Scott Carlson’s Fish Room

Scott Carlson is a hobbyist in the Quad Cities area (Iowa/Illinois) who I have known for a while from American Cichlid Association conventions and other aquarium events.  Having the chance to visit his fish room was a real treat.  Scott’s room is great for viewing fish.  It is set up like a store:  dark room, lights directly over the tanks and clean glass.  He filters the tanks with sponge filters.  One of the filters in each tank is usually powered by a water pump that creates current.  The others are powered by air that is provided by a linear piston air pump.

The vertical PVC pipe with a strainer that can be seen in a couple of the tanks is a part of the water change system.  Scott uses gravity to drain water out through that pipe when he urns a valve over a drain in his floor.  There is a water delivery spigot over the tanks that he attaches a hose to in order to refill the tanks.  I had a lot of pictures of the system, but I lost the images in a tragic laptop file accident.  The problem was between the chair and the keyboard.  At least you get to see Scott’s pretty fish….

One Reply to “Scott Carlson’s Fish Room”

  1. Ted, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your site. I love all of your videos, especially the tours of other hobbyist’s fish rooms. It really highlights the everyday cichlid keeper like me. I can’t wait until your talk at the OCA meeting this year. Thanks for everything you do for the hobby. I’ll continue to check your site every day.

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