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Robert

If you are doing a lot of tanks on a long stand but the stand is cheapish metal storage shelf or something go with lots of smaller tanks as opposed to a divided large tank purely for the fact that in case the stand decides to bow chances are only one tank MAY crack but say if you had a long tank you lose the whole thing.

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Heavyd

Thanks Robert, that's a very good point.

I'm seriously considering building my own rack out of timber, but when I build things they rarely end up cheaper.

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blindfisherman

Ican get the timber from work for next to nothing and have tools you are more than welcome to use

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Heavyd

You da man!!!

I will seriously take you up on the offer of sourcing the timber for me. Cheers!

I'm not sure yet about the tools yet as I have some power tools. Will need to make a design first and see what I'll need. Thanks.

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