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Ken Bartenfeld
08-04-2005, 07:17 PM
Told you all about the racks I was going to make and some said it wouldn't work and some said do back heating...well, I went and did the under the belly heat and it all turned out great...

Here are pics of everything...

http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/55026IMG_0494-med.JPG
Before I started...
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http://gallery.pethobbyist.com/data/55026IMG_0493-med.JPG

Hope you guys like it! Took me about an hour to do...and probably a total of $45 in stuff...not to bad I would say. And mostly because I like the look!

Toyvet
08-04-2005, 09:28 PM
Well done Ken....and $45 !!!!!!!! Excellent;
Thanks for sharing;
Greg

Ken Bartenfeld
08-04-2005, 09:31 PM
Thanks Greg! I emailed you earlier ;-)

hatecrew
08-04-2005, 11:03 PM
nice!!!! that give me some idea :D

GeckoFiend
08-04-2005, 11:36 PM
Very nice. I'm going to be doing something similar-I found some drawers that will work for my purposes.

Justin
08-05-2005, 08:09 AM
Great looking Ken, that should do some baby amyae nicely!

Brandon
08-05-2005, 09:12 AM
agreed, it looks great...do you have any problems with the tubs scraping against the heat tape?

oscar
08-05-2005, 07:46 PM
that was exactly my concern Brandon. it looks like you place the heat tape on the left side of the drawers exactly where it will be the drawer will be resting. what are you planning on housing in there? some knobtails? my only other concern would be possible escapage. that last thing you want is to find some of them AWOL. if it does work though.. awesome job!!! :)

Scott

PeterW
08-06-2005, 09:04 AM
Looks realy 'professional'!

AM Gecko
08-06-2005, 02:49 PM
Ken
as I admire your work there I have to tell you that I made one like that in my first years of keeping geckos. Be aware of this, when you are opening a box the one right under will have no cover and the geckos will escape from the back. Put a fine mesh under all of the tubs, either on top or the bottom of the heat tape but make sure is secured glued/screwed on the rack or you will have some terrible surprises while you work on your geckos, just a suggestion. :idea:
Alberto

Ken Bartenfeld
08-06-2005, 11:23 PM
agreed, it looks great...do you have any problems with the tubs scraping against the heat tape?


No trouble yet really, just when I try and pull it all the way out...I am waiting to get the babies now...it doesn't run agaisnt the heat tape, just is a little hotter then I want it to be, I hooked it up with my other racks that run 85, and the one I made seems to stay about 90.3...but just on a little part of the side. I will just not put the hide area there.



Ken
as I admire your work there I have to tell you that I made one like that in my first years of keeping geckos. Be aware of this, when you are opening a box the one right under will have no cover and the geckos will escape from the back. Put a fine mesh under all of the tubs, either on top or the bottom of the heat tape but make sure is secured glued/screwed on the rack or you will have some terrible surprises while you work on your geckos, just a suggestion.
Alberto


Thanks Alberto, I really didn't think of that. But it kind of has a 1 inch lip so if they did try to get out, they would not be able to really do it unless they literally jump.

Thanks everyone for the replies, I love how I did it, saw it, bought it...planned it ;-)



what are you planning on housing in there?


Baby Nephrurus Amyae