Planted fish room project - time to start at last

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13 Oct 2014 21:56 #1 by proca (Peter)
Hi all,

Not sure if this is the right place for this post as its gonna be mix of everything (planted tanks, DIY, equipment etc.) but i think "planted heads" will be interested in it the most.
I was planning to set up this fish room for last 12 months. The plan was to finish around march but had to verified my plan.
i'm in the middle of constacting racks now (should finish this week) but I would like to present my bumpy road as it wasn't easy.
There is link to my post from last year wherein I mentioned about this project: www.irishfishkeepers.com/index.php?optio...97&Itemid=145#157642
Nothing changed in my "temporary" setup over the last 12 months.

Stage 1: Fight for space :angry:
my first plan was to setup fish room in main living room as it was a storage any way but my fiancee said "my way or highway" :angry:
and this way i've lost 4 months converting storage in to living room.









Thanks to this i have old living room just for myself :laugh:









Fish room tanks:

4 x 250 l.
1 x 200 l.
2 x 160 l.
1 x 160 l. long
2 x 70 l. cubic
2 x 54 l.

total: 12 tanks - 1928 l.

Ok, that would be it for introduction, more details and pictures tommorow.

Thanks for reading,

Peter.

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13 Oct 2014 22:27 #2 by Lauris (Lauris)
nice start! I demand more close-ups on the tanks! :)

however, nice job don on your living room :)

I am planted!

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13 Oct 2014 22:29 #3 by swai (Simon)
Yes great work indeed. The sofa just makes me wanna try and sit on it!

I've just showed your post to the wife, so far I'm allowed a fish wall ha ha! I'll be starting next week, no where near the amount of tanks u have.

Looking forward to the rest of the pics!

Marino, Dublin 9

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14 Oct 2014 08:41 #4 by davey_c (dave clarke)
Nice job done on both rooms B)

Below tank is for sale

my plywood tank build.

www.irishfishkeepers.com/index.php/forum...k-build-diary#137768

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19 Oct 2014 20:39 #5 by proca (Peter)
thanks for complements :) trust me, few times i was close to give up

below more details and pics on fish room progress:

Plan of the room.
sorry for my poor drawings :P



space marked with green stripes is where i can place tanks,



in the corner beside fireplace there will be rack holding 2x160 l. and 2x70 l. cubic



and on main wall there will be double rack holding 4x250 l. plus 160 long (4 ft.) and two 2 ft. on the top
between two sections there is shelfs for filters and storage.



construction design:

i169.photobucket.com/albums/u217/tdcraig...project/_DSC3328.jpg

and thats 250 l. tanks, gonna remove dividers in two of them and put corner suports at the top





beside main rack there is still 1,95m left to the kitchen door, gonna leave my 200 l. as it is now, and maybe replace it with 5/6 footer in the future

and now some construction photos:






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19 Oct 2014 20:55 #6 by proca (Peter)
and some more construction and painting:



shelfs for 2x160 + 2x70 rack



shelfs for 4x250 rack



painting progress over this week:







next step: racks assembly in the room.
more updates when finish.
right now my lady is repainting fish room, don't ask why, it's her idea :huh:

Thx for reading, more update soon.

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19 Oct 2014 20:56 #7 by proca (Peter)
and some more construction and painting:



shelfs for 2x160 + 2x70 rack



shelfs for 4x250 rack



painting progress over this week:







next step: racks assembly in the room.

right now my lady is repainting fish room, don't ask why, it's her idea :huh:

Thx for reading, more update soon.

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19 Oct 2014 21:04 #8 by proca (Peter)
sorry for placing same post twice, can that be removed ??

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19 Oct 2014 21:09 #9 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Bad news if she is repainting the fish room...
She is gonna want it back :evil:

Anthony

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28 Oct 2014 20:02 #10 by proca (Peter)

anthonyd wrote: Bad news if she is repainting the fish room...
She is gonna want it back :evil:

Anthony


Anthony you were right, she was trying already to fit dining table in to the fish room :ohmy:

ok, some update after bank holiday weekend,
i've made small change in main rack, moved storage shelves from centre to the left beside window,

some photo:




















next stage ..... well, i'm not sure, still thinking about it, quite a lot things left to do (corner rack assembly, resealing 4x250l., electrical installation and few more, all advices welcome.

Thx

Peter.

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28 Oct 2014 20:12 #11 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
Coming along really nice. Looking forward to seeing it finished and all the tanks full

Eric

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28 Oct 2014 21:35 #12 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Really impressive !
My advice would be to change the lock on the fish room door :laugh:

Anthony

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