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Re: [Killietalk] Acrylic cutting
John Wubbolt wrote:
snip...[the fun stuff]
I would use 2 X 4's to build my stand with plywood on the shelves for
stability and strength... this is how i build my racks for my
tanks.... I would never trust those plastic shelf units..... even
with 2.5 gallon tanks..... sorry
Big John just hit one of my serious worry buttons. If I have a bigger
tank on top (15G?) and as much as 12G/shelf below that, how do I secure
it in earthquake country, and just how close to breaking is it, really?
I have used these plastic racks for serious dead storage, before, and
even had partially-filled tanks on one out on the patio. They are pretty
strong, but I think they need quake bracing as a minimum. The round
uprights can only take a minimum of side pressure before collapsing.
Even a heavy person falling against one might exceed the design
strength. No? Back to my powder-coated steel baker's racks!
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