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The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:32 pm

For those that have known me for a while, you know that I started a fish room last year. Rolling Eyes

Well, I've been at it again Laughing

This time, I will get tanks set up cheers

To catch everyone else up, here's the plans.


The room is approx 15' x 12' with a 9' ceiling and is located in the basement.
Number of tanks will depend on my wallet more than amount of space available.
Inhabitants will be mainly Tanganyikan cichlids, many of them wild caught.

Here we were getting it cleaned up and ready to start the project.



As this is very tiring work, I dragged the kids away from the tv and made them help Twisted Evil






There was a duct running along the wall in the fishroom. I had to build a bulkhead to box it in before I could start the drywall.




Since I'm an Electrician by trade, I figured I'd fancy up the wiring a bit to help automate the tank lights Very Happy

This timer will control receptacles that are on a dedicated lighting circuit, only tank lights will be plugged into those receptacles.




There are also equipment receptacles that are wired straight into the panel. Each wall has it's own 15a circuit Razz




I hate drywall worse than any other phase of construction, it sucks profusely pouting






Everything was going great, I needed to notch a 2x4 that I was using for blocking. I used the miter saw. I held the board away from the fence to catch the center of the blade, the blade bound up which slammed my hand into the fence which crushed my ole pinky finger!!! Karate Chop



(this finger is still messed up to this day which really ticks me off when I'm trying to play the guitar as I use my pinky frequently kicking dirt )


Once I was able to use my left hand again I continued the drywall, but being that I HATE drywall work it was very hard to make myself go down there and do it. Heavy Smoker

Today I will be doing the final sanding of the room phew so I figured it was time to bring this thread back to life here at our new site. More pic's to come later today Wink

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:38 pm

Can't wait for the update coffee
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by buntbarsch on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:48 pm

I hear you loud and clear about drywall work.

Can't wait to see how the room turns out

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:58 pm

for hatting it you did a dam good job my friend and i remember when you where on here with your bloody finger good times
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Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:03 pm

Drake-tripod wrote:for hatting it you did a dam good job my friend and i remember when you where on here with your bloody finger good times

As soon as I came upstairs I was either talking to you in chat or texts... can't remember but you were right there with me. You're the reason there was a photo of it, you just had to see the carnage. I remember the wife telling me to put ice on it, I told her I'd chew it off first affraid .

As soon as I finish my pot of coffee... I'm headed down there and I'll take the camera with me.

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:04 pm

lol yea good times i remember that to well get to work lil man
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by theswede on Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:35 pm

I envy you your project. Looks like it´s gonna be a good size room. How many tanks are you planing to have in there?
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Aura on Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:42 pm

Gee, Mike, it's been so long, I had forgotten all about your fish room project! tongue

And if you had listened to your wife and used that ice, your finger might be all better by now. tongue tongue
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by theswede on Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:39 pm

Maybe this would be something for your fish room Mike. thumbs up


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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:00 pm

That's pretty awesome Håkan!!!

I'm afraid you'll be disappointed in my little operation after seeing that tho Sad

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by theswede on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:36 pm

Rift_Lakes_Rule wrote:That's pretty awesome Håkan!!!

I'm afraid you'll be disappointed in my little operation after seeing that tho Sad

Have´nt your wife already told you that size does´nt matter Wink .
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Drake-tripod on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:13 pm

yea that tank would be better with some fronts some petros and feather fins
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:20 pm

Drywall Phase COMPLETE!!! phew







I really like how the bulkhead turned out.




Next Step, Paint

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by bulldogg7 on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:24 pm

looks good but the wife's gonna kill ya when she sees that chair

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:28 pm

LOL!!!

What's really funny... now that I look at the pictures on here, I can see 2 spots on the ceiling that need sanded!!! DUH!!!

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by tropicalfishsuccess on Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:08 pm

Man! I cant wait to see this thing progress! You have done great work so far.

We use to have that same sheet you have hanging in the door.. when we first got married!
Good JOb!
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Rockfish on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:07 am

Very nice Mike. Your making me jealous thumbs up
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by cichlidman on Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:16 am

Looks good Mike, but a good think you had all of that qualified help.
You would have been 2 years getting done.

I want to see a plaque with their names on it.

I can't wait to see the finished product.

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by curtis miller on Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:33 pm

Wow, great work. your giving me ideas for when i get a house lol
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Drake-tripod on Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:26 pm

nice man and whatst that stupid sheet for? and what chair yall talking about?
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by buntbarsch on Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:57 pm

Drake-tripod wrote:nice man and whatst that stupid sheet for? and what chair yall talking about?

Oh boy, now I know why he can't write properly. HE IS BLIND............ affraid


Mike, this looks awesome so far. Now don't screw it up you hear...............

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Rockfish on Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:15 pm

Mike I hope you have an automatic water change system planned for that room.
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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by EMTBMIKE on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:38 pm

I agree work smart not hard!

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by Rift_Lakes_Rule on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:41 pm

Thanks everyone!!!

I noticed something looks a lil different in the fishroom today.



Got the ceiling painted Wink

But Wait!!! What's that???









One wall painted... but wait!!! What the!!!












When I was building my house, I was told I wasn't a true Redneck if I didn't move into it before it was finished... which I did redneck

Should the fishroom be any different?

Heyall Naawwww!!! redneck

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Re: The Fish Room (Round 2)

Post by bulldogg7 on Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:44 pm

Love the blue!

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