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    Default Building a new fish room.

    I originally posted a question about insulation in the general forum but realized this may be the better place to do so.

    We sold our house more then two years ago and my tanks have been in storage ever since.
    Now that we are settled in our new house we have started building a garage with attached a fairly large fish room.


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    Bat insulation (R19) is installed between the studs, attic will be insulated with blown in insulation (R50) and today I started installing 2" foam board.
    It is nailed to the studs and the ceiling, everything will be taped with foam board tape.

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    I purchased a DAS system that was removed from a LFS a few years ago and have build a stand with a sump inspired by the setup Discuss Hans uses.
    I have twenty of these 65 gallon tanks available which should fill up almost half of the new fish room.


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    Hope you don't mind Richard...I rotated your pic upright.

    Absolutely a WOW factor Richard. That is one Kick-A** fishroom in the works.
    Keep the pics coming Richard as your build is sure to populate many viewers from many of us envy SD members.

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    Thank you Ralph!

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    Very impressive Richard. Looking forward to further updates on your project.

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    Just the inside corners of the foam board left to tape. Its not easy to get them taped neatly since the tape is super sticky.

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    The will be an insulated double door leading to the garage and one double pane low E picture window on the short side of the room.
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    Will you be running all of the electric/lighting/plumbing as surface mounted conduit / tubing / pipe?
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    Default Re: Building a new fish room.

    Quote Originally Posted by ODwyerPW View Post
    Will you be running all of the electric/lighting/plumbing as surface mounted conduit / tubing / pipe?
    I decided to do surface mount to keep the chance of condensation in the outlets low and not to penetrate the insulation numerous times.
    Outlets will be close to the ceiling so there will not be that much conduit.
    The wiring is already in place in the attic.
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    I had my fishroom refurbished two summers ago when the basement was renovated. If there's one thing I would do different, it would be to have tougher paint for the concrete floor in the fish room. The paint is coming off and I end up tracking it into the rest of the basement. It'll be a pain to repaint it now due to offgassing.

    Does anyone have experience with epoxy paints in a fish room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post

    Does anyone have experience with epoxy paints in a fish room?

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    Not for a fishroom...but my brother-law used this stuff on his tool/die shop floors now 6 years ago with no issues of peeling. http://www.klasskote.com/epoxy_paint_home

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    Richard,
    What a nice fish room that will be... In a very nice part of the country. (Tennessee is really a beautiful state).
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    The metal has been installed and the electric installation has been completed.IMG_0788.JPGIMG_0789.JPG

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    Man, that is going to be an awesome fish room! I am super jealous!!!
    Long time fish nerd... just getting started with Discus and I am starting to realize how little I know!

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    Wow, a fishtank room. I was happy just to get a fishtank lol, and you get a whole room with a thousand tanks. I couldn't afford the energy costs. it is beautiful bro.

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