It's on sale right now hich is a plus- and it can be set up vertically or horizontally which is another plus. To be honest I'm going for performance over looks. What about the solid surface? Would a rack type design be better?
I have a divided ten and I divided it three ways but I am going to add a fourth soon for my gender bending "female" ee. Divided tanks are great because you can keep more bettas with less equipment. How many bettas do you want?
I would replace that shelving. It looks like particle board, which swells if it gets any water on it. I sealed my wood shelves and they still have areas of swelling because water has gotten under and sat there.
My dad and brother recommended using yellow tongue flooring for my next shelves as it is much more water resistant.
Also be careful of shelves that say they can carry x amount of weight. I have often found that while they can carry that amount of weight, they don't mention that the shelf will bow while holding that weight. So you may need to add some reinforcement under each shelf.
My shelf is able to hold something like 500kg a shelf (it is actual industrial shelving) and I can climb up it if I want, but it still bows in the middle and I do not like it.
How much bettas do I want? How many or on this forum? Times ah, 6...thousand four hundred and ninety two. But that want fit in a 10 gallon so... I would like 4 but I didn't know if some people thought that 2 or 3 was better. And I've only had one at a time but if I'm going to set it up I want it so I wont need to change it for awhile. AKA: 2 bettas, maybe just one more division, well... one more won't hurt, right?
How many tanks are you putting on? I only have like 150kg on my shelves and they still bow a bit. I think if you run some struts (I think that is what they are called) under each shelf it should just offer that extra strength. You don't want your tanks to crack. It's always my fear and I can't wait to replace my rack.
I have about 375lbs (170kg) total to fit on it at the moment, but that might change (for example, when I set up my wilds tank) I would say in the end it would be 150 ish pounds on each shelf... Really rough estimate though. My Grandpa is WAY handier then I am, so I will talk to him about it... Bowing scares me to.
Yeah my brother and dad are handy so I go and bug them about stuff. My dad spent hours crawling under my bedroom floor reinforcing it for this 100 gallon tank I thought I was going to use. Then it turned out not to even fit on the rack haha. Poor man.
Finally saw a pair I hadn't seen in ages out today. I thought the male was dead because I hadn't spotted him for at least a week. They came out just before in full colour and very feisty to eat the BBS I put in for their fry. Of course they spat out all the grindals I put in for them.