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Its time for a new fish room. yay.

After the arrival of my first child, and the realization of the amount of time i spend in the fish room, i have decided it needs to change to make things more manageable, easier and faster maintenance.

I have used a program called Sketchup to design my new fish room. Pics below.

So far i have fit 9 6x2x18s and 9 5x2x18s to take up one half of the garage. All tanks will be side/corner drop filters run off lp100s, with a 25mm drain hole to make water changes easy, im still deciding on the top up part.

All input is welcome as im open to other ideas about how to make this more effective. I will have my current set up for sale over the coming months as well.

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Looks good so far [MENTION=5332]lloydashton[/MENTION] can't wait to see what goes in the other half of the shed

Cheers mate. Ill leave the other side blank for now, as it will still have half my set up to keep current fish in until this side is done.

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Wow, that is going to be awesome.

If your set up is going to require multiple LP100's it might be more cost effective to get an air blower instead?

Im hoping to run the room using 2 lp100s but will have to see if that will be enough.

Is there a low noise air blower as im more concerned with noise than cost with the air pumps.?

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If noise is a concern and money isn't then sure go the LP100's (you can't go wrong), it would be interesting seeing a db level comparison of a few models though, as initial purchase and power consumption costs of the blower eat the pump.

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For the water changes, could you have a ibc or similar plumbed to pump to the tanks

Yes, i currently have an IBC and manually do water changes with a 20000lph pump. But im struggling to find somewhere to put one in the new design. Im looking at getting some barrels instead to sit under the bench at the back of the room.

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If noise is a concern and money isn't then sure go the LP100's (you can't go wrong), it would be interesting seeing a db level comparison of a few models though, as initial purchase and power consumption costs of the blower eat the pump.

My current set up has 2 lp100s running, the sound of the bubbles is louder than the pumps so im happy with them for db wise. But i too would be interested in a few comparisons of the models with db levels.

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Yes, i currently have an IBC and manually do water changes with a 20000lph pump. But im struggling to find somewhere to put one in the new design. Im looking at getting some barrels instead to sit under the bench at the back of the room.

Is there room to use wheely bin/bins for water changes?

What I did for water changing was drain required amount of water from tanks.

Have a tap somewhere near the base of the bin to flow into your sump.

As water is flowing into your sump replenish the bin with tap water.

At the same time the sump pump is filling the tanks.

I added conditioner to the bin as it was being replenished.

I kept Malawis so in winter the tank temperatures dropped 1 degree as this was done but that was no biggie.

It worked for me with a 2000 litre system.

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Is there room to use wheely bin/bins for water changes?

What I did for water changing was drain required amount of water from tanks.

Have a tap somewhere near the base of the bin to flow into your sump.

As water is flowing into your sump replenish the bin with tap water.

At the same time the sump pump is filling the tanks.

I added conditioner to the bin as it was being replenished.

I kept Malawis so in winter the tank temperatures dropped 1 degree as this was done but that was no biggie.

It worked for me with a 2000 litre system.

Ill have to see how much room i have under the bench. The biggest reason to have water storage is to heat the water in winter prior to re filling tanks as the tap water gets very cold out here.

These tanks will all be run on their own internal corner drop filters so wont be able to do water change straight into a sump, each tank will need to be individually filled.

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Check this Co.out for air pumps, i ran a Sakuragawa 40 on a fish room for 30yrs non stop and never had a problem, they are manufactured under a different badge now and are reasonably priced

https://goodies.net.au/

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