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Old 15-08-2012, 08:52 AM
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My ball python collection is growing fast and it's not gonna get any smaller any time soon so it's time to buy a rack. I have 2 now but they are both DIY jobs and although nothing wrong with them I'd like a propped rack. I'v been looking for a second hand one for a while but none pop up. So, if you was looking for a rack which would you go for and why? it's to hold around 30 adults male and females.

I love the freedom breeder racks but they don't seem to be available in the UK.

So I need advice guys.

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Old 15-08-2012, 09:03 AM
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i have a Vision V70 which i really like, i have foil insulation lined the whole outside as its in a spare bedroom
temps are spot on all year round, and give snakes a small spray when in blue
no issues

im looking at increasing next year, so im either gonna go the same as i can mix V35 and V70 in one rack rather than heat mats

i much prefer to use heat cable

i'll watch this thread closely for other ideas

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Old 15-08-2012, 09:11 AM
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I prefer the LP3 racking. It has the advantage in that it takes up the least amount of space using the same vision v70 tub. It also is easier to keep clean. The other advantage over vision is that it runs on heat mats, not cable which I find better, gives a wider spread of heat and allows you to have a lower basking area.

The other racks on the market are also fine but to me they are too big and bulky, with thick metal frames etc.
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I'm all about Euroracks. For me, they're by far the best looking, I think a lot of the others look pretty pants.

The other good points are they use heat mats which are far better than cables, I used to use cables and I think they're awful. Mats spread the heat a lot better and give a nice even hot spot.

Euroracks are also built exactly to your specification, you pick what size RUBs, lidded or lidless, how many high by how many wide, you can have bigger RUBs at the bottom, with smaller RUBs on top.

I just had a look at the LP racks, and euroracks are also a lot cheaper! The LP70 is a grand for 10 tubs, I got a 2 wide x 8 high lidless 33L Eurorack for 940 including all heating, stat, plastic back and sides to make the rack nice and dark AND Derek came all the way from Loughborough to Brighton to install it and show me how everything works.

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Old 15-08-2012, 10:08 AM
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For me its a toss up between LP and Euroracks, Euro racks are cheaper however i feel i would go for the LP as IMO it looks better and the V70 tubs are slightly larger than 33ltr tubs which is what i would go for if to use euroracks.

I got a quote from euro racks for a 5ltr hatchling rack 2 wide by 10 high, would cost 750, and the LP V18 rack 2 wide by 10 high with metal is only 770 so what is 20 really?
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Old 15-08-2012, 10:47 AM
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Just bought ourselves a Eurorack and will be using them again as our collection grows!

And to boot Linda and Derek are great! Really helpful friendly people!

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Old 15-08-2012, 11:18 AM
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Im torn between EuroRacks and LP.

I'd only use 70 litre RUBS. So LP works out abit cheaper for me.

Isn't it about 1600 for a 20 tub LP? The same money with EuroRacks would get me an 18 tub rack for about 1650.


A few people complain about the gap on EuroRacks between the RUB and shelf above? Or so Ive seen on the other forum.
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Just bought ourselves a Eurorack and will be using them again as our collection grows!

And to boot Linda and Derek are great! Really helpful friendly people!


that does look good Jennie.
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I do like the look of that Eurorack especially with those black sides.

looks very neat and tidy.

1 thing I like about using RUB's is if I ever needed to transport or move my Royals I can just pull the tub, take out water and stick the lid on.
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lp3 all the way for me, the design and ease to add to it is a total winner
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