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Old 05-12-2012, 12:33 AM   #1
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Default New fish room/breeder!!! NEW VIDEO 11-11-13!!!!!

In the process of building my own fish room something i always wanted to do. I am setting up 20- 75gallon, 30- 29gallon, and 20- 10 gallon. I am going to breed angels, discus, rams, and guppies mainly. I plan on doing some oscars but i have heard they take a little time. The water by me is from a well and has ph of 6.5 so its perfect for South American ciclids. Im getting building spray foamed next weekend and then i will start racks and order tanks.

LIGHTING... All tanks will get cfl bulbs..some 1, some 2.
HEATING.... All tanks will get a heater determined by size of tank.
WATER CHANGES.... I am going to put 1" bulk heads in all tanks and run a water inlet f9r each tank. That way all i have to is turn water on and let it go out. I am going to use a 50 gallon water heater and put a valve on the hot and cold outlet of tank. Then i am going t9 put a temp probe and adjust valves till water mixture is 78 degrees. From thereit will go to water lines throughout the room.
FILTRATION.... setting up central air using linear pump and using sponge filters.

Heres a couple pics of my work so far... any suggestions or concerns will be helpful.










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Old 05-12-2012, 01:05 AM   #2
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Congratulations on a dream project!

You mentioned insulation going in next on the structure and with power bills being what can break many it is solar water panels on the roof and a holding tank w/circulation pump that can make for nearly free hot water. Room heating/conditioning rather than tank resistive heaters is a way many have gone to improve that electric overhead even further.

I for one am EXTREMELY jealous of this build!
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Very cool.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:38 AM   #4
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Ventilation would be good. Or opening the doors would be good enough
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:23 AM   #5
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I agree with mistergreen. I would get some bathroom fans and wire then to come on with the lights or a certain temp.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:01 AM   #6
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Well i failed too mention that i am going with a mini split ac unit which has a seperate dehumidifier built in. It says that it removes 40 pints a day. I do plan on installing glass tops on tanks. I figured with spray insulation the room will be very easy too maintain temp thus probably not needing in tank heaters. If humidity is still too much i will have to do some kind of ventalation other than opening door.
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Well i failed too mention that i am going with a mini split ac unit which has a seperate dehumidifier built in. It says that it removes 40 pints a day. I do plan on installing glass tops on tanks. I figured with spray insulation the room will be very easy too maintain temp thus probably not needing in tank heaters. If humidity is still too much i will have to do some kind of ventalation other than opening door.

Mini splits are very nice systems. You'll really like it, very energy efficient too. I work for an AC company an the only problems we've had with the minis we install are frogs an lizards getting into the outdoor unit an frying the control board. It is still rather rare though
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Mini splits are very nice systems. You'll really like it, very energy efficient too. I work for an AC company an the only problems we've had with the minis we install are frogs an lizards getting into the outdoor unit an frying the control board. It is still rather rare though
Tell me what you think of this one. http://www.kingersons.com/9000btumin...-inverter.html

I guess i need to invest in pet king snake lol.
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Looks great. What are your plans for that small room?
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Looks great. What are your plans for that small room?
With all that water in the building, it might need to be a toilet.
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Looks great. What are your plans for that small room?
The small room is going to house air pump, refrigerator, tanks for food such as brine and worms, and maybe more small tanks. 75 gallon tanks will line the outside walls of the inside room lol 2 tanks high for a total of 12.
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Tell me what you think of this one. http://www.kingersons.com/9000btumin...-inverter.html

I guess i need to invest in pet king snake lol.

Can't say im familiar with the brand. we only put in fujitsu or mitsubishi mini splits because they have dealers locally... but most of the mini splits i've seen all looked the same. Probably all work the same too.
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Can't say im familiar with the brand. we only put in fujitsu or mitsubishi mini splits because they have dealers locally... but most of the mini splits i've seen all looked the same. Probably all work the same too.
Thanks. From what i've read this one sounds good. Will update with pics this weekend of spray foam installation. Then its off to by tanks. ( dreading forking over that wad of cash)
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:08 AM   #14
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I do have a question for you guys. I plan on this setup being a breed only thing too generate money. My question is, is it best to keep tanks simple such as the only things in tank are heater, sponge filter, and breeding slate, cone, or pot; or should i include things that i would consider to keep fish happy such as plants? I already have a 90g in my house thats for my own pleasure, so i figured i would gear these tanks to just breeders. That and im sure it mkes maintenance nd care much simpler.
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Since you want this operation to make money, you want to keep the tanks as simple as possible. Your time is money also. It takes a lot more time to keep additional aquascape items in the tank.
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