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#1 KurtFreitag

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:09 PM

New member here so id like to firstly say Hi.
 
I'm currently converting my shed into a fish room as my house simply doesn't have the space.
 
Spent the last two weeks on and off around work and 4 kids and this is the progress so far.
 
Still got the power to be terminated, plastering/painting, air con to be installed and flooring to be sealed and then I can move in the racks approximate tank count 31 not including the planned 6x 6ft tanks.
 
Going to be a busy month.
 
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#2 Delapool

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 07:56 AM

Gee, that is looking nice! What's going in the tanks?

#3 KurtFreitag

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 10:26 AM

Thanks.

 

Bit of everything however my main focus will be Tanganyika. I have a soft spot for Fronts.



#4 humbug

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 04:11 PM

Will look forward to watching your progress!!



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:47 AM

Looks great mate!



#6 KurtFreitag

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:40 AM

I messed up the roof because i have no clue what I'm doing when it comes to building anything :rolleyes: so i have to add external support beams now because my 4x2 spacing was to great and i don't want to run the risk of the gyprock sagging or falling down.. Live and learn i guess.



#7 KurtFreitag

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 04:38 PM

40% of whats still to come 😳

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#8 Delapool

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:01 PM

Wow - going to be some pipework there! They all going to a sump?

#9 KurtFreitag

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:18 PM

Only a couple of rows rest will be stand alone.
Just afew fittings 😬

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#10 Delapool

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:59 PM

Lol - Bunnings have another truck on the way :) I really admire sumps. They look like so much work to set up but seem worth it.

#11 KurtFreitag

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 05:48 PM

Power is in, added more support to the roof and plastered.

Sprayed one of the QT racks.

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#12 zach16

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:44 AM

Looks great mate interested to see them filled with stock!



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:31 PM

I'm guessing those racks are steel? If so- did u make them yourself or got someone else to do it?


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#14 KurtFreitag

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 03:50 PM

Yeah 40mm steel tubes. I got these from a shop that closed down.

I'll be making some 6ft 3 tier ones once i finish the room.

#15 rx007

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:29 AM

Hi Kurt,
Looking good. I will be converting my shed next year & looking for info/experiences regarding cheapest heating/cooling.

Few questions: any insulation behind the plaster walls/roof?
From my research 100mm HD foam works the best, not sure where to buy it, Clark rubber maby.

Are you going reverse cycle? If so, which brand/model. Research says 1.5hp Eco Riannai for 10x6m room.
Heating the room or just sumps/tanks?

#16 KurtFreitag

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 08:42 AM

Thanks :)

 

Biggest thing i can advise is plan. I whacked this up in 2 weeks with no planning what so ever so it cost me more in materials etc as i mostly over estimated, not by much but it all adds up in the end.

 

Regarding insulation i went with Ametalin Thermalbrane sheets on the ceiling and then R4 earthwool insulation and 10mm gyprock. Walls i think are a R2.

 

I haven't chosen a reverse cycle yet but that's what will be heating the room in the long run. I will have a few sumps running in the beginning but ultimately id rather have majority of the tanks running independent.

 

Hope this helps.



#17 KurtFreitag

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:32 PM

Sanded and painted the room. Sprayed some more racks and put together a QT rack with one more to go.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:45 AM

Keep the updates flowing, I'm enjoy a bit of fishroom Voyeurism.
Would you be interested in putting a few solar panels on the roof? I'm trialing a 100w dc system, yet to get battery's but I can pump 1000l/hr 2m high then gravity drain back to sump for about 6hours per day atm. With a battery hooked up I can do this 24/7. I think solar sheds are the way to go especially for fish rooms.
Kurt, I'm living in Erskine now so if you need a hand with anything give me a hoot.

Ps I could loan you a panel to trial if you like.

#19 KurtFreitag

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:11 PM

Appreciate the offer 😄 solar is definitely something id consider. Still ways off adding water - progress feels like it has stalled abit.

Managed to prep another rack section this afternoon.

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#20 Delapool

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:47 PM

Wow, that looks good.




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