Hello, and welcome to my fishroom journal. This project officially began in 2004 as a means to corral my rapidly reproducing fish tanks. It has progressed slowly over the last couple of years, as time and money has allowed. I hadn't originally planned to create a journal of this, so it may not be quite as detailed and step by step as my other journals, but it should be fun nonetheless. Also, the fishroom is pretty much done already, so unfortunately it might not have that same anticipation of "What's next?" Nevertheless, I figure after I post all the construction details, it can eventually serve as a means to share any new fishy fun stuff that graces my fish room. I hope you all enjoy it.
Backstory and Details:
We had an enclosed/screened porch behind our apartment. In a past life, the porch structure did not exist and it was only a concrete patio. Thanks to it's previous incarnation as a patio, it featured a water spigot, a security light, and an external power receptacle. Why is this important? Well, this offers a great potential for a fishroom. The water spigot provides an easy way to bring water to the room. The security light, offers a source to tap power for the fishroom. Finally the power receptacle offers a way to utilize a secondary electrical circuit for the fishroom. Seeing all this, I couldn't help but feel that this porch was perfect for conversion. The dimensions of room are approximately 16' x 9', so it wasn't a bad size either.
This photograph was taken around 7/26/2004 and shows the exterior of the room. I had just began work on it at that time. You can see me on the ground cutting some wood or something.
Here's a pic of the north side of the room. We used to use the porch as a workout room, hence the equipment.
This is a bad shot of the opposite side of the room. However, it does show the security light I mentioned earlier. Again, this is one of the locations I will bring in power from.
Well, it's getting late, so I will add more tomorrow.