Glass sliding tracks

Glass sliding tracks

Postby iiviii » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:13 pm

Hi all.

Once again I am in the process of building a new snake tank and have been searching hi and low for these tracks but cant find any.
The last time I built a tank I had to resort to having glass and hinges glued together and although it turned out well id still prefer the sliding tracks.
I am situated in King Williams Town but am in East London often. If anyone can please send me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.

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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby Westley Price » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:28 pm

Look for any Penny Pinchers in your vicinity.

They usually stock the rails.
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby iiviii » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:39 pm

Thanks Westley. Will give them a shout in the morning.
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby mental-tree » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:29 am

Builders Warehouse also stock the rails but they charge ± R180 for 3 meters, after purchasing mine there I found an exotic pet store that sells the rails for R90 for 6 meters! So my advice would be to call all of the pet stores in your area to see if any of them stock the rails.
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby iiviii » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:37 am

I have tried the petshops around here, but that didnt help at all seeing as everyone says I must just try the hardware stores. I think the petshops here are allot different to the ones in the rest of the country.
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby leonthemenace » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:49 am

Mental-tree, would you be so kind as to provide the info for the pet store you got those tracks from? I make use of them on a regular basis. Thanks. I can not see from which area you are, hoping Gauteng.
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby cascade » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:13 pm

R180 for a 3m length is still cheap considering, I priced a 3 meter length about 4 months ago and the price quoted was R220.

Try Mica, they said they can order.
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby Primogen » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:18 pm

If your in east london try the Gelmar branch there.
I dont know if they stock it there, but they do here in Gauteng.

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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby mental-tree » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:45 pm

leonthemenace wrote:Mental-tree, would you be so kind as to provide the info for the pet store you got those tracks from? I make use of them on a regular basis. Thanks. I can not see from which area you are, hoping Gauteng.


Loolilocks KOI Farm, 234 Trichardts Rd, Boksburg. The also have a decent selection of snakes but their stock moves very quickly due to their good prices.
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby leonthemenace » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:59 pm

Thank you mental-tree
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby iiviii » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:34 pm

If anyone is interested, Gelmar is selling the white and brown tracks at R35 for 2m. Went and got enough to last me a long time.

The salesman there said that they are the same price all over.
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby leonthemenace » Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:20 am

Just a quick question, are these tracks for the 4mm or 6mm glass? I mainly use 6mm laminated glass and the only ones i could ever get is R170.00 per set (top and bottom rail) and they are 3m long.
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby iiviii » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:42 pm

The ones from gelmar are 6mm and they are R35 for 2m (top and bottom).
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Re: Glass sliding tracks

Postby mental-tree » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:24 am

6mm tracks work perfectly for 6mm (obviously :P) and 4mm glass
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