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Choosing shelving/racking.
#1
I was planning on buying a metro style shelving unit this weekend, but after reading a couple horror stories on the other site I'm not sure now. What do y'all use and or suggest?
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#2
Bakers racks or pretty much nothing for me. 9 years plus with some pretty heavy weights and never a problem.
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#3
Good enough for me, seems to be what everyone uses.
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#4
here's why I like them.

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#5
So the "failure mode" of the baker's racks appears to be the plastic sleeves failing? I was wondering how much value there might be (for shelves that are already deployed) in securing metal hose clamps on the poles beneath each shelf...
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#6
the fail is almost certainly 'bad set-up" or bad weight distribution. Human error.
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#7
I like the hose clamp idea, pretty genious actually.
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#8
Philsuma Wrote:the fail is almost certainly 'bad set-up" or bad weight distribution. Human error.

Well if you want to keep a bunch of 10 gallons on a rack id say go for it. you don't have much to loose. anything more and why chance it. if you feel the need to pay for an overpriced exo I would think twice. Only thing I use a bakers rack for is Growout tubs and tad. Maby a single 10 temp.
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#9
Can't beat 2x4s, lag bolts, screws and thick plywood.
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#10
well, ended up getting a Sandusky 60x74x18.....Im 320# and sat on the rack my vivs are on and didn't bow it. bakers racks it is.
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#11
sp** 74HX60WX18D
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