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    Back when I was first starting to make plans for the Ghost Ship, I saw these guys at the LFS and fell instantly in love. Unfortunately, I knew there was no way I could get the recommended number in a tank that size, never mind meet their particular water requirements. So when Mr. Cajun offered the opportunity for more aquariums, I jumped on the chance to make that dream a reality.

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    Cool temps. Lots of light. Highly oxygenated water. Two of those, I've decided to solve simply by careful choice of location. Off the back of the house is a large sunroom: three walls of large windows and three equally large skylights, just perfect for kicking off an algae bloom. And with this arguably being the coolest room in the house much of the time, the temperature should be just to their liking…although a chiller might be necessary for the very hottest days of summer…

    There's just barely enough room there to fit a 40L and stand, but I'm determined to make it work. One way or another, I'm getting my loaches.

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    Oh that is awesome news!! I too wanted to put mine in my sun room but determined that it got way too hot in the summer. Though mine has more glass than yours does. They can do well in temps up to 72 but that is the extreme. So excited there will be another river tank! :D
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    So I suppose that if the average temp in my house during the summer is 77-78, there's no way I could keep a cold water tank
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    Love your moxie, I see plenty of places to put a 40 or bigger tank in that room ;-)
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    Wow, I love that room! I will stay tuned to watch this build, thanks for documenting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    So I suppose that if the average temp in my house during the summer is 77-78, there's no way I could keep a cold water tank
    Might want to think about a chiller in that case. I think it helps that the room is shaded, and is naturally cool most of the year. I'll have to do a test myself to see what kind of temp spread I'm actually looking at in there.

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    Love your moxie, I see plenty of places to put a 40 or bigger tank in that room ;-)
    That was before we got the furniture. The brick wall now has a tv, and the right wall isn't a mirror image...only about 30". The other 3 walls are windows starting about 12" off the floor. Not sure how I feel about having a tank directly in front of the windows.

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    How about the wall next to the fireplace/TV? I had had a 50g next to the TV one time and I watched it more than the TV :)
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    The wall to the left is the spot where it's going. It'll fit, but it's tight.

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    I have a 40L that was to be a river tank, but can't keep the tank temp down in summer. That is a perfect size for a river tank.
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    I'm determined to make this work, even if I have to jury-rig a chiller out of my old refrigerator from college. Hoping it won't be necessary...

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