Please show me your hidden wires!!!

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    Ok guys so I would like to see your guys' tank brains.

    I want to see how you hide your wires mostly.
    I want to put all my wires behind a "control station" basically. And have all my return pump, wavemaker, temperature and controllable things on the front side so I can see and turn them on very easily.

    Please inspire me!!!
     
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    I don't have a pic worth showing (wires thrown behind the tank), but there are various cord keepers like flexible 1" plastic tubing thatyou can cut to the length of your power cords to keep everything organized
     
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    For everyone with the nice hidden wires... what happens when you need to do maintenance on equipment? Say a return pump needs to be scrubbed and impeller inspected or powerheads need to be soaked in vinegar, how difficult is it to untangle the bundles of wire to unplug and free specific pieces of equipment? I intend to build a separate controller / power bar cabinet to sit next to my stand and am trying to get my head around the simplicity of removing equipment for maintenance while at the same time making it look nice.
     
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    Here is my work in the ole Oceanic. The wire channel is not very accessible but when I have to get back in I’m going to cut the cover in half. You can imagine that there is about 100’ of wire in there

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