How many plugs does your fishtank use

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  1. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    Hey guys.

    just want to figure out whats the average amount of plugs people use on their tanks, like.

    3 prong plugs and 2 prong included.

    i tried making a poll but dont know how.

    my tank uses 12 at the moment.
     
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  3. chikaboo

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    12..... dude I got like 6 x 5 way power trails (multi-plugs) I hope the eskom spies are not reading this.....
     
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    I'm at 23 plugs.
    Hopefully soon down by 5.
    All except lights and CLS pumps are 2 prong.
     
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    31 Plugs in total- but do not use all of them anymore (I used to) Now I only use 9
     
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    Johan van Aardt

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    goeie bliksem. and i thaught i am bad. my tank is onlu a 130 liter hence the 12 plugs.
     
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    Two Plugs install all equipment on a db board and includes timers ext. Was fedup with all the plugs.
     
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    Oh, I forgot about the DB Board- also had the DB that ran all the lights, skimmers etc, but no need for that anymore :thumbup:
     
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    Johan van Aardt

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    sean i think we need a pic of what u did:whistling:
     
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    I also have a buyo 130L, and i am at 8 plugs
     
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    Good luck with pics - I'm asking for pics from last week:whistling:
     
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    15 plugs on a dedicated circuit with its own earth leakage
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
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    :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:


    [​IMG]
     
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    Cool check out Skull mountain from He-Man and the masters of the universe and in purple is He-Man... looking awesome .. now there's one more place for me to snorkle and collect specimens for my tank .... not only the boring places I go to
     
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    I got myself a 2 cool multiplugs. German made, max 3500W 16A

    It got 6 of those Euro round plugs (with earths) with 3 switches and 3m cord. The plugs that all the pumps come out with. 2 together got a their own switch. So by putting related items together, I can switch them off without pulling plugs. One multiplug a side of the sump. All neat and tidy.

    But, I got them overseas, and they not cheap.
     
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    :lol: Pics please
     
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    Ok, left side, bottom 2 are the skimmer
    Middle two the heaters
    Top, open for now.
    [​IMG]

    Other side, got return pump, another heater, Auto top up.

    Still need to plug Kalkwasser unit in, and carbon reactor.
     
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    Wow, that is neat, not something we always see in the sump area ;)
     
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    that is a nice powerbar Riaan, where can i get one ??? :p
     
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    Bought it in a shop, cross between Game and Builders Warehouse in Oslo, Norway.
    Shop Name Clas Ohlson
    It was 239 Norwegian Krone, that is R298.

    But it is German made, so I think it should be available all over Europe.

    (I still got the till slip...:))
     
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