DIY Frag QT Tank

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I was at lowes tonight and saw a piece of egg crate that was broken. I asked an employee about it and she marked it down from $19 to $1!... So I figured I would make a little nano frag/QT tank. I looked around Lowe's and found a shallow 10 gallon utility tub for $8: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Creative-P...x-28-in-L-x-6-in-D-Drywall-Mud-Pan/1000608719

The only spare light I have is a AI Prime, so I couldn't do anything too big for appropriate light coverage--although they had a bigger 20 gallon tub for $17 that was a little nicer and deeper. I think this will work ok for a simple, cheap QT tank.

I'm probably going to add a little gravity float valve connected to a jug for the ATO and get a cheap powerhead once I figure out what will work ok with the shallow depth without sucking air.

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That should work.

I just found too many 5g and 10g tanks for free on Craigslist, so frag tank, quarantine tank and holding tanks were too easy to come by!
 

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Nice! Maybe add some biological media somewhere along the edges?

Otherwise a cheap canister would provide flow and a place for media.
 
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