8x 2" screws. piece of cake.

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I wish that kreg jig was not so expensive. Going to be a lot of projects until ROI.

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I wish that kreg jig was not so expensive. Going to be a lot of projects until ROI.

 

Definitely worth it. I built cabinet, shelf, rack, table. even a cross from it.

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Can you take a pic of your rack showing the tanks? Looks like space to the right if the 20 but how much? Any trouble getting it level on the floor? No wobble?

 

Sure, I will take a picture tomorrow.

 

I add about 3/8" on the right side to level the rack. I saw people using 2x2 for the similar size rack, so 2x4 is very strong and overkill.

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2 things....

 

1. I gotta get me a jig like that, but I only ever see them for very large sums of money - any decent source for them?

2. that is an awesome idea using the 1x4 rather than ply... like an idea i will be copying...

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2 things....

 

1. I gotta get me a jig like that, but I only ever see them for very large sums of money - any decent source for them?

2. that is an awesome idea using the 1x4 rather than ply... like an idea i will be copying...

 

You can get it from LOWES.

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Setup 2 20L for now, back side painted black:

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AquaClear 50: and gap is 7.5" so I can fit it perfectly. remove foam and only use Eheim balls.

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