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Old 10-25-2013, 05:31 PM   #341
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My power strips are mounted in a plastic shoe box that is mounted to the back wall of my stand The cover snaps on and protects them from any splashes or dust
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:02 PM   #342
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Yep, Greg, the strips I blew were in fact the reefkeeper strips at $90 each. :-( I got all my plumbing parts so I am gonna try to start that tonight. woohoo!
Yikes, that's a bummer. Those are packed with electronics. Saltwater probably did quite a number on them. I like the plastic shoe box idea. Might keep moisture down as well. You need to be careful if you use the shoe boxes to have a weep hole at the bottom to drain any moisture that might accumulate.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #343
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I thought the shoe box idea was pretty good too. So the bottom of the box is mounted on the wall and the cover goes on over it? What about the cords, do you cut little holes for them to go through? I will need most likely 3 strips and figure I can get 2 in one box if I go that route.

Have another question now too! I do not have a sock holder in the intake compartment, is there an easy way to add or make one other than buying the kits? I was thinking of using the mount from the 125g BUT it will only go over a single pane and wont get over the lip of the 40b. i was thinking maybe I could make a frame out of egg crate and some how glue it to the tank? Or is that a silly idea? lol Not sure what I can use to glue it to glass or if it would even stay.....
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #344
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I thought the shoe box idea was pretty good too. So the bottom of the box is mounted on the wall and the cover goes on over it? What about the cords, do you cut little holes for them to go through? I will need most likely 3 strips and figure I can get 2 in one box if I go that route.

Have another question now too! I do not have a sock holder in the intake compartment, is there an easy way to add or make one other than buying the kits? I was thinking of using the mount from the 125g BUT it will only go over a single pane and wont get over the lip of the 40b. i was thinking maybe I could make a frame out of egg crate and some how glue it to the tank? Or is that a silly idea? lol Not sure what I can use to glue it to glass or if it would even stay.....
Most shoe boxes have holes cut in the sides at the top, or i guess you could do that do right?
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #345
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Yes i used a dremmel and routed slots for the cords to feed through Two strips will fit in one of the plastic shoe box's I mounted mine horizontal the bottom is aganst the back wall with a slot in each end. I found the boxes at home depot for $1 ea. They were labeled storage boxes.
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Thanks for the clarification. I will see what kind of space I have to mount them, there isnt much in the way of a "back" on the stand though. maybe a cross beam support would work?
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That or you could add a couple strips of wood to mount them on. I used velcro tape to mount the strips to the bottom of the box this way they dont rest on the side It gives things a nice clean look
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why not have a piece of glass cut to sit ontop of the sump, then simply have it hole drilled to size for the socks?
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Bah! Tried to water test the overflows and both sides leaked like everywhere. :-(
I'm trying to tighten the nuts underneath but am afraid I will break them if I go too tight.
Was really hoping to get water in the tank tomorrow but now this. I hate setbacks......
On top of that I came home from my first board of directors meeting for my reef club ( i was nominated secretary and treasurer woot) I found my chalk bass dried up on the floor. He was such a cool little guy too, I will miss him without a doubt. I'm guessing the hawkfish or royal gramma picked on him and out he went. This has made me want to sell the 29g biocube and the 60g rimless when I sell off the 125g. My combination of fish apparently was not good. I'm thinking of moving most of the fish out into the 180g that I'm working on and maybe getting a medium sized tank for the clown gobies and mandarin cause I dont want them in the huge new tank.
Just a bummer of a day fishwise I guess......I always get a little down when a fish doesnt make it, specially if its my own fault.
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Have another question now too! I do not have a sock holder in the intake compartment, is there an easy way to add or make one other than buying the kits? I was thinking of using the mount from the 125g BUT it will only go over a single pane and wont get over the lip of the 40b. i was thinking maybe I could make a frame out of egg crate and some how glue it to the tank? Or is that a silly idea? lol Not sure what I can use to glue it to glass or if it would even stay.....
I made a sock holder out of acrylic pieces and glued it into my sump. I don't see why the same wouldn't work for you. I'm sure a nice thick coat of silicone should hold fine. You can also look at possibly making a couple leg braces to hold the front up if stability is a concern.





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