A new controller board has been released by the UK’s EcoTech distributor Xodis. Although widely available in America, controller boards are non-existent in the UK or prohibitively expensive as imports, so the guys at Xodis designed one, bought a machine, and made their own to better service the British reefing community.
The board is made from CNC cut PVC board and has room for at least three pump controllers plus a four-way doser and other reefing accessories. The Hex front board features up to 13 removable ports for cable routing of controllers or power packs that can be configured with ported cable inserts or blanked depending on the number of items needed. At 635mm x 400mm x 90mm (25×17.7×3.5”) the design will fit most popular aquarium cabinets or can be mounted externally. The Hex board design is jointed for added strength and rigidity and has been temperature and load tested. The Hex Deluxe Controller board features a selection of cutouts and blanks for routing cables, a full-width adjustable power supply shelf, and a mounting cleat.
There is also a selection of accessories including three sizes of front-mounting shelves, hex plug inserts, and cable slotted inserts along with a 2nd full-width adjustable shelf for power supplies as needed.
The rear of the cabinet comes with an adjustable height shelf insert that the user can fix once differing size drivers/ transformers are in place. Of course, it’s populated with Ecotech and Nyos products in the photo – it’s made by the UK distributor, but it offers a British-made cable and controller tidy for any make or model of equipment. The Hex Deluxe Controller Board retails at £169.99/$208.76 in the UK.