Mega-Build Series Ep 01 – Delivery Day! (Video)

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

Special thanks to Marineland, for generously providing the following products:
Marineland 265g Corner-Flo Aquarium
Marineland Monterey Stand & Canopy

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Mega-Build Series Ep 01 – Delivery Day! (Video)

    1. Big Al's

      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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  1. Chelsea McFadden

    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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  2. BrianBeamers

    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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    1. Big Al's

      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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    2. Thomas B

      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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    3. BrianBeamers

      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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  3. Robert Ochoa

    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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  4. Lewis Thomas

    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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    1. Thomas B

      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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  5. finalout99

    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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  6. Drugstore film is the best

    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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  7. Cole Schramm

    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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    1. Thomas B

      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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    1. Charles' Fish Tanks

      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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  8. Luke Anderson

    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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  9. AQUA NUT

    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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    1. AQUA NUT

      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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    2. AQUA NUT

      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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  10. Anthony Ragan

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

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  11. Gb J

    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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    1. Thomas B

      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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  12. Bobbie Earl

    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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    1. Big Al's

      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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  13. Mitchell Currie

    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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  14. 11panos04

    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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  15. Viran Panchal

    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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  16. Viran Panchal

    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.

    Reply
  17. Nicole Tru Gamble

    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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    1. Big Al's

      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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  18. Nicole Tru Gamble

    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

    Reply
    1. Big Al's

      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.

      Reply
  19. Kay Skywalker

    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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  20. Kay Skywalker

    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.

    Reply

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