So I am thinknig of building myself a two-tier aquarium rack as shown in attached diagram... CLICK THUMBNAIL for fullsize image.
I am looking to utilize metal shelving, the industrial strength stuff, as each of these tanks should weigh almost 1000 pounds when filled and aquascaped. The rack will sit on a cement sub-floor in a basement in a spot where a 150-gallon currently sits... the 150-gallon will be sold or moved.
Some of my current considerations are...
... Tank rack to be slotted into 79" high x 53" wide "clothes closet" with sliding doors removed;
... Measure allowance for metal shelves, heights of various pieces of equipment, clearance from the floor, etc, all shown on left;
... To be determined... use 2700 kelvin "Aquarium" tubes or 5000 kelvin "Natural Sunshine" tubes;
... To be determined... use ONE or TWO Hydro Sponge (Size 5) sponge filters. EACH is rated for 125 gallon aquariums... this setup the aquariums are 70 gallons each;
... To be determined... what capacity air pump to operate Hydro Sponger 5 filter;
... Other considerations not yet factored ???
I am also going to have flaps hang down from the shelf about 13" to cover the area between the top of a tank, and the shelf above with the attached lighting ballast.
Does anyone have any input they would share on this project?