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    Cant wait to see final result of it. Its fun and excited to do such thing like this. Are you going to be importer?
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    Hi Tony,

    I am getting fish from Jackson Keong( Malaysia) and Hoang Watabe(Vietnam). I am hoping to improve the quality of discus fish that we have here in Canada, especially in Toronto.
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    don't paint the concrete unless you get the right thing. I was advised on a deck paint for my cement floor in my grooming shop. of course it got a lot of traffic but..it didn't last more than two years. another option is those rubber floors that look like wood that safeway has in all their stores. but costly.
    laminate CURLS if wet.

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    Hi April,

    Yes I am definitely not going with laminate because I had previous experience of spills and it totally destroy my laminate floor. Thanks April.

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    Looking forward to seing more Van... nice showroom concept.

    If you decide to paint the cement floor with a 2 part epoxy I suggest you had a little bit more aluminium oxide then what they normally sell you. A little bit more but not to much... if you put too much it changes the texture of the floor and its just too effective since moping it will be a pain ;-)

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    Hi Fred,

    Thank you for your advice. I didn't know about the 1 and 2 part epoxy..now I do . Where should I purchase the 2 part epoxy? Home Depot?

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    Hi Van... always buy 2 part. Stay away from the water base kit they sell at home depot it not resistant enough as you do not get enough thickness. Costco had a great kit a few years ago. It was about 300$ for a double car garage. I bought extra paint flakes and aluminium oxide. The floor I did is now 5 years old and has held very well. To do it well its a 2 man job... I think we spent several hours rehearsing before actually doing it. You only have 30 minutes to get the job done. Personally I thought it was a simple job because of yhe planning we did. To get it done they were going to charge about 2500 $ for the same quality of materials... you do need to prep the floor before.

    If you want to find out more about these I suggest you visit thegaragejournal.com forum... This is where I got my info.

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    You're right Fred. The epoxy from Costco got great reviews unlike the one from Home Depot. Wow! they charge $2500 for doing epoxy for the garage? Maybe we should change our jobs. There seem to be a lot of videos on youtube and it doesn't seem that hard. Thanks again Fred.

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    No problem Van.

    The trick is surface preperation and having a plan when applying. I admitt that it was a very satisfying project.

    What kind of filtration are you planning to use for your showroom ?

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    Hi Fred, I am going to try the fluidized filter. I am going to do waterchange at least 2 times a day so the filter is mostly a backup plan.

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    Just an update on the fishroom. We moved in to the new house and the garage was full of stuff and so the fishroom was moved to the basement. I am glad that we end up in the basement because it made everything easier. I got utility sink installed, electrical outlets. 2 heating vens from the furnace was an extra bonus. At the moment, there are around 500 gallons running with sumps and spongefilters. Each tank are plumb for easy waterchange. The basement maintain a temperature of 84f no problem. I will post some update photos soon.

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    Best wishes with the fish room Van

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    Thank you.
    Quote Originally Posted by sjaquatik View Post
    Best wishes with the fish room Van

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