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How to Filter an Aquarium Fish Room

How to Filter an Aquarium Fish Room

what up fish tank people
dustinsfishtanks bringing it to you baby from denver and i was thinking to myself
like how can i bring the most frequent value and bring as much education as I
can – Bob’s fishermen we’re going to talk about to fish we’re going to talk
about how he sets up his fish room I’ve actually scripted this out I’m not going
to be s it like this is a good stuff wanna make sure we hit every topic so
here we go Bob’s fish room love it love it love it dude all right so I’ve got
this flipped around here it is dude how long have you had this room bro this
room has been setup for 12 years 12 years okay and the design of this room
like how long did you plan going into it like what were you know what I’m
thinking like you’ve been in the hobby what was the brain thing I’ll tell you I
was in the business I got out of the business I had no fish tanks for five
years no fool I didn’t know that I knew were the business I did it was a
sabbatical why not go back and then I took a bedroom upstairs and trim it into
a fish room and when my wife wanted to do stained glass I turned her stained
that room into the stained glass studio and I said I’m gonna take half the bases
Hey and it works well chance to get back arrey arrey is finally the wait on him
so but but like the planning so you’re moving down from here what did the
planning look like in your brain like I’m going down here Hatton because if
you got to have it fundamentally zaps certain things we got the air valves
watery so what’s the what were the fundamental things Friedman started well
I had to decide how big it was going to be and the way the space really is set
up half of it just seemed to work perfectly so I took and made the plans
to do that I took the side that was less encumber i insulated the ceilings
I put 40 mil plastic around to keep the heat in there and let’s just let’s just
go high level that you’re heating the whole room I’m heating not the
individual tank so he’s got it all up here while I’m looking around central
air is it an open-loop Jamaica close close excuse me close up so it’s a
little circle all the way around to old school fish tank ninjas have told me
that you I think I don’t know Gary mentioned it or not but also Mike barber
so obviously that’s the way it’s done it looks like it’s working well we’ve
unplugged it doing it hey it’s working and it’s been working a long time way
and you and what’s your take on just oxygen in an aquarium I mean like just
break it down simple like gas air what do you think about it No it all depends
on where the fish comes from okay because you’ve got fish that come from
the strings right you’ve got fast water highly oxygenated you’ve got fish they
come from the back waters from the tide pools you know a little less you’ve got
fish that are in the little ponds that are slowly drying up you’ve got next to
no azúcar okay try to recreate it and what you can do is you can generally
regulate the amount of air that’s bubbling in a tank which we can all see
here we cob guys this exact same setup in my greenhouse love that junk Oh baby
they crush it for that stuff so you heat the room you’ve got your air all the way
around okay bring it bring it the room how to get through the room that heats
the room that’s it that’s it and folks it is toasty in here but you walk right
out the door and it ain’t bad and we’ve covered the
air we’ve covered the heat dude when I came out here along most a year ago I
was blown away by your water setup and Greg sages and Torrey Browns I want to
talk about water folks make it easy on yourself to do water come around here
with me Bob people can hear you talk this is Bob setup I know it’s a drain
and fill fit system you go talk to everybody about how this works is it is
legit my good friend Greg sage what he’s done is flex a link below to Greg sages
room you can see his thing see that he’s great loves a lot of
valves in the master with PVC he came in and we did half of this fish room and
how its set up is they’re set up at different levels to dream again
depending on the fish come on I want to drain
that’s author so what happens is we set up the attachments that go right to my
sink and this way it can drain right out and I can fill it right in Wow and when
it’s not up it’s just it goes away so that the floor is unencumbered I really
like it it’s easy I can turn around I can open the valves in it and I know I’m
not going to be able to drain it – that’s awesome yeah so you’re to walk
away kind of thing you can get away from it you can make it easy on yourself now
how about a lot of things you can drain yeah nice diameter big flow did you glue
these pipes just great you glue them all right and then so you
don’t have any little overflows here these are all just this is the overflow
that’s it these are off when that’s off there’s no like water there’s no there’s
no contacting us it at busted in your blood busted in at lunch come around
this way Bob tell us more so all right so – that we talked about at lunch
you’re like you know I’m thinking about redoing so before we go oh yeah I want
to go what you love but what do you not love about the room because this is part
of it cuz you’re talking about doing something different what are you gonna
change what could people learn that you would might suggest them to do
differently you’re right you know when I was home a lot Dustin it works home
alive your tank style around your lifestyle
well my lifestyle I can’t my lifestyle I as much as I love my fish kill that I
want to get these rainbows I am NOT about matching rainbow lighten everyone
I’m about to change my life just for my fish
right so what I want to do what if what’s been happening here is that
between trips before trips while while I’m working I have to come home and I
have to jam through these things and it’s just it’s a lot of work yeah and
you’re where you’re in what three months a year how many one work in three months
year okay traveling two months so you’re gone oh yeah I don’t know that much so
with all of that it’s like I’m enjoying my tank seven months here but five
months even though I’m not here I’m working very hard you’re working on them
so what would you do differently because you’re doing you’re doing a lot of work
if you are hypothetically speaking able to do another fish room somewhere out
there what would you do differently to make it easier it would be all automated
automated automated automated setup so that the tanks would change on a set
basis different banks would change some would change every third day so I’m
going to change once a week Wow some would change once every two weeks and
the designated amount of water that would get changed in it okay so you
could automate all that I can automate all of that I’d like to take and improve
the lighting through the whole place now especially since I’m growing
now aquatic gardens yeah in here and just enjoying king can you see such on
that real quick because you said like you used to just buy lights for the
cichlids to like to say it wasn’t really that so now it’s a little different
because now you obviously have a thing for you like some plants you like the
man likes the way it so that’s it put a whole new meaning to these to these
tanks for me because no we said if you have African cichlids you can that
plants okay well they just didn’t clarify that enough yeah well and used
to think around your we’re finding out what works and what does well and that’s
the thing you’re willing to try it some people are like well I won’t work
try it you meet you hadn’t if you’ve had some not success like you know I’ve had
not success with plants I’ve had not successful fishing it’s how you learn
okay Bob I got a so I’m from from like of now I want to go I’ve got your set up
I want to talk about your maintenance routine
ideally in here if everything’s running full cylinders you’re not traveling like
how do you how would you do maintenance in here what’s kind of a system you got
and I like to blare some music rock out and have fun I’ve enjoyed others always
there’s always always music gonna know it’s got to front those amazing always
music going on here what I do is it’s just unfortunately it’s all in my head
right um but it’s I know these tanks these tanks don’t change for me like we
built the tank it’s the same water it’s the same everything it’s just more space
for them to grow so it depending on again the tank itself depends on how
much maintenance it’s gonna go in okay so you are it’s as if it seeks well like
yeah to take itself this is ridiculous little thing of these any last final Oh
what do you what do you loves is the final this is the final money question I
had to think up to make sure I asked him Bob what do you love about your fish
room good what do you love about it bro look around I mean what do I love about
this whole theme oh dude it’s so awesome I can’t explain
that will be disadvantaged having a future is it I can play here I can play
here I can play here I can run err yeah oh it’s the best I
did a video called the side tank and just this is that I’m going they’re
going cherries I’m going this I’m going that yeah trying that and like and
you’re like you know even plants you doing like cherries and see more of all
these two fingers it’s awesome wicked man well dude thank you so much for
dropping some knowledge on the fish room what you love about it and planning it
and folks ask me questions in the comments about this fish room if you
want to know drop in the comments if you like what we’re doing subscribe make it
an awesome week and tank on everybody like and man you had me at hello when I
walked in and the band was telling me you’re and I style

91 comments on “How to Filter an Aquarium Fish Room

  1. My Sunday mornings just wouldn't be the same without your videos dustin 👏👏👏 bobs fish room is just idealistic and he has a great system running and he runs like clock work which is just amazing 👏👏👏 great video can't wait to see what else happens in bobs fish room 🤘

  2. So..should I not worry about heating my tank as much? I mean I have just a 10 gallon, my house temp is anywhere from 69 winter- 72 summer…should I just let it be room temperature? I have noticed at the fish store, many fish require 72-82 temp. And this guy just heats the whole room, with a small heater…and I'm betting most of these tanks are around 69-72 in a 72 degree room, just saying. I mean my tank, no heater, sat at 68, in a 72 degree house for about a week till I added my tank heater. So…just go with room temp and not worry?

  3. Haha that guy sounds like a made man "I was in the business, now I'm out of the business. Could be sleeping with the fishes

  4. Just beautiful man. I notice he has a lot of algae in his tank while everybody is trying to get it out. He know the important of having algae in his tanks and I'll leave it at that. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have just cycled my tank and starting to get cloudy water from an algae bloom. Will the green tint start going away on it own or do I need to buy something to rid cloudy fog?

  6. any more info on that heater he uses? How about the water change system…..looks like it would somehow have to be primed after emptying once?

  7. questions for Bob:
    what have to failed at in the fishroom?
    what fish have been very successful?
    has there been any fish you didn't like?
    whats your favorite fish?
    what do you do for the 2 months you're gone? does your wife feed the fish for you?

    thanks for the vid, loving it! just setup a crab tank my self, sloped Beach in a 55 and have fish in the water, crabs on the beach, it's awesome.

  8. Surely too many tanks makes ones fish love an hobby become a chore, I like fish rooms am aquariums but to many would be like a unpaid full time job

  9. so I have a fish room in my baement now water changes of course is the biggest hassle. So how do you fill these? Also how do you keep the pvc from loosing their suction? nvm'd how you even start it in the first place.

  10. I always had the dream of making one of those rooms but kind of outside out, where you wouldn't be able to see the system, almost like making the aquariums like a tableau or a painting, like an aquarium museum, with different themes in each aquarium.

  11. awesome video. lots of knowledge.
    wouldn't classify this as a "how to" video tho. didnt go very in depth on how the water is extracted.
    is the valve literally just turned and poof…starts draining?

  12. Nice video Dustin you're the best!
    Can you check out my tanks (on my channel)?
    And say what you think about it please!

  13. I love seeing how these old school guys do things…most of them have forgotten more about fish keeping and breeding and set ups than I will ever learn in my entire lifetime.

  14. I like watching your vids, but when you say to leave things in the comments, I feel like there's no point. You don't answer them back or you don't look at them. Just being honest.

  15. Love these videos of other fishrooms, get to see everyone's tricks and pick up ideas. Thanks for sharing Dustin!

  16. Hey, have you done any videos of sewellia lionata the hillstream loach?? It's an awesome species with beautiful markings. It would be much needed for someone to give out helpful and good information about them, for big audience. I have pair of this fish and they are one of my favorite fishes probably forever.

    Greetings from Finland! Would probably buy stuff from you if i was even little bit closer… but hey, maybe in future! 🙂

  17. DO you have any video speaking about automatization, for a fish room like this ? like ph, oxigen, Nitrite, Nitrate, etc

  18. i can only handle about 5 seconds of your videos before i have to stop going how much fucking meth is that guy smokin

  19. fish keeping is addictive i had betta as my first fish after that I started breeding snail srimp.but I'm still new

  20. I have to redo the fishroom and it is not even done yet, but, will wait until the green house and the small garage is ready to convert. Next year:)

  21. this aquarium store in my town only uses big spongefilters and heaters, thats literally it. the fish are very happy and the tanks are clean. theres no need for all that piping unless your doing saltwater.

  22. I like dustin's videos but if you're gonna do an interview let the man answer your question and talk.

  23. Great video Dustin. I love your fish room tours. Do not let anyone's negativity get to you. Although like a few other comments I would have loved more explanation on the drain and fill system. I'm not sure how the suction would get started for the drain or how he would fill different sized tanks at once. Nobody is perfect. Just a request.

  24. Does he have a filter system or he just changes the water? I am thinking having a fish room too. Change water seems to be cheaper on the electricity bills, but how the biological system works?

  25. Here is a link to another video I did from the greenhouse about how I get more gas exchange in my fish room. Check it

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  27. Hi Dustin I love the energy in your videos, however in this one your enthusiasm is taking away from the whole experience. Bob had obviously a lot of knowledge to share but he couldn't finish a sentence without interruption. I'm certain making videos is not as simple and I just hope this is taken as constructive criticism as you are very good for the hobby and we need people like you.

  28. Dustin , why do you bother having such great guests, and never let them speak? It's always the same with you. Thinking I may unsubscribe, if you continue with this protocol, or lack thereof.

  29. closed air system like taking hot air to aerate tanks from inside the room ? If so, good idea lower energy cost but don't you have to provide new oxygen sometimes. I would like to know more about that. Dustin talks too much, but then again technically it is a pretty straight forward system of manually changing water in every tank. Take one tank with a syphon and multiply it by 100, connect it to a central drainage. Does he manually pumps new water in every tank ? That was maybe an issue not mentionned. But for the rest : i've got a good idea of his system, and guess don't consider this the only video that HAS to provide you ALL knowledge….CHILL!

  30. too bad I wanted to hear what bob had to say. just couldn't stand the annoying douche bag dusfen, disgen or whatever his name is.

  31. this guys voice is one of the most annoying things ive ever heard in my life
    the intro is just too cringe to even watch the rest, came here for knowledge! lol thats enough youtube for today.

  32. shut up!!!!!!!! If you would have let Bob explain how it works without you yapping, the video would actually be good.

  33. I like the idea of the video, but I don't like the way you won't let the guy speak and the way you just shut him down so you can have your say… I do like the videos tho

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  40. Should get someone to do camera work and ask the questions instead of you waving camera around and not listening. Not to mention poking the glass like a 2 year old..Maybe go play with the dog in the yard instead.

  41. Aquarium Fish Keeping LEGEND is DEAD

  42. I like how Rainbows start out as sleek and art deco and look like they cut through water when young..and then older become '58 Edsels,all no streaming and funky looking. Maybe 68 Beetle vans stubby.

  43. Same comment as everyone. It is hard to hear anything. He starts explaining and you walk away and start talking about something else.

  44. Dude seriously going to do interview make sure your serious an instead of doing tour how bout sit down an ask hlm the questions an not for him an yes you a piece of paper but it was all over the place how does the system work

  45. Way to CONSTANTLY interrupt the person you are "interviewing "! This was super rude and annoying!

  46. That kid needs to shut up I came here to learn what bob had to say but that kid will not stop making me cringe

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