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post #106 of 474 (permalink) Old 02-19-2013, 10:55 AM
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Dang man!! Congrats looks awesome!!
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Dang man!! Congrats looks awesome!!
Thanks man!!!

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Hey buddy!

Is this a Walmart extension or a tenant improvement? LOL!

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Is this a Walmart extension or a tenant improvement? LOL!

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Lol!!!
Its a super!!! Walmart now lol!!!!

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Wow! So many heaters

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Wow! So many heaters
Haha ya for all the new tanks.

And more!! Yay!!

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Dang Han. Have you done the calculation with electricity? Would it be better/cheaper to just heat the room to 70F and have heaters for the tanks that deviate from this temperature?

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Oh man! Looks like I may have to take that 40min trip!!! Hmmm I wonder if the hubby would notice the checkbook missing hehe

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Dang Han. Have you done the calculation with electricity? Would it be better/cheaper to just heat the room to 70F and have heaters for the tanks that deviate from this temperature?
Yup.

The room is at temp 65+.

Heaters are just for backup.







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Oh man! Looks like I may have to take that 40min trip!!! Hmmm I wonder if the hubby would notice the checkbook missing hehe
Haha ya!!

I'm sure I'll have plently of visitors come this summer!

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post #116 of 474 (permalink) Old 02-20-2013, 10:51 AM
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Dang Han. Have you done the calculation with electricity? Would it be better/cheaper to just heat the room to 70F and have heaters for the tanks that deviate from this temperature?
Thats what I was gonna say XD

Awesome work Han! Looks like you've done a lot of planning for this even the walls are lined up!

Can't wait for the tanks to be all set up. Looks like its going to be an amazing room.

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Thats what I was gonna say XD

Awesome work Han! Looks like you've done a lot of planning for this even the walls are lined up!

Can't wait for the tanks to be all set up. Looks like its going to be an amazing room.

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haha ya!
Thanks Eric!

I planned for about a month and still miss stuff obviously!

all the walls were reinsulated so it holds heat pretty good!

ya me either! so I can just sit back and relax/enjoy haha.

i'll need more aquasoil soon!
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Han,

Just checked out this thread. Super sweet!! We made the mistake of using the same racks for some of our 40b setups and the 2 longer bars ended up splitting even with 2 layers of 5/8 inch plywood and the plywood dipped in the middle. We ended up having to drain the tank, lift the plywood back in place and used bar clamps to keep the 2 bars together flush against the board.

With good insulation, once the water temp reaches certain temperature, the room temp will stay fairly constant but keep humidity in mind. We had to deal with mold after a couple weeks. Even with lined walls, all the water collecting will get gross. Definitely invest in a good dehumidifier to keep humidity low while keeping up temps. Covering your tanks help a lot as well but not sure if you'd want that.

Looks like an amazing project and have fun with it! Don't let it become too much of a business, it makes it much less fun in our experience.

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Han,

Just checked out this thread. Super sweet!! We made the mistake of using the same racks for some of our 40b setups and the 2 longer bars ended up splitting even with 2 layers of 5/8 inch plywood and the plywood dipped in the middle. We ended up having to drain the tank, lift the plywood back in place and used bar clamps to keep the 2 bars together flush against the board.

With good insulation, once the water temp reaches certain temperature, the room temp will stay fairly constant but keep humidity in mind. We had to deal with mold after a couple weeks. Even with lined walls, all the water collecting will get gross. Definitely invest in a good dehumidifier to keep humidity low while keeping up temps. Covering your tanks help a lot as well but not sure if you'd want that.

Looks like an amazing project and have fun with it! Don't let it become too much of a business, it makes it much less fun in our experience.

Best wishes,
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Hey Kevin!

Nice to hear from you!
You must be super busy now.
I only talk with Eric haha.

Hrm... Ive been keeping an eye on it.
Hopefully mine doesn't do that.

The extras steel bar I place in the middle stop it from bowing.

Yup I got an dehumidfer waiting when I need it.
I got a guage for the dryness in the room. Still dry... but I'm sure once I get all the tanks filled I'll need it.

All the shrimp tank will be covered or so covered. As the splashing from the sponge filters will get annoying.

Ya my dream come true.

Its not a business but consider my self a hobbuiness man haha.

By any chance you can snap a picture of what you mean with the rack spiltting and what you use to stop it?

Thanks man

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