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I shopped at local discount store where the small GH is available. FOr $20. Put two in cart.

WHen I reached the far side of the store there was a fair number of different utility type storage racks. I looked each over. Used trays to check fit. Plastic. Metal. Short. Tall.

Opted for moderate height unit as 9 trays fit on top 3 shelves and only 7 on the plastic unit. ( Used top 3 shelves to compare because third shelf down is at same height for two tallest units) Holds 250# per shelf.
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ANd the unit looks just like just like the one everyone recommended, minus wheels!!!!!!!!!!
https://www.amazon.com/Seville-Class...=Seville+14x30
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THANK YOU EVERYONE for your valuable input.
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ANd the unit looks just like just like the one everyone recommended, minus wheels!!!!!!!!!!
https://www.amazon.com/Seville-Class...=Seville+14x30
the wheels are usually optional. you buy them separately for another $20.00.
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ahhhhh...no wheels necessary where its going.

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PLEASE COMMENT on the randomly selected vendors above, the sizing, or other issues I am totally ignorant about. THtanks.
Thanks for posting these links, Black Krim! It led me to the Bootstrap Farmer website where I ordered 1010 and 1020 trays, 6-cell tray inserts, 32-cell trays with 2" pots and didn't have to pay shipping! They arrived in 3 days and are really heavy duty. I only wish I ordered them years ago instead of buying cheap replacements annually.

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You are welcome. Durabilty is a good thing!! And 3 day shipping is impressive. I havent ordered yet, so I'll check out Boostrap Farmer.
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You are welcome. Durabilty is a good thing!! And 3 day shipping is impressive. I havent ordered yet, so I'll check out Boostrap Farmer.
For what I needed, it was cheaper ordering directly from them rather than Amazon, which only carries certain combinations.
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Hi Guys If you have a local Hydroponics Store check to see if they have what you need, I have one here close that has most of the that stuff and they are cheer than Amazon. Mike
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Agree with local hydro store on selection and price. They buy in bulk and price accordingly. I find Amazon expensive on tray supplies. Harris Seeds when they have free shipping is my go to. I didn't upgrade but got delivery in 3 business days. When I had big orders greenhousemegastore.com was cheapest even with paid shipping factored in.

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Amazon was just my goto for information. A starting point that leads to better options!!
Hummert was too confusing for a newb.

Ultimately I bought a few trays at a local discount store because I could see them and test the fit live and in person. A learning curve....
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Dang you, Kath! LOL!
I went to the Bootstrap website and ended up ordering trays and inserts! I love the green color, and also got some heavier black ones. When the snow melts, I'll have to do some sorting to get rid of a nest of old flimsy cracked trays I've kept around to double and triple up for safe carrying. Thanks for mentioning the Bootstrap website!
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Dang you, Kath! LOL!
I went to the Bootstrap website and ended up ordering trays and inserts! I love the green color, and also got some heavier black ones. When the snow melts, I'll have to do some sorting to get rid of a nest of old flimsy cracked trays I've kept around to double and triple up for safe carrying. Thanks for mentioning the Bootstrap website!
You're welcome, Dee- happy to help! Here's to sorting, recycling and no more doubling, tripling, taping, and accidents from failing trays! Not cheap, but to me, worth every penny.

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