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This web site contains information about Pet Fish Talk, the weekly internet talk show about keeping pet fish in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds.
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Pet Fish Talk about keeping pet fish in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds.
Building a Fish Room, an MP3 PodCast.      
Fish Room! How to build a fishroom. A podcast on Pet Fish Talk by The Bailey Brothers, Tom and Nevin. Pet Fish Talk about keeping pet fish in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds. Pet Fish Talk about keeping pet fish in aquariums, fish bowls, and ponds.
This Special Pet Fish Talk Show features a discussion by the Bailey Brothers, Tom and Nevin, about how to build a Fish Room.
Click here now to hear "Fish Room", which is about 90-minutes long.
Topics Discussed
1. Choosing a room or part of a room.
2. The floor and floor drains.
3. A sink that drains into the sewer.
4. Moisture and a vapor barrier to protect the building.
5. Heating and ventilating the Fish Room.
6. Insulating the walls and the ceiling.
7. Electrical wiring and outlet strips on the ceiling.
8. Insulating and weather-stripping the door.
9. A source of hot and cold tap water.
10. An R/O unit with a reservoir and a top-off float switch.
11. An air blower, not an air pump, and the air manifold.
12. More about a gas space heater and venting.
13. TDS and pH meters to test water.
14. More about the sink.
15. Lighting on the ceiling and above each aquarium.
16. A Transfer Pump to move water in the fish room.
17. Aquarium stands must be build right.
18. Buy a Marineland MaRS System for your fish room?
19. More about the air manifold, electrical, and drain pipes.
20. Every aquarium should have a fluorescent light above it.
21. Using aquarium heaters to increase temperature.
22. Building a recirculating system with a central filter.
23. UV Sterilizer and Bio-Wheel Filter.
24. Finally the Aquariums! A variety of sizes!
25. Box-Filters, Sponge-Filters, BIO-Wheel Filters.
26. Through Hull Adaptors and a drainage system.
27. What is the Dynamic Head?
28. The Marineland TidePool 1 and TidePool 2 Filters.
29. The Commercial Bio-Wheel Filter (CBW1).
30. Let the return water flow back through the CBW1.
31. Slipstream UV Sterilization.
32. A Float Valve to replenish the sump.
33. A pressure reducing valve on the city water line.
34. A bench work station, tools, a notebook, medications.
35. Ending serious comments, limitations, and warnings.
Click here for information about building a Denitrifier, which should be included in every fishroom with more than about 1000-gallons of water.
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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Click here now to go to the Archive, where you'll find links to more than 360 Pet Fish Talk Shows.
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