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This is the third part to my tutorial series on how to set up an aquarium.
Included, but not limited to in this series:
Designing and building the filtration and why.
selection of media/type/how much, and why.
plumbing the tank(drilling, installing bulkheads, overflows, standpipes) Including how to select bulkhead size, how a stand pipe works and why. everything needed to know on plumbing a tank.
installing filtration, pump selection… which one to get(based on tank size, filtration design, bulkhead/overflow type, fish kept, etc..)
other equipment selection and installation, including heaters, power heads, lighting, UV sterilizer, pump.
PART 1 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heAjxXHmrF8
PART 2 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIZA-j-p2No
PART 3 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Y2Y_iJldE
PART 4 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAhycbnL1Mk
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Do you still read all the comments?
and umm. joey you have come so far lol but these old videos are still great 🙂 .
I haven't seen this question answered, but I'm sure it has been somewhere…what is the best silicone to use to bond acrylic sheets to a glass aquarium?
And we're can I get one thanks
How much is the UV$ ??
Not being funny but that long black thing looks like some kind of sex toy lol!. What ya gonna do
How much did the whole thing cost by the end of it?
Toöooooooo long lecture
I am using your videos to build my toddler a salt water system. My budget is a little over a grand, and I would like a 60" long, 36" wide, 24" tall system which is about 224 gallons. Do you suggest I use glass or acryllic? I have identified the building plans using garf [dot] org / tank.
Bottom = 59 1/4 " x 35 1/4"
Front = 60 " x 24"
Back = 60 " x 24"
2 Sides = 24 " x 35 1/4"
Top Front/Back brace = 59 1/4 " x 2"
Top Sides brace = 35 1/4 " x 2"
The only thing i would recommend doing, is adding a horizontal bar about half way up the stand. That way it prevents the stand from leaning left or right. And i think that is what finn niko meant by underrated 🙂
hope my english wasnt that bad im german.
greetz and keep up the good work.
can you use normal pvc gule?
i see u have a soft spot for the Arowana also how tall could u build a tank with the Acrylic?
were do you get all your pumps from
youl be using the same sump constration and biological if there were a seasalt aquarium?
Where do i find no. 4 in this series?
Have you ever used the "green killing machine" i dont necessarily like the look of it, but i find it works really well is you can hide it
awesome job 🙂 Thank you!
Joey, I gotta tell you, I like the backside of the background better, both the contours, and the color….also, why does it look like it was put in upside down?
Wait, that's just me.
One other question, why the mix of ABS and PVC pipe? Just what you had available, or is there a more obscure reason>
ok im confused in video #2 you show the 1.5" hole to be for the drain in this one it looks like the 1.5" is the main return.
For a glass 125 gallon tank would a 300 watt heater work?
It's a 66 gallon? I swear it looked like a 55 gallon.
is it just me or the background is taking allot of place?
What are the diameters of the four bulkheads im getting ready to drill my tank and want to make sure i dont messit upo using the wrong sizes im using a 100 gallon tank.
what is your opinion on these sterilizers for a 100 gallon tank? and i still don't understand why 2 returns are required and why can you not use one drain with a T with 2 ball valves one for drain one for water change? (EBAY SEARCH) 9W/18W/36W UV Light Lamp Sterilizer Aquarium Clarifier Pond Fish Reef Tank Bulb
I'm a new subscriber, I like what I see in many of your videos. I do have a question for you. On that Quiet One pump, how come your using such a small diameter hose? Use a min 1" ID hose or PVC for manufacture ratings.
Would there be an issue having only one drain and have a T-splitter with a ball valve inside the tank for the water change system?
would that kid of filtration work for a tank for red ear silder turtle?
@uarujoey That's not bad at all, far less than I expected! I've enjoyed your videos, they have let me learn a whole ton and I think i'll have the confidence to build my own in my new house once the dust settles. Great work, much appreciated.
What kind of power usage does a tank like this use in standard operation?
Thanks for all the info much appreciated ill post a video when I get it all built
for the pipes going into
does it have to be straight pipe or can you use some kind of flex pipe? or hose?
what size is the under tank
where an you look for responses to out questions, in email, our you tube, or in email ?
I took 1 look at the space behind the background and thought that with screens over the drains why not run about 40% k1 and some air back there
arent you concerned about mould? on the wood that supports youre aquarium, since the sump is right under it? or will you just put a lid on the sump?
Another great video, keep them coming!