003 – Design Criteria

In the old guppy classic, All About Guppies by Leon F. Whitney, he begins his chapter on “Physical Equipment Needed” with a question. “What does one need in the way of equipment to raise guppies?” The answer? “Very little.”

The advantage of a sparsely equipped fish room is that it requires “very little” money to expand it. It takes “very little” equipment maintenance to keep it running. And properly laid out, it requires “very little” time to keep it clean. Hähnel suggests that 80 tanks can be cared for in fifteen minutes a day for six days and four hours on the seventh. You should look forward to finding ways to cutting down my maintenance chores in the fish room.