DIY frag rack build - perfect fit.

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  1. Visser

    Visser MASA Contributor

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    Just wanted to share my DIY frag rack that ive built for my newest frag tank.
    I was tired of the old "clip on" frag racks that always looks "in the way" of everything & spoil the whole look of the tank.
    Well, this is the results of my thinking.

    The design
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    The Build
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    This is what the tank looked like before i filled it with water.
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    After Tank finished cycle with old coral stand:
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    What the tank looks like with the new frag rack installed:
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    That looks really nice, do you sell frags aswell?
     
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    Very nice. Did you use Perspex?

    With this a person can have a deep frag tank, SPS at the top and low light corals at the bottom. Also makes viewing frags easier.
     
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    do you take orders?
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Lol, thanks @cizanie, unfortunately not selling at the moment as I am still stocking with corals...

    Yes, I used 3mm solid black plexiglass. It works really well for all light requirements of the different type of corals!

    Especially small clams will be easy to photo acclimate with this frag rack.

    The Large holes at the back is where i installed a sunsun wavemaker to blast out any debris that might settle underneath the frag rack & provide a more uniform flow throughout the entire tank. (works like a charm)
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Ill do the design for you...:whistling: @dallasg
     
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  9. Gerhard DP

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    Who drilled all those holes :)
     
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    With what are you lighting the frag tank?
     
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    Now this is a really nice design and it looks very professional. Well done Visser :thumbup:
    Wher did you have the flexiglass cut?
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Lol, I did... Was actually quite easy. Used a 12mm wooden drill. & took about 10minutes


    Im using the new Intellisun 85W led unit from Reef aquatics.
    http://http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=44636

    Thanks fraser
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks @Tiger eye, i got it from maizeys plastics in pretoria. in pretoria.
     
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    Great innovation :thumbup:
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks @whiterabbit, & welcome to masa!!!
     
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    Simply awesomely done.

    what it cost you?
     
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    Visser Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Thanks @Ayoob.
    Cost R220 for the plexiglass
     
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