New tank racks

Edsal Steel ShelvingWith my bounty of new old tanks, I needed some rack space to put them into service.  I normally build my racks, but in this case it was Wal-Mart to the rescue.

I wanted something easy to put up and easy to take down. Also something portable so I could move them where needed without any trouble.

Photo by Dennis Ball
Photo by Dennis Ball

I purchased two of the Edsal 48″W x 24″D x 72″H Steel Shelving units to use as my portable tank racks.  These shelves are made in the USA and rated at 800 lbs per shelf or 4000 lbs total.

I’ve had these in service for a couple of months now and I’m pleased with them.  They are very easy to reconfigure if you need to move the shelf spacing around, and they are fairly light weight so they are easy to move around in the room.

If I were buying permanent racks, I would have spent more and gotten a more heavy-duty rack, but for what I’m using these for, they work perfectly!

2 thoughts on “New tank racks”

    1. They were very thin so I replaced them with 3/4 inch #2 pine boards. I do have several ‘home built’ racks that have 3/4 inch MDF shelves that are NOT sealed and they have been in service for many years. I try to keep the humidity down in the fish room and not spill or splash too much water around.

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