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Building a "fishroom"

11 years 1 week ago #25890 by FishandFire
Replied by FishandFire on topic Building a "fishroom"
LOL.  He's actually my third cousins nephew on the maternal side. ;D

There is a very fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot--Steven Wright

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11 years 1 week ago #25872 by dgarnier
Replied by dgarnier on topic Building a "fishroom"
Are you by chance related to Tim's neighbor Wilson?

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11 years 1 week ago #25862 by FishandFire
Replied by FishandFire on topic Building a "fishroom"
Bottom framework and supports are done.  Now just need to get some plywood to finish the top and talk my wife into painting it.  Here's some updated pics.

My wife found it very humorous to watch a fat guy climb in and out from under the stand to secure everything from the inside.









Three sets of "X" braces.  One on each end and one in the center.





There is a very fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot--Steven Wright

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11 years 1 week ago #25847 by FishandFire
Replied by FishandFire on topic Building a "fishroom"
Unfortunately not much progress.  Worked 21 days straight, 12 hours each day.  Didn't feel like doing much in my 30 minutes of free time. ::)  Then managed to get a sinus infection that knocked me down for a few days.  Hopefully I will start up on it again this weekend.

There is a very fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot--Steven Wright

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11 years 1 week ago #25845 by WhiteDevil
Replied by WhiteDevil on topic Building a "fishroom"
Same here, very sturdy top construction, overkill is not a known word in the man language.

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11 years 2 weeks ago #25841 by dw02
Replied by dw02 on topic Building a "fishroom"
I like the project. Any Updates?

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11 years 1 month ago #25417 by FishandFire
Not really a room, just a corner of the basement.  I am building a stand that is 3 feet tall, almost 4 feet wide, and 12 feet long.  It will have tanks facing both directions on it and you will be able to walk around 3 sides.  It will hold the following tanks:

100g, 40g breeder, and a 30g breeder on one side.  The other side will have 29g, 2-25 talls, 20 tall,  4-10s.

Here are some pics of the progress.

Room after the "crap" was moved out of the corner





After painting, lights and electrical




Lumber for the stand


The top framework.  Notice one piece is missing.  I knew exactly how many linear feet of 2x6's I would need.  Everything was going great until I cut the last piece 1" short.  Had to buy another 6' piece.


My helper on this project


Legs are on.  They are 4x4's that are notched out so that the top framework will sit on the 4x4's.  The lag bolts only hold the framework to the legs.  They will not support the weight.  The legs will be doing that.








I still need to build a framework close to the bottom similar to the top framework, put "x" braces across the legs, and put the top on it.  It may be overkill, but it needs to be able to support close to 4000 lbs.  I will also be using foam board between the tanks and the plywood top to allow for a little movement of the tanks without putting too much stress on them.

I will be using a luft 65 to supply air to all the tanks.  The tanks will be glass top only.  The lighting will come from the overhead lights.

There is a very fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an idiot--Steven Wright

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