Step 2 of reopnening my fishroom is happening today.
My local heating providers are coming in to install a natural gas heating system into my fish-room (basement) which should save me a ton of money from the past use of electric heaters. We added a gas furnace last summer for the house and saved a ton of money over fuel oil and electric, bot of which we tried. It will probably be the first time since I bought this house I will feel good about the way the area is kept warm during the winter. Over the past several years, I have lost a number of fish to power outages and simply inconsistent heating of the room. This system should take care of the heating quite well.
Wish me well!