40 wt. shop light fixtures won't fit nice wire rack at Costco.
I start lots of seedling, under lights, in my basement.
The light stand is home-built, 51"x24". That gives me enough room to fit three, 40 wt (double tube) shop light fixtures, for four, standard 11x22 flats.
My stand is on it's last, wooden legs. I need another light stand.
I was going to build one, but with everything/wood/brackets/ it'll be about $100.
People here have talked about a nice stand at SAMs club or Costco.
I looked at them yesterday, at Costco. They have two, 72x48x18 stands. One has solid shelves ($52); the other, chrome, wire shelving ($80).
I thought being only 18" wide, the flats will hang over the ends of the shelf a few inches, but since I am using 3 shop light fixtures (6 40wt florescent tubes), there'd be enough light, to take care of that, even if I have to turn the flats end to end to make the light on the plants, equal.
Checking the actual, inside, dimensions of the shelves, I came up with approximately 46x16.
Since my fixtures are about 50x6, that means the ends and sides will not fit the space.
The only way I can make them work is to remove one fixture. That will knock down the light, by a third, which I don't want to do.
Anyone who has these nice shelves, how do you get your fluorescents to fit?