Jeff's Upgrade to DSA 105

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Jeff Rehling, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    As you can see with my avatar, it's my favorite fish!
     
  2. jccaclimber

    jccaclimber Supporting Member

    Is it the same one? I miss mine.
     
  3. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    Ideas on hiding the cords? thinking maybe drill holes in the cabinet base and feed them through, the down the middle using a cable raceway painted the same color as the wall?
     
  4. jccaclimber

    jccaclimber Supporting Member

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    The best would be a vertical laundry chute type duct space inside the wall.
    After that I’d say route the cords to a corner idling enough, wire duct straight down the middle of not long enough, or find a way to get AC in to the canopy so the power bricks can live up there with no cords going down at all.
    As for any cable duct being a matching vs contrasting vs. scarlet or gray, that’s your call.
     
  5. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    While inside the wall sounds good, its very much against electrical code to run plug in cords inside of an enclosed wall cavity unless its within an approved conduit.
     
  6. jccaclimber

    jccaclimber Supporting Member

    In that case slip in some flexible conduit (or rigid if you can figure out how to get it in).
     
  7. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

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  8. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Supporting Member

    Looks nice!
     
  9. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    sadly, this isn't going to work as planned. some of my cables are too short (he he he) and i'm also worried about potential water. I think I'm going to need a wall mounted cabinet with a door. thinking stage right. will tinker this weekend with designs. I was so close.
     
  10. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member


    will look better with a printed Tunze pump holder!
     
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  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Yeah I came to that conclusion too with one of the pumps in my 200 that's just swirling water around. 6 foot long power cord, put about 18" down in tank... lets do the math. 18" tank depth over the edge down 27" of tank height, another 3-4" of stand thickness/height, then across about 24" to a power plug... and were'e at. 6'1" and that's assuming it was an exact straight shot too.
     
  12. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    actually, I think if I take the MP-40 holder board off, and raise the Apex board up, and then reinstall the MP-40 board below, it will work. There will eventually be a door in front and the side of the stand is open, so there's no heat issue. I plan on enclosing the power "station" off from the sump area, so should have no safety issues at all. No time to tinker tonight, but my wife has school tomorrow so it's all day reefing tomorrow!
     
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  13. grizfyrfyter

    grizfyrfyter Supporting Member

    It's in the mail ;)
     
  14. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    With the notable exception of the unit not working here is my current melting[​IMG]

    Mounting. For some reason both the lights are orange and cannot reset.


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  15. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    Finished. Mostly. Thanks Danny. [​IMG]


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  16. musclebenz

    musclebenz Supporting Member

    Jeff: Great job


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  17. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    gotta put out some love and shout out to @jccaclimber for helping me (setting it up)!!
     
  18. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Looks great.


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  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Why is that one cord outside? And when did you splurge and get an Apex? Does this mean no more posts about moral dilemmas and trying to argue why you need an Apex? :D :D :D
     
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  20. Jeff Rehling

    Jeff Rehling Supporting Member

    I need an extension cord for that one.


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