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    Anyone using this cabinet from ikea for your APex gear?

    Anyone using this cabinet from ikea?

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pr...51/#/S99047763

    Looking for something like this for my Apex gear, so I don't have to put it under the stand. I have seen some others post about it, but never could find finished products, like how they mounted gear inside?

    Anyone?

    Thanks

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    Here is my control panel

    I just used my old Coraline Nano stand and custom cut a pcs of plywood and then mounted my gear which will go inside of my stand. Also, I will be adding my 2 TUNZE pump controllers, my Skimz protein skimmer controllers and my Ecotech controller and this project will be done and I will be ready to hook up this bad boy.
    Here is a pic! I am not done with it yet but almost. Sorry for the HUGE pic..lol
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    I actually just purchased that and the smaller version of it and stacking them on top of each other. I also have the smoked glass doors. I went to Home Depot and got a piece of wood that can fit inside and will be mounting the pieces on the wood at a angle. I also painted the wood black. My Apex 2016 comes in tomorrow and I will post a pic when I am done.

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    Made a few changes

    Finally, have my Apex CLASSIC UP AND RUNNING! This pix was taken before I installed my ALD MOD. Anyhow, now I have my ALD module running and my temp and Ph probe. Also, I have up and running are my two leak detector probes that sit around my tank and I did my coding for it and it worked perfectly. I have to move my Temp and PH probes b/c where they are installed here some air bubbles coming up from my Skimz the Protein Skimmer.
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    Here is my Ikea control cabniet







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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Bizness View Post
    Here is my Ikea control cabniet







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    Which cabinet is this?

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    It's 2 BestA cabinets. 1 is smaller then other. The smaller one has the power strip. The larger one has the control board. I went to home depot and had them cut a pieces of wood to fit inside and mounted equipment on that.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Apex Control panel

    Finally got Apex Classic my up and running with some Duct wire management! Next I still need to mount off of my other controllers on the back of my 10 gallon Nano stand that i used.

    Here is where I keep my parameters at all times:

    Water Parameters:
    Alk: 8.0 dHK
    CAL: 420
    MAG:1300
    Salinity: 1.024
    PH: 8.1
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    TANK INFO:
    120 display
    Ecotech M1 pump
    Apex Classic
    Apex ALD Module w/ 2 Leak Detector probes
    Apex PM2 Module with a Salinity probe
    Skimz 163 DC Montzer Series skimmer
    Custom sump / Refuge
    2 TUNZE Turbella 6055 Pumps
    2 AI Hydra TwentySix HD LED Fixtures
    Celestial C35W Maxspect Refuge Spotlight
    Aqua UV Ultraviolet Sterilizer 25w
    BRS Dual Media reactor
    Eshoops IV Master & Slave Doser
    Tunze 3155 Auto Top Off
    Hard Plumbed with All Spears Gate & Cepex Ball Valves







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    Nice pictures and cabinets!
    gives some great ideas of what can become of the spaghetti mess haha

    does anyone have a picture of what the cables/ wires look like from the back side ?
    are most the wires hidden in the cabinet with only power cords to the wall showing ?
    apologize for the request and questions guys, I'm a visual learner thanks

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    Back of the cabinet.

    I did some rearranging on my panel with my TUNZE Controllers so they could be linked together, so I have moved them to the bottom of the panel. All of my wires and the dual EB8's are behind the control panel board... For the front, side I USED Raceway Ducts with Covers that are 1M Long 25mm x 25mm Gray PVC Insulating Open Slots and for the back I used StarTech 2inx1'' wire ducts to tuck all my wires away. You can get them on Ebay, FYI!!! I still have to do a little wire management on the back side and run a wire duct all the way across the back of the tank stand so you will not be able to see a single wire when it's all done.

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    120 MIXED REEF
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    thanks for the link. I was wondering if that was the one..

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    Hey, just came across your post of your controller cabinet and I bought the same setup today. Just the big one, not the smaller. Any more detail or pics to how you mounted the false wall?


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    I just cut a board to size and mounted at angle using a hot glue gun. Used a hole saw to make holes for wires and painted black to match stand.

    I have changed things around since these pics but it's still going strong!

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    Cabinet

    What are the details of the smaller one so I can get from ikea

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    What’s the info for the smaller one so I can buy from ikea

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    Cabinet inside

    What are the dimensions of the false wall you cut for the inside for both cabinets?

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    What are the dimensions of the false wall in the inside of both cabinets?

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    Post pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishstix View Post
    Anyone using this cabinet from ikea?

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pr...51/#/S99047763

    Looking for something like this for my Apex gear, so I don't have to put it under the stand. I have seen some others post about it, but never could find finished products, like how they mounted gear inside?

    Anyone?

    Thanks
    I use the Ikea Billy Bookcase with Oxberg glass doors.

    ikea4.jpg

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    WOW!! Man, Great work..

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    How do I post a pic?

    How do I post a pic?

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    Click on Reply then click on the insert image icon.Capture.JPG then browse on your computer to locate image and then click on upload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrT View Post
    I use the Ikea Billy Bookcase with Oxberg glass doors.

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    I see your a fan of Clive Cussler
    Me also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimixdiver View Post
    I see your a fan of Clive Cussler
    Me also.
    Yes, I'm actually a Big fan of his books in fact I have a complete collection of signed copies of all of his non-fiction books. Prefer the Dirk Pitt adventures, but also enjoy the other series especially the NUMA files.
    And I see that you are a Trimix Diver, before retirement I was a Rebreather Instructor Trainer here in the States.

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    I also a Rb diver I have 2 megs

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    I found this cabinet online and modified the inside 130.00
    Now Im ready to install controllers. Oh boy what fun lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trimixdiver View Post
    I also a Rb diver I have 2 megs
    Interesting. I tried a Meg one time in the pool with Tom Mount when they were under development. I don't remember much about them but I do remember Tom loved them and immediately got one of them, actually I think he got two. I focused on the Inspiration until my retirement from diving in the early 90's but loved Rebreather diving which in my opinion is really the only way to go diving especially if you want to view sea life.

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