Taming the Cable Octopus

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Matt Rogers, Jun 17, 2013.

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  1. DBOSHIBBY

    DBOSHIBBY Sleeper Shark

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    Mines been in use 3+ years. No issues.





    How could the switch leak voltage into the tank? Wouldnt it be whats plugged into it leaking voltage?
     
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  3. jimmy_beaner

    jimmy_beaner Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Not sure... but if anything is plugged into 9... I get voltage leak
     
  4. Huskysibe

    Huskysibe Astrea Snail

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    I went to Home Depot and bought these plastic tube cord keepers and ran all my cords through 2 of them into the hole in the back of the stand. They are black and blend in very nice and all my cords are now neat and tidy! This makes my OCD wife VERY happy LOL
     
  5. Zgetman

    Zgetman Ritteri Anemone

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    awesome DIY project and great idea. Thank you for sharing.
     
  6. barbianj

    barbianj Hammer Head Shark

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    Yes, I have. The little side tabs break off and the switch along with the little springs pop off. No problems with the outlets themselves, but they don't work if the switch is broken. I fixed that little problem by getting a Reef Angel. As Matt has found, a big side advantage to a controller is better organization and fewer cords!!