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Old 02-10-2014, 02:47 PM   #1
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How do you keep up with all the power plugs?

Right now I'm having a little difficulty finding room for all the power cables for my 5 fish tanks+hedgehog+computer in the same room. How do you guys manage?
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I had to hire an electrician to add another circuit, line and outlets when I got the MTS bug.
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My dad added outlets to the basement for me to set up more tanks. I'm lucky he's handy like that, because I am not. I also use higher end power strips and I keep a fire extinguisher in my bedroom next to the door in case of electrical fire.
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Good Wiring, and top notch surge protector power strips out of each plug
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My father in law is a retired electrician and taught my hubby the trade. So if I need an extra outlet, hubby does the work.

As for keeping track of what cord is what, I tag them and mark them. I get those sticky file labels, write what the cord it (filter, heater etc) and wrap it around the cord.
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I just use a quality power strip with a breaker built in. My 180 draws less than 5 amps, and there's a lot of stuff plugged in... Most residential circuits should be rated for 20 amps, so run them at less than 15 and you should be good. Now if that same circuit shares a TV, computer, several large tanks, and so on, you may have an issue.
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