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  1. General Reef Discussion
    FINALLY got some work done on my system today after all the holiday hoopla... I installed my new Bubble Magus Dosing pump, and the new power distribution/switches I picked up. I had to build a shelf to hold everything so it was a bit of a project, but I'm quite pleased with the way it cam...
  2. Controllers and probes
    So after the power strip I've been using for the gear in my sump decided to break away from the wall nearly caused a disaster I decided to try something I've been thinking about for a while. I bought 2 crude DJ lighting controllers, each one has 8 individually switched outlets. My sump is in...
  3. DIY Forum
    Good day all, I am running a 6 bulb t5 fixture. There are 3 ballasts running two bulbs each. There is one power cord running into the fixture and 3 switches,:idea: each controlling one ballast. I want to separate the power to each ballast so that I can use a timer for each set of bulbs. I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    I'm going to be making some changes to my light fixture to make it look a little more professional. I talked to the guys at rapid and was told that I can have more than one driver on a power cord, since I only have four they said I can combine them all into one. Other than soldering I can't...
  5. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    hey how do you guys run the wiring and electric under your tanks? my tank has been up for over two years but in the last few months i've been burning up surge protectors. I know its salt getting in there and shorting things out or what not. i usually clean it up once a month when i do a water...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My fish are apparently party animals, because every night I turn my AquaRay MiniLED 500HD blue nightlight on, and in the morning it is strobe-lighting at 1-second intervals. Flashing is consistent- could it be electrical? I've never seen anything like this. I keep the LED tile at least 1-1 1/2...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So I was doing some surfin' on the interwebs for info on grounding probes and how to test your aquarium for stray voltage when I found something quite contrary to what most people say. http://angel-strike.com/aquarium/GroundingProbes.html I get his point that you shouldn't use grounding probes...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I have the 48'' model of this fixture: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=23758 I want it to fit a 29 gallon tank (needs to fit 30'' long tank rim) and the middle or sides could be cut out to shorten it to fit a certain bulb, but I was wondering if the sockets would...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    OK, I noticed something strange... my "white" leds flash randomly when I either unplug something or turn something off. It is just a quick single flash. For example, when I turned off a window fan (the small 12" Honeywell fan), it gave me a flash. It does not do it consistently, but...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I was wondering if anyone has isolated or covered any electrical outlets under their tank next to their sump? The way my sump is located one of the outlets (3prong) is above the sump but under the tank. I would like to cover it with a weather proof box but still have something plugged in. If...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I had two failures in one day that caused my tank to flood. I was thinking of ways to add fail safes, where possible, to my tank design to prevent future flooding or fire hazards and I know there are lots of creative thinkers on this forum. So list any safety precautions and design features you...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Right now I have two surge protectors plugged into the wall. With the three timers I have plugged into them I have lost the use of at least 3 of the plug ins available. I was wondering if I could plug in another surge protector to one and have all my powerheads running off of that one. That...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hello All! after what seems like a lifetime i'm closing in the finnishng my build. I bought a 240 long of CL about 6 months ago (just the tank) and have built a new stand, canopy, sump, hospital, RODI, ATO etc.. i should be done sanding the tank this weekend (acrlyic). I only have 2 outlets (4...
  14. NFMAS chat
    How would I go about running a new circuit to the first floor on a two story house built on a slab?
  15. Margaritaville
    I just noticed that an outlet that I rarely use has a grayish look about it. The last time it was used was about a year ago when I plugged in an electric cooler to keep beverage cool at Thanksgiving. Is that something that I need to get checked by an electrician?
  16. Lighting
    How many plug ins do you use over all for your saltwater reef tank and how??? Just curious because im trying to manage all of my plugs right now after i get everything it looks like im going to have 11 PLUG INS!!!!! and really i need thirteen available because 2 of them are dc adapters so they...
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