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i'm going to be collecting quite a few royals so could anyone give me info and pics of fubs, racks and heating....thanks
 

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15mm contiboard, 9mm ply, 5 x 4' heat strips, 1 x 600w (will run 4 of these) pulse stat, 15 x 33L rubs... £425-450 total cost...

 

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Build your own rack system mate, its simple and will cost you very little compared to prices you buy racks for. Heres a link to a DIY rack build on this forum. Also search on the forums for racks and you will find loads of threads about building them. YouTube is also good for video builds of racks.
 

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Its easier to make your own.Mine cost me around £70.+ the cost of the tubs on top.
 

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where do you make the holes in the rubs?
some people "tea bag" them...
i only put 1 hole in each corner of the top surface of the RUB , because "proper" RUBs are ventilated around the lid already...
 

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is it not better to have a few more holes just to be on the safe side? i've actually now put holes all round on the sides and a few rows in the lid. i am new to keeping royals and i just thought i'd make sure that the rubs are well ventilated, besides i like checking on them daily and just spray the substrate on the heated side now and again
 

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I drill a couple of holes low down at one end and a couple high up at the other - bit of air flow then. And a couple in the lid.

Here's a 9L hatchling rack. Cost about £200 all in inc' tubs.

Tip is to get B&Q to cut the wood. Took less than 20 mins to build.

 
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