This Special Pet Fish Talk Show features a discussion by the Bailey
Brothers, Tom and Nevin,
about how to build a Fish Room.
to hear "Fish Room", which is about 90-minutes long.
Choosing a room or part of a room.
The floor and floor drains.
A sink that drains into the sewer.
Moisture and a vapor barrier to protect the building.
Heating and ventilating the Fish Room.
Insulating the walls and the ceiling.
Electrical wiring and outlet strips on the ceiling.
Insulating and weather-stripping the door.
A source of hot and cold tap water.
An R/O unit with a reservoir and a top-off float switch.
An air blower, not an air pump, and the air manifold.
More about a gas space heater and venting.
TDS and pH meters to test water.
More about the sink.
Lighting on the ceiling and above each aquarium.
A Transfer Pump to move water in the fish room.
Aquarium stands must be build right.
Buy a Marineland MaRS System for your fish room?
More about the air manifold, electrical, and drain pipes.
Every aquarium should have a fluorescent light above it.
Using aquarium heaters to increase temperature.
Building a recirculating system with a central filter.
UV Sterilizer and Bio-Wheel Filter.
Finally the Aquariums! A variety of sizes!
Box-Filters, Sponge-Filters, BIO-Wheel Filters.
Through Hull Adaptors and a drainage system.
What is the Dynamic Head?
The Marineland TidePool 1 and TidePool 2 Filters.
The Commercial Bio-Wheel Filter (CBW1).
Let the return water flow back through the CBW1.
Slipstream UV Sterilization.
A Float Valve to replenish the sump.
A pressure reducing valve on the city water line.
A bench work station, tools, a notebook, medications.
Ending serious comments, limitations, and warnings.
here for information about building a Denitrifier, which
should be included in every fishroom with more than about 1000-gallons
More Talk about Building a Fish Room
Click here to
listen to the Pet Fish show from 06/03/2009. Next slide forward to about
1:30 into that show to hear Tom and Nevin talking with Jay from
Evansville, Indiana, about building his new fish room.
More about UV-Sterilizers
Click here to
listen to the Pet Fish Show from 09/16/2009, then slide forward to about
1:15 into that show to hear Tom and Nevin talk with
Jay from Evansville, Indiana, about UV-Sterilizers.
Shown just above is a UV-Sterilizer that Nevin built. There are two 30"
long UV bulbs inside the long vertical black pvc-plastic pipes. The
water is pumped up at the bottom from the aquarium system, then spits
and flows up through the two black pipes, where it is exposed to
UV-radiation. The water then flows back together at the top of the unit
and goes back into the aquarium system. All of the parts in this
UV-Sterilizer are standard parts, except the special parts at the ends
of the pipes that contain the UV-bulbs. Those special parts were created
by Nevin, and one such special part is shown just below.
Shown just above is a special custom part made by Nevin from two
standard pvc-parts. On the left is a standard pvc T-fitting with slip
joints. The joint on the right end on the T-fitting has part of a
compression fitting glued into it. Nevin took a regular compression
fitting, cut it half, then used a lathe to trim the end, so it would fit
into the T-fitting. The other end of the compression fitting is on the
right. Jay from Evansville noticed that Nevin also put a bushing between
the T-fitting and the compression fitting. So there are actually three
pvc-parts glued together.
Once glued together one of these special fitting goes on each end of a piece of pvc-pipe that's about 22" long. With one of these special fittings on each end of the
pvc-pipe the UV-bulb sticks out about 1/2" on each end and can be
attached to the wires from the ballast that powers the bulbs. Nevin says
this is easy to build, but not everybody agrees. Some of us think that
Nevin is some-sort of Wizard!! If you want to know more about this
UV-Sterilizer call the live and ask Nevin.
Jay from Evansville calls again.
Click here to
listen to the Pet Fish Show from 10/07/2009, then slide forward to about
1:15:00 into that show to hear Tom and Nevin talk with
Jay from Evansville, Indiana, about UV-Sterilizers and about how to
choose the Water Pump for your fish room.
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