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Any chance your wife would consider allowing you to have the top shelf/drawer just under the tank? Then you could put all of those power supplies and the dosing stuff inside the cabinet and just have a single hole in the end of the island (near the power outlets) where any cords or tubing could be fed to the tank. This would not only help you with dosing but it would make the wife happier by helping hide those cords even more than they already are and not be in the way of someone using the bar stool.

Do you have a picture of the front side of the cabinet so that I can see if it's drawers or cupboard and maybe help with a layout on how you could put things in there and how to make the drawers still functional?
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I'll get a pic of it this morning. It's drawers on that side.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Krazie4Acans Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2017 at 7:33am
Maybe she will give you the space where the bottom drawer goes (no one uses that drawer except for junk anyway) and you could remove the front from it so that you had the entire space where the drawer was but from the front it still looks like it is there?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chuckfu5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 26 2017 at 7:39am
Hmmm.... that's a really great idea actually.

I think this may be the way I decide to go.
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You could even tap into the power that is already there and keep the plugs inside the cabinet.
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Thinking about the drawer idea ...

What if you built a small platform on which you set the tank.   Use a drawer within the platform to store the equipment and hide any gadgets.  The drawback is size, but depending on what you store under the tank, you could keep it small.   It may detract from the overall look you're going for, but I think it might keep the clutter from accumulating under the counter top.
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I like the idea of the platform. Sounds like a good solution to me.

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Originally posted by chuckfu5 chuckfu5 wrote:

Guess what the nitrate pad....never used it. I tried it and did nothing. I had it in my tank for a couple of weeks Nd saw no change. I said that to try to make ammends.
"Never used it" OR "had it in my tank for a couple weeks" Which is it?  What color did it change to? And by the way, it's not a "nitrate pad", it's a pad of de-ionizing resin. It removes a build up of various things including heavy metals, medications and other harmful compounds from the water, rock and substrate. Sometimes a couple weeks is all it takes.

So I accepted your invitation to drive from Murray to Ogden, brought some coral and other live stuff for your tank, spent an hour talking fish, left your house without asking for or hearing any offer of compensation from you for my gas or the coral. Now you say that you lied to me in an attempt to "make amends". What kind of a person are you?
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Mark I'm going to invite you to either stick to the topic of the original thread or move on. There is no need to continue this banter please.
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The drawer idea is pretty cool. Just be sure that if there is a leak or spillage that it cant get into the drawer and on any wiring.. Not hard to do though. A lot of tanks have a fancy thing to sit on!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chuckfu5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2017 at 5:48am
I think I'm done with Utah Reefs for awhile.

Thanks for the ideas.
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