Anyone Have A Fish Room In Their House?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by PAND3MIC, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. PAND3MICValued MemberMember

    The title says all. Does anyone have a room in their home dedicated to fish tanks? I wanted to start one and I wanted to know if anyone has been inspired to do the same. I'd like to hear about them or possibly even see them.

    I almost want to buy a metal building so my fishkeeping obsession has no limits.
     
  2. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Hello!

    Lol, my small apartment is literally my fish room lol; it's a fish house/apartment :p. The only place that doesn't have a tank is my itty bitty bathroom and my itty bitty kitchen lol. :)
     
  3. Pishies

    PishiesValued MemberMember

    Yes! I have a fish room. Love it! Its my sanctuary.
     




  4. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Awesome! What fish do you keep? I like hearing about them :D
     




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  5. Pishies

    PishiesValued MemberMember

    I have 13 tanks ranging from 5 gallon to 75 gallon. I keep small tropical fish. I am planning another tank or two......or three ;)
     
  6. KinsKicks

    KinsKicksFishlore VIPMember

    Oh wow! That's so awesome! I wish I had space for that many tanks. Sounds like a dream!
     
  7. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

  8. Dave125g

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    When the kids move out, there bedroom will be my fish room. Right now I have 3 tanks set up in 2 rooms. Only 5 years to go . oh dreams.
     
  9. Keystone

    KeystoneWell Known MemberMember

    I have 13 tanks ranging from 1.5 to 55 gallons in my fish room. I only raise invertebrates, so there aren't any fish in the fish room.
     
  10. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    My daughter "Boomerang" has moved out so I am probably going to take over her old bedroom which is huge. I'll probably start with just one rack because I call her "boomerang" for a reason. She may make extended returns. She'll be living with fishies this time lol.
     
  11. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, I have a fishroom.
    It's every room in the house.
     
  12. Dave125g

    Dave125gFishlore LegendMember

    Lol sounds great.
     
  13. Kailyn

    KailynValued MemberMember

    Yes and I love it! 2 of my three tanks are in there, the 75g and a 5g shrimp tank. My 36g bowfront is in my living room.
     
  14. ChiefBrodyValued MemberMember

    First of it should probably be on a solid concrete floor at ground level. First of all consider the weight. How many are we talking here? Like 10 or like 100?
    First of all... you're limited by your structure so really some background in framing or contruction in my mind is essential. I've never had a blow out or dumped a tank ever and my knowledge from years in the trades is the only real reason for this. You can read horror stories on here of the worst kind no doubt. Welding isn't a hobby. There's a proper way to work with angle iron etc so drafting everything on the computer first would be my first step
     
  15. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    I wish i had the space
     
  16. ShawnFish

    ShawnFishValued MemberMember

    Doubledutch, what fish do you keep?
     
  17. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    I am a corydoras-addict.
     
  18. dartzy

    dartzyValued MemberMember

    I wish...one day.
     
  19. MC4RKiller

    MC4RKillerValued MemberMember

    Yes! My home office is my dedicated fish room(it is technically a bedroom). I removed the door and replaced the door frame for the room to allow more space for tanks. Closet doors got removed in favor of a sliding curtain again for more tank space. I have 3x75s, 1 50, and a 40B plus a desk and recliner.

    The guest bedroom has inherited 3 tanks(55, 40, 29).

    I do plan to probably next year or sometime over the winter do some reno to the "fish room" by adding a 125G....I will need to move one of the 75s out for this but I will set the evicted 75 up in our bedroom which already has a 50G.

    The only tank I have in public view is a 56G column...so we don't appear crazy. However we live in a zoo with 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a lizard along with my 11 aquariums.
     
  20. Bbarb27Valued MemberMember

    Yes, my lower level family room is my fish room. After years of tanks all over the house, I've contained my habit to one room. It has a carpeted concrete floor (ground level) so I don't have to worry about the weight and access to water and a drain in a nearby bathroom. I've had as many as 10 tank operational but am now down to 5 established tanks and one new 75 that I'm cycling.
     




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