My Fish Room for 2014

 

You can click on the articles to see the history of my fish room. These are changes made for 2014. I spend 2013 making the room more efficient. I still have some minor adjustments to be made.

 

Most people will spend hours cleaning glass making everything look perfect before taking pictures. These pictures are from after a day of shipping.

 

One of the major changes I made was to my central system. To save on power I ran new 1inch pvc lines to all the tanks and installed a smaller pump. My central system came with a 2hp pump. I downgraded before to a 1.5hp pump. I am now using a Iwaki MD40RLXT pump. A lot less water being pumped though the tankĀ  but also uses a lot less power. The old pump is still hooked up so i can use the uv system if its ever needed. I also installed a new trickle system for the bio tower.

 

Trickle system powered by a small pump in the sump.

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These 3 tanks have fish in them but mostly for plants.

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Top sections are for plants and smaller groups of fish. Middle tanks are slowly having the plants removed. The middle tanks all hold fish. The bottom row are for crays snails and plants.

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Got a few packages of shipping boxes in. Middle tank has frogs and snails. Bottom tank has crayfish.

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Some how I missed getting a new picture of the 240.

You can see the rows of tanks here. These are all on auto water change system like before. Though what I like best is the power. All the power lines run above the tanks. I have 3 circuits for them. 1st is always on. For the most part isnt used but there incase I need to add heaters. 2nd is the timer. Since most of these are all fish for the most part none are on the timer. All plant tanks are on the timer so I dont have to worry about them getting enough light. 3rd is what I like the most. The 3rd is on a light switch. This way I can turn the lights on and off in the whole fish room.

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A new thing I been working on is organization. All the tanks are now numbered with the white board I am slowly filling in. I also adding the name of the fish/inverts/plants on the tank as well.

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The 20 gallon longs on the ends still have some work to do. I am going to add some kind of clip on light. I havent got them yet so it makes it a little hard to see into them.IMG 7444

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So thats what I have up so far. I had plans for a row of 20 gallon long inbetween the 40 gallons and the other row but I like having the open space. I dont want it to be cramped. I am going to add a rack of 20 longs though against the wall between the wall of 40s and the other row. There also might be another rack of 3 or 6 more 20 gallons for plants. The rest of the pictures are just random live stock i got pictures of.

Red Devil Crabs

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Harlequin rasbora

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Otos

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Some new endlers… got them as chilli endlers though looks like some culling needs to happen.

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Danio Erythromicron with corydoras habrosus – preping the tank for the next tank of nerites. I move them around to kept them fed.

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Bamboo Shrimp

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cherry shrimp and Boraras naevus

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Clown Killies

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red lyretail swordtail

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Taiwan Blue Guppies

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Caridina cf. propinqua orange

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tangerine tiger shrimp

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Apistogramma cacatuoides with Stiphodon atropurpureus

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pygmy cories

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sids – Yasuhikotakia Sidthimunki

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chinese zebra shrimp

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bee shrimp

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Indian Whitebanded Shrimp with albino bristlenose pleco

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Thai micro crabs

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Orange Poso Rabbit Snails

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