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  1. I am lucky enough to be in a position where I am currently shopping around for a new house. Foremost on my mind is keeping an eye out for a place to put my fish room, so I am looking for a few tips. Ideally I'd love a basement, but unfortunately that just isn't common in my area. Right now we are looking for something that has a first floor bedroom so that I can commandeer it for the fishes. I know there have been a lot of talks on the forum about how much weight a floor can take/how many tanks; my understanding is that once you start going over 60 gallons, you need to be careful and make sure it doesn't fall right through the floor. Right now we haven't been finding a lot of options with first floor beds; I think this is super important. What do you guys think? Second question is flooring. It will depend on what kind of subfloor the building has, but I think concrete would be ideal. However, I remember Cory saying something about using gym mats. Does anyone know why that might be the case? Because it's easy to dry and is not slippery? Obviously I'll keep a look out for water and drainage access, I plan on using Gladiator shelving, and I plan to install a linear piston air pump. Still working out whether to install an auto water change system... Initially I want to say "I won't have THAT many tanks!" But we all know how that goes... Please let me know if you have any tips for things that are often forgotten when scouting out a new fish room.
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