The unofficial egg crate thread!!!!!

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by SwimsWithFish, Dec 31, 2011.

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  1. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    Nova Extreme SLR 4x T5HO?
     
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  3. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    DO you have problems with air pockets in your sandbed?
     
  4. Thatgrimguy

    Thatgrimguy Flying Squid

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    No. I just don't like that it restricts the movement of organisms through the sand bed. I don't have anything bad, but I don't see any real benefit either.
     
  5. SPINNER

    SPINNER Fire Shrimp

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    The first picture is of my 7' long elevated sand beds for my 300 gallon build once rock is in place won't see egg crate.

    The second picture is of my 750 reef before adding corals, that's a 1000lbs of branch rock on double egg crate held up with acrylic tubes.
     
  6. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    I don't. My sandbed is about 2" so it doesn't take much up. I also love the stability and piece of mind.
     
  7. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    That's sick!!!
     
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  9. pgoodsell

    pgoodsell Horrid Stonefish

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    I didn't go with eggcrate on the bottom of mine, didnt really see a need for it. My rock sits on the bottom with sand around it, and if a rock falls, 3 inches of sand is plenty of cushion to keep it from breaking the bottom.
     
  10. nyvw

    nyvw Skunk Shrimp

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    Just set this up

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  11. SwimsWithFish

    SwimsWithFish Giant Squid

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    Very nice scape you got there.
     
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  12. nyvw

    nyvw Skunk Shrimp

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    thanks! im currently waiting for my dam ro/di unti to make some water so i can fill my tank.. its so cold out its slower than molasses on a cold Vermont morning lol