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Posted by chris_harper2 on February 23, 2003 at 13:43:05:
In Reply to: Re: Your opinions on rack systems>thinking of going this route. posted by chris_harper2 on February 22, 2003 at 23:56:40:
You can find pictures of racks built around clear tubs at both Habitat Systems and Arboreal Ecstacies. Both sites are available through Kingsnakes home page.
Make sure to navigate completely through both sites and there are some good pics of these racks on various pages.
Note that most pics are of Rubbermaid Polycarbonate boxes and not the Cambro Poly boxes.
Both have identical dimensions but the Cambros do not have the frosted corners like the Rubbermaids and therefore provide better viewing.
Also, these boxes come in 3", 6", and 9" heights. One of the sizes even comes in a 15" height. Perimeter sizes are 18" X 26" and 13" X 18". So slightly larger than normal plastic rubbermaid sweater boxes and half-sized sweater boxes respectively.
Lastly, another option would be to find an inexpensive "bus-boy" tray and add a viewing area. What I've done is to route a large rectangle out of two opposite sides of one of these trays and then I"ve glued in thin acrylic. Having acrylic on both sides allows for better viewing as light can shine through.
Not as pretty as a rack built around a Cambro box, but cheaper if you can buy full sheets of acrylic and cut it yourself.
Don't know why I did not think of that earlier.
Best of luck and feel free to e-mail with any questions.