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Finding the Best Fish Tank Shelves

We get a lot of questions about storing tanks and cages on our shelving units. So if you're looking to relocate your pets, we can help you find the right storage solution.

When choosing some storage for your tanks, you want to make sure you're giving your pets a safe and secure home. At G-Rack, we have a range of shelving and racking that's perfect for your housing your animals.

In this guide, we'll talk you through finding the right G-Rack shelving unit for you.

Things to think about

Before you dive in into fish tank storage racking, there's a few things you'll need to do. 

First, you'll need an idea of weight, so make sure that you're choosing a rack supports your tank comfortably to ensure safe storage.

Next, you'll need to measure your tanks to make sure they will fit your shelves. Pretty simple, right?

Are G-Rack shelving units safe for my fish tanks?

Now let's cover the most important thing when it comes to fish tank shelves; load-bearing safety.

Our shelving provides real strength and a seamless storage solution. Our units feature robust metal constructions, with thick MDF boards supported by stainless steel beams for extra durability, spreading the load across the frame without any bowing or sagging. Our units also come with rubber feet for optimum stability.

Our standard shelving comes with a load weight of 175kg per tier, which gives you a huge 875kg per rack. 

If you have a larger fish tank unit, you can check out our heavy-duty shelving range. These racks hold 265kg of load weight per tier, that's a massive 1325kg per rack!

With durable load weights on each of the five tiers, you can store multiple tanks per rack with confidence (after all, fish like neighbours too!) 

Choosing the right racks for your pets

Now that you have an idea of size, you can look at our range of fish tank racking. 

Our standard shelving is perfect for smaller tanks. With a width of 90cm depth of 40cm, you can store smaller tanks comfortably. 

If you're storing large tanks, our wide shelving will do the job for you - these units are 120cm wide, with a range of generous depths, offering plenty of space for your aquatic friends.

We also supply heavy duty shelving which is ideal for storing something like a larger tank or aquarium. We design these racks to withstand intensive loads, so you can keep multiple tanks per tier if you require, but make sure they don't exceed the 265kg limit.

Are you looking for something smaller, that still packs a punch? Look no further than our heavy-duty workbenches. These two-tier units provide 300kg of load weight per tier and include beam ties to increase durability. These units stand at 90cm tall while offering a convenient 120cm width and 60cm depth.

Other benefits

Our shelving and racking offer five tiers of convenient storage, so you can leave a shelf spare for storing your fish food and cleaning products for your tank. We also supply spare shelves if you want to add an extra storage tier to your unit.

The G-Rack range is also fully adjustable, so you can alter shelf height to suit your needs. If you have a taller tank, you can adjust shelf height around it to ensure a good fit. You can also remove a tier if you want additional height, this won't affect the structural integrity of the unit.

Our design lets you split your rack into two smaller bays if you'd like your pets a little closer to the floor. This is possible as the height is comprised of two 90cm beams that are connected using an upright connecting piece. The rolled edge design of the upright beams also adds extra durability to the unit.

Finally, our units feature a boltless design that we use across our shelving range, so you won't need any screws or bolts to go from flat-packed to fully racked. The only tool you'll need is a simple rubber mallet (sold separately) to securely knock the stainless steel framework into place.

Need some advice?

If you have any further questions about home storage, don't hesitate to contact our UK team. Our storage experts will evaluate your storage needs, and point you in the right direction.

So give us a call on 0191 500 6000, or drop us an email at and we'll get your pets sorted out in no time!

Finding the Best Fish Tank Shelves