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Mega-Build Series Ep 10 FINALE – Adding The Fish (Video)

Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for-- adding the fish to ths 265g Marineland Corner-Flo Aquarium! It's been a long road to get here, but we

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Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for– adding the fish to ths 265g Marineland Corner-Flo Aquarium! It’s been a long road to get here, but we made it! Now let’s see what fish Thomas has selected to inhabit this mammoth tank!

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COMMENTS

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    Jose Tufino 12 months ago

    It's not a bad choice , but I think tropical would of being actually better choice

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      Thomas B 12 months ago

      For now, no plants. Maybe some jungle val or anubias in the future, but I am really gunning for low maintenance. I may add leaf litter or other tannin filled jungle junk to make it more of a blackwater tank… we shall see!

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    Big Joe's Fish Room 12 months ago

    good job I got to take full of those kind of fish myself and I do YouTube videos

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    Chinchilla Whiskers 12 months ago

    You'll have to do a saltwater next – show us how it's done! XD

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    Jordan Lockhart 12 months ago

    Cichlids are so disappointing.

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    Can you make a video for Brakish water? Including a Puffer fish like the Figure 8? I would really love that. I'm really interested on how to start that up

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    i was Seriously about to un-scribe if u picked goldfish lol.

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    MN Silver 12 months ago

    congratulations on the serious it was excellent and great job on picking your fishes !!!

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    BrianBeamers 12 months ago

    sharks!!??

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    Dee From Brooklyn 12 months ago

    great fish. . hope you got child safety locks on that cabinet. lol

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    Anthony Ragan 12 months ago

    Total head-fake, Thomas. You really had me thinking you were going goldfish at one point. As it is, those large cichlids aren't the choices I would have made, but this should still be a fun tank. And your daughter's obvious enjoyment was worth the world. Also, I wish we had a Big Al's in Los Angeles. πŸ™‚

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    THE KING OF THE MONSTERS 12 months ago

    You should get a green terror

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    Adrian's Aquatics 12 months ago

    that was great series man .. well done..yeah i'm glad u didn't do goldfish too πŸ˜‰

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    Darcy Woolley 12 months ago

    Dude jod well done watched every episode of this series and all the way was an awesome build up to something beautiful all i can say u r good at what u do!

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    epicexposure 12 months ago

    When are ever going to do a live steam? Would love to see you in one πŸ™‚ Great series and I've learned so much. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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      Big Al's 12 months ago

      We're planning one in the VERY near future, will definitely keep you posted! Thanks for asking, watching, and learning!!!

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    Mateen Ahmed 12 months ago

    nice thomas! nice choice of fish!

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    Mateen Ahmed 12 months ago

    pls make a vedio on complete guide for cichlids pls

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      Big Al's 12 months ago

      We'll add it to the ever-growing list! Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Aaron Rodrigue 12 months ago

    where is that store?

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    Flynn's Fish Forum 12 months ago

    Nice fish Thomas! You scared me with the goldfish lol!

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    finalout99 12 months ago

    Great series. Nice selection on stocking your tank. Thanks for creating this for us to follow along!

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      Thomas B 12 months ago

      finalout99 it was a fun ride and I'm glad everyone could follow along!

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    Ryan R. 12 months ago

    Wow. Never would have guessed mostly SA's. I thought for sure you were going for Mbuna or Haps. You need a chocolate cichlid.

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    Do you like flower horns ??

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    Max Holzer 12 months ago

    I'm sorry guys, but you choose the fish for a tank by what kind of requirements they have in regards to temperature, ph, food – so typically fish of the same habitat (river)

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    David diaz 12 months ago

    add plants if you dont whant the series to end

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    4:02 (top right)
    there's someone's soul stuck in that tank, save him!

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      Big Al's 12 months ago

      ahahaha while Randy and Thomas talk and talk, Brian's soul wanders off to swim with the fish…

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    Cindy C 12 months ago

    Thank you Thomas for taking us with your journey. Brian your a awesome camera man (hope all is well with your milk snake). Dan thanks for the tour of your store πŸ™‚ But lastly Jo is a cutie…..Thank you again from San Diego ?

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      Thomas B 12 months ago

      Thanks for tagging along, Cindy! πŸ˜€ hope you stick around for more of our videos πŸ™‚

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    bigtroublenj 12 months ago

    she's one lucky lil girl ????

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    tacoferrari 12 months ago

    Awesome series, and BEAUTIFUL tank!!!

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    Joseph Jones 12 months ago

    Are Apistogramma Cacatouides worth breeding?

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      Thomas B 12 months ago

      If you enjoy the species, its worth breeding πŸ˜‰

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      Joseph Jones 12 months ago

      Thomas B Are they profitable?

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      Thomas B 12 months ago

      I think that depends heavily on your proficiency with breeding them, the
      average cost of that particular species in your area, the demand in
      your area, and whether or not you are going to factor in running costs.
      πŸ˜‰

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      Joseph Jones 12 months ago

      Thomas B Thanks! Hope you enjoy the new fish?

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    David Perrin 12 months ago

    Hatchet fish are great or blind cave fish

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    David Perrin 12 months ago

    Fancy gold fish are great

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    David Perrin 12 months ago

    Silver tip sharks and tinfoil barbs

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    Jeff Brady 12 months ago

    What would be the total cost for complete setup minus the live stock if I were to place an order through Big Al's?

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      Jeff Brady 12 months ago

      Us

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      Jeff Brady 12 months ago

      That would be awesome if you could. I also wouldn't be interested in decor items.

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      Jeff Brady 12 months ago

      One other note maybe lighting that would support low to medium light plants. I would be using the setup as a fresh water planted tank

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      Big Al's 12 months ago

      Haven't forgotten about you– Thomas is just wrapping up some other things but has this on his list! We won't be able to include the aquarium/stand obviously, as we don't ship glass, but the filter, media, sump, lights, etc will all be tallied up!

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      Jeff Brady 12 months ago

      Sounds good

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    Jay Hoogy 12 months ago

    Love it Thomas, can't wait for the next series to start! Mega mega build……….. maybe Star Wars themed with a floating Death Star!

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    Varekai0723 12 months ago

    Great series of videos! I recommend Millennium Rainbowfish when you add more stock. Lots of movement and beautiful colour.

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    KoreanPolish*G-Man 12 months ago

    just like me. I dont like to have just one fish of a certain species. I feel that it will be alone and sad.

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      Thomas B 12 months ago

      Great minds think alike! Yet fools seldom differ… sooo… hopefully we are great minds! haha

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    John James 12 months ago

    Wish the Big als in Calgary was still open. It was a sad day when I heard it closed.

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    VERY VERY VERY NICE!!!!!!!

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    Anthony Romano 12 months ago

    Very nice

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    What's Fishing 12 months ago

    Thomas I need help. My tank has ick, the water looks like a cloud, and I need help.

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    CΞNK TR 12 months ago

    i love it!!!

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    Randy Singh 12 months ago

    I'm gonna sneak a Chocolate Sailfin Catfish into your tank eventually. Just you watch. LOL

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    Anish Jain 12 months ago

    Song?

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      Big Al's 12 months ago

      … β™« This waaaas the Megaaaaa Buuuuild, and we hoped you loooooved iiiiiiiiit β™«….

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    Ty Videk 12 months ago

    Who thinks there should be a mega build series for a pair or family of reptiles

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    Hello There 12 months ago

    gold fish are soooooooooooo boring. tetras and rainbows!!!!!!

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    HerpZilla Reptiles 12 months ago

    I got spooked I thought goldfish were gonna end up in the heated tank ?

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    Darlene Howard 12 months ago

    Thomas – loved the series, love the fish, BUT it shocked the hell out of me to see you add your new fish directly into your tank with fresh water from store stock water. I've been a Big Al's fan for years, and they are the go to people I turn to if I have a problem with my tank fish or whatever, and the one thing I was told was never add your fish directly into your tank without at least adding some water from your own tank into the stock water from the store, as it can throw the fish into shock. So to see you do just that, nearly knocked me off my chair. Please explain!

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    Jeff Lau 12 months ago

    Thomas, anyway we can get a list of the fish names you added to the 265 tank?

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    abhi aquatic 11 months ago

    sir can you tell me that … which is the best canaster filter… for the tank that you have shown in this vedio at your home…

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      FX6 is a fantastic option given the size of the tank. I'd also be happy with an Eheim 2080.

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    Golden Gray 11 months ago

    He can tell. Because they're smiling

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    adms2 tune 11 months ago

    Hi need an up Thomas how the tank going ?
    How's the marinepure going? I have just picked up 3 gallon of spheres for my indoor turtle pond and just found out marinepure is made with/from Aluminum. I have asked CerMedia directly but had an answer do you now if it is safe to be used in my turtle filters?

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    JW Collect 11 months ago

    Hi, Great series and an awesome tank. I have a problem and maybe you could help. All of a sudden my well water has high nitrates and therefore my tanks have high nitrates. Any idea what I should do? RO/DI then add buffers? Seachem denitrate? Biopelllet reactor? Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      Yikes! Yes, RODI is a good solution. Follow it up with Kent RO Right to remineralize it before using for the aquariums.

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    I just binge watched the whole series – WAY fun, and what a beautiful setup!!! I'd be interested to know the entire cost, and at some point would you give us a demo of that light bar you got? I'd love to see what it does with the tank completed.
    Thanks for your time and information. I learned a lot – this made for a fun evening!

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      Jodi, so glad you enjoyed the series! We can definitely do a video on the lighting πŸ™‚

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    Mateen Ahmed 11 months ago

    how are u going to feed the fishes in this tank?

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    Sean Ford 11 months ago

    You should have gotten black ghost knife fish they get big they are my favorite fish and they like to hide but can be hand fed plus they look so cool when they swim.

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    Sean Ford 11 months ago

    why do you guys not want him to get goldfish?

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    Michelle Graham 11 months ago

    I really enjoyed this series! I am sad that a video hasn't been posted since February, though. I would love to see an update!

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      Big Al's 11 months ago

      Our apologies! We've been working hard on a TON of upcoming content– this week, we're finally posting a Q&A video that answers some of the questions we received about the Mega Build!

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      Michelle Graham 11 months ago

      Sounds great!

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    Pauliejsb1 ONE 11 months ago

    GIANT GOLDFISH ARE THE BEST!!! Nice tank.. 10 grand Retail I'm Sure

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    opercula 11 months ago

    Hey Thomas ! I stayed up half the night and watched all 11 episodes of the Mega-Buildseries with my tank mates in their 80 Gallon home. Their opinion is "blub gurgle blubblub" etc. which translates to they want to move to Thomas' basement and be with someone who appreciates them like your daughter. Who can blame them as I toowould love to be schooling with a gang of mascara barbs.Β  While I've been in the hobbyfor over 65 years, last night was totally riveting and not without a lot of laughs.Β  Yourcontributions to the hobby are priceless and I'll be anxiously awaiting for short andlong term updates…and, Oh yeah, keep on tankin',Β Β  Ed from Phoenix

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      Ed, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the series! I really loved bringing everyone into my home for this build; it was a fantastic experience! We have an update coming out shortly so stay tuned! πŸ™‚

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    Kareem Borrego 11 months ago

    Foreal i was about to comment you wasted a beautiful 260 gallon tank and put goldfish??

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    Oleg Reshetov 11 months ago

    How much the whole mega project costed? 5-10k?

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    Catfish Cave 10 months ago

    Cats, plecos, loaches coming soon???

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    Scarredninja 10 months ago

    Id do a ton of tetras

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    GKWon Image 10 months ago

    Awesome series. Your love for your daughter and your love for your work is admirable to say the least! Bravo!

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    Rodrigo Vilar 10 months ago

    If i were you bro go for the gymno geophagus balzanii and remove that synspilum hehe

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    xostrawberry21 9 months ago

    any idea when an update video will be up πŸ™‚

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      Big Al's 9 months ago

      We're planning to shoot one this week! So if it's not live by the end of this week, it will be by early next πŸ™‚

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    JJ Aquariums 9 months ago

    do u think that sunset sand would look good with seiryu stones

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      Thomas B 9 months ago

      It definitely could! I would argue it depends on your taste. I personally am not a fan of white sand, and always prefer a warmer tone as I feel it breathes more life into the aquarium.

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      JJ Aquariums 9 months ago

      Thomas B same bro white sand also gets pretty dirty

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    Silver Fawn 8 months ago

    oh my god your little girl is so cute. <3

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    James Rouzer 8 months ago

    just binge watched every episode. awesome!!!!

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    MM playz 7 months ago

    1,000 gupies wood be awesome.

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    Lexi's Hamster Care 7 months ago

    I have a blue shubunkin goldfish. Bleuy is one of my favorite fish.

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    Fresh Falcon 7 months ago

    Wow, when you brought your daughter to see the tank, her reaction was beautiful and amazing. Such a nice video. tears of joy

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    Victor Alanis 7 months ago

    Great videos ✌️??man

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    Elaysa *-* 6 months ago

    Man. I wanna go to that fish store soooo badly.

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    Dylan Noetzel 5 months ago

    get a tiger oscar and a electric blue accra cichlid

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    Ilya Dimitrovas 5 months ago

    What were those weird saltwater fish. Threadtail lookdown jacks? I couldn't hear him properly.

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    1234567 5 months ago

    That big als is so much nicer than the one near me

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    Ahmad Satriani 4 months ago

    Nice tank pussy fish…