Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
I've had tanks all over my house my whole life (OK, they were Mom's tanks when I was a kid). I've never had a fish room, or you could argue that every room in my house is a fish room. I have a two story house, and all the water for the 6 tanks downstairs comes from the bathroom upstairs. I have a 55 gallon upstairs about 35 feet from the bathroom. I use a few 5 gallon buckets for used water, and about 20 one gallon Hawaiian Punch jugs for clean water. I fill them up in the bath tub (talk about back breaking). I'm not getting any younger. I buy my food in bulk and divide it up all over the house to save trips to other fish tanks.
I am constantly getting scolded about a fish tank that's a little low on water, making it hard to hear the TV, or my jugs being left on the bedroom floor (hee hee), set up one more tank and I'm leaving you, blah blah blah.
I dream of the day when I have the space to put all my fish tanks in one space, along with a laundry sink for water changes, filter cleanings, etc. A rack for my fish, a rack for my crap, a sink that no one cares has fish poop rinsed down it! If you just have a few tanks, you don't need a fish room. If you start out with a few tanks and then attempt to realize a dream of conquering every species, a fish room is necessary to save tons of work, time, materials, and your marriage.