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Basement Aquarium Idea, Any Advice Will Be Helpful !

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:36 pm
by Nickdavey126
Hi ! I have this Aquarium idea that I would like to get advice on or maybe even receive some other ideas from you guys. I am planning on getting a round stock tank that holds around 120 gallons of water. This idea was given to me from a few videos I have seen about these types of aquarium setups and while also browsing some other saltwater aquarium forums. The reason for placing it in the basement is because my house is quite old and we recently started dealing with some flooring issues and I’d rather be safe than sorry. We do laundry down there and I was originally worried about dryer fumes but I remembered they get vented out of the house. I don’t think heating should be much of an issue , it typically stays around the 60s down there from my understanding and with the obvious addition of heaters in the stock tank I don’t think it should be a problem. It does sometimes get damp down there already sometimes would this be a problem ? I plan to get a covering of sorts and I have found a pond filter that filters up to 300 gallons that I believe could work good (please correct if I’m wrong) as I will be treating this aquarium as a pond. If I’m missing any details that should be noted about this please let me know ! Any advice will be taken as I want to do this correctly . Thank you ! Here’s my baby Dumpling for an added bonus. Once again , thank you all for the advice !

Re: Basement Aquarium Idea, Any Advice Will Be Helpful !

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:47 pm
by Pufferpunk
Sorry, I'm just seeing this. Did you begin the process? Great idea to use the basement, although you're going to need several heaters to raise the temp 20 degrees.

Re: Basement Aquarium Idea, Any Advice Will Be Helpful !

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:19 pm
by Nickdavey126
Thank you for the reply ! I have not started the process yet because I’m currently back on my college campus with my fish and I’m also treating the fish for crypt currently. I still plan on doing this though and yes ! I plan to use several heaters given the large size of the tub and the fact it is going to be in the basement. Once I get started I will definitely share the progress !