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Old 02-21-2007, 01:56 PM
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Hi everyone,

Seems hard to believe I have been keeping PDFs over a year now. I find myself with a fairly standard beginner's collection of frogs, but of widely varying tank sizes. The tanks are spread throughout the house, and now with tads in the water, morphing containers, etc, etc, etc, it is now time for a rack.

My collection looks like this:

One 29g horizontal (2 imis)
Two 20H horizontal (pair of Azureus in one, trio of leucs in the other)
One 15g standard (trio of auratus)

I also have 4 Blue and Black auratus in quarantine, that I will be moving to either a 20H or 29g.

I don't have plans for any other frogs right now, but don't know if I'll be able to help myself when some of these Black Bassleri become available. And there is always a chance I'll venture into pums in the next year with a pair of bastis....you know how it goes.

Will the Sam's rack that I have read about here be a good choice? I realize I may not be able to fit everything on it, but better organization is a must, if I want to keep my wife.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

Greg L.
Temperance, MI
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:16 PM
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I realize I may not be able to fit everything on it, but better organization is a must, if I want to keep my wife.
Ah, another "How to keep the wife happy" post. I feel your pain.

It all depends on what you want it to look like. Wire racks don't look the best in your living room. And, if you are not going for looks, throw some 2 X 4s together and some plywood.

If you want it to look nice, check out Patrick's rack on his site or do a search for "rack" in the members photos section.
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Hey, I agree with Josh, you can make a rack pretty easy. But if you want it to look nice then you can probley have one made for what you want. I made a stand for my 190 gallon viv and it actually looks pretty good, I just used 2x6 and 2x4's and a few deck boards. Very stable and isn't an eye sore. Where are you putting the rack in your house? If it is just going to be in a back room I would make the rack yourself, if it is going to be out in the living room or something then I would either have someone build one, or take your time and make a really nice looking rack.

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Check out the garage shelving kits from home depot. You can buy 2x4s and the connectors and screws and make a custom sided rack in no time.

You can see the pictures of the one I made here:
http://www.dendroboard.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=22290
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