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Old 09/28/2017, 12:12 PM   #1
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Apex Jr and humidity

I posted this in the equipment forum, but I trust you guys more, so I'm double-posting...

I need to clean up my setup a bit, and a big part of that is dealing with my Apex gear and all the associated wires. I'm considering installing a shelf in my stand above my sump and putting everything there, but I'm concerned about humidity. Should I be?

FWIW, I've got a pretty standard setup - display tank, custom 2x4 stand with sump. The shelf would be as tight to the top of the stand/bottom of tank as I could get it. I've got an Apex JR with 3 Energy Bars and a few small modules.

Any concerns about moisture/humidity? Thanks gang.


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Old 09/29/2017, 06:04 AM   #2
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closed sump top?

certain sumps close up nicely reducing the concern greatly.

Open top sump = potential problems


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Old 10/08/2017, 06:11 PM   #3
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I've had all my apex stuff mounted upside down in the stand above the sump with the control on the door for 3-4 years - back of sump is open. no issues to date, though away from the tank is very preferable.


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Old 11/05/2017, 06:29 PM   #4
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All our apex gear have been in a utility room for the last few years where humidity was high, Apex modules still going strong with no issues .


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Old 11/06/2017, 03:46 PM   #5
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Install a couple 12V PC fans in your cabinet. Problem of humidity solved.

I've had mine this way for 2 years with no problems as of yet. No sign of rust anywhere either.


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Old 11/10/2017, 03:13 PM   #6
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Another vote on the fans. They do not even need to run all the time either or you just use a simple humidity controller to trigger them.

My basement has a vent fan and can be turned on if the humidity gets too high, so something like that can work.


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