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My half fish room project :D

As promised here are some pics of my "work in progress" looks quite simple but it took me nearly 4 hours to do this because of the small work space i had. I'll be adding more pics after i paint it and after i find some time to put the tanks in.





I know it took way too long to get that little bit done but my floor is uneven so i spent a whole lot of time doing math in my head trying to adjust all the measurements so that everything would be even. also spent a really long time getting the pieces in and out of that small space. as you can see i made the whole thing a perfect fit on top and bottom and all 4 legs are different sizes so putting everything in was a nightmare. but after a couple of bruises and lots of scratched off paint everything worked out fine and i'll be ready to sand and paint tonight and i'll be putting in my tanks the next few days
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How cool, its always fun starting fresh. Have fun
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lookin good can't wait to see id done! How many tanks are there going to be?


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gonna be at least 7. i'm going to try to fit in more if i can but i'll have to see what kind of tanks will work. if its' not too expensive i might have some place special order tanks for me. what you are seeing is going to fit 3 60 gallons but i'm thinking of putting 2 20 gallons on top so i can get more fish
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wow how do you plan on maintaining them in such a tight space? how are you going to plum all of that and how do you plan to get to the pluming if something goes wrong??


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can't wait to go over and enjoy ur tanks lol
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what's plum? as for the question of how to set it up...

what you see if going to hold 2 60s and 2 20s. one 60 will be on the floor and the other will go in the middle. the 2 20s will be on top. then i'm going to have another stand come off of it on the side. on that side i'm planning to put a 30 gallon on top and then 20s in the middle and bottom. i might end up buying 2 more 30s and put them in the middle and bottom but depends on how my filters will fit for the 2 60s. since the 20s and 30s will be small fish/shrimp only i'm planning on buying one big pump and have all of them run on sponge filters. 1 for every 20 gallon and 2 for every 30 gallon.
the support that is already there is there for the 60 gallon tank. i dind't need it but wanted some extra comfort. i sat on it and tried bouncing on it and it didnt' move so i'm pretty sure it's sturdy since i'm over 220 lbs. the support for the top shelf makes me a bit worried so i'm planning on putting anohter plank of wood in the middle of the whole thing so there will be 3 peices of wood as opposed to just two.i plan on finishing this side up and setting up the tanks before i start on the extra "wing" because the family wants my tanks out of the living room :p

gonna paint it a greyish green tomorrow night (after work and after the laker game) then buy some colorquartz and wash it and let it sit for a day. then start breaking down my tank and put everything together on sunday hopefully.

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don't worry u'll be seeing it in all its glory soon. i just hope it looks half as good as it looks in my head and half as efficient as it does in my head.
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like filtering all of your tanks how are you planing on doing that??


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oh I see...you said "pluming" and "plum". It's "plumbing", the piping for the filtration and stuff. He wasn't talking about fruit.
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sorry i'm a really bad speller


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like filtering all of your tanks how are you planing on doing that??
air driven sponge all round.
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like filtering all of your tanks how are you planing on doing that??
one of my 60s will be a wet dry and the other 60 gallon i'm not sure yet. it could be another wetdry or it could be a canister or it could be a pond filter. i gotta see what i have to work with once i finish putting things together.
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do you have it all mapped out where is the wet dry going and these must not be planted tanks right?


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the 60 with a definite wet dry won't be a planted. it's for my L114 plecos. gonna see if i can get them to lay eggs again. i have a general idea of where it's going to go but i might end up changing it to a pond filter and have the filter go somewhere on top of the tank. the other 60 will be a planted tank but i don't know how the filtration is going to work yet. i might end up just buying a new canister because i dont' really like the one i have right now. i have an aquaclear but i dont' want to use that for hte planted tank...might end up just putting that on the pleco tank too :p just finished painting the stand so i'll be taking/posting pics tomorrow sometime after work.
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You need a canister filter? I got a Fluval 404 sitting in my backyard. Take it. Its still functional but its got crap sitting inside for months.
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