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iced98lx
02/07/2017, 12:02 PM
(http://pentairaes.com/fiberglass-troughs.html)

Seems their 120 gallon model would be ideal for a frag growout system for the $300 cost...

12 inches deep, 24 inches wide and 8 foot long, seems like a good size for lighting and stands should be easy to construct, just wish they were white.

Anyone using these (or other fiberglass) troughs?

Thanks!

Wazzel
02/07/2017, 01:05 PM
I have one, but have not set it up as a frag tank. I used it as a holding tank during my tank swap and it worked great.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other-2/120-build/i-SkfvFjX/0/L/image-L.jpg

iced98lx
02/07/2017, 01:06 PM
I have one, but have not set it up as a frag tank. I used it as a holding tank during my tank swap and it worked great.

how is the rigidity? How did you support it if you don't mind me asking?

Wazzel
02/07/2017, 01:07 PM
how is the rigidity? How did you support it if you don't mind me asking?

They flex some. I bought is used and need to do a little fiberglass work to it for my liking. It is on a 3/4" plywood sheet and 2x stand. I added a picture.

iced98lx
02/07/2017, 01:09 PM
Nice, thank you very much for contributing.

iced98lx
02/07/2017, 01:17 PM
Oh, did you drill any holes/use any bulkheads?

Wazzel
02/07/2017, 03:01 PM
Oh, did you drill any holes/use any bulkheads?

The previous owner did. It has some that are not placed where I would want them. I plan to fiberglass over the ones I do not want. The bulkheads held water just fine when it was full.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other-2/120-build/i-JWJm3nr/0/L/image-L.jpg