Claire Corlett

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The king of DIY FISH ROOM TOUR! | The King of DIY

The king of DIY FISH ROOM TOUR! | The King of DIY

Okay, so I realized there’s a ton of new subscribers to this channel and many of you need to be caught up on what I actually have going out here. So I plan to give you an entire tour of my fish room or aquarium gallery. This tour has to start outside, though. First and foremost, this is not my house. This is a separate building. It’s a building dedicated to my aquariums and I call it the aquarium gallery. My house is right here. My house is actually where we’re going to go ahead and start. We don’t have a lot of aquariums in here, but we do have one. I know that I said I’d never have any more aquariums in my house. It just happens. It’s the saltwater aquarium and it currently houses a lionfish. I apologize for the reflection. It is midday here. So – But the lionfish is just absolutely amazing. This is just a 90 gallon saltwater aquarium – extremely low maintenance. I do my water changes and that’s essentially it. I gotta get out of this reflection. But I love this tank. I love this fish. I’m getting asked if I’m adding anything more. The simple answer is no. I want this lionfish just to be a pet fish and he’s acting exactly like it. So personable. He eats from my hand, greets me at the tank, etc. A problem about this aquarium, though, is this wall’s not going to be here in, like, a week? This tank is currently in my upstairs living room, so to speak, and this wall on the other side is my kitchen. I’m renovating my kitchen completely and that wall has to go, so I’ve got to move this. I kind of just decided to start renovations, like, the other day. So I guess it was inspired by me previously flooding my basement floor. Now that I have it all cleaned up, all the water is gone. The floors are up. It’s ready to have the new floor installed, which I’m actually going to do today. I figured: why not just keep going and change a few things around the house that I wanted to do for a while and the kitchen is a big one. That’s a huge project. But it won’t take away from the videos. We’ll still be able to do those. No problem. Oh! So, that tank. That saltwater tank. I believe it’s just gonna come down here on this wall. If you guys remember that 370 gallon plywood aquarium? That’s where that was. Um. I think it’ll do awesome down here and we spent a lot of time down here, so we’ll see the fish a lot. Okay, that’s it for in the house. Now. The actual gallery. Some stats first. The gallery is actually 35 feet long, 16 feet front to back, or wide. Ceilings are, what, 9 feet tall. Just like a fish tag. We’re giving these dimensions. We walk in the front door. It’s mostly an empty room in here, but we are greeted. Uh, will you take a look around? It’s a mess. I need to clean up, but we’re greeted by the 375 gallon tank I built as well as the hundred gallon tank that I built. This tank is 8 feet long, 3 feet front to back, 2 feet tall. Hundred gallon: 4 feet long, two feet wide. 20 inches tall. At least that’s what I believe that’s what it is. Let’s take a look at the stocking. Stocking in the 375 gallon. Let me check these lights. Um, again, I’m just filming this really quickly because I have to get to work on the floor downstairs, but we have a bunch of really fun fish to keep. We’ve got a nice little shoal of clownfish, which are loach. These guys are absolutely amazing. I think I’m gonna do a future video on these guys in the near future, showing me some really interesting behavior patterns when you have this many; what they do. And then we’ve got some vieja. We’ve got some – We’ve got three species in here. This type here is actually synspilum. Now, don’t get confused. These guys can actually look a lot different. There’s another one that is synspilum. They’re only juveniles at this stage or maybe, like, you know, preteens type of deal so they’re not looking that great. Also, lighting just came on. Then we have some hartwegi and then, of course, argentia, which is probably one of my favorite of the vieja. Again, these guys are only tiny. They’re all gonna grow to between 8 and 16 inches long. Absolutely beast of a tank. We also have a bichir in here which usually stays in the back here somewhere, until the evening. Have you seen him? Let me know in the comments below. And then that’s kind of it for here. And then there’s, like, this little tank. We don’t need to talk about that. (You know we do.) KIDDING! We’re gonna talk about Frank. Okay, let’s do it. Frank is my pet flowerhorn. I’d seen him at a pet store, one day, as a juvenile. He was about the size of his little girlfriend at the time. He’s about two years old, and I had to get him. He is not that good-looking of a flowerhorn. In fact, his physical traits of what people look for in a flower horn are entirely lacking. With that said, what he loses in looks, he makes up for personality and he’s won the hearts of thousands. I can’t believe that’s happened. But he’s an absolutely awesome fish. I love him. We eventually got him a girlfriend. A little to fuel the meme machine. She’s tiny. Uh- They were separated at first but Frank broke down the barrier. He wanted her. He’s like: “Give me that.” So he broke down the barrier and now they’re together. They’re getting along just fine. Uh- Yeah, I don’t know. So far, out of these two, what’s your favorite? Let me know in the comment section below. Let’s move along. Oh! In here is the filtration room. It’s a mess right now. We’ll come back to that in a future video. But this is what runs the 2,000. We’re just gonna look at fish, really. On the other side here is the actual aquariums. Up top, we have Lake Malawi, filled with all-male peacock cichlids. This is definitely one of my favorite tanks. However, there is some fighting here and there and some of them kind of get attacked but for the most part, everybody’s looking pretty phenomenal. I definitely love the OB peacocks, which is this type here. The ones that are actually, you know, kind of multicolored my favorite had to get more of those This one’s the favorite of the entire tank. My favorite, personally. I don’t know. What do you think in this tank? What do you like? Do you like more of the pure breds, the classic colors, or do you prefer the OBs? Again, all-male tank – very simple to take care of. Feed them. That’s pretty much it. Highly responsive fish, but I don’t think they’re entirely too intelligent in terms of personal- personal personality, and engagement with their owner. However, still a beautiful fish. Highly active, always fun to watch and I know that so many peacock cichlid keepers are are going to get so pissed off at me. Pardon my language. But it’s true and, say, these are entirely personal fish just in my experience. That’s it. Down below: Lake Tanganyika. We have some tropheus ikola. These guys are definitely one of the most difficult fish in the gallery to keep, above all else – simply due to the fact that while establishing, uh, this entire group or colony there was a ton of fighting and balancing of the sexes, etc. I do have some breeding activity. I do have a male or two carrying eggs. This one, for example, and then one that’s in the back there. We’ll feature this tank in a future video, but I love, love, love this tank. Out of the two, what’s your favorite? Hard to say. This one has more color, of course, and bigger fish but these guys aren’t done growing. They’re only, like, half. Moving along. Let’s take a look up here. Rainbowfish. This is just a fun little tank to have – pretty colorful beautiful. Very simplistic. We’ve got some Malaysian wood with some Java moss attached to it that I actually thought was dead and it started to grow again. We’ve got two species of rainbows in here. We have the basmati and then of course the reds. Look at the deep red coloration in some of these males. Absolutely beautiful. I love that tank simply because it’s one of the most active as well. Very simple to keep. Feed them and they interact quite nicely. Isn’t that cool? That’s always cool, isn’t it? We go to the fish store and you see a big large group of fish. Put your hand up to it and they’re all circling. Pretty awesome. And then of course the wall root tank. These are by far one of my favorite fish. Even though they lack the coloration that most people really want out of their fish. For example, we’ve got greens, browns and blacks versus, you know, every color in the rainbow. However, there’s so many attributes about these fish that I absolutely love. Eventually, I’m going to do a species profile on these guys and truly fill you in but again. We’ve got some Malaysian wood in here – a 3D background. These are aqua decor backgrounds and the rocks are actually fake as well. Some multicolored gravel, which I kind of made myself. It’s made up of a fine-grained sand and a coarse gravel, so to speak. Give it a more natural look as opposed to in this tank here. It’s just like a fine sand. But again, manzanita. I don’t know if I said that. That’s manzanita wood up here. I think I might have called it Malaysian. I don’t know. That’s what I get for filming on the fly. Just grabbing the camera and showing you guys things, but this is my favorite type of video. It’s like you’re here with me. I get to talk to you guys like you’re here with me. But, yeah, this is manzanita wood. But as you can see it comes in so many forms and shapes that you can kind of make it look however you’d like. But, to give you an idea, I was just kind of making it look like maybe a tree branch or tree roots. We’re coming down. We have some uaru and some incises tetras or king tetras or whatever you wanna call it. And then if we look in the back here, there’s actually a pleco back there, but we’re never gonna see it. Uh. But, yeah, if you could see, some of the uaru are getting pretty big. The camera is not going to show their size comparison but he’s about four or five inches right there. Got these guys at about one-inch. I absolutely love these guys. Love them, love them, love them. One of my favorite fish of all time. Between the two tanks, what’s your favorite here? Uaru or rainbow? Keep a list. Let me know. Moving along – we’ll come down here in a second – but we got to take a look at the angelfish. This is my City of Angels aquarium. One of my favorite tanks, yet one of the tanks that is becoming more and more difficult. We have some breeding action going on. A lot of the males are starting to fight. I’m gonna have to dwindle their numbers, essentially. I think, ultimately, we’ll keep about eight to ten in here. I’m also gonna throw some high contrasting tetras in here. I don’t know if we’ll do, like, the classic torpedo-shaped tetras or maybe something like, uh – maybe some sort of a rasbora or something along those lines. I’d love to eat your suggestions, though. What tetra do you think would go good in this tank? Again, manzanita. We’ve got some anubius – I’m sorry – anubius as well as some java mosses or, sorry, java ferns. We have some Trident as well as narrow leaf. Now, the thing about this is it looks like this tank is covered in algae. That is dust from the raw manzanita constantly slowing it off. However, the plants actually love it. So I’ve been leaving it. Look at the roots on that anubius. Look at the ones over here. Just draping everywhere. I absolutely love it. The roots are now attached to the wood. But, again, this is one of my favorite tanks for sure. The angel, being a cichlid, they will fight and there will be problems. OH! A couple things I want to say about the Angels is – I get asked this a lot – do they have ick or are there some problems? We have two different types of platinum angel fish in here. We’ve got your classic angelfish. Platinum angel like right here and you see he’s fit. The size of his body, classic scales, and whatnot. Same with this guy. Then we look at a pearlscale. And that’s when you see a massive difference. Like this guy here. Aren’t they absolutely stunning, though, the shimmering that comes off of them? So that’s it. No, no ick anything like that. That’s just – I think some people just don’t recognize a pearl scale when they see one. That’s totally fine. Down below is the discus tank. I’m having a slight issue with this tank though. We put a giant gourami in here temporarily This is going to end up being a pond fish. He’s going in that pond very, very soon. Just over the past couple of days he’s been going after the discus. We have some marble-reds in there. We actually have sixteen of them. Started with 16, still have 16. Very classic tank. Whenever this krob – he’s not in here – the discus are swimming throughout the tank. Love it. Love it. Love it. See the simplicity of it is basically a bare tank. We have some substrate. That’s it. And then the rest is just background, but it looks so amazing. It’d look a lot better if that gourami – you’d leave them alone for a minute. No damages are being done. He’s just kind of corralling them over there. He’s like a shepherd dog; some sort. But between these two, City of Angels versus the discus. Which one is your favorite aquarium out of these two? Again, let me know. Now, we’re gonna move on to a couple of awesome aquariums. Love you. Mmm, disappointed in you. Let’s start up here. This is the Exodon tank. Exodon paradoxus, I believe is what it’s pronounced. These are a buck-toothed tetra. They’re in the family of piranha, believe it or not. but, in my opinion, far more entertaining and potentially even more dangerous than a piranha. Now, piranha were technically the first fish I’ve ever kept. I had a piranha and ten gallon tank. I’m thinking about recreating that tank at some point, minus the fish, just to show you guys how far I have come and maybe some of you guys may be like, “Nah, you haven’t come very far at all.” Bottom line, though, is I absolutely love these fish. They were extremely difficult for me to find and yet I’ve been looking for them since I got into the hobby. For other people, they’re like, man, these are so common. But, of course, different places in different places of the world, etc. Not everything is as commonly available as others. With that said, these guys are absolutely stunning. Again, We just have a couple of branches of manzanita keeping it simple. This is a bare bottom tank based on their coniferous diet, constantly creating a mess, but for such a simple fish, these guys are actually pretty darn pretty. Pretty darn pretty, yeah. They swim throughout the top – the entire aquarium. the – what part – anything I add to it, which, by the way, I’m going to be doing the hand feeding video soon where I hand feed every tank in this gallery, including the 2,000, the pond, the Exodons, all of the predators, anything I can that will eat it from my hand. We will do it and we’ll see what happens. As soon as blood’s drawn, I’ll probably take my hand out, but we’ll see. As long as the fish – the safety of the fish – is okay, I’m gonna have to suck it up. Give me a thumbs up on this video, a like on this video, to kind of, you know, give me that final push to just make that video. Let’s move down. This is my Asian aquarium. I’m disappointed in this one for a couple of reasons. It’s due to its inactivity. The pearl gouramis, in the back here, if you can actually see them, are pretty inactive and I think a lot of that has to do with me not really filling out the rest of the aquarium with decorations and whatnot. But, ultimately, they are doing fine. We also have some rasboras in here. Again, manzanita. I really enjoy the bottom of this tank. This is, out of all the aquariums – the bottom of this tank is definitely my favorite. I just love it; looks very natural. It’s got some Java ferns in there, some anubius. Basically just plants kind of floating around as well. Um, again, disappointed in this tank just based on fish stock, in selection, and how they’re reacting and acting. Potentially, in the future, maybe we’ll make some adjustments and changes here. But, for now, I don’t mind it. Out of these two, what’s your favorite? Let me know. Moving aside. We used to have a saltwater tank here. It’s drained and cleaned out, to an extent. I’m gonna continue to make this a saltwater tank. Above, people are wondering what I’m gonna do. Right now, it’s quarantine. It’s got some fish in there we’re gonna look at, but I’m gonna go salt, goldfish. I know many of you have been asking about when we’re getting goldfish again. When will we do goldfish? They’re coming. Not right now, not literally or physically coming, but that is the plan for the top tank. I’ve been alluding to that for a very long time. I just don’t want to rush them or anything. I have so much more going on and you know, we built the pond, moving tanks etc, but goldfish up top, saltwater below. I think it would be awesome to contrast the hobby’s most perceived-difficult and the hobbies most perceived- easiest. Kind of like we did with angelfish versus discus. I don’t know. Let me know if you like that idea. There’s no light on in this tank. So might be difficult to see but, in quarantine, we have a redtail catfish. That’s for the pond. What else we got in here? And a bichir in the back here. There’s another red tail in there, somewhere. Oh! He’s over in this corner here. There’s one. There’s two. He just screwed it up. Okay, that was all the little tanks to summarize. You’ve got a 375 gallon as soon as we walk in the gallery then below it is the hundred gallon Frank tank. We have a rack of 120 gallon aquariums. Each tank holds 120 gallons. The dimensions – 4 by 2 by 2, so 4 feet long, two feet wide, two feet tall. These are all about done by custom aquariums There’s ten of them. They’re all on the same sumps. Maybe we’ll run through that in the future. But each system is about 300 gallons. So about 1,500 gallons on this wall. What do you guys want to do next? You want do the 2,000? Or the 1,200? Let’s do the 1,200 right quick because it’s the tank we can see the least in right now with our underwater cameras. But, again, I’m just grabbing my camera and going. We’re not doing anything fancy for this video. Oh! Recently just installed another fan up top. There’s some circulation. Let me see what I could do here. I love this. So that’s just an airline for some bubbles, but if you look closely in the water here, you can see the bass. And it’s all peacock passing here. They’re all waiting to be fed. I’m gonna see if I can feed them up. They will. I always feed in this exact location, every time. The bass are about four or five inches now. They’ve doubled in size, at least. I can’t wait until they’re 16 inch apiece. Again, we’ll do an underwater footage and all of that but two red tail cats going in here as well as that giant gourami. Maybe the bichir, but then stocking is done. Also, based on circulation in this aquarium, it’s no problem with me adding substrate to it. So I will be taking many of your recommendations and adding a white sand in there. Most likely pool filtration sand so we’ll be able to actually see the fish a lot better. But again, this is just running and gunning, grabbing the camera. I’m not doing any fancy footage or anything like that. Bringing you guys up to – uh, speed and then I got to get back to work. 2,000 gallon tank. Ooh it’s my baby. I love this tank; I love it. I love it. I love it. I hope you guys too – we recently just changed some things. Look at you, beauty! Oh. Does anybody ever do that? Does anybody? I can’t be the only one that thinks they have the most beautiful fish in the world. You walk up to your aquariums and you’re like, “Oh my god, you’re gorgeous.” He’s so beautiful. Nothing like you ever – meanwhile, it’s like this fish’s like half dead or something. Um, but yeah, these guys are absolutely – I don’t know; I love this tank. This tank is 10 feet long 7 feet wide, 4 feet tall. Oh, you know, what’s funny? Let me turn this light back on. We’ll look at the tank again in a sec. But so many people say, “That tank? No way. This tank’s 4 feet tall or Joey’s got to be 7 feet tall.” I’m standing right beside it. It goes right up to my shoulder. I’m about 5’9″. I’m only little but the tank is 4 feet. I’m gonna get a measuring tape because this is getting weird for me. Measuring tape. 48 inches. Here’s a sight. Okay, [laugh] can’t believe I got to do this. The Internet. Yeah, we’re touching the ground there – not moving it! Oh, wait, wait, it moved! There’s the 47 inches and then 48 inches right above it. But, yeah, 48 inches tall. It’s 4 feet tall. That’s what I get for feeding into, like, trolls. But so many people assume and judge me so much that I always ignore it. People are like, “Joey, are you’re gonna respond?” And I’m like, “Respond to what? Assumptions and and opinions and thoughts that aren’t true and I would just be giving them attention and justifying their BS, when the real people know what’s up. So, stocking: three Asian arowana. We’ve already kind of talked about them. Aquadecor background. We’ve got five freshwater stingrays in here. Oh, look, they’re categorized! Two pearls, over here, with two freshwater pearl stingrays. And then we’ve got the black diamonds over here. We’ve got two females and one male black diamond. The male black diamond – actually, that’s a female. Female in the back and then the male is just right up front here. And, of course, over here, we’ve got a male and female as well. I can actually get asked a lot. Am I going to breed the stingrays? That’s not a choice I can make. Give a stingray what they need. They’re going to do it anyway so, yeah, these guys will definitely breed at some point. I think that the next couple of things I really want to complete out here is – I really want to potentially adjust that Asian aquarium. Um, oh! Best tank. 2,000 or 1,200 gallon pond? Let me know in the comments section below. It’s unfair ’cause the 2,000 just has baby fish in it. But if you could imagine that pond with some absolute terrifying beasts. Touch the water and they just go attacking at it with those peacock bass. Then we get that massive albino giant gourami in there and then, of course, the red tail cats. It’s definitely going to be overstocked. With me saying that – but I have years in order to upgrade it. And if you haven’t guessed it, I’m not only willing to build bigger tanks, I’m a-willing to tear down my old garage and erect an entire building dedicated to fish and if this is the type of videos you like and if you’re as crazy as me and think that, potentially, this is something you want to do someday – I know you won’t – but I’d love for you to come along for the ride and get to experience it with me. So if you’re not subscribed to this channel yet, you most certainly should. You don’t want to miss any of these videos! I guess that’s it. Hope you guys enjoyed the tour, guys. It was just really fast, but I have to go lay some floor. YAY…

100 comments on “The king of DIY FISH ROOM TOUR! | The King of DIY

  1. Take the bass out put them in a vertical tank. (Big one) Make the best tank a self-sustaining system but different systems around a circle as in rapid slow water pond so on

  2. I love your fish. You keep your tanks looking so good and clean. Most of your fish look really happy. I may be wrong, but to me a few of the tanks looked a little bit over crowded. One of them made me think of rush hour traffic. I was afraid they would have a head on collision.

  3. Dude epic video this is exactly what happens when the wife says do whatever you want she goes to work come back home and you have a freaking Fish Gallery lol

  4. I recently brought a naso tang home and added it with my scopas tang. Will the scopas calm down from fighting? How much is too much before I need to separate the fish?

  5. Pretty sure you're 100% correct on why those pearl gouramis weren't very active. My dwarf gouramis spend most of their time around the decor of my aquarium.

  6. Hi sir watching from ph btw i want to dm you to ask some couple of questions for discus and also for newbie guidelines for keeping a fish where can i dm you sir?

  7. Beautiful! …..just a 90 gallon? Are you kidding me? I have a 30 gallon and i say is a lot of water…..well you love fish XD congrats.

  8. No bad Meaning.
    But every of your tanks are to small for the fish you have in.
    And the most of your fish are stressed because they have no place to hide.

    Like i sayed before, no bad meaning. I only try to help.

  9. You should get a yoyo Loach there the best so funny an they eat snails and clean the substrate and graval

  10. Susan’s so small here. it’s crazy how much she has grown, The red tail catfish aswell!!

    Glad to see you’re finally getting those monsters you dreamed of bro great work

  11. I am on just 2 minutes and half of this video and I just had this urge to say something about Joey, the King of DIY. You are a nice-looking guy full of energy showing/coming from inside. I would say you could be one of Avengers characters, maybe, aquaman? I just wanted to say you have that same level of charismatic apperance!
    Anyways, I just had to say that and thanks for your amazing videos as always!

  12. 4:56 I don't think his girlfriend is above 18+ (FBI open up ). It look like dad and his cute little daughter 😅

  13. Do you have any red belly's or needle nose gars? I have to 55 gallon tanks. I love watching them swim around and really love feeding time!!! 😀👍

  14. Damn, those angels are stunning! Watching your videos really make me miss my aquarium hobby. Too bad I quit years ago. 🙁

  15. Hey, I have never seen a Betta in your videos, could you do a 20 gallon blackwater Betta tank? I would really LOVE to see that. Pleaseeeeeeee

  16. The angelfish tank is my all-time favorite!! Can you do a separate vid on how to take care of them????

  17. I never thought twice about fish as pets and fish tanks etc, but you make it look like a fun, rewarding hobby. Always nice to see someone passionate about something, it’s infectious.

  18. Have a question I have studied animal managnet and what not and I have kept some fish in my time. I have a 60 litre with a filter for a 150 litre fish tank roughly how many fish can I have in it like the tetra schooling fish and live barbers such as guppies?

  19. Awesome stuff! I love your videos, all your fish look great. I’m planning a 90 gallon fresh water… something 😂😂 I’m undecided what I want to keep, I want everything lol

  20. FRANK is Awesome…city of angels tank is so BEAUTIFUL….how the heck you keep the water soooo CLEAN ???
    I never seen a BETTA in your tanks…why is that!!!

  21. Guys, NEED HELP RIGHT AWAY. When my Blue Acara tries to eat, all kinds of white cloudy stuff (looks like smoke) pours out of his gills. Any suggestions. He seems like he can't get his food down. All water parameters are great. Thanks -Mimi

  22. Очень всё красиво,можно выбрать декорации для следующего своего аквариума.

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