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Postby cantrell00 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:21 pm

RRasco wrote:Sweet. My fish room could definitely use some reorganizing like this. And funding.


Surprisingly, it isn't going to be as bad as first feared.. I managed to score the insulation & wiring for free. The Petco $40 per gallon deal definitely helped with the 40BR.
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Postby cantrell00 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:23 pm

Aulonocara_Freak wrote:I am so jealous!!! That look's awesome!

GOOD LUCK!


Thanks. I hope it turns out as nice in reality as it appears in SketchUp.

The 3D definitely helps with setting it up before you have to start swinging a hammer...
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Postby Aulonocara_Freak » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:25 pm

cantrell00 wrote:The 3D definitely helps with setting it up before you have to start swinging a hammer...


Oh ya 1 thing!

MOVE YOUR THUMB BEFORE YOU START HAMMERING! That's one rule most people forget! :lol:
10 gallon:
Wild Type (Class N) Endler's
5 x Otocinclus Catfsh
5 x Amano Shrimp

20 gallon long:
4 x Kribensis + Fry
3 x Amano Shrimp

2.5 gallon:
RCS Tank

65 gallon:
18 x Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Lemon Jake
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Postby cantrell00 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:29 pm

Aulonocara_Freak wrote:
cantrell00 wrote:The 3D definitely helps with setting it up before you have to start swinging a hammer...


Oh ya 1 thing!

MOVE YOUR THUMB BEFORE YOU START HAMMERING! That's one rule most people forget! :lol:


My thumb has learned to move out of the way before I tell it to... :lol:
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Postby Aulonocara_Freak » Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:36 pm

cantrell00 wrote:
Aulonocara_Freak wrote:
cantrell00 wrote:The 3D definitely helps with setting it up before you have to start swinging a hammer...


Oh ya 1 thing!

MOVE YOUR THUMB BEFORE YOU START HAMMERING! That's one rule most people forget! :lol:


My thumb has learned to move out of the way before I tell it to... :lol:


You have tought your thumb well!
10 gallon:
Wild Type (Class N) Endler's
5 x Otocinclus Catfsh
5 x Amano Shrimp

20 gallon long:
4 x Kribensis + Fry
3 x Amano Shrimp

2.5 gallon:
RCS Tank

65 gallon:
18 x Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Lemon Jake
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Postby cantrell00 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:26 pm

I didn't teach it.. The hammer did...
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Postby Aulonocara_Freak » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:51 pm

:lol: LMAO

Your a funny dude!
10 gallon:
Wild Type (Class N) Endler's
5 x Otocinclus Catfsh
5 x Amano Shrimp

20 gallon long:
4 x Kribensis + Fry
3 x Amano Shrimp

2.5 gallon:
RCS Tank

65 gallon:
18 x Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Lemon Jake
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Postby des » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:04 pm

:drooling:
If I ever build a fish room, it's going to have to have a bed for me to sleep in. I wonder if I can rent a storage that comes with heating/cooling and water supply. I guess they would call that a small apartment! :P

Good luck with your project.
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Postby cantrell00 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:59 pm

Here is the 50 gal wet - dry that I am building from a Lowe's Contico "Pro Tuffbin" with an acrylic or glass instert to hold the bio-ball & the drip tray... I will probably have to build two for all of the tanks...

Here is the Tuffbin:

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Here is the Sketch Up of the Tuffbin & DYI bio-ball insert., once modified...

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Postby cantrell00 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:37 pm

Blank slate - well, kinda..

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The free insulation I scored... It is the stuff that they put in steel buildings.. Not ideal but free..

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Four of the six 40 BR.. One is in the house & still need to locate the sixth. Three 20L sitting on top..

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Here is the electrical starting... The electrical tape marks is the location of the tanks, their supports & the spacing in between. 40BR on the left, 33L on the right.

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Here is the wiring for the overhead lights & the vent fan... Also a 2X receptacle for the circulation power heads and the heaters for the overhead reservoir.

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It was STEAMING in there... Brutal.
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Postby Agridion » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:13 pm

Looks awesome. So jealous... Can you keep Cynotilapia with peacocks or will they kill the peacocks?
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Postby dielikemoviestars » Sat Jul 16, 2011 7:49 pm

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Postby Aulonocara_Freak » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:34 pm

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
10 gallon:
Wild Type (Class N) Endler's
5 x Otocinclus Catfsh
5 x Amano Shrimp

20 gallon long:
4 x Kribensis + Fry
3 x Amano Shrimp

2.5 gallon:
RCS Tank

65 gallon:
18 x Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi Lemon Jake
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Postby cantrell00 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:42 pm

Can you keep Cynotilapia with peacocks or will they kill the peacocks
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Depends on the Cyno... I don't think the peacocks will ever be comfortable with them..

The Lion, sp; Sanga & Lion's Cove variants are fairly docile.. Hara, etc can be aggressive but they really don't ever get out of control...
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Postby illinois9er » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:04 pm

Agridion wrote:Looks awesome. So jealous... Can you keep Cynotilapia with peacocks or will they kill the peacocks?


I wouldn't but if you were I might be better to pair them with some of the jakes since they can be on the aggressive side.
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