heating

Postby sharkdude » 2007-09-03 08:50

I'm soon to be building a fsih shed but I'm still not sure what method to use with heating, it will be fully insulated what ever.

a room heater might be a but expensive in the winter because of a possible -10C but hceaper in teh summer..... what are you views?
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Postby bnalbino » 2007-09-03 09:54

I have been told that when making a fish room it is essential to have double insulation, ie in Australia we have what are called insulation batts that they place in the roof cavity or insulation that they pump up with low pressure air, basically if u have twice the insulation u need less mechanical heating/cooling.

I know in australia a lot of the breeders have small tanks about 2ft long as there breeder tanks and in each have a 25W heater and in summer have nothing but an air conditioner or fans to move the hot air :tup: :tup: :tup:
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Postby KittyKat » 2007-09-03 12:12

Well, Wales does happen to be a wee bit colder then good old Aussie land!

Most people I know in UK who have fish sheds use electric heaters to heat the building itself, rather then individual tanks as they say that it is more efficient/less costly that way.

My "fish room" is actually inside the house, so it is very well insulated and the daytime air temperature tends to be about 20-27C. I use a heater in the middle tank out of three in a row that I have on each shelf to heat all three. Mind you, I am yet to get the first electricity bill...
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Postby sharkdude » 2007-09-05 18:12

;) @ BN


I think I'll have to have tank heaters because you should have seem me rents face when i told them the options....
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Postby bnalbino » 2007-09-05 21:25

aye good point about ur cold and less desirable weather LMAO


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Re: heating

Postby blackguppy » 2008-02-11 02:02

I've always kept heaters in each tank, because I usually keep species specific tanks, and each fish has it's own favorite temp, or range.
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