Start to Finish, a Long 7 Months - PIC HEAVY!

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Start to Finish, a Long 7 Months - PIC HEAVY!

Post by slimbolen99 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:10 am

This is a photo time line of our fish room build. Started construction in November of 2010 and are just now putting on the finishing touches, seven months later. There are still some components that need built, but for the most part, the fish room is complete.

Old fishroom
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Blank slate
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Polystyrene insulation for walls is up
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Treated lumber base plates in place
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Framing out the walls
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Electrical outlets and can lights installed
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Installing ceiling drywall – mold resistant variety
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Mudding and taping, not very fun work!
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Painting done
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Laying out the tanks and corresponding tank drainage
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Floor drain in adjacent “water storage room”
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Air pump installed (Alita AL-60)
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PVC air supply with 108 valves installed
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Stand boards cut
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Stand boards painted
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First stand built for mockup. Whoops, someone forgot to paint one side of the boards.
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Stands built and installed
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Drainage PVC under each tank is installed
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Dehumidifier is in
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Water storage system built (6 x 55 gallon barrels linked together by PVC)
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Water pump in water storage barrel installed
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Water storage cycling system installed
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Water storage overflow installed
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Water storage refill (via new coldwater tap)
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Water delivery system installed
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Tanks with sponge filters installed. The tanks with painted background are on the bottom row. These will be display tanks.
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Driftwood finally sinking and starting to setup displays
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First of eight 75 gallon display tanks is aquascaped and waiting for fish! This particular tank is a West African stream type setup.
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Post by Dan Woodland » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:59 am

Great work!

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Post by smitty » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:15 am

I am standing here applauding you. Great work.
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Post by deeda » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:49 pm

Very nice job!! I love the pictures of your progress and the inclusion of equipment used.
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Post by Jshakour » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:30 pm

Extremely nice job!!!!!!

Great inspiration!!!
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