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Old 02-25-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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Organizing ideas??? (Pics?)

I'm getting overrun with aquarium bottles and food supplies. Has anyone figured out a good way to store all the stuff?
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
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I'm in the same boat. I've got so many bottles, bag, buckets, sponge filters, airline and other junk it's looking pretty messy in my home off/fish room.

I'm considering hot glueing some black fabric around my home made 55 stand to hide it all.
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A larger tank with cabinet underneath . (that was my excuse).
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:30 PM   #4
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Organizing ideas??? (Pics?)

There has got to be a Felix Unger or Mr. Monk among us. I think I'm going to look on line at Bed Bath & Beyond, Michaels and the Container store, and also the Dollar stores nearby.

Found a short video on nets and brushes organization:
http://youtu.be/AN4MYKYqRG0
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:48 PM   #5
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A cabinet stand! with a steralite tub for the not as often used stuff (stored under the bed) Those plastic steralite drawers, hidden in a coat closet. A nice sized tub under the bathroom/kitchen sink (so you can just pull it all out together when you need it). A decorative box that fits the food containers on a nearby piece of furniture or wall mounted shelf for daily use....or put the food in a pretty colored jar (make it part of the decor- my prime water conditioner lives in a beautiful blue glass bottle) Be creaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaative!
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One of my tanks has a file cabinet as a stand. Previously I used a mini credenza with a shelf and sliding doors, very heavy duty used from an office, made from solid oak.

The old office wood credenzas or Steelcase ones are amazingly strong and well built. Easy to paint, but I would suggest coating with an outdoor Thompsons water seal or maybe even outdoor paint to deal with the water, there are tints for the stains too. Because my mini credenza got minor water damage.

My utility closet has the furnace in it and in one corner I have one of those cheap metal garage utility shelves I have it separated with little plastic containers for different stuff. Also I haven't done it yet but I am going to get the big hooks to hang bikes and electric cords and hang the buckets from a side 2x4 and the python from the ceiling, and use one of those jumbo home depot type velcro cord wraps to hold it together. Also use the tank stands to store tank specific items in, but I use the drawers the most.

Really like the thread topic, good to get new tips.

Probably not especially useful, but here is the tank with the file cabinet.
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All really great ideas and helping me conceptualize how to start and what to keep an eye out for.

I found one online article with pics here:
http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/diy...etorganize.htm
It had a before and after photo
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Organizing ideas??? (Pics?)

I found this customizable modular at the container store, but it would be too $$$ for me, but I like the tall narrow drawers for all the tall conditioning bottles.
http://m.containerstore.com/mt/www.c...034766&N=62561

This is cute for pythons, syphoning gravel cleaning, extra tubing... It's fabric so it will allow stuff to dry. Kinda big but cute.
http://m.containerstore.com/mt/www.c...&Nao=60&rpp=12
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These are similar to the modular, should fit in a wide door cabinet and are a little cheaper than the modular.
http://m.containerstore.com/mt/www.c...5-0BCE666588B6
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This link is movable stacking units, to make shelves inside cabinets or closets. Tallest one is 12" so tall bottles should fit.
http://m.containerstore.com/mt/www.c...&N=71921&Nao=0
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