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my agonizingly long project, THE FISH ROOM

well here are soem pics of my fish room its still being build the room will not eb kept that blue it will be a mocha coloured walls make the rooms look nice and the floor will be painted grey.

only 8-10 tanks will be housed in this tiny 10x12 room nice lay out so i have lots of room and also a larger wlak in closet to hold the RO barrels/water-aging barrels and other equipment.

a 75 gallona dn a 29 gallon


a wall that whill hold a 180 gallon plywood or 2x125 gallons stacked on a 2 tier stand

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my massive walk in closet for equipment products and water barrels.


a wall that will hold 6x20 gallons for dwarf cichli/aistograma breedign and fry grow out




yeh i know its a small fish room could easyly hold 30 tanks if i stacked them all but i dis liek stacked tanks 2 ties is ad much as ill go

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wow thats awesome i love that DIY cabinet u made (at least i think it is) keeep us posted!
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yeh thats my DIY stand

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THIS I GOIGN TO BE A PLANTED FISH ROOM

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Looks like a fun project. What's your timeframe on getting it all "wet" (I won't say "done" because that's too subjective )?

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WOW! I wouldn't make the whole thing planted, because that would be really frustrating. Does anyone here keep african cichlids???

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WOW! I wouldn't make the whole thing planted, because that would be really frustrating. Does anyone here keep african cichlids???

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joel i used to breed peacocks hapolochromis, and a few tnags.
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Looks like a fun project. What's your timeframe on getting it all "wet" (I won't say "done" because that's too subjective )?
mid april my b-days is hopefully whne all the tanks are going to eb planted

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For the sake of your house I would strongly suggest a few things during the construction of the fish room.

1. Make sure you have outside ventilation directly into the fish room (A window at the very least, a ducted venting system is better)

2. Use ONLY Bathroom grade sheetrock for the walls or it will turn to mush with all the moisture.

3. Install an air conditioner that is rated for Kitchen use.

4. Install a floor drain.

A room that size will generate a LOT of heat and moisture. This is a deadly combo if the right precautions aren't taken. I have to vent my fish room 24 hours a day and thats only for just over 300 gallons of water. I still have to whipe the walls from time to time with fungicide to prevent mildew from forming.

If you have sufficient venting you may not need active cooling, but I would seriously consider it. My fish room COOKS in the summer and seeing the tanks hit 86 degrees is not uncommon (keep in mind I live in BC Canada, thats not really a hot place)


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For the sake of your house I would strongly suggest a few things during the construction of the fish room.

1. Make sure you have outside ventilation directly into the fish room (A window at the very least, a ducted venting system is better)

2. Use ONLY Bathroom grade sheetrock for the walls or it will turn to mush with all the moisture.

3. Install an air conditioner that is rated for Kitchen use.

4. Install a floor drain.

A room that size will generate a LOT of heat and moisture. This is a deadly combo if the right precautions aren't taken. I have to vent my fish room 24 hours a day and thats only for just over 300 gallons of water. I still have to whipe the walls from time to time with fungicide to prevent mildew from forming.

If you have sufficient venting you may not need active cooling, but I would seriously consider it. My fish room COOKS in the summer and seeing the tanks hit 86 degrees is not uncommon (keep in mind I live in BC Canada, thats not really a hot place)
wya wya wya ahead of you..... LOL

i got an air excnahger for this room.
and the walls are 5/8" firegard drywall

i have an airduct with a 120 CFM fan that will turn on it will be a room tempreture contolled fish room my friend chris Biggs is helping me with this.

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Just so you know Fire Rated Gypsum board isn't usually the same as moisture resistant. You can obviously buy Fire Rated (Type X generally) and moisture resistant, but I digress.

As a side note, did you ever think of tiling/pouring thin set concrete in over a rubber base sheet tied into the drain and carried up the wall 6"? (schluter system makes a good system) I always thought that would be a great idea for a fish room.. essentially a very large shower without the shower head.

Anyways, I am very interested in seeing how this room turns out. I don't think I have seen a planted tank 'fish room' yet. Should be quite nice.


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very nice, looking good so far, cant wait to see all those tanks planted!
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im hoping to ahve most of this done by april

since i go virtually no fish stuff for christmas.

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you didnt? that sucks!! I got a complete auto co2 system for my 55, but I dont have a fish room! lol
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