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I'm trying to think of ways where I can mount a strip thats easy access so I can turn off the return when I feed my corals and a way to mount the controllers for the lights and pumps. But keep it all under the stand. There is very limited space underneath. I need some advice as im at a lost as to how to do this.
 

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Pics of the inside of your stand?
 

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This stuff is awesome

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Best part is that it’s easy to change the configuration of your controllers, etc, until you’re happy with it. The sticky side is REALLY sticky and can be removed and placed in another area once or twice, but also leaves no residue. I used this on a previous tank (inside the stand) for several years with no issue.
 

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That all great but where can I mount my controllers.
In one of those pics, circle where you would like to mount your controller and electrical strip. Is the electrical strip separate from the controller or is it connected? What kind of strip is it? What kind of controller?
 
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Its the controllers for the ai nero powerheads, ai hydra 32 lights, reef octopus varous 2 and simplicity skimmer
 
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I want to put everything under the tank, but I can't find a ato reservoir to fit where I have space.
 

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It looks like your tank is in the corner. How about trying to mount everything to a piece of plywood that you slide next to the tank on the right. Keep it tucked away most the time, pull it out for easy access when you want to turn things on and off. Bonus, you keep the electronics mostly away from the water. I'm always afraid of somethign falling in.
 

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I'd try mounting stuff on the edges of the frame... Assuming you can still close any doors. As for an ato, that may need to be external to the stand.

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That what I was thinking i just dont want the same spaghetti mess that I had with my 90. Where would you suggest that I mount the power strip
 
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I do like the plywood idea, it just needs to look nice and not like an after thought. I have thought about having a new stand made where I can have a smaller sump that is still big enough to put what I need in it but small enough that it doesn't take up the entire bottem of the stand.
 

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That what I was thinking i just dont want the same spaghetti mess that I had with my 90. Where would you suggest that I mount the power strip
Vertically in the pink area or on the corresponding board on the back. That Velcro is strong
 

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It looks like your plumbing goes out the back of the tank. My recommendation is get a narrow ato reservoir and put it behind the tank. You may not like bumping the tank out a bit, but first time you need to touch that plumbing you will be glad it is.

For the niceness factor, if you can swing the $130+ something like this:
 

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For using a sheet of plywood to mount and stash the stuff next to the tank, you could use a poly carbonite sheet for better looks. How it looks in the end is a factor of your skill and time.

My biggest recommendation though, make sure you are happy with the setup and it can be adjusted easily before you add livestock. Once you have fish in the tank, every change you make has a time limit to do it, and that is where the mess really comes from. That is the case for me anyway.
 
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I'm pretty set on what return pump and what power heads im going to be using as far as the skimmer i have a simplicity 120 dc that came with the aquarium and stand.
 

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