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    New Eshopps Acrylic Frag Rack

    Most you know Eshopps for their traditional styled acrylic sumps, wet dry filters, and overflows. To fit some other needs aquarists have, they been working on a few new projects that are not yet out on the market. One product that is soon to hit the shelves of major retailers is this simple, but highly […]

    Most you know Eshopps for their traditional styled acrylic sumps, wet dry filters, and overflows. To fit some other needs aquarists have, they been working on a few new projects that are not yet out on the market. One product that is soon to hit the shelves of major retailers is this simple, but highly effective magnetic coral frag rack.

    Not much explanation is needed here, the rack occupies a 6″x6″ corner and is supported by magnets. The magnets are glued into an acrylic shell to keep water at bay. I find this to be a bit safer than the epoxy covered magnets you see on other brands and DIY jobs. 

    The holes fit your standard frag plug and arespaced well enough to allow for growth. The frag currently sitting on rack rack is a purple and turquoise Acropora rambleri.

    Overall it’s well made, it works and most importantly– it’s not unsightly. I am not a fan of frag racks in display tanks, but with the low profile and clear construction it blends and goes unnoticed. Coincidentally it was the perfect dimension to fit into the corner made by the overflow and rear glass pane, I couldn’t ask for more.  Now it’s time to watch the higher light levels help increase the growth rate of these smaller fragments.

    Eshopps has some other new and less traditional products in the works. I think you’ll be surprised at what this quiet manufacturer will be releasing.

    2 Comments

    1. January 19, 2009 at 11:07 AM | Permalink

      I assume you mean its *not* unsightly. 😉 They might ask for it back otherwise.

    2. January 19, 2009 at 1:26 PM | Permalink

      ouch, thanks nat 😉

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    1. […] in January, Eshopps sent us a Frag Rack to try out before bringing the product to market. After a few minor tweaks the racks are ready and […]

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