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    coral stands??

    hello, wondering if anyone has and good ideas for stands that can be made to sit on the glass bottom of a tank that will support full size corals? been thinking of using eggcrate with holes in it large enough to put the coral stems through and maybe plastic pvc fittings or similar as legs on the bottom of the eggcrate..anyone have any other ideas? No sandbed to stick them into for support.

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    Jeff

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    eggcrates are great, u can make little shelfs with those and pvc pipes...

    differnt options... i've seen them just hung by string.. i don't know how safe that is, but some commercial aquacultures do it to save space

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    thanks. Think i'm going to go with something similar

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    Eggcrate usually works, I've been playing with the idea of my next bare bottom tank to glue the corals right to the bottom glass. I tried this on my old tank with SPS on the side glass at the back and it worked quite well.

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    hey, brad u got new tank setup yet?

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    I wish! I won't see a new tank until this time next year, still building the new house. All the rain we had in the fall pushed back a lot of the construction work.
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    Sorry for taking things off track. Please PM me for anything not related to original thread question. Thanks.

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    thanks Kenzy and nice place too!

    ended up just stopping by the local sallyann and picked up a bunch of plastic dish type trays that are all full of holes and used my sidecutters to make different sized holes for different coral stems etc....dollar store has a bunch of different sizes too hyeah: worked like a charm and already came with feet

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