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Re: fish room ideas wanted
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Date: Wednesday, September 02, 1998 5:40 PM
Subject: fish room ideas wanted
>This winter I would like to set up a fish room and live-food area in the
>basement of my home and am looking for ideas. I've started by wrangling
>invitations to some successful aquarists own fish rooms and that has
>given me plenty of ideas. Most seem to be an accumulation of decades of
>equipment (I've got a bunch of that) in every nook and cranny. What I have
>set up now is sort of a Mad Scientists' Laboratory look (and may continue).
>But in the new area, I'd like it to be as well planned and thought out as
>and money will allow.
>I've seen pictures and designs of room divider aquariums, but never
>concerning a whole fish room / live-food area. Can anyone give me some
>direction on where there might be books, archives, magazine articles,
>websites, etc.relating to this subject?
>I am sure that those with large fishrooms can think back and say, "gee,
>idea really works well and am I glad I did that" as well as "when I do the
>room over, I am going to improve it by doing this" stories.
>Even suggesting areas I haven't thought of yet would be of help.
>So far I've come up with:
>- type of stands
I use wood , bolted together for easy take down if needed.
- electrical outlets for lighting, small pumps, heaters, etc
Should be ground fault
large pump or blower (isolated for sound) and how to deliver to tanks
I have a GAST blower with a CONDE reserve. With a GAST you must create a
reservoir. This means piping that comes back on itself.
>- possible dual pump/blower system (if one dies, I don't lose everything)
>- large lighting covering multiple tanks (in most cases)
>- old refrigerator for some live foods, dry and frozen food storage
>- aged water container and how to get to tanks
>- siphoned old water rolling container and how to get to garden/compost
I've carried buckets and also used the rolling container. At this point I
would set up another pipe system to carry this water off in any new fish
room I designed.
>(probably long garden hose and electric drill powered water pump)
>- tank and tools cleaning/repairing area
>What have I forgotten?
Work area centrally located.
9969 Bethel Rd