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spit.fire
07-05-2015, 02:22 AM
just a hand made prototype until i finalize the design, once i figure out exactly what i want, the final one will be screwed together with thump screws and may or may not have the trays made out of egg crate

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a171/tyty_220/IMG_20150704_172140_zpsogybxz3c.jpg

Aquattro
07-05-2015, 02:38 AM
That's a beast!

I've always found that egg crate, at least new, really tends to grow all kinds of nasty algae. I'd look at acrylic instead. More money, but I think nicer to deal with

spit.fire
07-05-2015, 02:53 AM
That's a beast!

I've always found that egg crate, at least new, really tends to grow all kinds of nasty algae. I'd look at acrylic instead. More money, but I think nicer to deal with

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a171/tyty_220/fraggin%20rack_zpsychhwb2l.jpg

this is a quick rendering of the origional design before i changed the hole pattern and added more holes

Myka
07-05-2015, 02:54 AM
^ That's similar to what I had built for an old tank. Do you have a CNC machine? I paid for someone to do it...that bill hurt. I made mine so that each level was stand alone so I could pick each one up and turkey baste underneath.

spit.fire
07-05-2015, 02:55 AM
^ That's similar to what I had built for an old tank. Do you have a CNC machine? I paid for someone to do it...that bill hurt.

i make the template on a cnc machine and make duplicates by hand

Myka
07-05-2015, 02:57 AM
Smart. :)

GoFish
07-05-2015, 07:17 AM
Very nice design! Really like how you've sloped all the levels downward. Having each level removable would definitely be a bonus for cleaning, It would also help with taking care of that algae prob one by one
If you go the acrylic route which I've done the only change I'd make is maybe putting a small lip on the lower leading edges. If you end up with some frag tiles discs or anything without the post on the bottom you may end up picking stuff up off the floor or the next shelf upside down once in a while due to snail, flow, or fish.
If you make duplicates add me to the list.

Limeyman
07-21-2015, 04:00 AM
I'll second Vancity for one of those as well if you decide to go ahead with more.

spit.fire
07-21-2015, 04:02 AM
still working on getting it perfect, once i like how it is ill be making a bunch of them

byee
07-21-2015, 08:26 AM
Is someone cnc'ing the acrylic parts for the frag rack!

spit.fire
07-22-2015, 02:10 AM
Is someone cnc'ing the acrylic parts for the frag rack!
i have to talk to a company and get a sample to see what their cuts are like but yes