Check out my awesome rack!!! *completed*

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Siddique, Apr 29, 2011.

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  1. tharsis

    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    What a rack! Giggity giggity...

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  3. Siddique

    Siddique Dragon Wrasse

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    Well, from a US currency stand point, I'm not entirely sure of the cost but,
    I used about half of a sheet of egg crate (a 2x4 sheet)
    Some Crazy Glue Gel
    And a sharp pliers or nippers.

    I Didn't take photos of the steps made but I'll try to explain it:
    Measure the size rack u want to build, WxH
    Cut out 3-4 squares or rectangles that size (Depending on what size tank you plan on putting it in) Be sure to leave some swimming room for fishes. These are your frames/support.

    Use on of these frames along with a marker to draw a template. Using your pliers or nippers, Cut it out exactly like how you would view a flight of stairs from a side profile.
    Something like this:
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    l
    l_____
    l
    l______
    l
    l

    And so on...
    After you cut all support frames like this, then cut long strips of the egg crate and glue them onto the frames. These strips are essentially the steps that ur fastening onto the frames i.e. where ur frags are gonna sit.
    Start in the middle so you get proper support.
    Only use a very little glue when ur sticking them so that it would harden quickly.

    Any other questions, feel free to ask;)
     
  4. Siddique

    Siddique Dragon Wrasse

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    Ok so my little diagram isn't coming out like I planned. Let me try again:

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    ____l____
    ________l____
    ____________l____
    ________________l
     
  5. gsxr1000rider

    gsxr1000rider Fire Shrimp

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    Lol...
     
  6. dellyjoe

    dellyjoe Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    wow now this is a great looking rac. i have never seen any of them that good and big looking.
     
  7. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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  9. agv180

    agv180 Astrea Snail

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    very good, i like rack made of egg crate
     
  10. Siddique

    Siddique Dragon Wrasse

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    So now that I got the zeal to do up my frag tank,
    I got some pix of my awesome rack in action.
    Don't have much frags yet but,
    I finally got my Ca reactor and CO2;D
    So bye bye dosing:p
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    This reactor is just temporary till i get the next one I ordered sometime this wk or next wk.
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    And finally, my awesome rack in action.
    Excuse the scarcity!
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  11. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    That's pretty a pretty cool frag tank. Is that just your return pump hooked up to it then your return goes back to main tank?
     
  12. Siddique

    Siddique Dragon Wrasse

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    Thanks;)
    I have a DIY overflow in the corner of my DT and that drains into the frag tank and then, I drilled a hole and fitted a bulkhead close to the top of the frag tank and that drains into my sump via PVC.
    Pretty simple design. Works perfectly;)