Starting a fishroom

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Starting a fishroom

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My wife and I are finally buying a new house, part of which is a large shop which will become my fishroom and workshop. Move in starts this weekend so in preparation I'm breaking down my existing tanks.

So far the fish don't seem any worse for the wear with my removing all the plants, hardscape, and substrate but it sure looks awful in the meantime!
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The irony of the move is that despite all the space and the grandiose plans, I'm going to be cash poor for a while, so I can't start filling it with tanks and fish.... yet.
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Good luck with the new fishroom! Looking at your photo, I'd say you've really recreated a classic American urban stream biotope there. ;-) :)) :)) <JK of course>

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bekateen wrote: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:33 pm Good luck with the new fishroom! Looking at your photo, I'd say you've really recreated a classic American urban stream biotope there. ;-) :)) :)) <JK of course>
I didn't even think of that, but it sure does!

Those are my substrate scooping instruments, and stepped back from working on it for a bit and realized I should capture a snapshot of the utter destruction for posterity's sake.
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Good luck, hope the move goes well.

Once you have time it'd be great if you could share a few pictures of the new fishroom.
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MarcW wrote: Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:21 am Once you have time it'd be great if you could share a few pictures of the new fishroom.
We should be getting the keys today, so if I the presence of mind before the chaos starts I intend to get some photos of the empty space to share :-).
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The roughly 600 square feet (~56 sq meters?) I have to play with
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Some of it will need to be reserved for regular shop stuff like a workbench, table saw, drill press, etc... but the rest I will eventually be filling with fish tanks and totes of some sort for sumps.

Of course it'll be slow going because buying the place sure put a hurt on the savings.
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Congrautlations, will be very interesting to follow! :)
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All the tanks and inhabitants are moved over to the new place. Had only one fish lost so far, one of my big female pictus cats. Which that loss hurts a bit as I've had her for a while and was looking forward to setting up a bio-type setup for them (still will, just now need to group out more fish).

Since the thread started with my 75gallon in a terrible state, I figured I'd show it off in its new home.
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As the tank is rebooting, I'm not putting everyone back in there right away, but I did move one C. paleatus female in there who was getting beaten up in holding. Tonight she laid eggs despite being entirely alone. It'll be interesting to see if they turn out to be fertile.

Then because I enjoy it, the morning sun casting rays through the tanks :-)
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The perugiae were hungry after their move, even coming out despite the lights being on.
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Thanks for the update, sorry to hear you lost a fish which meant a lot to you.

Looks like you'll have a nice space there, as you mention there will be noisy/dusty tools in there will you be putting up a stud wall or partition? I'd recommend insulating it as best you can. It'll really help with the heating bills!

Good luck with the project.
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