As a hobbyist, for those of us who don't have the means to set up a "prop tank" for our coral frags, our only methods of growing and storing frags is to have a frag station inside the tank. I did not want to put an embarassing white egg-crate shelf superglued to a magentic cleaner in my tank, so I decided to find a more practical way to present my frags.
In early 2007, with the help of the members of www.SDReefs.com, some spare time and experimenting, I created Mag-Racks as a project designed to fundraise for my reef keeping hobby. Since then, I have made a few changes with materials and have done my best to perfect the design to make it as safe as it can be for underwater use. The result is a handmade magnetic frag-rack that provides a simple, "aesthetically functional" solution to display and hold coral frags. I make Mag-Racks in my spare time as an individual.
Mag-Racks are made by attaching plastic styrene egg-crate to high-grade neodymium rare earth magnets embedded in clear polyester casting resin. The magnets used outside to hold the Mag-Racks upright are encased in a thin layer of black epoxy, which is also corrosion resistant and waterproof.
Currently, all second generation Mag-Racks are made with black styrene egg-crate. Previous versions were made with white styrene egg-crate painted black with Krylon Fusion for Plastics (which is also safe for aquarium use after curing). In an effort to streamline the design and make it even safer for fish and corals, I have discontinued making Mag-Racks using painted egg-crate and have replaced it with black styrene egg-crate. All materials used have been tested and cured so that they are safe to use in our reef aquariums.
|CAUTION: Neodymium magnets and Mag-Racks must be handled with care! Do not allow magnets to slam against each other as this may chip, break, or shatter the magnets on impact. If handled improperly, magnets can damage computer gear, credit cards, ID cards with magnetic strips, aquariums made of glass or acrylic and other items. These magnets should NOT be used by people wearing pacemakers or other related devices. Neodymium magnets are NOT intended for children; please keep out of reach from children. Place your Mag-Rack or Mag-Clip in a safe part of the tank away from curious hands as magnets can pinch and cause injury!|