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Postby Speaky69 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:34 pm

Hi, Very quick question hopefully will return a quick answer...

Would it be possible to wire the electrics from a fish tank setup (Light, filter and heater) to something like a light switch so that i can hide the wires/plugs etc??
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Postby kbrownie » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:21 am

So you intend to wire up a switch that will operate the electrics to a fish tank, bury the cables in the wall as you would normally with electrical power circuits such as lights and sockets.

That is do-able. Make sure you read the manufactures instruction for the equipment your using and it is fused a protected as recommended.
Be aware of permitted zones and mechanical protection if an RCD is not being used
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Postby moggy1968 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:12 pm

depends on the rating of the stuff your supplying. A fused connection unit (with RCD if the circuit doesn't already have one) might be a better way to go
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