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post #21 of 167 Old 03-18-2015, 07:29 AM
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Pictures would be sweet can't wait
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post #22 of 167 Old 03-19-2015, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Pictures would be sweet can't wait

Will take some Pics tonight.

I was thinking today all the wood is bare but maybe I should paint all the wood. I should have thought about that before I filled some tanks but it is what it is at this point. If I painted the rack it would have a nice clean look and seal the wood so it won't get wet, not that getting wet has been a issue in the last few months.


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post #23 of 167 Old 03-20-2015, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Okay time for some update photos. It is still a work in progress so everything isn't perfect.

This is a shot from my door, The tank on the left is a 29g and the large one is my 125g it is empty at the moment still working on cleaning it. I will fill it fully this weekend and allow it to set a week or so to make sure of no leaks before I add fish.

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Next is the fish rack. It was too big to take just one photo so I had to take 3.

Left side, Middle, Right side

Left side has my 55g on bottom, 30g in middle and empty 10g on top
Middle Gecko and empty 20g on bottom, two 20g L middle and two 10g fry tanks on top
Right side has 55g on bottom, Bearded dragon middle, 5g & 10g empty on top

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In the corner you can see a small stand with two 20g Tall tanks, my buckets, and other stuff that has found it's way into the fish room.

I'm not happy with my lights, I'm going to see about changing them out but not sure what I will go with.


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Wow that looks great!!
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post #25 of 167 Old 03-20-2015, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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There is enough room to the right of the 125g to place the 20g tall stand or maybe I can place my sink there. Not sure where the sink will go yet.


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post #26 of 167 Old 03-20-2015, 09:13 PM
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Room really looks good. What don't you like about your light setup?
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post #27 of 167 Old 03-21-2015, 05:59 AM
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whats the other spot for your sink? By the buckets? I would base it on where the plumbing comes from. And jjposko has some really nice leds set up, most likely gonna go with those lights my self....
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post #28 of 167 Old 03-22-2015, 12:22 PM
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Well I have the standard $15 48" lowes shop lights with 6500k bulbs over my betta tanks. I have 2 Current Freshwater + LED 48" lights over my ten gallon tanks which I really like. Then I have my 6000k LED flloodlights test over my 29g tank(2x10w 1 20w). I really like the current LED's but the flood lights seem to be doing great over my 29g tank.
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Room really looks good. What don't you like about your light setup?
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The lights on the second self are 6500k and I was a little worried they where too much for my low light plants, causing them not to grow. But this weekend I gave the tanks a super clearing and really spend some time looking at the plants they are all doing very well. When I set the tanks up I had 6-7 sections of java fern that as 2-3" each now I have 20-25 sections all about 2" so they are growing better than I thought they where. My Swords lost all their leaves but have grown new ones just wish they where bigger. I need to get replace some of the smaller lights with the 48" lights. I have another one that is white I could paint it black like the others or just buy a few more the black ones.


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whats the other spot for your sink? By the buckets? I would base it on where the plumbing comes from. And jjposko has some really nice leds set up, most likely gonna go with those lights my self....
I was thinking the sink would go where the 29 gallon is. I have a drain and water just on the other side of the wall just to the left of the 125g tank. It is 2-3 feet from the corner. If I put it at the end of the 125g I would have to run the water and drain 8 feet so not a problem. If I put the sink where the 29g is now(left of the 125g) I would have to run less plumbing but I would limit my self on expanding for more tanks. I also worry about the sink blocking part of the view to the 55g, but that feels like the best choice.


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Well I have the standard $15 48" lowes shop lights with 6500k bulbs over my betta tanks. I have 2 Current Freshwater + LED 48" lights over my ten gallon tanks which I really like. Then I have my 6000k LED flloodlights test over my 29g tank(2x10w 1 20w). I really like the current LED's but the flood lights seem to be doing great over my 29g tank.
I have the same shop lights from lowes on the second shelf. I will look at the LED lights on your thread, I like the idea of LED but I'm pretty cheap so I went with the shop lights.


Next on my list is working out where to put my next set of tanks.

I built the 125g stand with the idea of putting two 29g under so going to move the 29g over once I get another one. That will free up the 29g double stand I could use some place else. I really wanted to add four 75g tanks this summer but I'm not sure I have the room. I could build a double rack on the wall where the 29g is to hold 2 tanks no problem but if I put 4 on the wall it will cover the heating vent which will effect my temperature in the room this winter.

I could do two 75g and maybe three 40g breeders but that would limit the larger fish. Or I could pick up more 29g tanks, I have room for 3 more of those but after Kong(my oscar) grows out of his current 29g I don't know what I will be putting in those tanks.

I guess I need to work out what fish I want then what tanks to buy.


You can follow Old Fort Exotics on You Tube and on my Fish room thread.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5l...KdIa-pb3K2zb7A
https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/d...h-room-517930/

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post #30 of 167 Old 03-23-2015, 10:14 AM
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Sorry for all those picts in your thread. I thought you were looking for options, not concern over plant growth. You cant beat the shop lights for what they cost and they grow low light plants great.

If you are planning on big fish then the bigger tanks are worth putting in.

Can you re-route the heating vent above/below/to the side to an area that won't get blocked? That way you could accommodate the tanks you want.

I am looking forward to what fish you decide to get and raise.
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