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 #1132638


Gynmonkey1044
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 Building a rack

I am interested in building a rack for my ball pythons I like the rubbermaid 54 gallon one I believe it is 36x18 but I have a couple of questions first how do you heat them? Do you simply put a heat tape on each tub? And what about light do they really do ok in the dark all day? Any help would be great



01/14/07  09:39am

 #1133922


Petboy15
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  Message To: Gynmonkey1044   In reference to Message Id: 1132638


 Building a rack

put heat tape under each tub, or get one long strip that you can waeve in and out to use for each. They love the dark too. Why is this forum so dead, even in the middle of the season?



01/15/07  10:16am

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SwSerpentarium
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  Message To: Petboy15   In reference to Message Id: 1133922


 Building a rack

You could get by with building a rack using 41qt sterlite tubs. Ball pythons like tighter caging anyhow, we keep ours in 41qt tubs and they do amazingly well, they feed, breed and do all the normal activity. There are many ways to put together a rack unit depends on how many you wish to house and how fancy you want it . Here are pics of our 28qt racks with heat tape along the backside.



01/24/07  02:06am

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LLs
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  Message To: SwSerpentarium   In reference to Message Id: 1145536


 Building a rack

extreme bump here. but im trying to build a rack as well for a little ball bredding project and im new to it but it just amazes me how they can go through all the normal life cycles strictly off the heat tape and being in the dark all day? that has never seen apparent to me. correct me if im wrong.



03/22/09  02:12am

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  Message To: LLs   In reference to Message Id: 1972596


 Building a rack

if you think about it they arent in the dark 24/7 unless you have the lights in your snakes room off and blinds closed. in a rack there is still the one side thats opened where you slide the tubs in and out. also i seen alot of racks with 4 inch wide heat tape running up the back side wall from top to bottom only on the t-stat that works just fine for my breeder. each stack of tubs has a strip ran right behind them and he maintains good temps in his rack



07/08/11  09:46am

 #2236843


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  Message To: BigBoyzBoids   In reference to Message Id: 2228017


 Building a rack

Where is the best place to get heat tape and can you recomend a good T-stat



09/13/11  11:13pm

 #2237641


BigBoyzBoids
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  Message To: Naz420   In reference to Message Id: 2236843


 Building a rack

there is a lot of places online but someone might be selling them a litle cheaper then new if you look on faunaclassifieds alot of good deals there



09/20/11  09:39am


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