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Re: Substrate for fish room

>At 03:48 PM 9/6/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 09:53:24 -0500 (CDT)
>>From: Scott Slezak <saslezak at theory_uchicago.edu>
>>Subject: Substrate for fish room
>>Hi all,
>>I'm going to moving into a new house in about a month, and I finally get
>>my own fish room in the basement.  It is finished and carpeted right now,
>>but I plan on removing the carpet.  What should it be replaced with?  I
>>don't like vinyl all that much, so I was considering laminate flooring,
>>like Pergo.  This is the very hard, supposedly waterproof stuff that is
>>intended to look like hardwood.  Anyone have any experience with this?
>>Any other suggestions?
>>What would you have done differently in your fishroom if you could do it
>>over again?

>Fish room floor?  Homogenous tiles.  Non slip easy to clean and dry, but 
>cold to touch!

When I was a kid I built a really cool filter. In the middle of the
night it dumped 10 gallons of water on an oak floor and by morning
it had completely heaved up. It was not pretty.

I have a wood floor where my small (20) number of tanks are now
and am just very careful to mop up *any* water I spill immediatly.

I plan to have a lot more tanks with an automatic water changing system
ans since nothing is leakproof forever, I'm going to cover at least
a part of this wood floor I have here. Everybody's answer does indeed
seem to be "ceramic tiles", so that's what I'll probably do.

Richard J. Sexton                                         richard at aquaria_net
Maitland House, Bannockburn, Ontario, Canada, K0K 1Y0       +1 (613) 473 1719