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Re: What would you do to a fish room?
At one time I was daydreaming and designed a small
efficiency in-law apartment that wes detached from my
house. The house had a small footprint with a small
living room, kitchenette and powder room on the first
floor. There was a small loft on the second floor
that looked down on the first floor living room room.
The loft had one room with bathroom attached and could
serve as a small office or bedroom. I had initially
thought that this could serve as a detached fishroom
until my parents or my wife's parents reached
retirement age. The living room wall was a sloping
glass wall that would serve to provide winter time
solar heating and then I had to find some way to shade
all that glass in the summer time. You might check to
see if your city will allow such a space to be
constructed; this use may indeed be allowed.
I would recommend against dirt floor and birds. I
also at one time raised small hookbill birds
(parakeets). The birds although nice to see flying
around will do their business anywhere and everywhere.
Since they can carry intestinal parasites which they
could introduce into your fish. I would avoid them
from flying and roosting above your fish. Caged
alright. You will spill water on the floor. If the
floor is soil or dirt, youj will have a quagmire with
each spill, and who knows how much settling will occur
to your fish stands.
If you decide to build a grrenhouse for at least one
wall, there are many plants which have roots that can
grow down to the water. These plants can soak up a
lot of excess nutrients and provide shelter for fry.
The humidity will be excellent for many orchids which
will add a lot of color.
Finally, your fish room should be heated in the
winter, and some sort of cooling or ventilation should
be available in the summer. You need water and sewage
(waste water), electricity, and a phone or intercom to
the main house makes good sense.
--- Jeremy Adams <killifish at attbi_com> wrote:
> Moving time is near. I will be moving in July to a
> place that has no place
> for fish tanks. Very sad :-( On the up side, it is
> a 1.19 acre lot with a
> place already to go to build a fish building. I will
> have to build some sort
> of building no matter what, since I will need some
> storage and an office for
> work. I will have a little money to sink into this
> project, yet still will
> be on a budget. I am looking at 300 to 400 Sq ft
> (maybe up to 528 (largest
> city allows)) at this point.
> So, for all of you who have a fish room or building,
> is there anything you
> wish you would have done differently, or things you
> would add?
> For those of you who have yet to create that fish
> room/building, what have
> you always planned on doing when you do build that
> fish room?
> I will not need RO water as local water is fine.
> I thought about having 2 maybe 3 separate rooms for
> different temperatures.
> One of the rooms I would not heat much and let it
> get very cool in the
> winter. One other thing in my little brain, having
> part of it be a green
> house with natural pools of water everywhere (for
> killies), earthen floor,
> wild frogs, semi-tropical and tropical plants, maybe
> some small parrots
> flying free........
> Fuel cells............?
> Anyway, let me know your thoughts. I want to do this
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