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07 Aug 2016 21:17 #1 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
I put this in the beginners section as it's the 1st time ive attempted to put together my own proper fish house
Finally got the word we are moving house and got lucky that a real decent shed came as part of the deal. It's a 10ftx8ft steel shed that im planning on turning into a proper fish room. Now it's going to take a couple of months if not more to set it up but really looking forward to getting it ready. I poured the floor on Wednesday evening. Next up is to get pipes and cables run to the shed before I can start on the insulation
Any tip greatly appreciated






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07 Aug 2016 21:36 #2 by robert (robert carter)
This looks a great project which i will be following with interest , so lots of post and pictures . By the way good luck with the new house . Robert

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07 Aug 2016 21:43 #3 by wildlifebiology93 (Sean O'Sullivan)
All the possibilities Eric :)
And all the headaches trying to plan it right B)
Best of luck with it.

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08 Aug 2016 02:53 #4 by Sukahn (Shane Doorley)
Hope the floor was level and made very thick, you could fit alot of tanks in that little space lol.

Best of luck with it mate, will be looking at this to see how feasible it is to do it outside in ireland in a steel shed. Are you going to insulate it ?

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08 Aug 2016 06:50 #5 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Two things to consider!

The first is keeping it warm in winter

The second is humidity levels

Best of luck with it....Awesome project to take on...Im very envious!

One of these days :P when i bump my folks off LOL

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08 Aug 2016 06:52 #6 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
Also Eric if ya need any advice as regards running power out to it feel free to message me!

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08 Aug 2016 08:00 #7 by Damian_Ireland (Damian_Ireland)
try to talk to arabu -

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08 Aug 2016 20:02 #8 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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Thanks all. I've the brother in law doing the wiring and the father in law doing the plumbing so all is good there.
Just need to sort out the insulation now and I should be good

Eric

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08 Aug 2016 21:18 #9 by robert (robert carter)
Hi Eric ,i used kingspan to insulant the floor and walls of our conservatory , 50 mm on the floor and 30mm on the walls , great stuff and easy to work with comes in 8x4 sheets . Place is very warm even in winter

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08 Aug 2016 22:49 #10 by ger310 (Ger .)
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Good luck with this Eric.

Just make sure you insulate fully and correctly is the tip I would give you............I didn't but when I I did it in August/September I didn't think I had to as the 'half' job on insulation I did was doing the job....racks went in and tanks were set up but when December came around I was looking at around 15 heaters almost on constant!.....with a VERY hefty electric bill the lesson was learnt!!!........Anyway i'm sure you have this boxed ha

Ger

What do you call a three legged Donkey?

A Wonkey....duh ha :)

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09 Aug 2016 03:56 #11 by gunnered72 (Eddy Gunnered)
When it comes to insulation....Dont forget the most important place.....THE ROOF!!!!!

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09 Aug 2016 21:17 #12 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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I'm going to go with the insulated slabs and get my mate to skim over it then. What thickness of board im not sure yet.
Any ideas on the door especially the joins around the door ? I'll need to to seal when I close it


Eric

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10 Aug 2016 19:06 #13 by joe10 (joe nolan)
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Hi ive got a 16 x 10 block shed fishroom 7" insulation in the roof and 4" on the walls. i found it cheaper to space heat the room with an oil rad. i heat to 82 degrees and the water in the tanks stays at 77 to 78. are you going to use heaters or space heat?

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10 Aug 2016 20:03 #14 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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I'm going to go with an oil filled rad to heat the room

Eric

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10 Aug 2016 21:40 #15 by robert (robert carter)
Ian in the aquatic village heats his fish room and not the tanks seems to work well for him

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25 Aug 2016 21:56 - 25 Aug 2016 23:58 #16 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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Finally got to start a little work on the fish shed. Should be in the new hse by the weekend so it'll all systems go on the shed then
I picked up the steel for the internal cage for the insulation. Dug the trench for the water and electricity. Drilled the shed for the water and got the cables in for the electricity









Eric
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25 Aug 2016 22:00 - 25 Aug 2016 23:59 #17 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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For some reason pictures won't load. I'll try post some later

Eric

Edit
Done now
Last edit: 25 Aug 2016 23:59 by JohnH (John). Reason: Edited

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25 Aug 2016 22:00 #18 by JohnH (John)
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Soon be 'all systems go' then Eric.

John

Location:
N. Tipp

We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl - year after year.


ITFS member.



It's a long way to Tipperary.

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25 Aug 2016 22:01 #19 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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JohnH wrote: Soon be 'all systems go' then Eric.

John


The excitement is building now alright John

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25 Aug 2016 22:23 #20 by fishmad1234 (Craig Coyle)
Best of luck buddy


Regards
Craig

at the end of the day it becomes nite

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26 Aug 2016 08:09 #21 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
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Looking good :)

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26 Aug 2016 08:53 #22 by paulv (paul vickers)
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Just a suggestion, before you back fill the trench with the electric cable, cover the cable with yellow warning tape, any good hardware store will sell it. Incase at some time in the future some one is digging in that area and cuts the cable.

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26 Aug 2016 09:01 #23 by robert (robert carter)
Great project will be watching and learning from this one. Good luck with it . Robert

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27 Aug 2016 20:20 #24 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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Got the floor done today. Tomorrow im going to start fixing the steel to the walls and ceiling
(Hopefully)





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27 Aug 2016 23:17 #25 by alan 64 (alan)
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Looking good mate btw the metallic blue hm i bred from ur pair are all adults now in my 450 ltr around 16 of them and now there tryna breed in it so it will be interesting to see what happens

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28 Aug 2016 10:10 #26 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
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It's coming together, Eric :)

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31 Aug 2016 21:39 #27 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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Progress is been made . Steel is up and half the shed is insulated now. If I get a good run at it tomorrow I should finish it and be ready for sockets , stands etc etc






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31 Aug 2016 21:49 #28 by robert (robert carter)
It will be warmer in there than the house , great job

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31 Aug 2016 21:58 #29 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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robert wrote: It will be warmer in there than the house , great job


I do hope so Robert

Eric

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01 Sep 2016 08:28 #30 by Bill (Bill Hunter)
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Soon be full of Bettas, Eric :)

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