The Fish Room

Discussion in 'Members Systems' started by veegal, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. veegal

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    Okay not the best of pics - the camera kept on fogging up in there :) But hopefully this will keep the vultures at bay :D

    It's not all the tanks, but you get the general idea I'm sure.

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    I am to afraid to ask what your water/elec bill is :amazed: Wish I could do the same but unfortunately my better half will never allow it
     
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    I'm afraid to tell you :D Put it this way, in the back 'bathroom area' is 500L holding tanks - we fill them up on a daily basis....... Each tank, except for 2 of them, have heaters in and the holding tanks have a pump and geyser element running all the time. It's scary!
     
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    hehe would love to see it someday, so when will you be converting the pool to a koi pond? :bigsmile:
     
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    Gavin's already suggested converting it to a) a koi pond, b) a grow-out tank, c) a guppy breeding area d) a daphnia breeding area. That excludes the many suggestions given by all the TASA members who come here :D
     
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    gives new meaning to swimming with the fishes

    That is a very imposing/impressive setup, the fishroom looks like an LFS more than a fishroom for hobbyists, lol, thats ALOT of fish and water, wow

    is there a fishy in every tank? i could see glimmers of angels in some of the pics
     
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    Yip every tank is full at the moment - except for the 1m cube which we will hopefully be filling up this weekend. Other tanks are on order at the LFS to put below some of the stands as well.
     
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    dam looks awesome will have to make a turn .... and bring cash LOL :)
     
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    It's amazing to see the feeding of the small angels. It's like the water surface is coming alive all at once
     
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    nom nom nom nom - the sound of hundreds of little mouths breaking the surface - nothing quite like it :D
     
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    From the looks of things you guys enjoy the setting up and maintenance more than the actuall watching. You should maybe turn it into a business of some sort?

    I can give you two ways to save on electricity though:
    1. Skylights. They'll give you tons of natural sunlight and you can reduce your lighting bill.
    2. Solar geyser. It'll cut down dramatically on your heating requirements.

    It might seem like a big capital layout, but you'll be saving so much in the long run that it'll pay for itself very quickly.
     
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    It is a business of some sort Whipme....with all those angels it HAS to be. We provide the local wholesaler with angels once a week. Some angels are sold to TASA members along with other fish, hardware, foods etc etc. :D

    Hmmmm - food for thought - I'll look into your suggestions. Thanks :)
     
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    Vee will be spending money rather by you in future than the local petshop .. :)
     
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    Cool Donny - just let me know what you need and I'll get it for you with pleasure :) You're pretty close by so you should pop around sometime, it'll be great meeting you.
     
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    very nice! please detail the filtration, aeration and heating...
     
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    lol, my bad :)
    I was just wondering why all the dark curtains, then I realised that just like my place, you have to keep them closed to keep out the prying eyes in the daytime. A skylight gets around that problem. And it shouldn't be too difficult to build one yourself either. A bit of glass/perspex connected to an aircon duct tube (nice shiny aluminium) and then a hole in the ceiling board with another piece of glass/perspex.
     
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    Vee working 10 - 6 shift this week so maybe 1 night this week would that be ok.
     
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    No problem Donny. Just let me know which night suits you and we can work around that.
     
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    ok thanks vee will let you know .. :)
     
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    Damb talk about MTS you guys really have it bad...lol
    your setups look great
     

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