Fishroom plans… Just add water!

As I resume working on the fishroom, I thought I’d document my current plans for it. Obviously, all these plans are subject to change…

Work in progress...

Work in progress…

Top shelf: storage and 40-gallon reservoir for preheating water for water changes. The reservoir will be filled via potable water house from outside, treated with dechlorinator, and heated for 24 hours before water changes.

Second shelf: 55-gallon community tank. Angelfish, harlequin rasboras, peppered cories, and kuhli loaches. Also, I should be able to fit a couple 10-gallon tanks on with it… Probably to include my current platy tank.

Third shelf: currently undecided. Could be a 75-gallon mbuna tank, could be two 40-gallon breeders, could be something else entirely.

Bottom shelf: six or maybe seven 10-gallon tanks. That’s one snail tank, one tank for RCS, one for gammarus shrimp (a.k.a. "scuds"), two quarantine tanks, and one or two tracks for something else. Maybe fry growout… I’m not sure.

I have an old futon set up in the room to kick back and watch the fish, and I’m going to attempt to drywall most of the room and paint it a nice deep blue color. A workbench for DIY projects and a few betta tanks should complete the room nicely, don’t you think?

I can’t wait.