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PostSubject: DIY Frag Rack    Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:00 am

This time around i want to conceal the rack enough as to not stick out like a sore thumb.i have seen alot of methods to cover backgrounds and ways to make other structures and have decided to use all of them in hopes to get most of there pros and few of the cons.i hope.here i will start of with one of my favorite basic racks.
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i taped over the holes i wanted frag plugs to be placed.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Frag Rack    Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:43 am

Great Stuff.gonna go with some of the spray foam for shape and holding some pieces together.
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here i have atached a piece of base rock to the bottom as a weight.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Frag Rack    Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:46 am

i am adding some small pieces of coral and shell just for fun.
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and here is it after i just bombed it with foam.i havent really had alot of hands on with this STUFF.UGLY
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Frag Rack    Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:47 am

and now for some rock salt for texture.add before it gets to dry but not too wet.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Frag Rack    Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:41 am

i hope it doesnt float.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Frag Rack    Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:47 am

so i then trimmed it with a razor to what i thought looked half way decent.then i painted it with the drylok.i went with two shades of grey for some depth.it came out really well i just thought it didnt look like a salt water rock so didnt leave it be.not sure how i feel about it.everyone liked em both.
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and here it is in outdoor light for a better view of the texture i got.looks and feels alot like rock.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Frag Rack    Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:50 pm

that actually looks pretty good.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Frag Rack    Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:13 pm

Explain how the rock salt works. I dont get that part...
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Frag Rack    Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:25 pm

originaly the plan was to sprinkle the rock sat on the taky foam then allow it to dry.afterwards you simply wash the rock salt away and it leaves its shape embeded in the foam.this gives it a nice texture that apears natural.i cut away much on this project so you only get the rock salt effect on a couple parts the rest is a dab effect with a brush and foam.i will do another of these with just rock salt at some point but this one is looking good without it.
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