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Old 05-24-2004, 02:12 PM   #1
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180g In Wall Construction

Hi everyone, after contemplating the thought of finishing our basement for a year, my wife and I finally decided to do it. More importantly, I had successfully convinced her to include a 180g In Wall design to add more accent to the whole basement. The emphasis on adding accent is an important one.

So, after a month of planning, I finally decided that it is time to show some pics and have you guys out there to chime in your great ideas. I am hoping to learn from all of you so just feel free to ask any questions.
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Old 05-24-2004, 02:17 PM   #3
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Old 05-24-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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More framing pics from the back
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Looks great. Is there a drain in the fish room? Im thinking water changes and where the water will go. Will you plumb a cold water line into the fish room for water changes/makeup water?

Looks like your early in the framing proccess because I dont see any roughin for electrical yet aswell as the stand for the tank.

Whats the height of the tank? Judging from the buckets and the stools im guessing 4' 6"?
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Fishfreek: You had point out one of the big setback in my fish room. Originally, I wanted the plumbing guy to make a sink in the fish room. However, All my plumbing of the house is in the store room, right side of the house facing the tank front . Drilling in the fish room to make a drain will be very costly. So to get around with that, I am going to install a deep sink and drain in the store room. Put my RO/DI in the store room as well above the sink. Run the output of the RO/DI along the ceiling to the fish room. Going to the other direction, I am going to run a PVC piping from my fish room, along the ceiling again back to the sink in the store room. Use a pump to pump my water changes through the PVC pipe to the sink.


The stand heights is 38" from he carpet
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You might think of setting a ventilation fan in the ceiling of the fish room. I wish I thought of it when I built mine. It will get awfully humid in there.
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You might think of setting a ventilation fan in the ceiling of the fish room. I wish I thought of it when I built mine. It will get awfully humid in there.
Or put a dehumifyer in there. Kind of counter productive since in theoy once it pulls the mosture from the air its going to pull it from the tank but as long as you dont size the unit to large it will be ok.
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how much room did you leave between the tank and framing?
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You might think of setting a ventilation fan in the ceiling of the fish room. I wish I thought of it when I built mine. It will get awfully humid in there.
Or put a dehumifyer in there. Kind of counter productive since in theoy once it pulls the mosture from the air its going to pull it from the tank but as long as you dont size the unit to large it will be ok.
Not to mention they put out alot of heat.
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