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#1 Nzac

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:45 PM

just a quick vid of my "fish room" as it sits today, probably wont see many fish in the vid though. It is a 125 pygo tank(soon to be double stack 125 rack), 55 rrs, 75 mac, 75 rhom, 75 rhom, 55 sanchezi, 20 quarantine/hospital currently quarantine for fahaka puffer, 40breeder rhom, 40breeder platies and bristlenose plecos, 30 long green spotted puffer, 10 cloning crayfish, 10 red cherry shrimp.

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Edited by Nzac, 12 February 2016 - 02:07 PM.

I've got several scaley and a couple scaleless creatures living in glass houses full of water in the other room.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

Nice, wish I had that many tanks

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:01 PM

no you don't, waterchange day takes 5+ hours, LOL

wife says I can have all the tanks I want as long as they stay in the one room, gotta start stacking them now.

Edited by Nzac, 17 December 2011 - 11:02 PM.

I've got several scaley and a couple scaleless creatures living in glass houses full of water in the other room.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:09 PM

Wow super cool room! I hope you have a water changer lol. Feel bad if your "bucketing"
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:13 PM

I like how your wife negotiated with you on that. My gf says i can have as many as I want as long as I have a realistic place to put it. I cant get rid of furniture or put stuff in storage.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:15 PM

:drool:
ill take the tanks if you keep the electric bill
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#7 Nzac

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:16 PM

I use 32 gallon cans and 1/4hp sump pumps for water changes, 1 can/pump for clean and 1can/pump for dirty.

the electric bill really isn't bad I figured it to be around $50/month going by wattage on light/fiters/heaters/powerheads and price per kw.

the worst part is going to be emptying the 125, moving the 6 5"-9" fish to somewhere, removing the stand, putting rack in, setting both tanks back up. Rack and other 125 are sitting in my garage waiting for my to have the energy to do it.

Edited by Nzac, 17 December 2011 - 11:26 PM.

I've got several scaley and a couple scaleless creatures living in glass houses full of water in the other room.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:19 AM

neat little fish room you have there. and you seem to be partial to the blue gravel lol
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:01 AM

Very nice set up dude !!!!
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:10 AM

Glad you guys like it, room is kind of a cluster f*ck, but it is a nice relaxing room to be in. I can't count the number of times I've come home from work, watching the fish and next thing I know I'm waking up an hour or so later, LOL.

I guess there is a lot of blue(5 tanks), mostly because I've had very bad luck with the color staying on black gravel. :( Used to have black in the shrimp tank but they started dieing and I could see black coloring inside of them, blue was the next darkest to really make the red pop in the tank. I put black in one of my rhoms tanks about a year ago, the color started coming off and ended up coating his gills and killing him within a couple days. The only black gravel I have had that hasn't lost any color so far is the flourite black, but that gets kinda spendy.

Edited by Nzac, 18 December 2011 - 09:11 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:43 PM

well, the 125 is now a double stacked pair of 125's. I didn't realize how much work that was gonna be, the 125 with 100+lbs of rock was bad to lift, but the other 125, getting it to the 4.5' high stand after that was just a fricken chore.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 07:40 PM

amazing
virtual petshop in your house
your wife is pretty cool to give up an entire room. most guys would have to go through some sh*t to have that room :)

needless to say, impressive fish.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

amazing
virtual petshop in your house
your wife is pretty cool to give up an entire room. most guys would have to go through some sh*t to have that room :)

needless to say, impressive fish.


My new gf keeps a sanchezie and has about the same wish list as I. I'm good :)

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:37 PM

fortunately for me she does like the fish, won't have anything to do with taking care of them, which is fine, but she does like to check them out from time to time.
I've got several scaley and a couple scaleless creatures living in glass houses full of water in the other room.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

Cant see the vid but my god thats alot of tanks .. i always thought ur signature keeper tags were just fish youve had over the years youve been in the hobby but woow im impressed

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:48 PM

Very cool man, what are you doing for moisture control? That was the only real problem that popped up for me in my old fish room, ended up getting a dehumidifier to run at night and put an exhaust fan into the ceiling that tapped into the exhaust vent for the bathroom that was next to my fish room, worked really well.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:55 PM

Nope my sig is piranha i currently house, as they change so does the sig. You should be able to click on pic for vid to pop up.

nothing for moisture control needed yet... room has a good sized doorway leading to the stairs with a ceiling fan running in entryway circulating it around the house.So far heat drying the place out in the winter and ac running in summer takes care of it. The nice thing is you never get any static electricity shocks here in the winter. Not sure how this double stack is going to change that being so close to ceiling.

Edited by Nzac, 18 December 2011 - 08:56 PM.

I've got several scaley and a couple scaleless creatures living in glass houses full of water in the other room.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:58 PM

Damn impressive setup.... how strong is the floor or are you set up in the basement?
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:02 PM

it is the family room in the basement.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:21 PM

nothing for moisture control needed yet... room has a good sized doorway leading to the stairs with a ceiling fan running in entryway circulating it around the house.So far heat drying the place out in the winter and ac running in summer takes care of it. The nice thing is you never get any static electricity shocks here in the winter. Not sure how this double stack is going to change that being so close to ceiling.

Definitely keep a close eye on things -- with that many tanks in one room, you will almost certainly have some issues without something to take care of the extra humidity. I didn't think I had any problems until I pulled back the carpet and removed the trim around the windows when I was remodeling the room.







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