Shrimp sheds - An alternative to fish - Derek Tweedie
|The perfect spot for a fish shed|
|best to raise the floor to allow space for insulation|
|Adding Kingspan to the floor would|
give added heat
|plastic sheeting used to protect the insulation|
|Plywood is used to cap the floor and give a solid surface.|
|Next up is the walls|
|Adding kingspan to the walls is essential|
|Time to build the walls|
|With the walls up, the shed was starting to take shape|
|The back wall installed, now time to insulate some more|
|Roof on and insulation complete|
|All walls now capped and complete|
|A small extension is added to house garden tools|
|Plumbing's installed to provide running water|
|Sink to give easy access to running water|
|Racking needed to look good but also provide stable housing|
for all the tanks.
|Each rack is built the same|
|White piping is installed round the shed to allow|
for easy drainage during water changes.
|For the tanks, we went to DC aquariums for a uniform look|
|The moment of truth, all tanks filled and the racking|
and floor held perfectly. what a relief.
|Filtration comes from two large air pumps running|
HMF filters and 46 uplifts
|Stocking the tanks was the best part|
|Fitting flaps to the racks was more practical and|
helped keep dampness away
|With everything complete we were good to go|
|On the outside we have a normal shed but step inside and you|
will find some beautiful shrimps
Derek and his dad have been running DT Tropicals from this shed for over 1 year now. Derek always wanted to work in the aquatics trade and after trying to work in the local fish stores with no luck, he decided the route for him was DT Tropicals. After one year some adjustments have been made to the shed. the biggest change was the upgrade to the racking.
|The new racking will be wrapped round the shed to provide|
Thank you Derek for allowing me to share your shed build and I hope everybody enjoyed looking through the photos. If you would like to find out more about what it takes to build a fish shed like this, you can contact Derek anytime on Facebook.
Bye for now