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knuggs 01-08-2012 05:30 AM

Knuggs Fish Room aka Addiction (lots o pix =)
 
Ok so, finally, here it is my fish room...It the second room in my 2br apt., on the second floor ^^

My view from my comfy chair

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/8964/dscf0809y.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

Other views

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9531/dscf0811u.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6316/dscf0813nh.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7041/dscf0822o.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07



My Tanks

3-40g breeders, 2-10g, 1-29g, 1-14g, and an Nano with a Nana ;)

My 14g Endler Tank (about to change real soon)

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7466/dscf0815m.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

My 40g Juvie Tank

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7329/dscf0821h.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

My 29g Baby Tank

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/7705/dscf0816.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

My 10g Fry Tank

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5721/dscf0817b.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

My 40g Breeding Tank aka Blue Tank

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/7931/dscf0818b.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

My 10g First Shrimp Tank

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6335/dscf0819o.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

My 40g Multi Purpose Tank

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/8677/dscf0820v.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

Knuggs Nano

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/8038/dscf0752k.jpg
Shot at 2011-12-30


A Few Special Features:

20# Pressurized Co2 w/ 12 Port Manifold

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9144/dscf0823r.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

Custom Built Stand aka I Built Them

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/8133/dscf0825p.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

Air Purifier, Space Heater, and Blackout Curtains aka Climate Control

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6917/dscf0827.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

Custom Closets aka What I do for a Living

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/1623/dscf0832b.jpg
Shot at 2012-01-07

Big O 01-08-2012 05:45 AM

jealous! can't wait till my kids move out.:bounce:
sorry kids...I know, I'm bad:thumbsdow...the wife tells me all the time

xxbenjamminxx 01-08-2012 05:46 AM

Nice looking tanks, aka Im jealous! :)

Cottagewitch 01-08-2012 11:16 AM

Drool...envy!!!!! You are SO lucky! Things look great! Do you raise your own foods as well?


Jenna

thefisherman 01-08-2012 12:42 PM

congrats on your fish room! i'm sure it much cozier than in my dungeon of a basement lol :) cheers!


Sent from my iPhone

msjinkzd 01-08-2012 01:23 PM

man, i love that closet. My daughter needs help from someone with your skills. Too bad you are in IN, I would totally bribe you with livestock and plants for your skills.

fishboy199413 01-08-2012 02:27 PM

I really like your tanks. Also what fish are your breeding and keeping?

knuggs 01-08-2012 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big O (Post 1665966)
jealous! can't wait till my kids move out.:bounce:
sorry kids...I know, I'm bad:thumbsdow...the wife tells me all the time

LOL thanks! Luckily I havent had any kids, I wouldnt prolly have the fishroom if that was the case...cold shiver...dont wanna think about that lol


Quote:

Originally Posted by xxbenjamminxx (Post 1665968)
Nice looking tanks, aka Im jealous! :)

Thanks! Lol aka hahaha :P

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cottagewitch (Post 1666074)
Drool...envy!!!!! You are SO lucky! Things look great! Do you raise your own foods as well?
Jenna

Thanks, I dont know how much of it was luck though. I worked pretty dam hard on this. You can create your own luck, beauty part about freewill :) I do keep microworm cultures but still buy my blackworms from the lfs.

Quote:

Originally Posted by thefisherman (Post 1666091)
congrats on your fish room! i'm sure it much cozier than in my dungeon of a basement lol :) cheers! Sent from my iPhone

Thanks! Next year Im going to be moving and hopefully in a bigger place with a basement. I need more space :P It is cozy but I need more space :P

Quote:

Originally Posted by msjinkzd (Post 1666108)
man, i love that closet. My daughter needs help from someone with your skills. Too bad you are in IN, I would totally bribe you with livestock and plants for your skills.

Thanks, to bad you are a bit aways are I would totally work out a deal with ya.

Quote:

Originally Posted by fishboy199413 (Post 1666150)
I really like your tanks. Also what fish are your breeding and keeping?

Thanks! Right now I have been breeding Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish, Checkered Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida inornata), Endlers, Yellow, and Cherry Shrimp. Had some Dwarf Red Blue Gularis I was breeding but recently jumped tank :(

diwu13 01-08-2012 07:16 PM

Very neat looking fish room!

Few questions:
What's the plant that's taking over the entire tank here?

How did you divide the 40B tank? Are the acrylic dividers or sponge?

knuggs 01-08-2012 10:58 PM

Thanks :) The plant taking over my my fry tank is peacock moss and on my 40b I used Lee`s Aquarium Tank Divider 40 Breeder 17X16 its a plastic mesh.

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/2...jgehbo8n5l.jpg

diwu13 01-09-2012 12:01 AM

Oh that's pretty cool. I wonder why I haven't seen that used a lot. People try to use foam or whatever to section tanks but then the flow gets cut pretty badly. How's the mesh treating you? Are the mesh openings pretty large?

And what's that plant taking over the 10g fry tank?

knuggs 01-09-2012 12:53 AM

The plant taking over the fry tank is peacock moss.

The dividers werent cheap, thats prolly why a lot of people go for alternatives. I glue mine down so they arent going anyway unless I get a razor blade. The mesh is pretty small. Endler fry cant get through but my rainbowfish fry can. Im sure the holes will get smaller through time as well with algae. I can still slide the mesh out though if I need to clean it, the sides are the only thing glued down.

diwu13 01-09-2012 01:09 AM

Oh whoops, didn't see you post that before. That huge picture of the divider caught my eye haha. Any chance you'll be putting up some peacock moss for sale :D?

So how's the flow through that 40B tank? Do you have a powerhead set up or something?

knuggs 01-09-2012 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diwu13 (Post 1666862)
Oh whoops, didn't see you post that before. That huge picture of the divider caught my eye haha. Any chance you'll be putting up some peacock moss for sale :D?

So how's the flow through that 40B tank? Do you have a powerhead set up or something?

Lol yeah I figured that would give you a good visual of what I used ;) I actually just posted a thread on the swap and shop last night :) http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sw...ck-cherry.html

The flow in the 40b wasnt what I expected. I ended up using 3 HOB AquaClear 20's for each section. I started out with a HOB 50 in the middle but wasnt enough surface movement. Then I tried to 20's on each side and the middle was still a lil stagnant. I could of used airstones but didnt want to raise my ph so I just put one in each section. Big Als sells AquaClears for cheap, I have them on all my tanks but one, which is my main and its a canister. Im more of a fan of the HOB's.

diwu13 01-09-2012 01:23 AM

Think you'll still be selling peacock moss in a month or so? I need to set up dividers in my moss tank or all the moss will grow together :\. Stupid suction cups from ebay haven't arrived yet. Might even need to report the seller since there's no communication what so ever.

Ah, so you're still forced a filter per section. I was hoping you had a way to have a single filter for all three sections haha. Think a cansiter would work? Have the intake to the canister in the middle, and modify the output to each of the three sections? I guess a UGF would work as well. But yea, multiple HOB is what I see everyone end up doing haha.


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