Originally Posted by georgetheplec
i am so jealous!!
wish i had your skill...with building...and fish!
Please don't be jealous!
I had help with the building, mostly I just had a scrap of paper with a drawing on it. I assisted with the building and learned "how to" on the way. I dug the hole and fitted the electrics. The plan was mine, I can't lay bricks but I did knock the muck up! I built the shelves and the tanks, except the ones I finally bought Saturday (first ever (3) tank buy, nearly 9 years in)
The finer points of fitting were in the hands of my sort of boss (ish)
Basically I fitted a free kitchen (I was chief T maker
) in return I got a free fish house, I paid for materials. I also added a nice bottle of whiskey into the payment as I am sure it would have turned out a bit "different" if I was left to my own devices. Some of the tools I needed were specialist building tools, fortunately that is what the boss (ish) is, a special builder! Trust me, I got lucky!
The whole lot went up in a month or so, I poured the concrete at the start of September and started building 2 or 3 weeks later.
The two manufactured tanks I have we're given to me by quitters, cheers! They are the 65 litre Hagen and the 120 litre aqua one? Both completely free.
Fish skills just happen, keep fish, get skills.