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stacking tanks

11 years 11 months ago #18730 by Kegger22
Replied by Kegger22 on topic stacking tanks
ok, here goes

the top of your tank I'm guessing should be 56" tall then(take a tape measure and try it out first to see if thats ok with you)

your 4 upright posts should be 42 1/2" tall
from the bottom of your upright posts measure 8 1/2" up and make a mark and the another mark at 12" then another mark at 39" and then the last mark would be the very top of the upright
between the 2 marks would be where your 2x4 crossbeams would go which would mean the bottom tank would be 12" off the floor giving you some space to siphon and 10" clearance between the lower tank and the bottom of the top cross brace

if you have any questions just shoot me a pm with your number and I'll gladly clear anything up for ya

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11 years 11 months ago #18729 by fishlady
Replied by fishlady on topic stacking tanks

is this stand going to be made for more your liking? if so just please either let me know your height and I can give you specific measurements here or through pm


I'm 5'4" and I would like to be able to reach the bottom of the top tank (13 in). I want to put Spot in the top tank with another goldfish that has a hard time feeding. Although Spot has improved since his surgery, he hasn't been very good at getting his food so sometimes I've been reaching in and moving him around like a little vacuum cleaner.

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11 years 11 months ago #18723 by hazard
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I use 6" cups for getting water out so my height is 6 1/2".


as an enginner I would think you would have a better set up for WC then a 6" cup?


You would think so.  Never said I was a good one.

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11 years 11 months ago #18720 by dgarnier
Replied by dgarnier on topic stacking tanks

I use 6" cups for getting water out so my height is 6 1/2".


as an enginner I would think you would have a better set up for WC then a 6" cup?

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11 years 11 months ago #18710 by hazard
Replied by hazard on topic stacking tanks
I use the height of the cups I use for this spacing.  I use 6" cups for getting water out so my height is 6 1/2".  I am a dorky engineer.  I have two racks I built for these exact tanks that you have.  I have a 65g on the bottom and 2 50's for the middle and top tank.  I built the racks out of 2x4's

Chris

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11 years 11 months ago #18695 by
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Ya your height will effect the hight of the stand if you are to custom make it or order it.

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11 years 11 months ago #18676 by Kegger22
Replied by Kegger22 on topic stacking tanks
is this stand going to be made for more your liking? if so just please either let me know your height and I can give you specific measurements here or through pm

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11 years 11 months ago #18674 by
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I use 8-10 inches from bottom of the first tank, and 8-10 more inches above for lighting and better access to the tank.

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11 years 11 months ago #18665 by dragonkeeper
Replied by dragonkeeper on topic stacking tanks

If the tanks are face out (biggest panel of glass)  8-10" of clearace should be fine.  That's in addition to the space that the stand material (2x4 or metal) will take.  6" is the minimum I like to have the bottom of the lower tank off the floor.  Keep in mind that in addition to getting a siphon started and working you alos need to be able to see into the tank with out having to lay on the floor.

If height isn't a limiting factor start the bottom tank 8-10" off the floor and give yourself a full 12" of clearance between the top of the lower tank and the start of the stand material right above it.


Things I wish I had thought of when laying out my small fishroom.

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11 years 11 months ago #18663 by aquaticclarity
Replied by aquaticclarity on topic stacking tanks
If the tanks are face out (biggest panel of glass)  8-10" of clearace should be fine.  That's in addition to the space that the stand material (2x4 or metal) will take.  6" is the minimum I like to have the bottom of the lower tank off the floor.  Keep in mind that in addition to getting a siphon started and working you alos need to be able to see into the tank with out having to lay on the floor.

If height isn't a limiting factor start the bottom tank 8-10" off the floor and give yourself a full 12" of clearance between the top of the lower tank and the start of the stand material right above it.

Too many fish?  Never.  Not enough tanks?  Always!

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