Question about electrical organization/separation.

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  1. Niterunner77

    Niterunner77 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hello! I'm in the process of Putting together a new mixed reef aquarium and was trying to figure out what everyone else is doing to contain all the wiring. I'm basically building a 48" standard 75G reef and right now my sump is taking up all the room in the stand. I was thinking of building a separate stand/control panel next to the aquarium to make it easy to get to and to separate the electrical/controls from the water and salt creep. Any ideas for this? Awesome pics of your setup? I need inspiration guys! And GO!
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor

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    Funny you bring this topic up, Marc just posted a video on this subject.

    Check it out:
     
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    Ok that gives me some good ideas!
    I don't have a Cnc machine though .
     
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    I had the exact same problem and I decided to extend my stand on either side and add slide out panels for my electronics. Not quite finished but you get the idea, the top of each side will be capped in white quartz.

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