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New House, new Fish Room Build

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. 
 
Front view

 
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
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    Fishtal
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Do you plan on having broodstock and grow-out in the area you call "breeding racks"?
     
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Probably, I haven't decided on the final plan.  Most of my equipment is set up for larger water volume so the modular thing doesn't really work for me.
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    What are the white boxes in the lower middle?
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
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    What are the white boxes in the lower middle?

     
    It looks like a wall or something. 
     
    Is this fish room going to be bigger or smaller than the previous one?
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    The while thing is a built in shelving unit that came with the house.  The new fish room will be bigger than the one in the old house.  However, I don't have as much frontal space, so I will have to see about having 2 display tanks.
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Picture of the wood burning stove that I will have the remove once I start to add the display tank.

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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    You will miss that stove in a couple months!
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    I finally was able to get this project completed.  It took me a couple of months but most everything is up and running.  Here is are some pics now that I have everything up and running.
     
    In wall display tank (245G)


     
    Sump for the display with a ASM G6 skimmer

     
    Breeding setup.  When it is all complete it will hold 23 tanks.

     
    Left racks

     
    Right Racks

     
    Quarantine Sytems (2 22G tanks and a 29G cube)

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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Yes!  Nice to see you are back in the fish of things!
     
    I'm gonna have to stop by one of these days and see these setups in person. 
    It looks like you have put in a ton of work.
    Good inspiration for me to get off my butt and get workin'
    Thanks for the update Mike!
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    No problem AJ,  Thanks for the comments.
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Lookin good Mike!
     
    Did you get rid of the wood burner?
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Thanks Adam,  I got rid of the wood burner.  I was acutally able to unscrew most of it and it came apart in pieces and was able to carry it out myself.  I am eventually going to put a fan were the chimney was for the wood burner and use it to take moisture out of the fish room.
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
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    Thanks Adam,  I got rid of the wood burner.  I was acutally able to unscrew most of it and it came apart in pieces and was able to carry it out myself.  I am eventually going to put a fan were the chimney was for the wood burner and use it to take moisture out of the fish room.

    You'll need to put the fan at the top or one at the top and one at the bottom and have it on a timer or something becuase they will need to be very powerful fans. If you get a weak / slow moving fan, all of that moisture will condense on the walls of the chimney on the way out and cause you big problems. You'll either need to put a thick liner in the chimey or just put a vent out the side of the house like a clothes dryer.
     
    Looks good though!
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    I actually have an old dryer vent that I could use.  There would a little bit of run to get it to the fish room but I could use that instead.
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Here is the final display tank all trimmed out.  My daughter wanted the purple wall so we did the purple trim to match.
     

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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Coming along nicely.
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Got some new broodstock delivered the other day.  Here is video I took on my I-Phone now that they settled in.
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqLUxi7yZCQ[/video] 
     
     http://www.youtube.com/wa...dex=1&feature=plcp

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    Very cool fish!   
     
    I assume the spotting is variable along a section in the top half of the fish.
     
    Fry should be very interesting.
     
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    Re:New House, new Fish Room Build (permalink)
    Thanks AJ!  I got a video of the display too.  Much clearer now.  There was a pearlscale butterfly that didn't come out in the vid.
     
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-IT7pXVNkY[/video]
    http://www.youtube.com/wa...-66Y-x1CQw&lf=plcp
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