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DIY Frag Rack - Contest Entry


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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default DIY Frag Rack - Contest Entry

    Recently fragged up a few of your corals? Sandbed starting to look like a container of frag plugs exploded across it? Need a method to adopt frags to different lighting levels by depth within your tank?

    Solving any and all of these issues can be easily accomplished witha simple DIY frag rack.

    Supplies:
    Old Mag-Float or other magnetic glass cleaner (or a brand new one if you want);
    Mag Float5April2011 - DIY Frag Rack - Contest Entry

    A piece of eggcrate (light diffuser grid) - available at your local hardware store;
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    Some Superglue gel - I buy mine in the three packs from the Dollar Store;
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    1. Cut or break your eggcrate to the desired size; I use a pair of pliers to break out sections till its the size I want, but know others that use side-cutters or dremmels. This will be determined by how many frags you plan on placing in the rack, as well as the size of the magnetic glass cleaner.
    2. Once you have the piece of eggcrate cut to size, center it on the magnet, and mark the positions at which it contacts the magfloat.
    3. Cover the marks with a generous layer of Superglue gel, and then place the eggcrate into the glue.
    EggcrategluedtoMag Float5April2011 - DIY Frag Rack - Contest Entry

    4. Hold firmly in place until the glue is dry or dip in water to speed up the hardening process.
    5. Once the glue it dry, place it in your tank and fill with frags.

    DIYfragrack5April2011 - DIY Frag Rack - Contest Entry
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    NOW that's my kind of frag rack. Thanks Wy!
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    NOW that's my kind of frag rack. Thanks Wy!
    Good to hear Jamie. Glad it helps somebody.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I got a pistol shrimp. Enough said about keeping anything on my sand bed
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    Mouthstofeed - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    that's a cool idea, come to think of it I've got an old worn out magfloat I was thinking about chunking anyways

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    I have one of those!!!

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    SaltCreeps - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    items usesd
    - neodymium magnets
    -silicone
    -corrugated plastic
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    First i cut my corrugated to size, this included three pieces shelf, inner magnet holder, and outer magnet holder. second i cut my magnet holes out. third i silicone the magnets in place. after the silicone dried i used silicone to seal the magnets in the corrugated plastic to prevent corrosion. finally after that dried i silicone the inner magnet holder to the shelf and once again let that dry. it works up to 3/4 inch glass and cost me no money as i had the parts laying around.

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