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DIY rack for under $50 in under 2hrs!

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Squiggle

So I watch this video & thought I'd give it a go to see how easy it is, gotta say I was quite surprised to be able to make a three tier rack for under $50 in less than 2hrs.

http://youtu.be/3ffely-t4iw

First I got the timber & screws & cut everything to length with the drop saw.

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Then with the circular saw I cut out the channels as in the video.

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Then I laid it all out & glued & screwed the front & back frames.

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Then I glued & screwed the side braces in place.

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& vwalah!! 2hrs later I have a three tier stand that can hold six 600w x 400h x 600d tanks.

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Now none of you guys have any excuses to not build a rack of your own of any size & shape, so get out there & setup MORE TANKS!!! lol :lol:

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inverted

Swag :bow: As my daughter says

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Squiggle

Lol! :lol:

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newbreed

Amazing!! Didn't really need an excuse for more but this is brilliant! Great work Jay!

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BlueBolts

Nice thread..... Well done Squiggs, almost enough to get me motivated for more racks..lol

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Squiggle

You have no excuses anymore BB, just make sure you start a journal when you do start it! :thumbsu:

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poeticwinter

hahaha its less than $50 if you have already the tools and space though to do the work :D sadly i dont have :( It's great job squiggs send me some rack please

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Squiggle

Hahaha, fair point! Although, if I sent it to you the postage would cost more than the rack! :lol:

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poeticwinter

true. im wait BlueBolts follow this path hahahaha. that way easier for me to pick up lol :lol:

 

 

Hahaha, fair point! Although, if I sent it to you the postage would cost more than the rack! :lol:

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OzShrimp

In that case i will wait for squiggs or blue bolts to move near me cause i dont have the tools or that either lol 

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FishBeast

Love it!

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Jimmynich

I didn't need to see this mate!

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Squiggle

Does that mean you'll be building a new rack Jimmynich?

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KillieOrCory

Looks great Squiggle! I like Ted's videos ;)

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Squiggle

Cheers dude, his stuff is very informative & easy to follow! :thumbsu:

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Garnelchen

hahaha its less than $50 if you have already the tools and space though to do the work :D sadly i dont have :( It's great job squiggs send me some rack please

 

I have the space and I can borrow the tools...but I'm not sure if I can build this by myself.

I guess I also have to wait until Squiggs moves somewhere closer.... :biggrin:

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Jimmynich

Does that mean you'll be building a new rack Jimmynich?

It's definitely happening in the future, just biding my time with the other half then ill spring the idea! Wish me luck

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Squiggle

Hahaha, get her addicted to shrimp & then mention you'd need a rack to have more shrimp "to save space!" lol. :lol:

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Ronskitz

Hahaha, get her addicted to shrimp & then mention you'd need a rack to have more shrimp "to save space!" lol. :lol:

Man i wish it was that easy, every time she hears i need to get.... She interupts and says oh those f...n shrimp again haha she will get a shock when i tell her i NEED a chiller so i can get into some more advanced shrimpies hahaha and thats not even mentioning the price of said shrimp oh well ya only live once and if i keep spending money we dont have it may be a short life too hahahahaha

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Squiggle

Nice one dude, ya can't talk it with you when your gone! hahaha :lol:

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Ronskitz

Nice one dude, ya can't talk it with you when your gone! hahaha :lol:

I can try :)

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OzShrimp

Squiggs how much are your labor costs lol ?

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Jenbenwren

I'm thinking I might have to ask some of the builders working in my area atm what they do with any structural timber off cuts. Hopefully they throw them out and are happy to give them to me so I can cut some of the costs. I don't like my chances but I guess it's worth a try

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Tankeyone

what was the timber you used? 90x45mm structural pine? 

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