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Where do you keep your stuff?

Post by Starfish on Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:52 am

Along with an aquarium, comes a lot of other "stuff". My two main aquariums are on nice stands with storage space underneath. However, I cannot fit all the stuff that goes with it in the spaces. The bucket definitely does not fit. The extra lighting tubes, long handled algae scraper, cleaners, nets, filter cotton, spare heater, etc, etc... Now I have the new python to find a place for. Those of you lucky enough to have a fish room probably don't have a problem with this. But where do the rest of you find space for your stuff?
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Re: Where do you keep your stuff?

Post by Shell on Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:23 am

For a long time, we had stuff just spread out on towls next to the tanks! But, we just built a tall, narrow shelf unit using a cube set on which to store everything. You can make them as tall, wide, etc. as you want, which is useful. This one fits nicely in a corner next to my filing cabinets. The cube shelves  are great because you can hang nets and smaller vacuums from them, as well as store things on the shelves. Our bigger vacuum, unfortunately, doesn't fit anywhere on the shelves! So, that stays in the laundry room inside a rubbermaid bin. Smile

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Re: Where do you keep your stuff?

Post by kpoet on Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:37 am

My tanks are both on stands so most everything fits in there. My buckets are sitting next to one of the stands with my vacuums, nets and scraper inside.
I wish I had a fish room, if I did though my family probably wouldn't see much of me!

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Post by the clean guy on Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:43 pm

(Almost) everything under the tank. Well the important stuff
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Post by Pamelajo on Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:21 am

I have one of the plastic cabinets with the drawers and wheels on the bottoms for most of the stuff. Then I have room behind each tank for bigger containers.
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Post by Sbenson11 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:51 am

Maybe an easier question to answer would be where don't I keep aquarium stuff.

IT'S EVERYWHERE!!! Very Happy 

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Post by Biulu on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:57 am

I built shelves into the cabinet that came with my main tank; lots of stuff fits in there.

Then I keep a carton box with odds that I use seldom in the storage and the buckets with the nets and vacuum go into the laundry area.
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Re: Where do you keep your stuff?

Post by cephalotus on Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:46 am

Presently, my stuff is kept All Over The Living Room. I'm still in the process of cleaning up from the paludarium project, and the living room was my workspace for that.

The palu is on an old TV stand. The bottom of the TV stand would be perfect for storage except that my sump takes up nearly all the space. I just got a nice (but small) bookshelf to put food and little equipment items. Towels and buckets are strewn about in the aquarium area of the living room for now. Hopefully I'll develop a better system, it seems to be driving my bf nuts for some reason Wink
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Post by mikebike on Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:11 pm

I have about 10 sandbags filled with used aquarium gravel stacked up outside near my ponds.
most of my stands have storage spave I fill with supplies.
In my store room I have 16 ft of 6 ft high shevles filled with spares/new suplies.
Outside next to the hot tub is a industrial workbench 8 ft long piled up with spare tanks 3 tanks high.
with pumps and parts underneath it.
Never enough room
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Post by Bina on Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:59 pm

Bedrooms and Living room are free of tank stuff.

Kitchen has a small snail tank with a few accessories under the sink and nearby.
Main floor Laundry/Washroom has my Molly tank with tons of doo dads in clear plastic storage bins. Love those !
Basement and barn have a few spare tanks, etc.
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Re: Where do you keep your stuff?

Post by JayB on Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:36 pm


  • In the storage area of the stand of my BioCube

  • In Rubbermaid Totes on the balcony

  • In Plastic buckets on my balcony

  • In my storage locker

  • In the trunk of my car (on occasion)Rolling Eyes 

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Re: Where do you keep your stuff?

Post by Pamelajo on Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:21 am

@JayB wrote:

  • In the storage area of the stand of my BioCube

  • In Rubbermaid Totes on the balcony

  • In Plastic buckets on my balcony

  • In my storage locker

  • In the trunk of my car (on occasion)Rolling Eyes 

I was thinking in your car?? Razz Then I realized I have jar show tanks in mine.Surprised 
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Post by JayB on Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:16 am

@Pamelajo wrote:I was thinking in your car?? Razz Then I realized I have jar show tanks in mine.Surprised 
See? I'm not the only one... what's usually in my car is a styro fish box, ice cream buckets, sometimes bags... basically stuff I use to transport fish.
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Re: Where do you keep your stuff?

Post by Sbenson11 on Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:14 am

@JayB wrote:
@Pamelajo wrote:I was thinking in your car?? Razz Then I realized I have jar show tanks in mine.Surprised 
See? I'm not the only one... what's usually in my car is a styro fish box, ice cream buckets, sometimes bags... basically stuff I use to transport fish.
My fish rescue kit is a permanent fixture in my car, 5gal bucket, siphon and net.

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Re: Where do you keep your stuff?

Post by Ursus sapien on Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:21 pm

Oh my. Like at least one other member I'm in a bachelor apartment (no balcony), so there's a little issue with room...
Since I bleach EVERYTHING between use these days there's a permanent bleach bucket in the bathroom, which is also where I store substrates, hoses, reusable filter material, small plastic tubs etc.
Aquarium supplies take up about a third of my kitchen cupboards, one of my two clothes closets and half of my storage room.
The rest of the supplies are under the fish shelves or by the tanks. Really, it's not as bad as it sounds:-)
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