Chuckie Posted January 12, 2006 Report Share Posted January 12, 2006 Date: 8 January 2006 Project: reconfigure fishroom to maximise useable space Goal: have a better organised workspace, more spawning tanks, better facilities, increased productivity and more room. Room to spawn some gorgeous copper golds and metallics! The fishroom was a catastrophe. There was an enormous dining table in the middle of the room, a sad remnant of the room's former incarnation as a Craft Room. A bagging table does not need to be 2/3 the size of the room! So the table had to go. The room as originally configured had the big table in the middle, a 6' severum tank along the left wall and a metal stand next to that on the left wall. There are 3 metal stands running the length of the right wall. The location of the table was about as un-ergonomic as possible. It required me to squeeze sideways between the table and the tank to do anything with the tank. This was problematic, as there was a constant risk of " knocking over the stuff piled on the table and creating an avalanche. I have spared you the horror of witnessing the state of that table as it was today - instead, simply for context, here is a photo of it taken when the room was a mere fledgling of a fishroom, and mess was at a minimum: Today was the day for something to be done. The plan: Remove the table. Replace it with 6 sets of Hammerlock shelving, ie, 2 rows of 3 back-to-back, for spawning tanks and storage. Sell the severums occupying the 6' tank: Remove the driftwood from the 6' tank. Place the driftwood into this 4' tank and make it an uninhabited, heavily planted water ageing/display tank: As you can see, the 4' tank is currently home to jarred juvenile bettas. The plan I have is to jar all my juvenile bettas individually until they reach a good size, then once pheromones are no longer a factor in stunting growth, I will put the juvenile bettas into 1L bottles with holes in them in the 6' tank, which will be heated and filtered with a UGF simply to ensure water circulation. The UGF should not clog, as the mulm will be inside the bettas' bottles. The bettas in the 6' tank will be carded using aquarium backing. They will be filtered by virtue of the holes in their bottles. It can also double as a grow-out tank for some spawns, or a tank for females, if needs be. To be continued ... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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