The Fish Nook

Discussion in 'Member's Blogs' started by Aquaticus, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    Do you use any special water for this aquarium with the discus? So much for the theory that you have to keep discus in a sterile glass bottom species tank.
  2. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Administrator

    I don't have any discus.
  3. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    I must have been in the wrong place
  4. bahamafj11

    bahamafj11 Well-Known Member

  5. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Administrator

    Well, the Fish Nook has been dismantled as part of the process of remodeling the basement. Most of the fish are over and Randy's, with the exception of my two 75s that are way overfilled and upstairs in the back room. The new fish room is going to be small, measuring 10'x7', but it should be just my size.

    I took some notes of things that I've learned, in no particular order:
    • Label everything - Label the airlines, the plug ins, etc.
    • Fewer, larger tanks - I'm going to go with 18" wide tanks
    • Nooks get dirty - it was amazing to find stuff in the little spaces between tanks
    • Paint your stand
    • Wood should not sit on concrete
    • Start the bottom row of tanks off the floor more. Mine were to close to the floor, and I didn't get as much enjoyment out of those tanks. It might mean having 2 rows instead of three.
    • Use polycarbonate instead of glass for lids
    • Lids - cut a circular hole for food delivery, not a corner cut.
    • Use 1 ½” or 2” drain pipe instead of 1” as drain. 1" was fine, but not if I was draining more than one tank.
  6. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    Either run all your lights on 1 circuit or a timer
    If you are running individual heaters put them on a dedicated circuit or outlets you can switch off independently so you don't have a fun day of trying to pick glass out of your tanks while smelling dead fish ( but that is another Grimey story) .
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  7. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Administrator

    The Fish Nook has been torn down for a while as I remodel my basement, but I moved my two 75 gallons upstairs and have them crammed full of fish. The Anubias barteri var 'nana' seem to like the current configuration and I've got two blooms in the works. First time that I can remember having Anubias bloom. I'm guessing it is because they like the heavy current that I have going in the tank. Before water change picture with dirty glass. :)

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  8. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Administrator

    The basement is finally coming along to the point where I am contemplating building the shelves for the new fish room. The new fish room measures about 8x10 and is a fully enclosed room, unlike the prior setup. I'm thinking about doing two racks on each long side of the room with about 15 tanks. I'm looking forward to getting it all setup again!
  9. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    half the fun is getting set up.
  10. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Administrator

    Shelves are in progress. Yes, there will be supports in the middle. :) I'm really looking forward to getting my tanks set back up.

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  11. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Administrator

    Last edited: Oct 14, 2016
  12. Megan

    Megan Executive Board Staff Member

    No pix are showing. Are they too big for the forum settings?
  13. Aquaticus

    Aquaticus Administrator

    Work now?
  14. Sean S

    Sean S Executive Board

    Yes they do
  15. AreYouKiddingMe

    AreYouKiddingMe Active Member

    mine just shows [ IMG ]
  16. JeffW

    JeffW Well-Known Member

    Mine shows nothing
  17. Sean S

    Sean S Executive Board

    It doesn't show for me anymore either, it did when I posted the first time though, weird.
  18. AreYouKiddingMe

    AreYouKiddingMe Active Member

    maybe the website farted?
  19. Megan

    Megan Executive Board Staff Member

    Nope. I see the img tag, too.
  20. waterboy

    waterboy Active Member

    I saw the pictures to start with, but now that it has been fixed, I just see the img tag.

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