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  1. Gavin Halloran

    Gavin Halloran

    Dag geleden

    Why do my plants not grow?

  2. Alexander toney

    Alexander toney

    Dag geleden

    Do an update on the tank you put in the wall

  3. Simon Manifold

    Simon Manifold

    2 dagen geleden


  4. Ha Y N Fish Keeper

    Ha Y N Fish Keeper

    2 dagen geleden

    Braddah J the Oscar tank looks 💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎

  5. Steve S.

    Steve S.

    2 dagen geleden

    Well, as far as the hobby goes, I'm a chemist (I literally got my degree in it), and amateur engineer & biologist, hahaha!!!

  6. Andrei Neculau

    Andrei Neculau

    3 dagen geleden


  7. Alex Phillips

    Alex Phillips

    3 dagen geleden

    I know I’m a little late but I’m a tarantula rancher!

  8. Vincent Cordes

    Vincent Cordes

    3 dagen geleden

    you should get a fire eel. plz!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Kobe Bautista

    Kobe Bautista

    3 dagen geleden

    This is awesome! great job joey☝☝☝

  10. Arya H

    Arya H

    3 dagen geleden

    I don't think this works for transferring bacteria boss. You just want to throw the actual cleaned sponge in the water and that will seed out more bacteria

  11. Banannas


    4 dagen geleden

    We are all of those. We culture and care for many life forms in our aquariums.

  12. Oma.arre.1


    4 dagen geleden

    Discus would look good in there.

  13. thequantumstring


    4 dagen geleden

    I'm an algea grower 😆

  14. Ian's Coral Reef

    Ian's Coral Reef

    4 dagen geleden

    Love your videos I’m into salt water but it’s so nice to see lots of exciting things

  15. John King, Sr

    John King, Sr

    4 dagen geleden

    Am I a fish keeper? Am I an Aquarist? No my friend, YOU, like me, are a "backyard biologist"! 😆

  16. kevin augustsson

    kevin augustsson

    4 dagen geleden

    In the koi hobby there's a saying "we don't keep fish, we keep water"

  17. Mikael Härmä

    Mikael Härmä

    4 dagen geleden

    Did a remake of my aquarium recently but didn’t touch the filter just for that reason

  18. OC Lexus

    OC Lexus

    4 dagen geleden

    beautiful can't wait for them to grow

  19. Rana Arham

    Rana Arham

    4 dagen geleden

    I'm a bird keeper. Lol

  20. Christian Oest

    Christian Oest

    5 dagen geleden

    De er smukke Fantastisk stykke arbejde Wowiiii

  21. Ontario-Angler


    5 dagen geleden

    Where did you get your Arowana decor for the wall?

  22. fly guy

    fly guy

    5 dagen geleden

    Nice job 👍 the smartest fish you will ever own

  23. Noxious Rooster

    Noxious Rooster

    5 dagen geleden

    A shoal of oscars ? Good luck with that , when a pair match and want to breed the others will need to be removed or it will be a battle ground .

    • Noxious Rooster

      Noxious Rooster

      4 dagen geleden

      @Royally Challenged Kept several pairs of oscars and bred them , their not shoaling fish and will pair off , then the aggression starts ...laugh your arse off all you want im speaking from experience

    • Royally Challenged

      Royally Challenged

      5 dagen geleden

      this man has kept these fish for a long time, I think he knows what he's up to lmfao

  24. william horn

    william horn

    5 dagen geleden

    What are the pink fish in the old tank

  25. Jeff Harris

    Jeff Harris

    5 dagen geleden

    I always say, we’re water water keepers first fish keepers second, the most important aspect for healthy fish is healthy water.

  26. Clive D’Souza

    Clive D’Souza

    5 dagen geleden


  27. Liam Savage

    Liam Savage

    5 dagen geleden

    White gravel?

  28. Jack Ashmore

    Jack Ashmore

    5 dagen geleden

    I just miss hook now



    5 dagen geleden

    guys, how many oscar can we add into a 4feet tank?

  30. Tony S

    Tony S

    5 dagen geleden

    Love most of your tanks. Not a fan of this one however.

    • Fish boy

      Fish boy

      4 dagen geleden


  31. Fish Tank

    Fish Tank

    5 dagen geleden

    Your work is a ppreciated brother nice video😃👍

  32. DID YOU SEE THAT ! by vfirehorse

    DID YOU SEE THAT ! by vfirehorse

    5 dagen geleden

    Beautiful such a treat to watch all you wonders !

  33. Gold Formation

    Gold Formation

    5 dagen geleden


  34. Danny Hyde

    Danny Hyde

    5 dagen geleden

    Love it they look great

  35. wolffriendinus


    5 dagen geleden

    I actually really like it, their color really pops with that dark background. They'll look even better given time.

  36. Josephs Tropical Tanks

    Josephs Tropical Tanks

    6 dagen geleden

    Hi joe I challenge you to be a part of the 90 day collaboration video send in your video if you except my challenge To help all small channels in the aquarium Hobby grow

  37. Postinoification


    6 dagen geleden

    With the amount of time and energy spent on keeping water parameters at healthy levels, fish keepers are more so "water keepers" than fish keepers.

  38. Raul Rodriguez

    Raul Rodriguez

    6 dagen geleden

    With that setup a Big tank looks like a small one... It hides the fish

  39. AnAnD Y

    AnAnD Y

    6 dagen geleden

    I think you should add some sand into this tank.. just for highlights

    • Brad


      4 dagen geleden

      The fish will move it around and make it cloudy.

  40. Pratosh Alurkar

    Pratosh Alurkar

    6 dagen geleden

    The goldfish tank was the best ..this isn't as good as I had hoped to be honest ..

    • Dave F

      Dave F

      6 dagen geleden

      The goldfish tank was cool. He said he was going to get them back but it never happened.

  41. Harry Urban

    Harry Urban

    6 dagen geleden

    Tiger oscars are really nice fish . They become puppy dogs with their wonderful personality

  42. Noval D'Souza

    Noval D'Souza

    6 dagen geleden

    Typical Joey.. I knew u would want to hang things soon but did not think it would be the same day 😂 cool tank Joey! Ohh BTW.. Ur a bacteria cultivating fish keeper, 😂

  43. Yash Jaiswal

    Yash Jaiswal

    6 dagen geleden

    Best Tank Ever. OSCARS💯

  44. With Out Fear

    With Out Fear

    6 dagen geleden

    Love this tank the fish are beautiful

  45. With Out Fear

    With Out Fear

    6 dagen geleden

    I'm all 3

  46. Spacemoney 22

    Spacemoney 22

    6 dagen geleden

    I think the wood needs a pleco

  47. Thomas Kong

    Thomas Kong

    6 dagen geleden

    That driftwood piece looks awful in than tank. Sorry Joey.

    • Shawn Baker

      Shawn Baker

      5 dagen geleden

      That. Just a fyi.

  48. TheRedFin


    6 dagen geleden

    Cute oscars

  49. CritterGirl


    6 dagen geleden

    Now I want a video about her dogs!

  50. Brad Cray

    Brad Cray

    6 dagen geleden

    Build a swim bridge between your two big tanks in the future

  51. RelaBox - Аквариумистика

    RelaBox - Аквариумистика

    6 dagen geleden

    О, довольно не плохо

  52. ThePro


    6 dagen geleden

    WOW the red color in those fish really pops!



    6 dagen geleden

    1.5x speed

  54. Christopher Fassett

    Christopher Fassett

    6 dagen geleden

    I'd love to see Joey update his knowledge on the nitrogen oxidizers in our filters. Nitrosonomas and nitrobacter are the most common bacterial oxidizers, though other species are active in our tanks. However, it's only been in the last decade or so that we've started to understand how huge a role ammonia oxidizing archaea have in our tanks, and given that they have unique conditions to thrive, our lack of education on the subject is likely a big cause of cycle instability in newly established tanks (not established from existing cycled media) 6-9 months after the initial cycling.

  55. Daniel Maldonado

    Daniel Maldonado

    6 dagen geleden

    I'm a water and soil keeper lol take care of the water and the water takes care of the fish, take care of the soil and the soil takes care of the plants

  56. Ulas Aktok

    Ulas Aktok

    6 dagen geleden

    Isn't that wood what caused the death of Buddy? I'd have burned it a long time ago.

  57. Eduardo Sierra

    Eduardo Sierra

    6 dagen geleden

    I give it a month before he takes it down for another tank lols

  58. АкваСвет


    6 dagen geleden


  59. Edward O'Brien

    Edward O'Brien

    6 dagen geleden

    I know you didn't plan to keep those pink tetras, but they would make a nice pop of color it that dark tank.

  60. Mr. Pisces

    Mr. Pisces

    6 dagen geleden

    You've been a huge inspiration to me, I love your content and everything you do! I'm starting a channel and just order a bunch of stuff to start my first fish room! Thank you so much for everything you have done! God Bless and Much Love! ✌️

  61. MrMayhem


    6 dagen geleden

    I really wanted to see how you did the plumbing Joey

  62. Daniel Jones

    Daniel Jones

    6 dagen geleden

    Those Oscars look amazing

  63. EzMoney95


    6 dagen geleden

    Come on joey you sound like a woman it looks awesome keep up the good work

  64. peacelizard


    6 dagen geleden

    You should've left the tank half full to see if you could've trained the Oscars to jump through the driftwood hole like Free Willy

  65. Tea Stays Hot

    Tea Stays Hot

    6 dagen geleden


    • The king of DIY

      The king of DIY

      6 dagen geleden

      I never replace it. Simply rinse it in tank water every month or so. It takes years for it to degrade down, I have literally never had to replace though.

    • mody osman

      mody osman

      6 dagen geleden

      You never realy need to switch bio media, sponges can be replaced if they start to crumble or get hard, while solid medias should be fine indefinitely.

  66. Audio_Video115


    6 dagen geleden

    I've got a few irons in the stove🤣😂🤣

  67. Aqua Mate

    Aqua Mate

    6 dagen geleden

    I love how Oscars always sook the moment they get put in their new tank or something changes haha, love the tank

  68. Hazwan Shah

    Hazwan Shah

    6 dagen geleden

    I think you should put some white sand so the oscar will pop out. Plus.. personally, u should remove the wood and put smaller woods in there

  69. somegirlswill


    6 dagen geleden

    I tell people the fish are just a decoration, we are actually keeping water 😂

  70. shaqfutwism


    6 dagen geleden

    i know that this is an aquarium/fish channel... but after showing that video of tamara with her dog, you should make a video about it joey. ant btw happy valentine's day

  71. shaqfutwism


    6 dagen geleden

    buddy!!! 😢💔

  72. Hornkatten


    6 dagen geleden

    I would love some albinos with them as well 😍

  73. ishii-san


    6 dagen geleden

    Looked like Joey was going to drink out of the pitcher 😆

  74. Adk Gal adk gal

    Adk Gal adk gal

    6 dagen geleden

    Bacteria cultivater for sure. The tank looks excellent, whada talkin about?

  75. Jr_M10


    6 dagen geleden

    Joy, I think the wood inside & the plants make it pretty similar to the rest of the other tanks. I think if you use a smaller LED light, maybe a cool white color. Set it up in the middle of the tank. That way it will look bright in the middle & Dark from the side. Also changing from gravel to black Marble stone (not solid black) will make it look cool.

  76. Lydia Torres

    Lydia Torres

    6 dagen geleden

    Me and my fiancé watch your videos. We currently have 3 oscars and they are the puppy dogs in the fish hobby for sure !!! Beautiful fish tank!

  77. Esco 61

    Esco 61

    6 dagen geleden

    Have you considered making a hood to go over the tank to keep the cats down?

  78. jack parkin

    jack parkin

    6 dagen geleden

    What a beautiful home tank

  79. Barefoot Fish

    Barefoot Fish

    6 dagen geleden

    Oh man love it 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

  80. David Long

    David Long

    6 dagen geleden

    Any videos of Tamara doing her dog competition. That looked cool.

    • The king of DIY

      The king of DIY

      6 dagen geleden

      Ya, she has her own channel. A few of them actually. I here she used to post all that stuff

  81. firdaus shajahan

    firdaus shajahan

    6 dagen geleden

    malaysian viewwer here



    6 dagen geleden


  83. GAZ


    6 dagen geleden

    Keep water and the fish will look after them self

  84. Matty B

    Matty B

    6 dagen geleden

    I can’t help but imagine the ceramic media as little rolls of toilet paper.

  85. Eric Young

    Eric Young

    7 dagen geleden

    Joey- the surface area of ceramics used to treat water is determined using a method called BET (for the three authors of the original work, Brunauer, Emmett, and Teller). This method uses specific conditions to allow nitrogen molecules to adhere to the surface whose properties are being tested. Because the nitrogen molecules are so much smaller than the size of a bacterium, the "usable" surface area for aquarium purposes is vastly overstated. These claims are true, in a sense, but they are not accurate in the context of the aquarium hobby. FWIW, I've done BET surface area testing, and I've also worked in microbiology. Ceramics simply do not offer the usable surface area that their claims so often boast.

  86. Tuli Iuli

    Tuli Iuli

    7 dagen geleden

    I’m a babysitter/house cleaner

  87. Ready Aquarium

    Ready Aquarium

    7 dagen geleden

    You forgot to bring over the not yours glofish :p

  88. RUW in Aqua !!!

    RUW in Aqua !!!

    7 dagen geleden

    Oscar is cool fish but If I were you I will keep it with other monster fish :)

  89. Jay K 11

    Jay K 11

    7 dagen geleden

    Give your Oscars Greek gods names.

  90. James Doyle

    James Doyle

    7 dagen geleden

    As they get bigger, will they start showing aggression towards each other?

  91. bng188


    7 dagen geleden

    There seems to be mixed opinions on using mulm to seed new bio media...why would some believe in it and use it the way you've demonstrated while others don't?

  92. Long Island Fish Guy

    Long Island Fish Guy

    7 dagen geleden

    Dude those are George's brothers!

  93. Diane Wurzer

    Diane Wurzer

    7 dagen geleden

    Your Oscars are on 🔥, they are awesome. 👏 🤗

  94. Bryce Phillips

    Bryce Phillips

    7 dagen geleden

    Joe Saliton ("permaculture" farmer) said "I'm a grass farmer not a cow or chicken farmer" bc that's the base of his ecological system of farming practice. Bacterial farmer first fish second.

  95. RogueSystem087


    7 dagen geleden

    Waterproof testing .... Owwww

  96. Pratheesh P.A

    Pratheesh P.A

    7 dagen geleden

    Love the vids

  97. Jackson C.

    Jackson C.

    7 dagen geleden

    8:12 cat aint happy

    • Jackson C.

      Jackson C.

      6 dagen geleden

      @The king of DIY lol. I have a dog like that. Cant walk 2 feet without triping over her.

    • The king of DIY

      The king of DIY

      6 dagen geleden

      She does that all day long. Follows me around screaming at me to either feed her, play with her or pick her up and kiss her. It’s ridiculous. which is why I was able to easily pick them both up randomly in the video. Always at my feet. Both are currently laying on me. I live here now. Send help.

  98. Dylan Church

    Dylan Church

    7 dagen geleden

    I'm no expert but I have 4 huge Oscars and I cant put anything in the tank how do you add things like the wood? Also I have a big 125 gallon aquarium

  99. Jmass 86

    Jmass 86

    7 dagen geleden

    Wait...what?!? Your daughter holds a record and you just casually throw that out there?!? You need a second Channel.

    • The king of DIY

      The king of DIY

      6 dagen geleden

      Tamara is my GF of 3 years. She has her own channels but stopped posting a while ago. She might start up again

    • zzospreyzz55


      7 dagen geleden

      Isn’t Tamara his girlfriend?

  100. James Manning

    James Manning

    7 dagen geleden

    Please help my tank ?! I have a 20 high planted tank filled with plants fluval stratum substrate sand as a cap api pillow softener 3 pieces of drift wood one is chola and there’s nothing I can take out that I haven’t put in there to lower my gh and it’s still going up ?! I have a video of that tank called planted tank struggle and that’s the tank with the issues ?!?’ PlEASE PLEASE HELP ME ?!