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Old 27-06-2013, 10:21 PM
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i was wondering if you guys had any pics of your exoterra racks/stacks or had any helpful info on what you use, such as heavy duty garage shelving, making melamine to fit snug or somthing else?

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:39 AM
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Id also like to see such a thing myself mate. Ive seen people use metal shelving for exo terras as they obviously dont stack. Other tha that im yet to see a stack as such
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:46 AM
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I was asking this question myself the other day and was handed this like:
Incredible Deals On Shelving & Racking from the UK

There's some sturdy shelving on there, although I'd have preferred something made out of wood to match the sitting room décor

But someone on here has gotten a one of these and used wood to make a frame and it looks really nice. If you find my thread it's just here under habitat, you can see it too.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:26 PM
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The only one I've seen is the Exo Terra Terrarium Tower, but I can only find them for 30cm Vivs --> https://www.thereptileroom.co.uk/cat...2ac0526b119439

Although a while ago, I just wanted to knock something up for my bedroom to put a couple of vivs on and my TV. Out of one piece of MDF I knocked up



The two on the side are 45x45x60. The TV is now on the top with a 36x45x45 and canopy where the TV is.

So for the price of what it costs to buy the 30cm tower, you could knock a few up yourself for whichever size vivs you've ot.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:49 AM
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I found a more affordable shelving site:
Extra Wide Heavy Duty Shelving 300kg

Well my friend up the road was looking for shelving for her gerbil tanks (she rescues) and thought she'd get the free delivery if I bought with her haha

My plan is to get that one and add white wooden boards to the side, then thin bits at the side and along the top and converting the bottom section so it has doors as I have an 18month old who'd certainly scare the life out of the poor things I could have put there instead but as he gets older can always just take doors off I guess lol. So then it'll at least match in nicely with everything else and I can stick photo frames, ornaments etc. on there and it can look like a proper shelving thingy.
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in the end ive gotten this, as Big mcCann said. (( http://www.bigdug.co.uk/shelving-c2/...helving-pp1339 )) I also have seen other people use them. i got mine on ebay from the bigdug supplier it was a clearance item so i got it fairly cheap about £75 delivered and its about 1800H 1220W 460D with 4 shelves so not too bad and it is nice and sturdy, the gap in between each shelf is about 580 so i can fit my exoterra 900x450x450 on it with the light shroud/ heat lamp on top.

thanks for your replys guys
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Make sure you construct it 100% correctly, I have heard horror stories from the states of them failing suddenly and entire dart frog collections turned to jerky. Give "rack crash" a little search on dendroboard.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:29 PM
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Check out my thread reptile room build I've just posted some more pics of my exo terra racks.i brought them from big dug.Awesome racks but not cheap let me know what you think.
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Make sure you construct it 100% correctly, I have heard horror stories from the states of them failing suddenly and entire dart frog collections turned to jerky. Give "rack crash" a little search on dendroboard.
yeah when i got it i thought to myself these tiny bits of plastic cant hold this entire shelf up?!?? ill just have to keep an eye on it, maybe ill come up with a kind of safely thing so if they did fail the shelves wont fall onto the tanks beloow
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:03 PM
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I don't know what your shelves are rated to. Reason for failure are usually it not being constructed correctly (use that rubber mallet) or the weight on the shelves not being evenly distributed. I would also make sure it is somehow secured to the wall to stop it ever tipping forward.
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