I've been thinking about and planning a fishroom for a long time. About a year ago we moved into a home where I plan to stay for a long time. So it was time to put the planning into action and turn my garage into a fishroom! I thought I'd share with you some of what I've done.
My hope is to meet some other DIY'ers and hopefully connect with some people in my area who raise fish and plants.
I decided to do a constant drip water change system with 1/2" overflows going into a 1" drainage system. I bought a glass cutting hole saw and a bunch of 1/2" bulkheads. Fresh clean well water is constantly dripping into each tank and overflowing out into my yard.
The drip system for intake is very much like the air system, except with 1/2"PVC. I use the same tap and die and the same small valves.
I came into the garage with PEX and switched to PVC. I also have a hose bib in the room, which is great!
This picture above shows part of both the air and water systems--1/2"=water, 3/4"=air.
Here are some pictures of the bulkheads and 1/2" overflow pipes
I found that the 1/2" pvc drains coming off the aquariums fit great loosely into 1" fittings. So basically the water drips in to the tanks, overflows (at a constant trickle) into 1/2" pvc, which fits loosely into a 1" system which goes outside.
I ran the 1" PVC outside and into a 55 gallon drum. This goes to a hose and waters the trees!
You can see my turtles in the last one.