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Thomas finds out whether or not this huge new project fits in his basement!

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Marineland 265g Corner-Flo Aquarium
Marineland Monterey Stand & Canopy

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COMMENTS

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    Richard Stock 2 years ago

    Looking forward to this series! Wish I could talk my wife into a tank like this.

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      Haha we're excited to show the progress in this series! From what
      we've heard, Thomas' wife was totally (mostly) cool with the idea!

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    Northwestern Reefer 2 years ago

    Really looking forward to watching this series.

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    David Cameron 2 years ago

    Great vid

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    Danny's Aquariums 2 years ago

    Great! Looking forward to watching this awesome series!

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      Awesome! Keep your eyes peeled for Ep 02 next week πŸ™‚

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    Chelsea McFadden 2 years ago

    Thomas! What a great series concept! I'm excited for what's to come there's so many topics you could explore with this series. You guys always make me laugh! Keep it up, and keep on tankin'!

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    SIMPLE AQUATICS 2 years ago

    thomas i cant wait i bin here since u noticed u didnt have any videos lol your the man!!!!!!

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    Rosco's Reef with Scott 2 years ago

    can't wait for the rest if the build to start.

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      Rosco's Reef with Scott 2 years ago

      p.s. your daughter looks like she is already to help… lol

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      We're editing Episode 02 as we speak! It'll be released next week!

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      Rosco's Reef with Scott 2 years ago

      Big Al's great can't wait.

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    BrianBeamers 2 years ago

    you provide the best videos and info on YouTube!! I have learned so much from you… now my wife is going to strangle me and ban me from your chanel… I now want/need a 265 gallon tank lol

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      Haha glad we've been able to help you, but we can't claim responsibility if your wife strangles you! Show her this video, maybe it will inspire her πŸ˜‰

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Really glad to hear it! That is what I am here for πŸ™‚ (well, save for rocking the boat in your relationship… that part is never intentional hahaha)

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      BrianBeamers 2 years ago

      Big Al's… well I did show her this great video… she isn't into the hobby like me. she still said no not in our house… hurry and get part 2 out!!

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    88Melynnda 2 years ago

    Awesome, I can't wait to see how it turns out!

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    Robert Ochoa 2 years ago

    Woah and I thought my 60 gallon tank was beefy, I wonder how long it'll take to fill her up! Not to mention the amount of power you're going to need to filtrate the whole tank, I wonder what kind of fish/decorations they'll put in? Standard beta fish and cheap plastic foliage won't do, a big project like this deserves those little details

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      I'm going to make every effort to do this build the justice it deserves!

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    xBeau Gaming 2 years ago

    That one guy who didn't sign the film release must have really made post production fun πŸ˜€

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Hahaha, yeah… Brian is a wizard though, and manages to make even frame-by-frame work look easy.

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    Zachary Hanson 2 years ago

    Awesome I want it

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    Lewis Thomas 2 years ago

    it's gonna be AWESOME!!! You could have dropped a hint Thomas. and you're right, does look like quality piece of furniture.

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Naw… no hints! hahaha.

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      Lewis Thomas 2 years ago

      Thomas B freshwater? saltwater? exotic plants and lighting? South Texas needs answers man!!!

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Make a solid guess and see how close you were as it all unfolds πŸ˜‰

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      Lewis Thomas 2 years ago

      Well, that big of a tank I am hoping for freshwater, tons of plants and a rock grotto.

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    Ashish sanas 2 years ago

    Can you please give the link from where u bought that tank

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      It was purchased through Big Al's (one of our local stores). We don't (yet) ship aquariums online. Shipping on this beast would be astronomic!

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    00corin00 2 years ago

    looking forward to this!

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    JJ Aquariums 2 years ago

    I was on the money with the tank size lol

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    finalout99 2 years ago

    I'm excited, that your excited, that everyone is excited, in being excited. If anyone else isn't excited. What's wrong with you people!

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    Drugstore film is the best 2 years ago

    I find it weird that a skinny Canadian hipster aquarist acts more manly then me, a fat burly Australian man who eats 4 meals a day.

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    Nigel Chase 2 years ago

    Can't wait to see the series,good luck.

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    Cole Schramm 2 years ago

    Hey, I was right! Congrats! That thing is beautiful. A 7 foot long tank that is 30 inches tall gives you quite an impressive view. We have the same tank, but with the Majesty stand. The Monterrey stand and canopy is SO much nicer, both in looks and build quality. I can speak from experience, since our 300 gallon Deep Dimension tank has the Red Oak Monterrey stand and canopy. Can't wait to see what you stock the tank with, and the rest of the video series.

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Thanks! I was also considering the 300 DD but wanted more coverage across the wall, and less space taken up out into the room. Took me a good while to decide, let me tell ya, cause that 300 DD has quite an impressive footprint for aquascaping.

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    Matarese28 2 years ago

    Defenitely looking forward to this series

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    Paul Lieu 2 years ago

    I want one how much $$$

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Not sure what the going rate is anywhere but Canada, and the full kit was around $5500 CAD.

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    Jack Blake 2 years ago

    This is so sick! That tank is massive!When is the next video coming out??

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      We are aiming to have a new vid from this series out every week! Next week will be the tank review. πŸ™‚

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    Joseph Jones 2 years ago

    You seem pretty tall ? how tall are you? I am 6 foot 5 and it's a struggle ?

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    Charles' Fish Tanks 2 years ago

    I'm excited to see what's going in it! Can you give us a hint? Saltwater or Freshwater?

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      No hints! You'll just have to watch πŸ™‚
      What do you think I'm going to do with this tank?

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      Charles' Fish Tanks 2 years ago

      Aw man πŸ™

      Ideally, I'd like to see a Rio Atabapo Altum Angelfish biotope tank. Or maybe a wild discus/leopoldi angelfish biotope. Or even a Midwest spring-fed stream biotope tank, featuring longear sunfish as the centerpiece fish.

      But I have a feeling that this might be a saltwater tank.

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    epicexposure 2 years ago

    Yay! You did it! Can't wait for this series to kick off πŸ™‚ I'll be watching for sure πŸ™‚

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    Luke Anderson 2 years ago

    I just started my 210 gallon aquarium so I hope I can go along these vids as I go. Thanks. P.S. What did you end up naming the octopus from the previous vid?

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    thats gonna be beautiful

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    AQUA NUT 2 years ago

    Now that was an awesome video Thomas. Super impressive for a four-man team, I guess I know who to call when I move down to Toronto LOL

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Planning to move down this way in the future?

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      AQUA NUT 2 years ago

      Yeah we are in the wrong part of Ontario to keep doing what we do. Every time we go to film these tours its a 10 hour ride there and back. As soon as we can find a job in the field we are out of here.

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Right on! Wish you the best on your job hunt!

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      AQUA NUT 2 years ago

      Yeah thanks man, When we get down there we will have do a collaboration, I would be cool to meet up with you and Brian. Brian was giving me some good advice on camera gear and lighting stuff on Facebook very cool guy. Β 

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Absolutely! Great idea πŸ™‚

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    ViXiL Productions 2 years ago

    Please tell me it will be saltwater.

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    Flynn's Fish Forum 2 years ago

    Thomas, (fish that you have) keep one, kill one, breed one

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    Anthony Ragan 2 years ago

    Pass the popcorn. I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops. 265 gallons of endlers, right? πŸ˜‰

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    Nikhil Gusain 2 years ago

    how much

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    Alex Zafi 2 years ago

    are you from Toronto Canada or in Toronto Canada?

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    Alex Zafi 2 years ago

    also…is one guy a drug dealer or wanted by the cops?..why is his face blurred out?

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      hahaha not a drug dealer, or wanted by the cops– he just treasures his privacy.

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    saltwater. saltwater. saltwater : )

    ps why have the tank up on the left wall. why not center it in that space so it looks even.

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Solid question – future videos might reveal the answer!

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    Flynn's Fish Forum 2 years ago

    Arowana!!!!!!

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    1234567 2 years ago

    Could I use this tank for a bearded dragon?

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      You could… if you really wanted to.

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      1234567 2 years ago

      Thomas B if not what terrarium/aquarium do you recommend for a fully grown bearded dragon?

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      Adult bearded dragon with lots of space, 48" x 24" footprint would be great. Although a standard 75 gallon or 90 gallon would work really well too.

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    abu thabit 2 years ago

    Is a bubble counter really needed for a DIY CO2 system?

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      Thomas B 2 years ago

      If you are not using pressurized CO2, but rather, a sugar/yeast mix, than no. It isn't 100% necessary.

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    Bobbie Earl 2 years ago

    I love your videos I hope you make a video on putting stuff in and kind of fish and stuff your baby is so cute ? I would love to see you make an amazing turtle tank video as I have a 60 gallon tank with 3 turtles and not sure how I want to do my tank hope to hear back from you

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      We definitely will be making videos on every single step– including what kind of fish are going in! Don't miss it! As far as a turtle tank video, it's definitely on our to-do list, but will likely have to wait until this series is over and done! If you have any specific questions, we'd be happy to answer them here! Ask away!

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      Bobbie Earl 2 years ago

      Big Al's thanks can't wait

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    Mitchell Currie 2 years ago

    Its my dream to have a tank of that size, I'm still rocking out the 60gal Marine Heartland Aquarium. Although I like Marinelands aquariums. But I wish I can just purchase the new cabinet to hide my equipment. The short sized cabinetry doesn't serve much purpose.

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    11panos04 2 years ago

    Thomas,you re really cool guy.You make me wanna buy all these things regardless if i need thsm or not.Every business should have employees like you

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      Thomas B 1 year ago

      11panos04 thanks so much! I really appreciate the kind words πŸ™‚

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    Viran Panchal 2 years ago

    Good luck with that tank my large marineland tank leaked as well as my 120 both in the same fashion. Marinelands customer service is great but it's not worth the clean up.

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      Thomas B 1 year ago

      Viran Panchal tank is still going strong! How long before you had your leak issues?

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    Viran Panchal 2 years ago

    Good luck with that tank my large marineland tank leaked as well as my 120 both in the same fashion. Marinelands customer service is great but it's not worth the clean up.

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      Thomas B 1 year ago

      Viran Panchal tank is still going strong! How long before you had your leak issues?

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    Nicole Tru Gamble 2 years ago

    Where did you get this tank? Also, do you think it would be ok for my turtle she is a Chinese golden thread turtle and she is about 8 inches long!
    Thx

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      If you're in Canada (and near a Big Al's Supercentre) you can get one through us. Otherwise, if you're NOT near a Big Al's Supercentre (bummer) then you should be able to order one through your local fish store.

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      Nicole Tru Gamble 2 years ago

      Thx I am in canada! If I ordered one of big al's how much would it cost?

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      Hey! Sorry about the delay– unfortunately we don't ship aquariums. They break too easily. But you can pick one up in any of our Big Al's Supercentres (find your nearest at http://www.BigAls.ca)

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    Nicole Tru Gamble 2 years ago

    Where did you get this tank? Also, do you think it would be ok for my turtle she is a Chinese golden thread turtle and she is about 8 inches long!
    Thx

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      If you're in Canada (and near a Big Al's Supercentre) you can get one through us. Otherwise, if you're NOT near a Big Al's Supercentre (bummer) then you should be able to order one through your local fish store.

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      Nicole Tru Gamble 2 years ago

      Thx I am in canada! If I ordered one of big al's how much would it cost?

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      Big Al's 2 years ago

      Hey! Sorry about the delay– unfortunately we don't ship aquariums. They break too easily. But you can pick one up in any of our Big Al's Supercentres (find your nearest at http://www.BigAls.ca)

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    super cool guy 2 years ago

    damn I run out of breath carrying a 10 gallon tank???

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    super cool guy 2 years ago

    damn I run out of breath carrying a 10 gallon tank????????????

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    Dee Parsons 2 years ago

    Awesome, awesome, AWESOME! Thank you for making such great videos! Truly, the BEST on You Tube…

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    Dee Parsons 2 years ago

    Awesome, awesome, AWESOME! Thank you for making such great videos! Truly, the BEST on You Tube…

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    RetroFiz 2 years ago

    I Know This Series Is A Bit Old,And I'm Watching The Whole Thing Again
    But Why Is Someone's Face Blurred?

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      Thomas B 1 year ago

      RetroFiz he didn't want to be on the internet… Haha

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    RetroFiz 2 years ago

    I Know This Series Is A Bit Old,And I'm Watching The Whole Thing Again
    But Why Is Someone's Face Blurred?

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      Thomas B 1 year ago

      RetroFiz he didn't want to be on the internet… Haha

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    Kay Skywalker 2 years ago

    The way the suction cups work is you pull up on the bar to create the suction and you pull up on the bar to release the suction.

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      Thomas B 1 year ago

      Kay Skywalker they were very old inexpensive cups. The good ones were in use that day and unavailable for us.

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    Kay Skywalker 2 years ago

    The way the suction cups work is you pull up on the bar to create the suction and you pull up on the bar to release the suction.

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      Thomas B 1 year ago

      Kay Skywalker they were very old inexpensive cups. The good ones were in use that day and unavailable for us.

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    Rudy Magallon 1 year ago

    is that a glass tank?

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    Rudy Magallon 1 year ago

    is that a glass tank?

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    Priest-Kun 1 year ago

    wowie there's my house

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    Priest-Kun 1 year ago

    wowie there's my house

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    william siejna 1 year ago

    I thought Bryan did the reptile tutorials

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    william siejna 1 year ago

    I thought Bryan did the reptile tutorials