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Old 02-05-2005, 12:42 PM   #11
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Perfect timing! I spent an hour last weekend hanging power strips on the inside wall of my stand, using the "tape" method to label all the plugs, organizing the different types of plugs (lighting, power heads, pumps) into their own power strips. I installed touch lights in the stand so I didnt have to keep using a flash light. And...I zip tied everything! I was so proud of it I had to show my wife!

My next project is to build two curios to stand flush against the Tank. Inside the "cabinet" part of it, I am going to use peg board as backing. That way, all the little clutter that usually just gets thrown in a box can be hung up just like at the LFS.
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:51 PM   #12
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Nice, peg board inside is a great idea.
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I like the touch light idea, never thought of that.
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I agree with the neat look but the problem I run into is if you zip tie all your cords then everytime you need to take something off you have to cut all the zip ties. I need to take my lights off periodically for cleaning and with them zip tied I can't do it without cutting the ties. I am going to upgrade to the velcro things.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:45 PM   #15
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Thanks!

If you want to tie them together untill you get the velcro straps, try the old garbage bag style zip ties. They open and close pretty easily.
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I once decided to make the wiring nice (on my old PC). I carefully zip-tied all wiring together into a "harness".

Then one day I decided to move something. I had to rip apart the entire mess, cut up electrical tape etc. It took the same amount of time to remove my cleanliness as it did to create it in the first place.

So now I just leave it as a huge tangled mess - it's much more efficient that way.
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