Where do you guys get "egg crates"?

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by jepoy, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    First of all, my apologies for starting a whole thread for such a noobilous question. But I was wondering where you guys get those egg crates that reefers use for frag tanks, sumps, and DIYs? And yes I did walk around Home Depot for at least an hour looking for this elusive creature but to no avail. I wanted to ask a homedepot worker but I didn't know how to describe it, I'm pretty sure it's not called an egg crate in the real world... right?


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  2. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

  3. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

  4. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    It's pretty easy to find white egg crate, like at Home Depot. Finding black is harder. Black sold at neptune and BRS.


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  5. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Here's another noob question, does the color matter one way or another or just aesthetics?


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  6. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Aesthetics


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  7. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Got it. Thanks!


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  8. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Some people say the white eggcrate is more prone to algae, possibly due to phosphate.
     
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  9. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Maybe cause you can see it on the white?


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  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I think there is something to be said about white being more prone to algae, maybe because light reflects off the white surface better so when it starts to grow algae it can still get illuminated from "within".
     
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  11. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    That's what I figured as well.
     

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