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01-25-2012 01:00 PM
msjinkzd I am using this pump for the air:
I believe I have the AL 60, but it might be the 80, lol.
01-25-2012 05:29 AM
Rion Awesome fishroom! Are you using a regenerative blower for the air? If so, how many HP? And how is the noise?

*sigh* I want a house so I can have a fish room like that, already convinced my wife too. I will definitely be hitting you up for some fish orders when I do. I have a long list of stuff and you seem to always have a good chunk of it in stock that I can't find local.
01-25-2012 03:28 AM
msjinkzd ahahahaha! I spend about 9 hours a day in the fishroom Its truly a full time job at this point
01-25-2012 02:24 AM
Originally Posted by msjinkzd View Post
quick fishroom update

In the process of adding 4 more racks, 2 of my typical 4' 3 tiered (75/55/20L), a 6x30g, and a 6x29g (not yet built). Right now I am doing the joys of tank shuffling and redoing all my PVC. Regardless, keep in mind this is very much still a work in progress.
The current view as you come down the steps into the fishroom:

The "control panel"- my central timer for all the lights and the fishroom's individual circuit box so i can track the amount of power used.

My o2 rig and dehumidifier (hard plumbed into the sewer line, so no emptying required)

Some more views, just realized I forgot to photograph one whole wall of tanks but you get the idea

... dear god! I thought I had a lot of trouble cleaning and maintaining 5 tanks lol
01-24-2012 06:02 AM
sketch804 WOW, I am envious of that crazy fish room! that is the most extreme fish room I have ever seen in my life! those are some great new additions in your tank, wish I had enough room for something like that!

oh and BTW, gota say love the mowhawk! reminds me of Brody Armstrong from The Distillers! which was one of the best shows I have ever been to haha!

Keep up the great work, though I would like to see some up close pix of some of those tanks..
01-24-2012 01:53 AM
nazspeed no doubt playing in the background +1 and serious Diamond plate envy +10.....ouch
01-01-2012 11:50 PM
msjinkzd I guess it depends really on what the tank decor is like. Sponges are more than adequate for me, as I dont' have much decor or substrate in the majority of my tanks. I only use powerheads for hillstream/high oxygen species. I use sponges (2 per tank) in tanks up to 75g.

and as for commentary, my husband nicely took that vid with his iphone for me, lol. It would be an hour long if I stated species in each tank!
01-01-2012 11:35 PM
shane3fan as someone who has never really used sponge filters ive been skeptical that they can keep a tank clean like a canister does--it would be a lot cheaper for my planned 25 tank fish room if i went with the sponge filters and air pump vs canisters---wht size tank do you recommend going to a canister or wet/dry vs the sponge filters? Do you think a 50 or 60 gallon tank would do well with a couple of sponge filters? Do you use power heads for additional water movement? I would assume my 120 and 180 g tanks would definitely fall in the 'need more than a sponge' category--im planning fx5s for those.
01-01-2012 11:13 PM
diwu13 2nd person to view it yea! No commentary :P? "This tank contains ____" *makes video 10x longer*
01-01-2012 11:08 PM

now with video!
01-01-2012 08:26 PM
msjinkzd Yup, its drilled with a corner overflow. Old style, back painted blue, minimal scratches and in great great shape, it just doesn't fit on my stands because of the drilling.
01-01-2012 08:12 PM
diwu13 This is the older 75g you were talking about? Congrats on accomplishing your resolution on the first day!
01-01-2012 07:52 PM
Cottagewitch And on the first day. That HAS to be a record.

01-01-2012 07:25 PM
msjinkzd now to sell the darn tank and get it out of the fishroom! I am so stoked, new years resolution COMPLETE!
01-01-2012 06:31 PM
xxbenjamminxx LOL wow I dread having to catch 2 or 3 fish sometime. Cant imagine doing 700+!!
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