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Frag Plugs for Nov 2009 Grow Out Competition!

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I made 75 of these up this morning, and delivered them to Eric. What do you think?

 

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The lettering shows up really well in my tank! (sorry for the blurry pic).

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Very nice... (rock2) Hey wait two of the frag in that pic I know ... Glad to see they are doing good...:D

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Fantastic job and a very nice touch to the competition. Sadly, I'd imagine the winner will not see much of the inscription once the competition ends.(laugh)

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75 of them coat less then $10 to make. It's the $10,000 laser that's the kicker! They're made out of 1/4" acrylic.

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Wow those look great! So will the frags be scraped off the current one and attached to this or have the plug just glued on?

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ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? Those are so nice. Thanks and I am looking forward to getting my frag. At least if it dies this time I have a tombstone to remember it by.

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Wow! Way cool plugs! Do you sell those aswell?

 

Ditto.

 

Are you willing to make and sell some? Might be interested in some of them with a custom inscription.

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Wow! Way cool plugs! Do you sell those aswell?

 

Same here!

And they wouldn't need to be engraved if that would save time/money/effort.

Interested in hearing back from you.

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nice job ryan, those turned out great, i bet you can make all kinds of cool stuff with that laser

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Another quick question............. How heavy are these? Are they easily blown over? I guess is what I really am wondering.

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Another quick question............. How heavy are these? Are they easily blown over? I guess is what I really am wondering.

 

Well, I consider my tank to have a fair amount of flow (2000+ GPH in a 36g tank), and I set one in my sand bed yesterday and it hasn't moved since. I cut the lower part of the plug at .59" so it fits very snugly in a typical egg crate frag rack.

 

As for making additional plugs I would have to figure out how much to charge. The materials do not cost much, but I would need to compensate the owner of the laser (my girlfriends dad) if I was mass producing a product. What do you guys thinks is reasonable price per plug? I was thinking about making several different sizes.... .75", 1", 1.25", 1.5".

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ryan, check out vividaquariums, they sell plugs, by the 15 count package for i wanna say 5.99 per package, that would give you a price to base yours off of.

 

also, when you do set up to start making them and providing them for a price, let me know, ill gladly pick some up off of you lol

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I can support what Ryan said. I have put all the frags on plugs and down in my sand and NOT ONE has blown over. In fact I dropped one from about 6 inches off the sand and it landed polyps up.

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Very sweet looking plugs! Only problem I see is I am going to need a much larger one to fit all my polyps on (laugh)

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