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Mega-Build 265 – MEGA UPDATE (Video)

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COMMENTS

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    Tristan Stephen 9 months ago

    first btw nice tank

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    Nathan Woof! 9 months ago

    notification squad where you at!

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    Glenn Baker 9 months ago

    Need more videos on anything

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    Green Tiger Studios 9 months ago

    please do an update on the office bearded dragon

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    Redneck Fishtank 9 months ago

    i have to say you are one of the if not the most entertaining fish guy on youtube. i always enjoy your videos…. loved the build i watched every ep. i'm more of a pond guy myself i live in FL so i can enjoy them year round. i have 3 tanks inside though. but my babies are my koi.

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      Thanks so much for the kind words! ๐Ÿ˜€

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      Dra Liene 8 months ago

      Redneck Fishtank he makes it simple. A lot of channels I watch make the hobby look so complicated and doesn't encourage you to get in the hobby. He makes it simple and fun.

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      scary muffin 6 months ago

      Redneck Fishtank you should check out joey

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    redubd 9 months ago

    shame to see such a large tank wasted on freshwater ๐Ÿ™

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      So why is that? Its funny, because I am a HUGE fan of nano reefs, rather than larger reefs. Not to say larger reefs can't be completely jaw dropping, but I've always preferred working on a smaller scale with reefs.

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      redubd 9 months ago

      Thomas B I find that most of the reef fish that I enjoy need a larger tank.

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      Into large angels?

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      Jennifer Zhang 9 months ago

      Thomas B

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      redubd 9 months ago

      Thomas B tangs, angels, larger wrasses.

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    Prince of Cichlids 9 months ago

    you're awesome , I love your channel more than Joey's , you and George are the best

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€
      I have to admit though, Joey does a fantastic job helping us with simple and effective DIY projects. He also REALLY cares about his fish, and it shows. His new fishroom is going to be insane!

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      Prince of Cichlids 9 months ago

      Thomas B yes, I want to see his gallery but the way you narrate your videos, it's just awesome

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    Prince of Cichlids 9 months ago

    how did you make the background

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    Deepa Pathak 9 months ago

    sir I think my sump is not doing a great job as it should do so what all I can do for that you can see my sup in my Channel abhiaquitics

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    ram07ish 9 months ago

    You know those ones where you lose a fish in your tank and you assume it died, then a month later u see it again

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    Cole Schramm 9 months ago

    Looks great, Thomas! I know exactly what you're talking about, when you mentioned the barbs sparring with each other. I have a 125 gallon all barb tank, where the male filament, mascara, and rohani barbs all battle for the females attention. In fact, I did a video on my channel a few weeks ago showing this exact behavior.

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      That is very much what I had the pleasure of watching. Great video you got of them!

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    Randy Hightower 9 months ago

    For dealing with the mulm issues would it be worth getting something more like the eheim power cleaner for cleaning up the sump instead of a traditional gravel vac that kinda forces you to do a water change.

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      Big Al's 9 months ago

      The only reason that might now work very well is because the mulms is quite small in size, and turns into a cloudy dust that can pass through the screens of the Power Cleaner, so rather than trying to fuss with that, using the python and doing a small water change along with the mulm removal is the preferred option (besides, water changes are always good).

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    finalout99 9 months ago

    Thanks for the update Thomas! I too watch all the episodes on this build. I'm glad to see everything is running as you expected. One thing you left out…your daughter's enjoyment factor. I'm sure she finds all the fish activity entertaining. Great build bro.

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      Big Al's 9 months ago

      His wee little daughter is still smitten with the aquarium, and enjoys throwing food in the aquarium when Thomas allows! She doesn't exactly do it with any sort of tact, so adult supervision is required.

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    JJ Aquariums 9 months ago

    schooling fish are the best???

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    XC2long4u 9 months ago

    Flip the sump cover upside down and see if it bows back to normal.

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      XC2long4u only temporarily. I did give that a try but it goes back in the other direction and then I flipped it over and it bowed back again. just needs a firm brace.

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    Sys0p 9 months ago

    Add shrimp!

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    TheJohnny220 9 months ago

    No plants what are you mad!

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    Dee Parsons 9 months ago

    Super cool and fun and informative as always! Thank you!!!

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    Flynn's Fish Forum 9 months ago

    Tank looks awesome Thomas!

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    Johnny GeeWhiz76 9 months ago

    Tanks looking great! Except for that sump cover. My advice? Blame Josh………

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    Tina Bloomfield 9 months ago

    Love your videos Thomas. Ive been back at fish keeping now for a few months, and LOVE it. Ive started my first saltwater tank ever…… and that's from watching your videos. waiting for it to cycle…..seriously sucks LOL…BUT according to my records, and showing them to the aquarium shop I go to very often, they say I might have missed it. Ive used live rock, and live sand. The only thing going up in the tank is the nitrates, so they have had me phantom feeding the tank, waited a week to see what would happen and still no ammonia or nitrites, just nitrates. Did a small water change, and added a turbo snail, and its doing great. Taking this really slow, as I don't want to kill anything. Thank you for all of the edumacation LOL

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    Jennifer Zhang 9 months ago

    Hey like your fish

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    jason k 9 months ago

    Hey there, you're figuratively the best!! Quick question, where did you get that shirt? It's supper awesome and I kind of want one….

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    SuperFlojoGuy 9 months ago

    Java Ferns!

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      the heedless worm 8 months ago

      It would be nice, but one spot barbs will eat them even if they are well fed.
      Well at least that's whats happened with me.

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    George Calderon 9 months ago

    overall really awesome vid please keep posting updates??????

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    Richard James 9 months ago

    Man this is Exactly my dream tank!

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    Anthony Ragan 9 months ago

    It's come along great, and that size is great for active swimmers like rainbows. Is the daughter still enjoying it?

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    Stรฉphane Chevalier 9 months ago

    It's amazing but im a plante guy . Anubias, red tiger lotus or even jungle val would bring a lot of Colors . And you know your fish would benefit from them . What ever you dรฉcide. it is your tank and your daughter's im sure !

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      Valid, Stephane! I am definitely considering some plants, and a couple you've mentioned are definitely on the list.

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    asif hussain 9 months ago

    great videos Thomas love to watch them. for plants would you consider anubias barteri?

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    asif hussain 9 months ago

    great videos Thomas love to watch them. for plants would you consider anubias barteri?

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    Simon Frost 9 months ago

    Hi Thomas Im wondering if that's all you feed once a day? 3 small pinches? Keep up the great vids looking forward to you adding some plants. Simon

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    Simon Frost 9 months ago

    Hi Thomas Im wondering if that's all you feed once a day? 3 small pinches? Keep up the great vids looking forward to you adding some plants. Simon

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    Ozzy Hammond 9 months ago

    You should to a review on the seachem tidal 110

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    Ozzy Hammond 9 months ago

    You should to a review on the seachem tidal 110

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    Mateen Ahmed 9 months ago

    hi…I had a question that why are you cleaning the algae on the glass when you have a pleco?

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    Mateen Ahmed 9 months ago

    hi…I had a question that why are you cleaning the algae on the glass when you have a pleco?

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    World Mystery Riddhi 9 months ago

    This video is nice and your tatto is cool.

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    World Mystery Riddhi 9 months ago

    This video is nice and your tatto is cool.

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    SavvyBug 9 months ago

    0:16 same

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    Savvy Hunty 9 months ago

    0:16 same

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    Marco Morales 9 months ago

    Wow I should unsubscribe and tell my friends to because I asked for some bearded dragon videos its been a year and there is only old videos

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      Big Al's 9 months ago

      Hey MMJ– it would be a shame to have you leave, along with your friends, but we hope you don't. We definitely want to do more videos on bearded dragons (and other reptiles, for that matter), but with the Mega-Build series and other aquatic projects, we just haven't been able to squeeze much in, in terms of reptiles. Thomas is an aquatics expert, and so he's been focusing on sharing his expertise in that domain– but we'll see what he can put together for beardies ASAP. Hope you stick around!

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    Marco Morales 9 months ago

    Wow I should unsubscribe and tell my friends to because I asked for some bearded dragon videos its been a year and there is only old videos

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      Big Al's 9 months ago

      Hey MMJ– it would be a shame to have you leave, along with your friends, but we hope you don't. We definitely want to do more videos on bearded dragons (and other reptiles, for that matter), but with the Mega-Build series and other aquatic projects, we just haven't been able to squeeze much in, in terms of reptiles. Thomas is an aquatics expert, and so he's been focusing on sharing his expertise in that domain– but we'll see what he can put together for beardies ASAP. Hope you stick around!

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    Marco Morales 9 months ago

    OK

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    Marco Morales 9 months ago

    OK

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    fellow perfectionist

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    fellow perfectionist

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    Victor Alanis 9 months ago

    You need some ? plants

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    Victor Alanis 9 months ago

    You need some ???? plants

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    audioman628 8 months ago

    turn the lid of the sump upsidedown and the process will begin again.

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      Thomas B 8 months ago

      Tried it already and it isn't helping. Long story short, the lid needs to be reinforced differently, or thicker acrylic used.

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      audioman628 8 months ago

      Thomas B
      Maybe thicker acrylic then. Such a beautiful set up. Thomas I'm just like you. I'm anal with all my stuff. It must be perfect or I'll spend literally hours to get it the way I want.

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    audioman628 8 months ago

    turn the lid of the sump upsidedown and the process will begin again.

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      Thomas B 8 months ago

      Tried it already and it isn't helping. Long story short, the lid needs to be reinforced differently, or thicker acrylic used.

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      audioman628 8 months ago

      Thomas B
      Maybe thicker acrylic then. Such a beautiful set up. Thomas I'm just like you. I'm anal with all my stuff. It must be perfect or I'll spend literally hours to get it the way I want.

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    the heedless worm 8 months ago

    Regarding the plants, one spot barbs will eat java moss and tear up java ferns. In my experience they sometimes prefer java fern to normal food.

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      Thomas B 8 months ago

      Id likely do larger anubias species if I put plants in ๐Ÿ™‚

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      the heedless worm 8 months ago

      My apologies, they eat the java fern and tear up the moss. But in the end these are two aquatic plants that are some of the least likely to be eaten by fish. So it is very likely that they will destroy other plants, it may be a avoidable but it should be worth being prepared for.

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      Thomas B 8 months ago

      Anubias tend to be pretty bullet proof and generally unpalatable for most fish. The leaves are thick and leathery, much more so than java fern or moss. If you ever end up in a situation where fish are eating plants, anubias are likely your best bet when trying to include plants.

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    the heedless worm 8 months ago

    Regarding the plants, one spot barbs will eat java moss and tear up java ferns. In my experience they sometimes prefer java fern to normal food.

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      Thomas B 8 months ago

      Id likely do larger anubias species if I put plants in ๐Ÿ™‚

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      the heedless worm 8 months ago

      My apologies, they eat the java fern and tear up the moss. But in the end these are two aquatic plants that are some of the least likely to be eaten by fish. So it is very likely that they will destroy other plants, it may be a avoidable but it should be worth being prepared for.

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      Thomas B 8 months ago

      Anubias tend to be pretty bullet proof and generally unpalatable for most fish. The leaves are thick and leathery, much more so than java fern or moss. If you ever end up in a situation where fish are eating plants, anubias are likely your best bet when trying to include plants.

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    Matarese28 8 months ago

    I completely forgot about this build, well it sure looks beautiful, from the scape to the fish

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    Matarese28 8 months ago

    I completely forgot about this build, well it sure looks beautiful, from the scape to the fish

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    Cycnoches2012 6 months ago

    Hey Mr. Thomas your vids are super cool! what did you end up doing to keep the cover open when you need to work in the tank?

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    Cycnoches2012 6 months ago

    Hey Mr. Thomas your vids are super cool! what did you end up doing to keep the cover open when you need to work in the tank?

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    Craig Woodhull 6 months ago

    Thomas,
    Where did you get your driftwood ? I would like to get 2/3 pieces for my 150. Put moss all over it and DAMN !!! ( have other wood for Anubis).
    Thanks
    Woody's Discus (FB)

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    Craig Woodhull 6 months ago

    Thomas,
    Where did you get your driftwood ? I would like to get 2/3 pieces for my 150. Put moss all over it and DAMN !!! ( have other wood for Anubis).
    Thanks
    Woody's Discus (FB)

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    Ahmad Satriani 4 months ago

    Pussy fish

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    Ahmad Satriani 4 months ago

    Pussy fish

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    Rachel Kruse 4 months ago

    If u ever move, will you be leaving a similar tank in that space? Because I can't imagine that an empty framed cement bottom would be a big selling point. Totally unrelated to the video ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Rachel Kruse 4 months ago

    If u ever move, will you be leaving a similar tank in that space? Because I can't imagine that an empty framed cement bottom would be a big selling point. Totally unrelated to the video ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Do dO 4 months ago

    Hello Thomas,
    Your videos have crossed the ocean and I spent some time with you here in France watching all you Mega-build vids.
    Nice job. And funny too. And nice little girl, she's lucky having a tank 50x bigger than her …

    So you allow me a question ?
    It's about algaes …

    You have no plants, and I always heard/read :
    – algaes (diatomeas) are normal the first months
    – it's always a struggle plants vs algaes (plants usually are winning)

    But you have no plants. How do you manage having no algaes ? Just by using your magnetic sponge and letting the plecos do their job ?

    I have a 450 liters tank, only with Malawi Mbunas Cichlids, … and some plants. I can't get no Ancistrus, because he'll eat all this nice green stuff…
    So I have some snails alagae-eaters…

    So, tell me, what's your secret ?

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    Do dO 4 months ago

    Hello Thomas,
    Your videos have crossed the ocean and I spent some time with you here in France watching all you Mega-build vids.
    Nice job. And funny too. And nice little girl, she's lucky having a tank 50x bigger than her …

    So you allow me a question ?
    It's about algaes …

    You have no plants, and I always heard/read :
    – algaes (diatomeas) are normal the first months
    – it's always a struggle plants vs algaes (plants usually are winning)

    But you have no plants. How do you manage having no algaes ? Just by using your magnetic sponge and letting the plecos do their job ?

    I have a 450 liters tank, only with Malawi Mbunas Cichlids, … and some plants. I can't get no Ancistrus, because he'll eat all this nice green stuff…
    So I have some snails alagae-eaters…

    So, tell me, what's your secret ?

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    Vishal Suresh 3 months ago

    Hey Thomas you're amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ amazing tank you got there
    You might wanna throw in some kuhli loaches(not sure why but I got kuhli loaches on my mind for a while now lol) oh and a chocolate chip starfish would fit in great too
    Btw where you from?

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    Vishal Suresh 3 months ago

    Hey Thomas you're amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ amazing tank you got there
    You might wanna throw in some kuhli loaches(not sure why but I got kuhli loaches on my mind for a while now lol) oh and a chocolate chip starfish would fit in great too
    Btw where you from?

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    opercula 3 months ago

    Great update, Thomas.ย  Then again, all your videos are great.ย  However, I would makeone suggestion…namely that we get a follow-up encore performance from your daughter !!

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    opercula 3 months ago

    Great update, Thomas.ย  Then again, all your videos are great.ย  However, I would makeone suggestion…namely that we get a follow-up encore performance from your daughter !!

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    Devin Hu 2 months ago

    Your filter (the bid glass box) is the size of my tank

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    Devin Hu 2 months ago

    16:13 my food!!!

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    Tony Rouzer 2 months ago

    Super nice tank. I've been following Thomas for a couple years. Awesome content. Keep it up man.

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    urnot2shabbyist 2 months ago

    When will the next update be?

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    Terri Miller 2 months ago

    How do you get rid of brown algae