Wanted: Fishroom Startup

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  1. Ammar

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    That is serious filtration. Look great.

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    QuintenRowland

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    They will just be show tanks.. featuring different fish in there own tanks..

    What do you people use for spacing size..

    Its going to be 2.5m high
     
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    is the 200mm with the light and covers or do they also still need to fit in that. Biggest issue is adding things like hardscape etc...

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    Also maintenance at 2,5m will be hectic..

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    QuintenRowland

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    Lights will only take about 3mm of the space and covers is going to be 3mm perspex sheets.

    The scaping will be an issue yes will have to be done outside and inserted into the rack.

    Is there someone here that can post pictures of something similar so I can get some ideas maybe ?
     
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    Jip will have to pull the steps closer for the top ..
     
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    Sounds great @QuintenRowland .. just the height that you say it will be... like @Ammar says will be no joke... that's all the way up to the ceiling?
     
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    from https://www.tropicalaquarium.co.za/threads/1-8-meter-stand-build.3996/page-3

    The 3ft tanks almost never see me working in / on them - they are just to high ...

    I have actually stopped doing / planning for multi-racked tanks - desk style 700mm of the ground seems to work best except for deep tanks - here I want to rather be able to bend and work and lean into them.

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    Maintenance is always an issue with tanks that are high up. It become a mission to clean them which then makes it a chore rather than enjoyable.
     
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    Just wanted to give some feedback.

    I decided to go with only 2 stacked per rack..

    I added additional racks instead..

    So 2 racks are build and 4 tanks completed and drilled.

    Will post better pictures tomorrow calling it a night now.

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    Good start Quinten:thumbup:
     
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    Looking good, did you drill the tanks yourself?

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    I see you are using connect-it blocks. They are so nice and easy to work with
     
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    I never noticed that.. how do they work? just plug and play?? or do you still have to weld.. are they strong enough to hold the weight??
     
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    They fit snugly into the steel tubing. I riveted mine in place. Once I sprayed the stand black they are not noticeable. No welding required. So far mine are holding up. I have about 200 kg on my stand
     
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    Yes managed to get the last holes drilled today.

    I have 50mm bottom for overflow and 35mm 50% water change holes.
     
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    They just take some arm power to get in as u need to hammer them in then drill plug and done.

    Took about 2 hours to build all the racks.
     
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    They look great, i might do the same on mine. Got all my metal today.

    How difficult is drilling glass? Problem is one small mistake and the whole panel needs ro be replaced.

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    Its really not that difficult the main thing is to keep it steady for the first minute or 2 just to get the groove going and continue adding water while drilling.

    It should be cold to the touch
     
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