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Old 10-22-2015, 10:43 AM
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Default Fish room build

The fish room is 9' x 22'. It is already insulated.

Tank plan:
2 x 125g
1 x 90g
2 x 75g
4 x 33g
8 x 20g
6 x 5 1/2g

The room will be heated and it will have central air pump system.
I will also have an utility sink.

Wondering what others have done to their fish rooms that they really like?
Things you would do differently if you could do the fish room again?
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:47 AM
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If I could start from scratch, my two BIGGEST wants:

1. I'd have every tank drilled and fitted with a ball valve at the mid way point, on the side, behind my Poret foam towers for draining into a floor drain. Just move the hose from tank to tank.

2. A wall mounted hose reel, attached to a tankless water heater for easy filling, and a nice clean solution to the hose that no matter HOW you roll it up by hand always wants to be uncooperative!
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If I could start from scratch, my two BIGGEST wants:

1. I'd have every tank drilled and fitted with a ball valve at the mid way point, on the side, behind my Poret foam towers for draining into a floor drain. Just move the hose from tank to tank.

2. A wall mounted hose reel, attached to a tankless water heater for easy filling, and a nice clean solution to the hose that no matter HOW you roll it up by hand always wants to be uncooperative!
Great ideas I never thought about the hose reel!!
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:20 AM
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One thing I can think of is planning for the possibility of expansion or tank upgrade. I have a double stacked 40br setup where I'd LOVE to have a double 75 setup. I'd have to scoot a 135 and a different double 75 set up 4" to squeeze in a new set up, 4 measly inches! hahaha
Poor planning on my part! lol
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Good ideas. Utility sink and a floor drain are, almost, must haves. While I don't have a floor drain, per say, I do drain into a sump which has an sump pump that shoots the water into the back yard. The grass is always lush back there
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Default Why would you need a hose reel?

If all your tanks are already drilled, and you have central air, it's not much more work to plumb central water from you carbon filter. That's what I did. I try not to use buckets or hoses. Hoses are hazards. All I'm missing is a floor drain. But that'll be my next room! Post pics of your build. I love seeing others ideas!
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Great ideas!! I will be posting pictures as soon as I start the room. Have to wait till the house is ours!!
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I would like to use one sump to filter all my tanks. I have not researched this enough with regards to pros and cons, but definitely, I have to have a quarantine process when introducing new fish.

I have friends who have done type of filtration their fish room and they are generally very happy with this setup.
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I would like to use one sump to filter all my tanks. I have not researched this enough with regards to pros and cons, but definitely, I have to have a quarantine process when introducing new fish.

I have friends who have done type of filtration their fish room and they are generally very happy with this setup.
You nailed the one con to a centralized filtration system on the head: QT needs. That's a deal killer for me.
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I love me fish room talk.
I am setting up a 66 gallon as a grow out in my storage room if that counts.
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