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Getting Airlines Organized

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Getting Airlines Organized

« posted: 3 years ago »
I reorganized my brine shrimp hatching and enriching area the other day. It was a big mess, and in particular, I always was confusing which airline went to which valve. So I used some colored electric tape to differentiate the airlines. I've actually done this in the past, but it does fall off with time, but like a year or more of frequent handling. Anyway, I thought I'd share the pictures to see if it would help anyone else out:
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« Reply #1 posted: 3 years ago »

Thanks for sharing!

You could also use heat shrink tubing instead of the electrical tape, though having to replace the tape once a year or so isn't too bad.
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« Reply #2 posted: 3 years ago »
Oh, that's a great idea, I didn't think of that even though it's right in the same area of the hardware store. Next time it comes off, I know what I'll be using!
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« Reply #3 posted: 2 years ago »
Thanks for sharing Tami.  I think I will use that same principle with the 3 different tanks that share a dedicated electrical circuit/outlet.  The tanks sit site by side, share the same sump so you can imagine with 3 lights, multiple pumps the crazy amount of wires going to surge protector strips.  It is confusing what wire belongs to what tank and what piece of equipment, when I need to isolate something.  If I color coded each tank and write on the tape what equipment that wire is, it will be much easier.
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« Reply #4 posted: 2 years ago »
Oh, that's a good idea! I've been meaning to label my wires with a label maker, but it's time consuming, so I've only done a few. Color coding would be much easier!

One thing I have done is taken "necessary" wires and put red electric tape on them. I did it so if there is a power outage, I can get the generator up and running, and easily find the plugs that run whatever equipment is the bare minimum to keep the tank functioning. It's also so when I'm traveling, my husband or pet sitter can do the same.
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