DIY Frag Rack...

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I finally thought I might put one or two small frag racks in my DT.
    For the first time since reefing, I didn't view any 'how-to's'- it seemed easy enough for a DIY.
    I finally though I might put one or two small frag racks in my DT.
    For the first time since reefing, I didn't view any 'how-to's'- it seemed easy enough for a DIY.
    My good friend Norg had given me a piece of Eggcrate to cut a DIY a frag rack out of.
    I cut the 'rack portion I wanted, and cut 3 supports for the rack.
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    Attached the supports w/ zip ties
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    I'm waiting on my ebay magnets to mount this

    I also scavenged a dishwasher I was getting rid of, and saw the potential in the smaller racks that when on the shelves.
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    And Juan was nice enough to donate one of his old MagFloats, so I could make my very first DIY frag rack.
    I ziptied the magfloat to the piced I had cut out of one of the untensil baskets
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    And already put to use
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  3. BoB123

    BoB123 Spaghetti Worm

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    Cool, I might make one or a few.
     
  4. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Go for it,

    Since my tanks inception- ~23months, I NEVER wanted any racks in my DT.

    But now, the ones I'm using and going to use are thin, and will always be magneted to the back wall- and almost behind some rockwork, so not that obtrusive.

    I caved. But really the reason is to have a few frags for reefer guests and friends for trades -(I like trading for IPA styule beer!), and maybe a few sales, trades mostly though.

    I now have 56 different species of coral, the majority of them sps
     
  5. chealy

    chealy Spaghetti Worm

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    Looks good todd!

    Just finished building my led set so it's time to start buying some more coral!
     
  6. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Look for locals- much cheaper than lfs usually.

    Out of my 56 species, I'll be less than 3 or 4 came from a lfs, I did buy many from other reefers, traded many, and some were actually given to me!

    I do GIVE frags as well often, especially softies.

    What comes around goes around
     
  7. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    cool i too made 1 using high power magnets...... :)
     
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  9. reefer Bob

    reefer Bob Montipora Digitata

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    It's always interesting to see what your DIY projects are. Never would of thought of using dishwasher parts. Cool stuff.
     
  10. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Thanks, I think? ;-)

    I'm always looking at things, extra pieces, various packing pieces for items like in the medical field, etc., and saying to myself, HHhmmmmm,
    What could I use that for on my Reef tank system!
     
  11. diverdan

    diverdan Bangghai Cardinal

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    I never thought I would have a rack in my tank. And never really could find a good way to mount it. After reading your thread my mind started to go crazy and I had to do one too. Post 203 in my build.
    Thanks Todd for the idea.
     
  12. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    I saw that post, and your rack Will,

    first class workmanship with that acrylic you have there!