That is what I see when I look at the wall between the tiny cottage bedroom and bathroom. This is the wall by our bed which is also the wall where my work desk will be. Admittedly, I havea vivid imagination – the aquarium tank is not there yet and won’t be for years. Even when it is physically in place it will still be many months before it is ready for corals and a couple of fish – I’ll probably never have that many fish in the tank. For now I’ll dream a little marine dream and watch the fish go swish on my computer screen.
The real tank will be aqua-scaped such that it will be viewable from both the bedroom and the bathroom sides yet you can’t see through from one room to the other. This will put bright tank light into both rooms, thus reusing the same light of the tank for other functions such as my desk light and the bathroom light so as to conserve energy. Ideally I would have liked to have had a skylight over it but that didn’t work out. Other aquariums in the tiny cottage will have natural light.
Of note is the granite sill shelf below the tank, the granite beam above the window and the granite book shelf are all solidly in place. They’re wet in that photo because three times a day or so we spritz the mortar with water so that it will cure properly. Most of the time I also keep the cottage closed up tight which keeps the humidity inside very high – one more way of helping the concrete cure to maximum strength.
Outdoors: 84°F/60°F Sunny
Farm House: 79°F/69°F Swales in south field
Tiny Cottage: 72°F/69°F Form work for pour