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Old 02/07/2017, 12:02 PM   #1
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Anyone Using Pentair Fiberglass troughs?

(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?

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Old 02/07/2017, 01:05 PM   #2
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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.




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Old 02/07/2017, 01:06 PM   #3
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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?


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Old 02/07/2017, 01:07 PM   #4
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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.


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Old 02/07/2017, 01:09 PM   #5
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Nice, thank you very much for contributing.


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Old 02/07/2017, 01:17 PM   #6
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Oh, did you drill any holes/use any bulkheads?


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Old 02/07/2017, 03:01 PM   #7
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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.




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Old 01/01/2018, 08:42 PM   #8
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Pentair Trough

Any update on this? Thinking of getting one. Does the $300 include shipping?


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Old 01/02/2018, 09:45 AM   #9
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Any update on this? Thinking of getting one. Does the $300 include shipping?

Nope, but do wish it was..


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Old 01/07/2018, 05:25 PM   #10
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i have 2, 2'x8'x12" deep i piked them up a while ago form a coral stre that was closing, never got the chance to set them up but i got the 2 and a 150g plastic sump for 150


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