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Cody 05-12-2008 08:15 PM

DIY Mag Frag Rack
 
My DIY Mag Frag Rack. It is a rack made out of eggcrate and a Mag Float to hold coral frags. For SW, but if you want to try it for FW, go ahead. Let me know what you think. :)

DIY Mag Frag Rack

Step1:
Get Materials. You need:
-Sheet of Eggcrate (NOTE: This is found in the lighting section at Home Depot/Lowes; used to cover flourescent lights).
-A Mag-Float of any size (Larger Mag-Float=more frags to hold)(I use the small one here)
-Plyers/Sharp Cutting Instrument (Scissors NOT reccomended)
-Superglue
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4343_eggcrate1_1.jpg

Step2:
Lay Out eggcrate and find where you want to cut. For a small float, the size should be about 7 x 4.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4343_eggcrate2_1.jpg

Step3:
Cut Eggcrate on the outside portion. You can cut off the sides when your shape is out. This just makes it easier for you and your next project.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4343_eggcrate2a_1.jpg

Step4:
You have your sheet. Place the Mag-Float where you want it to be. Try to get it as centered as possible.
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4343_eggcrate3_1.jpg
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4343_eggcrate4_1.jpg

Step5:
Glue top edges of Eggcrate and attach the Mag Float. Use some clamps to hold it down (I would reccomend waiting at least 30 min to dry, if not 60 min. I had mine clamped for 24hrs).
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4343_eggcrate5_1.jpg

Step6:
Release Clamp, and you have your finished project!
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4343_eggcrate6_1.jpg

In soon-to-be tank:
http://www.fishforum.com/userpix/4343_eggcrate7_1.jpg
:thankyou:

herefishy 05-12-2008 08:51 PM

My lfs's have done the same type of set up for quite a long time. I have the same type, albeit shelves, in my mini(20g) reef tank. The 20g is going to be done away with as I graduate to a bit larger tank while I learn more. At the present time I have a mentor that helps me take care of the tank. The 20g will become are refugium/sump for frags.


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