fish cave/movie room build thread

Discussion in 'General Reef Topics' started by chum, Mar 15, 2015.

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  1. chum

    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    here is the beginning of my build. most people already have a room. i have to build the room first. tape measure shows where the 125 gallon will go. this should be fun, i hope ! i will pray to the fish gods for help on this one.:)
     

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  3. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    Looking like a really good start. Since you're in the framing stage are you going to run water and drains over to your tank for RO/DI top off and water changes?
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    I would think about everything with water change - mixing - your plumbing - sump etc. Working with a new build is exciting. Good luck with it! Go as big as you can!
     
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  5. chum

    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    i would like to, but my wife wants no pipes thru the wall. she does not even want the tank. i will take what i can get.
     
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    Reefbuilder Scooter Blennie

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    That is why I did my drilling through the floor when she was at work!
     
  7. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    Is that the tank in the background or are you adding a new one?

    We have to keep our better halves happy although I have to admit I've done things like RB and asked for forgiveness later. :)
     
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  9. chum

    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    that is a 55 gallon that i moved everything into until the room is done. there use to be a 120 gallon where the new room is going. had to move it out of the way.
     
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    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    looking really good! I am always so impressed with the carpentry skills of many reefers! which wall will have the tank and which one the movie screen?
     
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  11. chum

    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    i would like the tank in front of the steps, but i am not sure yet. getting drywall tomorrow. hopefully have some up by the end of the week.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Just a thought, don't put the tank on the opposite side of the room as the screen. Your chairs/couch will be pointed toward the screen and you will have to stand all day staring at your tank. Make sure you can see it from wherever your seats will be. ;)
     
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