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Re: Fish room design
I'm not the expert on fishroom layout, but I would think if you are making
your own tanks, using a stair step layout you could reduce the space needed
between rows. I once saw a nice Angelfish breeding operation setup like
that using 3/4 plywood sides and shelves(reinforced). Smaller tanks on top
larger tanks on the bottom. 4 ft light fixtures over the middle(walkways)
should give you and the fish enough light.
As far as plumbing, It looks better in the back, but if you're going for max
tanks/gallons it would probably be pretty tight in the back. I would go
with something easier to access for both adjustments as well as repair. I
would probably go across the top and maybe drop a section from a T along the
sides, middle or both for air valves. Fresh water could go on top as well,
Ball valves and quick disconect fittings make it all disapear..
Just some ideas...
>From: The Cooks <tcook at eos_net>
>Reply-To: killietalk at aka_org
>To: KillieTalk at aka_org
>Subject: Fish room design
>Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 17:44:30 -0500
>I am trying to design my fishroom to take maximum use of the available
>space and least amount of work. I would like to hear some comments about
>others opinions are. My available space is 10.5'x20'. I am going to set up
>racks (approx. 4' wide) above large tanks/sumps and have each rack on
>its own flow thru setup. I plan on using one rack each for breeders,
>growout (10 gal.) tanks and fry. This will allow me to do water changes
>just the sumps and give each group their own water requirements.
>I currently am working with mostly Aphyosemions and Fundulopanchax, but
>will probably branch out over time starting with rainbows (heresy, I know).
>I have several sheets of plexiglas to make my breeder and fry tanks with,
>so I can make them virtually any size desired. What dimensions would be
>appropriate for the tanks?
>Should I "stairstep" the tanks as illustrated or place them one above the
> | Tank
>Should I do the plumbing for fresh water and air be at the front or the
>rear of the tanks?
>Sorry about the long post, but I would rather not have to redo the fishroom
>3-4 times to get it right.
>Any and all comments suggestions are welcome.
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