New House; New Fish Room Build
by, 08-28-2011 at 08:05 PM (1316 Views)
In early May this year, my wife and I made the unexpected decision to move. This was just after I completed a project that include a new breeding room and dual in-wall tanks (245G and 180G). The tanks had been up for about six months when we decided to move. The allows both of us to cut a significant amount of drive time off of our commutes each day. We ended up moving to the new house in the first week of July. In the process of getting ready to move and actually moving I ended losing quite a bit of livestock . After the movers took the two big tanks and the I moved the breeding set up and remaining livestock, this is what I ended up with.
Not pretty but it does the job. I was originally going to keep this set up this way but I have decided that I want some more space in the fish room to add at least one of my display tanks if not both. I talked it over with my wife and she was ok with me walling in that section of the basement and adding my 245G tank into the wall. It does come with a catch, however, I have to get rid of an old wood burning stove that is currently living in the basement. I did a couple of sketch up drawings to show where my head was at on this project. I didn't add a lot of intricate details on these drawings but I figured they would give you the idea of what I was planning.
Top Down view (yes, there is a toilet with no sink in the fish room)
I haven't decided yet what I am going to do with the 245 Display. I am leaning toward doing the Angelfish/Butterfly tank that I failed with at the old house but I am not set on that yet. A lot depends on how or if I can get the 180G into fish room somewhere also. We will see what happens in the coming months. First order of business will be to start in the back of the room and add insulation, build racks, and start the process of transferring the fish from the table to the new system