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 A Fishroom/shed is born

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:35 am

WoW mate, you are certainly going to have your work cut out maintaining that lot.
I wish you every succees with this project and hope to see more pix soon.
Good choice for your tank supplier (DC Aquatics), I have dealt with them and was very
pleased with the service they offer.
Regards.
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:20 pm

ziggee wrote:
WoW mate, you are certainly going to have your work cut out maintaining that lot.
I wish you every succees with this project and hope to see more pix soon.
Good choice for your tank supplier (DC Aquatics), I have dealt with them and was very
pleased with the service they offer.
Regards.


I wont be using all the tanks but there are enough in there to cover what i will ever want.

and a few spare Laughing Laughing Very Happy

Thanks for the comments

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:42 pm

Didnt do much today,had a tidy up in my garage and cleared some offcuts of insulation and correx.
Also returned the drills and drill bits that i borrowed.

I backfilled some of the trench and fitted the waste pipe.This is 43mm waste pipe,and i have used the glue together fittings.



Waste pipe



added marker tape 6" above ducting







Water tested,No leaks.

waste pipe goes into the main sewerage pipe.Connected into the manhole.
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:29 am

Wow!!!!Nice to see it coming along so nicely for you, looks amazing!!!! The fish will be soooo happy!

Thanks for sharing your project!
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:43 pm



Did a bit more this evening.

Connected the water supply in the garage,Fitted a t piece to the incoming pipe for the washing machine supply,and then an isolator,this then connects to the 15mm speedfit plastic pipe.


Fitted the air ring main



The 2 wires going downwards are for the Heaters,The thermostat can be seen on the left of the light.



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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:27 am

Everything looks so neat and tidy Sam, very well done. Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:05 pm

Just a quick update

did an hour last night,and have wired the main power cable into the consumer unit in the fish room,and have conected the 6 way switches

Saturday is main connection day

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:53 pm

Looking very nice indeed.

Am i right in thinking that you are not going to individually heat the tanks but have the room heated instead...??? (thermostat fitted to left of light)

Or are you going to do both as once the temperature of water and the room are up to the correct temp the individual tank heaters will stay off, unless something goes wrong with the main room heating, in which case they will switch on when the room temp drops.

cheers

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:01 pm

jond4261 wrote:
Looking very nice indeed.

Am i right in thinking that you are not going to individually heat the tanks but have the room heated instead...??? (thermostat fitted to left of light)

Or are you going to do both as once the temperature of water and the room are up to the correct temp the individual tank heaters will stay off, unless something goes wrong with the main room heating, in which case they will switch on when the room temp drops.

cheers

Jon

Hi mate,

The room will be heated to 28/29 degrees.The thermostat controls 2 x4ft greenhouse tube heaters,they are 240w ea.
some of the tanks will have small heaters in them just in case.probably 100w ea.
I keep zebra plecs,l260,l134 and will have a small heater in there tank just in case
All the fish that require warmer water will be at the top of the rack,cooler water fish further down the rack.s.

Hope that helps

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:42 pm

you have thought of everything!

I am seriously impressed, not that that means anything of course, but this is an epic job!

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:44 pm

Wow mate that's looking great Good Job Can't wait to see the final product

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:26 pm

Electric supply is now connected.
Laughing Good Job
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:14 pm

started the racks today.

Pallet of steel



Marking out for the shelves,all marked from the same end.



First half of one frame tacked up



First rack part built



First rack.



second rack



Both racks



I have more to do to them yet,but they are at least 75% finished
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:14 pm

Coming along nicely. I'm itching to see the final product now Good Job

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:40 am

WoW Sam! thats some worshop you have there.
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:25 pm

ziggee wrote:
WoW Sam! thats some worshop you have there.

The workshop is at my parents house.

It has everything i need,And i work at a Farm machinery manufacturer so have access to steel,and lots of other metalworking equiptment.

Racks need to be finished,should be getting powder coated on Friday
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:24 pm

Finished the racks.

They are now on my dads trailer,ready to be powdercoated at my work,will be tommorow or monday

Have painted the floor in the shed aswell
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:57 pm

Racks are now painted. :whoop::clap:

Racks loaded onto the paintline



this first machine,shot blasts the steel,this cleans and preps the steel ready for painting.



This is them after Powder coating.



The racks are now in the oven,they are heated to 210 degrees and are in there for 30 minutes.



Racks painted black and in my garden.



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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:30 pm

Blimey Sam!!! That is something else, its like Fords production line.
You realy are are going all out to having a fishouse like no other!.
Well done, and all credit to you and to those that are helping.
I might even take a trip to see the finished product. Keep the photos and updates coming mate.
Roger.
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:38 pm

ziggee wrote:
Blimey Sam!!! That is something else, its like Fords production line.
You realy are are going all out to having a fishouse like no other!.
Well done, and all credit to you and to those that are helping.
I might even take a trip to see the finished product. Keep the photos and updates coming mate.
Roger.


Roger,

The paint line is at my work it cost £750,000 2 years ago.

Havent had that much help really,Mainly my brother for wiring at my dad and his trailer for moving stuff.

You are always welcome.Cuppa will always be waiting Very Happy

I am very impressed with the powder coat,this is the 1st time they have used black,a massive thanks to steve(the painter) for putting in full effort.And my work for painting them and not charging too much.lol

Sam

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:39 pm

Floor has had 2 coats of heavy duty industrial floor paint.

Ready for racks once dry

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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:50 pm

It looks amazing
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:28 pm

Sorry Sam, but one cuppa will not be enough mate, I am a tea aholic you will need an URN. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:32 pm

ziggee wrote:
Sorry Sam, but one cuppa will not be enough mate, I am a tea aholic you will need an URN. Smile

Could probably stretch to 2 cups of tea and a biscuit for you mate.

Very Happy Wink
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PostSubject: Re: A Fishroom/shed is born   Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:48 pm

nicolaisam wrote:
ziggee wrote:
Sorry Sam, but one cuppa will not be enough mate, I am a tea aholic you will need an URN. Smile

Could probably stretch to 2 cups of tea and a biscuit for you mate.

Very Happy Wink

Ziggee, have you noticed how he offers a biscuit but doesn't put his location on his profile....

cheers

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