How do you manage your electrics?

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I have so many plugs now from equipment and only one wall socket. I’m starting to daisy chain extension leads which makes me real nervous. Wondering what anyone else does to manage all their cables and plugs?


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I have a big extension lead (10/12 sockets) each with its own switch. Have mounted that on the wall of the sump. Each plug is labelled and i have run mini trunking (with snap on/off lid around inside the sump to keep the majority of the cables nice and tidy (plus a run for the ato and dosing pipes)

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Built a small cabinet to go next to sump. All electrics are in there and have a door so can put my dosing bottles there as well. At bottom put 2 double sockets for additional electrics when necessary.


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Same as @mightyhatter above, a single extension cord (surge protection) with individual switches and have the plugs labelled. That way I can add or remove things to the tank depending on what im currently tinkering with

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Built a small cabinet to go next to sump. All electrics are in there and have a door so can put my dosing bottles there as well. At bottom put 2 double sockets for additional electrics when necessary.


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That's really nice, well done. The switches are a nice touch.  I use smart plug sockets instead for the stuff without a controller.

I've got a little home made cabinet for mine.  Nowhere near as nice/neat as yours though!



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That's really nice, well done. The switches are a nice touch.  I use smart plug sockets instead for the stuff without a controller.

I've got a little home made cabinet for mine.  Nowhere near as nice/neat as yours though!


Thanks, I took inspiration from your setup and saw the switches on another forum. It was a fair bit of work, but happy to not see all the cables… just don’t look inside the cabinet


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just don’t look inside the cabinet

haha yeah, same.

There are some absolutely mega set ups on the redsea facebook group as well.



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So how do you guys have it all wired in to the mains? Did you have to get an electrician in or are you using extension cables? I only have one plug socket. I know at work we the outdoor/waterproof type sockets mounted on the back of the tanks - (which we can walk behind) so its safe, and each system has 2 sockets (one for heater, one for pump - its a freshwater display)


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