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Do you have a rats nest of power cords around your tank? A Plug Hub might be your solution.

By Shane Graber - Posted Dec 30, 2011 08:00 AM
The Plug Hub is an interesting cord management system that might just help tame your mess of cords that sit either under or behind your tank.
Do you have a rats nest of power cords around your tank? A Plug Hub might be your solution.

Your Tank, Untangled.

The Plug Hub is a cord management system that works in conjunction with a standard power strip to manage the problematic rat's nest of power cords that can easily accumulate around a computer desk or in our case a reef tank.

The unit is made of plastic and comes in charcoal gray with a blue rubber foot and measures 3.5 in x 10.5 in x 9.5 in. A photo of the Plug Hub opened for cord access can be seen in the above photograph. Three openings have been made in the top of the unit where electrical cords are fed through, wrapped around internal cord anchors, and then plugged into a power strip at its base.

The instructions state that it can be left on the floor or mounted to the wall when in use. Since this would be for an aquarium installation, our recommendation would be to mount it to the wall to one side of the tank (away from water) with a drip loop made with the wires to keep out any water that might run down the cord. Also make certain to plug the power strip into a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protected outlet. One can never be too careful around saltwater.

Each unit costs $28.95 and is available from Quirky.com.

(via Lifehacker)

Author: Shane Graber
Location: Indiana

Shane has kept saltwater tanks for the last 12 years, is a research scientist, lives in northern Indiana, and is a proud Advanced Aquarist staffer.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/.

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