Extension Cords to reach Apex EB832?

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  1. Pelagic One

    Pelagic One Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Greetings Everyone! In setting up my Apex display in a side cabinet, I am finding various components (e.g. skimmer) are unable to reach the EB832. So is it okay to use short extension cords? I’ve got GFCI and am practicing safe water drip loops.

    I know this seems rather common-sense, but I just want to make sure I’m not causing any issues with my first-ever Apex setup. More questions to follow, I’m sure.

    Thanks, in advance, for your response!
     
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    yes it is ok.. i have like 6 or 7 on my setup
     
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    Pelagic One Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Just the answers I was hoping for, Gentlemen...many thanks!

    Till next question, have a great weekend.
     
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    No worries your welcome
     
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    Make sure you put a drip loop where the extension cord and the equipment plug together. You don't want any water getting into that connection.
     
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    When I tore down my 29g tank two years ago, it had been running for two years at the time. I was surprised to see how much corrosion and tarnishing I found on plugs that were in the vicinity of, but not subject to salt water. I don't know if this would have lead to anything further, but still. I had drip loops, etc. I think it was just from condensation, however small.


    When I set up my current 120, I used these on literally every plug I have, and on plug covers for my EB8's:

    https://www.amazon.com/Weatherproof-Gaskets-Outdoor-Electrical-Connections/dp/B00ZE3FP6C

    Two years in, my plugs look PRISTINE. I highly recommend using these, especially with extension cords.

    Also, with extension cords, you should be able to visually inspect the junction every once in a while, so try and locate it where you can see it.
     
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    I just ordered the gaskets from Amazon, along with short three-prong extension cords; so I appreciate the good knowledge share from everyone.

    Have a great week!
     
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    Intersting product! I'm curious how well it works.

    In the past I've used this silicone grease to make water safe connections.
    https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/z273554?lang=en&region=US

    These gaskets would be much less messy if they work well!
     
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