I am going to create a fish room in my garage. I will take about 30% of the garage space. I will have some 20 gallon tanks and 30 gallon tanks mainly for breeding.
I will also have some vivariums in there too. I will be closing it with a plastic because I do not want the door to be permanent. Is plastic good to insulate the room and do not loose a lot of heat?
Also about water changes I will be preparing water in water tanks is there a good DIY of automatic water change or the best thing is to siphon the water your self to remove any detritus in the bottom and then pump the water in. The new water should be heated or not since mainly I will be having fry?
As a stand what is the best to use? My wife's father told me to make two holes for each aquarium in the wall, use two iron pipes and then use wood to hold the aquariums. Is this good or is it better to use a stand?
I think as for filters the best thing to use is box filters in each aquarium. Is this good? I asking this because I do not want 1 filter to filter all the aquariums because I 1 will be sick I do not wish that all my stock will die!!
As for heaters I will be using 1 on each aquarium hoping that the room will be heated and good insulated.
As for the roof I will have wood. Should it be a problem because I think there will be evaporation in the room and it will be on the wood?
What should I use for lightning?
For now that is it :)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.