My show tanks all sit on wooden cabinet stands with storage underneath. Each of the stands has doors to conceal under-cabinet filters, supplies, and such. For the longest time, I would put my flake and pellet containers on top of the tank but that soon began to look cluttered and disorganized. It also became a greater hassle when I had to remove 15 containers before I could remove the glass canopies.
My solution to this was to pick up a few Rubbermaid wire baskets. These are very inexpensive (< $4 each) and easy to install (each one requires two small wood screws). At roughly 4″ x 11′ x 4″, they’re also the perfect size for the regular size food jars and bags. See photos below.
I picked my baskets up at Lowe’s or Home Depot a few years ago. Menard’s also has them by a different manufacturer, and they can probably be found other places as well.