New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)

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Re: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)

Post by KrankyKrab » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:12 am

Hey Moto - almost a year later... how’s the coconut fiber holding up? Did they pick at? Mold?

I’m highly considering this for my revamp....


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Re: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)

Post by Motörcrab » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:26 pm

It has been holding up great so far! We did have the tank retired for a few months or two then got more crabs for it. I'm not sure what brand of Coco fiber we actually used though. We haven't seen any mold form and so far no crabs have shredded it. We did use a lot of zip ties to secure it in place.
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Re: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)

Post by KrankyKrab » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:27 pm

Motörcrab wrote:It has been holding up great so far! We did have the tank retired for a few months or two then got more crabs for it. I'm not sure what brand of Coco fiber we actually used though. We haven't seen any mold form and so far no crabs have shredded it. We did use a lot of zip ties to secure it in place.

That’s great to hear! I assume the UTH is behind it? No heat issues right? (I’ve never worked with the fiber yet).


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Re: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)

Post by Motörcrab » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:33 pm

Yep. The UTH is on the rear wall. The egg crate adds a little buffer between the glass and Coco fiber. We haven't had any issues with heating that tank.

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Re: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)

Post by KrankyKrab » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:59 pm

Motörcrab wrote:Yep. The UTH is on the rear wall. The egg crate adds a little buffer between the glass and Coco fiber. We haven't had any issues with heating that tank.

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Thanks for confirming! So using this when I add/revamp/add again Image


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Re: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)

Post by Links » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:57 pm

Oh nice setup! Glad I found this. Gave me some ideas. I want to add a background but was worried of blocking some heat. I still might try to leave some unnoticed gaps.


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Re: New 20 Gallon Tall Build With Egg Crate (complete)

Post by Crabby7Crabber » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:21 pm

Amazing idea! It looks so superb! I might try it when I upgrade,even though I'm not exactly the creative type :lol: !
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