Aquarium Equipment Good, Ghetto and Classic Equipment

GET ON THE FREE LIVE 'MAKE IT EASY' WEBINAR & GET A 50% OFF COUPON! https://goo.gl/bRejwRoffers/yt-mie-webinar/ GET AN AWESOME TANK! www.dustinsfishtanks.com/shop -BUY PLANTS HERE ;) How to get a Clearer Aquarium- Gas Exchange https://youtu.be/x1ffnbvBZEY Happy Friday! What fish tank equipment can YOU NOT live without? https://youtu.be/Ny7eGmTem60 Aquarium Tips and Tricks, The Plan, the Flow, the Feel https://youtu.be/Zr9LHDPYS5g UV Sterilizers: My Take on UV Sterilizers in the Planted Tank https://youtu.be/BLDFwgr08HU Fish Tank Equipment https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnw3D5LLGih0v5ThVFR0aPUuU3mha4qhL Aquarium Equipment, Good, Ghetto, and Classic Aquarium Equipment.Yo folks- I am excited today because this is something that has been kinda bothering me. - My whole thing is planted tanks made easy. I wanna talk about Good Equipment- Ghetto Equipment- Classics you can’t live without. I am really jacked about the podcasts I am about to be on I am hitting up NOT one but TWO PODCASTS in the next 48 hours. Awe yeah. The first is with Cleveland Boy Frank Reece—He’s the host of Blue Zoo Radio and was the Master of Ceremonies at the Aquatic Experience last year- Excited about that. (I know he has toured a member of the Cleveland Browns house and his tank- so that's a win for me) The other is fellow YOUTUBE John from KG Tropicals. Really jacked about the on as well- Fellow YouTuber taking on another platform – I commend him for that- YOU DON”T WANNA MISS THAT SHOW. It should be about an hour or more. From a high level- I am excited to be doing a podcast for the longer conversational style- Just getting a great conversation and seeing where it takes ya. (Straight up- I have though about doing one, but figured I’d see how these two go and have a PLAN before I jump into another avenue) The long form, talking, bsing fits my style for sure. Blue Zoo Airs tonight at 8pm KG tropical “Tank Talk” next week. MEGA Jacked. So I’ve been thinking about a bunch of this happening and I wanna talk about it. -Good Equipment, - Ghetto Equipment - Classic Equipment, And here is the biggest point of the whole video- JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS NEW- DOESN’T MAKE WHAT YOU HAVE OBSOLETE. Again- JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING NEW HIT THE MARKET- DOES MAKE WHAT YOU HAVE NOT WORK. I’ve got two prime Examples of this. 1. LIGHTS- This is a two bulb strip this is god knows how old- LOOK- Are there sleeker, brighter- more efficient ways to light a tank in 2014- ABSOLUTELY- But You can still grow the pissoutta some plants with a simple strip like this and a couple of new bulbs The other example it Metal Halides- Yeah- they aren’t he most efficient –and I actually like the fuller filled look of florescent more- but these lights are the - I’m not saying LED’s are all bad, but there are a ton of DOG pile out there, that I have had to redirect people from using- Shout outs to John and Justin who bought Done for your combos and had to switch up off of LEDS 2. FILTERS Look - The biggest thing you can do for your aquarium is to give that MO FO a nice water change and a scrubbing. Yeah you need a filter for sure. But Just because one can, “Tell you when it needs cleaned” Or “Check your rectal temperature” doesn’t mean you need it. - I’m running 10 year old fluval canister filters on these sucker and don’t intend on switching it up any time soon- IF IT AINT BROKE- Don’t FIX it. YES- Advances in technology are good- sure- we want things to get better-.but again- If it’s working for you – ITS WORKING! Yeah- Your lights might look Ghetto compared to the sex, sleek LED Or you are running old whisper over flows or even sponge filters. Which leads me to this question- What is your favorite- CLASSIC piece of aquarium equipment- DROP ME A COMMENT Make sure and check out both the Blue Zoo Radio and John with KG Tropicals Welcome to Dustin's Fish Tanks YouTube Channel. My channel is made for FISH TANK PEOPLE! I try to focus on Planted Aquariums, how to grow aquarium plants, dirt as the planted tank substrate and low light aquarium plants. Planted Tanks shouldn't be difficult. My goal is to make the planted aquarium hobby easy. "Planted Tanks Made Easy" Dustin's Fish Tanks. TANK ON! Click here to subscribe for more great videos every week ! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dustinsfishtanks Support your boy! Check out my Aquarium Plants and Aquarium Stuff for sale! https://goo.gl/Bmmm4G Free Top 10 Planted Tank Secrets on website: http://www.dustinsfishtanks.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/gkDOxP Instagram: https://goo.gl/a5ZOIG Aquarium Plants For Sale: https://goo.gl/7d8Dt6 Fish Tank People Social Community http://fishtanktv.com/

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GET ON THE FREE LIVE 'MAKE IT EASY' WEBINAR & GET A 50% OFF COUPON! https://goo.gl/bRejwRoffers/yt-mie-webinar/ GET AN AWESOME TANK! www.dustinsfishtanks.com/shop -BUY PLANTS HERE ;) How to get a Clearer Aquarium- Gas Exchange https://youtu.be/x1ffnbvBZEY Happy Friday! What fish tank equipment can YOU NOT live without? https://youtu.be/Ny7eGmTem60 Aquarium Tips and Tricks, The Plan, the Flow, the Feel https://youtu.be/Zr9LHDPYS5g UV Sterilizers: My Take on UV Sterilizers in the Planted Tank https://youtu.be/BLDFwgr08HU Fish Tank Equipment https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnw3D5LLGih0v5ThVFR0aPUuU3mha4qhL Aquarium Equipment, Good, Ghetto, and Classic Aquarium Equipment.Yo folks- I am excited today because this is something that has been kinda bothering me. - My whole thing is planted tanks made easy. I wanna talk about Good Equipment- Ghetto Equipment- Classics you can’t live without. I am really jacked about the podcasts I am about to be on I am hitting up NOT one but TWO PODCASTS in the next 48 hours. Awe yeah. The first is with Cleveland Boy Frank Reece—He’s the host of Blue Zoo Radio and was the Master of Ceremonies at the Aquatic Experience last year- Excited about that. (I know he has toured a member of the Cleveland Browns house and his tank- so that's a win for me) The other is fellow YOUTUBE John from KG Tropicals. Really jacked about the on as well- Fellow YouTuber taking on another platform – I commend him for that- YOU DON”T WANNA MISS THAT SHOW. It should be about an hour or more. From a high level- I am excited to be doing a podcast for the longer conversational style- Just getting a great conversation and seeing where it takes ya. (Straight up- I have though about doing one, but figured I’d see how these two go and have a PLAN before I jump into another avenue) The long form, talking, bsing fits my style for sure. Blue Zoo Airs tonight at 8pm KG tropical “Tank Talk” next week. MEGA Jacked. So I’ve been thinking about a bunch of this happening and I wanna talk about it. -Good Equipment, - Ghetto Equipment - Classic Equipment, And here is the biggest point of the whole video- JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS NEW- DOESN’T MAKE WHAT YOU HAVE OBSOLETE. Again- JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING NEW HIT THE MARKET- DOES MAKE WHAT YOU HAVE NOT WORK. I’ve got two prime Examples of this. 1. LIGHTS- This is a two bulb strip this is god knows how old- LOOK- Are there sleeker, brighter- more efficient ways to light a tank in 2014- ABSOLUTELY- But You can still grow the pissoutta some plants with a simple strip like this and a couple of new bulbs The other example it Metal Halides- Yeah- they aren’t he most efficient –and I actually like the fuller filled look of florescent more- but these lights are the - I’m not saying LED’s are all bad, but there are a ton of DOG pile out there, that I have had to redirect people from using- Shout outs to John and Justin who bought Done for your combos and had to switch up off of LEDS 2. FILTERS Look - The biggest thing you can do for your aquarium is to give that MO FO a nice water change and a scrubbing. Yeah you need a filter for sure. But Just because one can, “Tell you when it needs cleaned” Or “Check your rectal temperature” doesn’t mean you need it. - I’m running 10 year old fluval canister filters on these sucker and don’t intend on switching it up any time soon- IF IT AINT BROKE- Don’t FIX it. YES- Advances in technology are good- sure- we want things to get better-.but again- If it’s working for you – ITS WORKING! Yeah- Your lights might look Ghetto compared to the sex, sleek LED Or you are running old whisper over flows or even sponge filters. Which leads me to this question- What is your favorite- CLASSIC piece of aquarium equipment- DROP ME A COMMENT Make sure and check out both the Blue Zoo Radio and John with KG Tropicals Welcome to Dustin's Fish Tanks YouTube Channel. My channel is made for FISH TANK PEOPLE! I try to focus on Planted Aquariums, how to grow aquarium plants, dirt as the planted tank substrate and low light aquarium plants. Planted Tanks shouldn't be difficult. My goal is to make the planted aquarium hobby easy. "Planted Tanks Made Easy" Dustin's Fish Tanks. TANK ON! Click here to subscribe for more great videos every week ! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dustinsfishtanks Support your boy! Check out my Aquarium Plants and Aquarium Stuff for sale! https://goo.gl/Bmmm4G Free Top 10 Planted Tank Secrets on website: http://www.dustinsfishtanks.com Facebook: https://goo.gl/gkDOxP Instagram: https://goo.gl/a5ZOIG Aquarium Plants For Sale: https://goo.gl/7d8Dt6 Fish Tank People Social Community http://fishtanktv.com/

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Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 3 years ago
Here is a FISH TANK RAP- if you are into watching White Boys rap about fishtanks :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCQikiuFN6Q&list=PLnw3D5LLGih14KD64PUgEp2JiFOZ1-kZL&index=7
Darksorcer778
Darksorcer778 - 2 years ago
I love a elite 800 air pump they work great!
sendtorich
sendtorich - 3 years ago
my "classics" would have to be the Whisper 700 and 900 air pumps - does anyone know if they still sell the rebuild kits - those things were awesome
Mark Patrick
Mark Patrick - 3 years ago
I have a penguin 350 filter on my 55 gallon aquarium that I have had for 19 years. Only thing I have had to replace is the filter pads
grant Diggs
grant Diggs - 4 years ago
I've had a turtle undergravel filter and cave piece of driftwood for over 10 years.
AJustlikethat
AJustlikethat - 4 years ago
sponge filters!! those are te cheapest, simpelest filters I know, and in my experience work the best.
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 4 years ago
Here's a vid you might like too:

How to get a Clearer Aquarium-  Gas Exchange
https://youtu.be/x1ffnbvBZEY
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 4 years ago
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Jason j
Jason j - 4 years ago
what about getting a 4' florescent shop light from home Depot, is that to ghetto?

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Hotchner Pittman
Hotchner Pittman - 4 years ago
You're an annoying clown and a waste of a life. A grown man making videos about fish and mocking people that can't afford to spend unnecessary money on fish by calling cheap items "Ghetto". You really should get a life, I saw this video in the thumbnail and decided to watch it because I thought it would be an informative video about fish, instead I watched a gangly, awkward man make a fool out of himself by being obnoxious and loud. And Anyone that comments on this defending him, probably sucks his cock.......
TheVoiceofReason 1
TheVoiceofReason 1 - 4 years ago
Finnex is good. very low wattage for great PAR levels. I have an apogee 500 that corrects for LED high red, to measure exact PAR. the finnexes are also pretty cheap. I also have a horticultural LED system that is insane. the amount of par for wattage is fucking insane, which for plants, is the most important thing. my filtration system is just an air pump and sand bed diffusion/nitrogen cycle. I do think lighting needs to be good, and should be the only place people never skimp. I love 5500 K metal halides for growing plants, but they automatically translate about 40% of the electricity into heat, which is a waste. I have a few T%'s and they are good also, but VHO blows them out of the water. VHOs are my personal favorite (prob LEDS would be now though) for growing hard corals in aquaria. They have a great spectrum and the internal reflectors are great. Awesome color.
Joshua Pierre
Joshua Pierre - 4 years ago
whisper hobs with lost lids.
Toguro
Toguro - 4 years ago
my topfin aquarium...its ghetto af works fine just cant find bulbs for my lid if its not broke dont fix it though
inthego
inthego - 4 years ago
Still rocking a few Under-gravel filters with power heads.
Jeremy R
Jeremy R - 4 years ago
XD i have a 40 gallon cheapy walmart filter and shit it works wonders
Patrick van Keeken
Patrick van Keeken - 4 years ago
my Magnet stuck to the glas for clearing the Windows. lol
Kurt Field
Kurt Field - 4 years ago
Cant part with my aquaclear HOBs or my uni pet under gravel filter, same filters been running for 13 years and still got goldfish from day one!
Plants and Fish
Plants and Fish - 5 years ago
Aqueal internal filters...
Dave M
Dave M - 5 years ago
tANK ON! Im ghetto all the way man! Nwa style! Ive got carp andchubs from my lake....SOO ghetto..lovin it in a 65. Thank you for backin up the ghetto tank style!

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Thomas Schwarzinger
Thomas Schwarzinger - 5 years ago
19 year old green tank heater ;)
works fine
Michael Tijerina-Cho
Michael Tijerina-Cho - 5 years ago
Whisper. Been running one for the last 7 years. One local store has carried them since the early 90s. The absolute most reputable piece of equipment. Also, another local store known as one of the best in Texas emphasizes biological filtration and uses only 2 sponge filters on every holding tank which is 29 gallons for every type of fish form africans to discus, no problems. I also prefer incandescent hoods bc I have more bulb options.
Patsplattheredstonisist
Patsplattheredstonisist - 5 years ago
i have 11 air pumps from the late 80s early 90s ;)
Jake Johnson
Jake Johnson - 5 years ago
For me it's just cheap Tetra HOB filters. I know they aren't amazing but you can always run two.
luvmywetpets
luvmywetpets - 5 years ago
Classic..gotta love the Aquaclear 110 HOB! Peace!
Ralf Nuggs
Ralf Nuggs - 5 years ago
Shoenice
AdamOrnelles
AdamOrnelles - 5 years ago
I use a 19 year old filter still. It's ripe, not old.
adam Toff
adam Toff - 5 years ago
Hey Dustin, my favourite(I'm Canadian that shit is spelled properly) piece of ghetto aquarium equipment is my homemade Co2 reactors. I make them with Dr Pepper bottles, air hose, and silicone. I even have one set up with three 2 liter bottles for my 110 Gallon planted aquarium and it works great.
Joshua Carr
Joshua Carr - 5 years ago
Aquaclear 100,50, and 20 also a whisper 2-10 and 20i internals work great but have been looking on going to a sump for both the 55g and 25g and leaving the 10g alone as it's just a betta fish in there with a small pleco
Jack Li
Jack Li - 5 years ago
Great video~! my fav is a 1.5 inch pvc pipe I plugged 1 end with a sponge and filled it with ceramic rings.  Been filtering away for so long I don't remember, water clear and crisp and most importantly, the fish are happy.

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fourtriangles2112
fourtriangles2112 - 5 years ago
I find with my older equipment regardless of how much I like it eventually wears out, particularly the pump motors on drop filters. Heaters can also be a problem & dangerous for the fish * the thermostat doesn't cut off & the tank over heats, if you're not right on top of that it can be a disaster (the fish are hanging around the surface maybe a casualty or two on the bottom). I have had to do emergency water changes to cool water off in a hurry. Aside from that I generally stick with my tried & true strategies- double filtration meaning an external and a gravity drop filter hanging off the side (if one fails the other is backing it up) keep an eye on the output * flow. Check temperature at least once a day, do a 50% water change at least every 6 weeks, ideally once per month, I find with newer equipment either it works great or within two months it isn't performing well, at which point I change up to tried & true systems.
Alma Castro
Alma Castro - 5 years ago
I agree.  No need to waste money when you have a good piece of equipment that works just fine.
KillerRobot
KillerRobot - 6 years ago
simple classic hang on the back filter. Thats what i have; simple, works well, and its affordable! 
Nick Anders
Nick Anders - 6 years ago
love my fluval c series hob filter quiet and the compartmentalization ( had to have spell check help  me with that one) just makes this filter awesome. 
CustomAdditions
CustomAdditions - 6 years ago
Whats up Dustin!
Been watching your videos for a couple weeks now, thanks for posting.  I just got back into tanks, my first planted tank, a 45 gallon and I bought a MarineLand LED strip. It's fancy technology lol (nighttime moon light is bad ass)...I supplement with Excel, and Iron, like the guy at the store says...but not getting the results I had hoped for.  Maybe it's the light? Not that my plants are dying, they are just kinda yellowing and don't look strong.  What are your thoughts on that light? Go easy on me, I dropped like $250 on it lol.
Thanks!
Bri
Johanan Micaiah
Johanan Micaiah - 6 years ago
Sunlight haha
kian shorter
kian shorter - 6 years ago
haha, my ghetto rig? a bottle with sugar water and yeast and a tube to inject co2! lol i never wanted to set up all the co2 tank stuff for like a hundred dollars and frankly, with my tank in my room, i dont know where the F i would put it
conman41008
conman41008 - 6 years ago
I just love my old getto DIY passive co2 attempt been going sting for 3 years now.
Jason Wow
Jason Wow - 6 years ago
i would have to say old school sponge filter with the air stone.
ShoeTELEVISION
ShoeTELEVISION - 6 years ago
Aqueon QuietFlow
Mike Kollin
Mike Kollin - 6 years ago
Hahahaha… 
Andrew Niflis
Andrew Niflis - 6 years ago
4 clamp lights with 23 watt CFLs boom
PzykoSkilz
PzykoSkilz - 6 years ago
I modified my dual strip light fixture and put in dual t5s from Home Depot. It was only like $35. Had it for a few years now.  Lot cheaper than buying a T5 light new.
Moonlight Man
Moonlight Man - 6 years ago
lots of rainbows man...TANK ON...!!!
Dan Spriggs
Dan Spriggs - 6 years ago
Dustin ive been following ur videos and u keep me commin back ur awsome at what u do. I wanted to say thanx for just being u. Cause uf u im starting my own video journey hahahaha wish me luck and hope to see ua in chicago again some day. TANK ON BRO!!!!!!!!!
ryan mallen
ryan mallen - 6 years ago
What would u say is the best led brand? I'm rockin fluvals right now and they are cool but I know there is better out there.
A T
A T - 6 years ago
Ghetto: a kitchen sponge, unused of course. I have some tank-cleaning equipment, but nothing is as good as getting elbow-deep in the tank and cleaning her old-school.
Darren Arnett
Darren Arnett - 6 years ago
Well self priming or not if the water line is to the top they will start again. Unless you fail to keep impeller housing clean.
Kasey Dresser
Kasey Dresser - 6 years ago
I used a old under gravel filter in my goldfish tank and it works fine. It's not even very noisy at all.
fishtankfreak
fishtankfreak - 6 years ago
I just got back from MACNA and thought about you Dustin! (I know its marine but they had a few planted setups there...and Seachem!)

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Johnny Boy
Johnny Boy - 6 years ago
Change hobby tank man :)))))
agortiz214
agortiz214 - 6 years ago
I have a light fixture which I have to actually twist the bulb all the time in order for it to work but it works so why throw it away as long as my fish are healthy that's what matters to me
WickedLumina
WickedLumina - 6 years ago
Haha my Aqua CULTURE air pump! Use it for... 5-7 yrs now? And sill works and is quite... Most of the time
Bludworm
Bludworm - 6 years ago
Also have a floating glass mercury thermometer from when I was a little kid...born in '64.  It's from the seventies, man!  My mom setup a ten gallon tank when I was around eight to ten years old for us kids to look at.  I was bit by the "aquarium bug" then and have always had at least one tank since then. When I was in my twenties mom gave me that thermometer...she kept it for some reason and I never got rid of it. Nor will I! Unless, of course, the price is right!
Bludworm
Bludworm - 6 years ago
I have a whisper HOB filter from 1986 that I run on my quarantine tank!  All the parts are original. Twenty six years on the same impeller.  Now that is good ole American f'ing quality!
Joe Champagne
Joe Champagne - 6 years ago
Classic. I'm using the penguin emperor 400 I think it's old. On my 29 gallons with plants. I know no I'm not using dirt. Plant tabs and not disturbing my gravel much. It's OK. I can do better just need new tank
Cody Ciesielski
Cody Ciesielski - 6 years ago
My favorite classic piece of equipment I still use today is my fluval 303 canister filter. Its old but it still gets the job done!
Shitty Fried Jackson
Shitty Fried Jackson - 6 years ago
Duetto 50 and 100 submersible filter, for up to 10 gallons, flow control, with a venturi for outside air mixed with the water, you can damn near atomize the air coming into the tank, which is super dope. Stupid easy to clean, individual compartments for your filter media, so you don't have to hunt for brand specific filter media. Unfortunately, Marineland stopped making them years ago, thank the Lord for ebay.
Irish Artist
Irish Artist - 6 years ago
Dude i have a Whisper 10 gal filter thats at least 15 years old still running on my 35 gallon. It hmmmmms like a bitch now but it still has hella power. Love it.
Marius
Marius - 6 years ago
Aquaclear HOB filter is a classic and still works so great, so easy to clean and maintain and you cant go wrong with the price
Marius
Marius - 6 years ago
Aquaclear HOB filter is a classic and still works so great, so easy to clean and maintain and you cant go wrong with the price
Steve Goodwin
Steve Goodwin - 6 years ago
Marineland Magnum 350 canister. Love it. It's been around for ever.
dave787
dave787 - 6 years ago
When I first got into tanks, I had a Fluval 4+. That is my favourite bit of kit, ever. Can't beat the simplicity.
MA FishGuy
MA FishGuy - 6 years ago
my mother in law has a whisper i believe from 1994 still on her tank and it is awesome.
MA FishGuy
MA FishGuy - 6 years ago
completely agree with ya dustin, Great video
Tim's Tanks
Tim's Tanks - 6 years ago
Fluval aquaclear HOB filters best filter /end discussion
pecktec
pecktec - 6 years ago
Hey good video! My old school CFs work better than all but the most expensive leds. looking forward to listening in on the pod cast! 
GrimaldiScaleKustom
GrimaldiScaleKustom - 6 years ago
A siphon hose lol my fluval 405
Luke Oliver
Luke Oliver - 6 years ago
My uncle gave me a syphon made of a chopped garden hose, duct taped to a pop bottle that had been cut in half. Works like a charm. It is by far the fastest (and most ghetto) way to drain a tank.
Fireman builds
Fireman builds - 6 years ago
classic Eheim 2013 26 year old canister filter BEST OF THE BEST
Fireman builds
Fireman builds - 6 years ago
hey dustin could you do a vid on the pond?
Anthony White
Anthony White - 6 years ago
Eheim Classic's are bulletproof and what I will always run. Fluval's are noisy and leak on me.
Stephanie Olley
Stephanie Olley - 6 years ago
I have an Eheim canister that I inherited when my dad died. I inherited all his fish tank stuff actually. I still use it all. I still have most of his fish and everything still works well and dad died 9 years ago. But that Ehiem is amazing. I put pond matrix and polyfill in for filter media and it keeps the tank crisp and clear. Love it.
e schmidt
e schmidt - 6 years ago
Man I got a 48 inch T12V.H.O. lights that I just can't give up yet.  Sure it cost me  a ton of cash to run them big bulbs but they work.  Got them with my 120 Gallon in 1996.  Love them. 
Josh's Aquatics & Railroad Videos
Josh's Aquatics & Railroad Videos - 6 years ago
I have a powerhead that I got from my neighbor that was from the 80's and it still works great. I use it in my saltwater mixing bucket.
Blank
Blank - 6 years ago
tank is looking goood !!
tristan lotscher
tristan lotscher - 6 years ago
Definitely DIY co2 system, plants grow like crazy
dustin dasigo
dustin dasigo - 6 years ago
Do you run co2 on that 220?
Austin Dowd
Austin Dowd - 6 years ago
This isnt really a ghetto piece of equipment. But I love putting my own media/filter floss in my hang on back filters instead of buying the "change every two weeks" 2 for 8 bucks replacements from manufacturer.
sendtorich
sendtorich - 3 years ago
it kinda is though
Marquise Thomas
Marquise Thomas - 6 years ago
I use only whisper tetra filters for all my tank and just only 1 aqua filter flow for the cichlids and sponge filter and I started doing fish tanks when I was 14 to now I'm 16 still doing more I currently have 11 going with all kinds of fish and you encouraged me to keep on going along with the tanks thanks man!
85toyotaSR5
85toyotaSR5 - 6 years ago
Man the Browns offense blows!
duffthebeast
duffthebeast - 6 years ago
Im still bumping WU Tang clans "36 chambers" on cassett. Thats ghetto, good and classic.
Peter Cartert
Peter Cartert - 6 years ago
Rectal temp. Hahahah love it
joel Kletke
joel Kletke - 6 years ago
Acua clear 30 baby oh yeah
Tony Gonzalez
Tony Gonzalez - 6 years ago
My ghetto equipment is CFL with a work light reflector.
My new technology is BuildMyLED.
My old equipment is some air pump from like 10 years ago and still works.
NationNorth
NationNorth - 6 years ago
I use a Fluval FX5 and AquaClear 110 for my 90, love the FX5 it's just a beast been running it for about 3 years got it second hand for 80$ fully operational, and picked up the AC110 for around 20-30$ fully operational about 5 years ago and those two filters are a powerhouse for my 90, also going to be starting up a 60G, Dirted with an AC110, thanks to your videos, 
taiken5968
taiken5968 - 6 years ago
I like the Auqa-Tech filters Walmart sells. Don't hate, it works, and it's cheap. wouldn't work for a large aquarium, but they do great on my 30 and 10
Sean .Stearns
Sean .Stearns - 6 years ago
diy co2 reactor all day!two plastic bottles
Blake J
Blake J - 6 years ago
Penguin Marinland 350 HOB's I have 10 of them and plan to buy more! I miss my dynomaster air pumps. Those noisy piston pumps would just blow apart clogged airstones!
John James
John James - 6 years ago
I have a 60 gallon aquarium with half inch glass. it must be from 80s-90s
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
Great comments everyone- Hindsight is always 20/20 but how the F did I do video with ghetto in the title and not rap anything?!
irish shamrocka
irish shamrocka - 5 years ago
Get to is good have old stuff all works holla back
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
haha
Native Fish Keepers
Native Fish Keepers - 6 years ago
I almost didn't watch it cause I thought you were gonna rap. Just stick with sick ass videos with sick ass info and sick ass tanks.Oh and I love using shop lights,the dual t8 four footers.
The Graceful Savage
The Graceful Savage - 6 years ago
+TheLovatt123 agreed. i like the vids where dustin is just talking infront of the 220, cause he knows that tank looks sick right now.
dfunkt
dfunkt - 6 years ago
definitely needs moar rapping...
TheLovatt123
TheLovatt123 - 6 years ago
The 220 is looking sick
Beta winner
Beta winner - 6 years ago
The whisper internal filter that I have used in my 5 gallon beta for 10 years nothing has changed accept for the betta every three years
Brandon Bremer
Brandon Bremer - 6 years ago
I'm a huge marineland fan. Since I was 16 I've been running penguin biowheel filters. I still use the first 100 series I got for my first 10 gallon on my current 20 gallon. That's a 12 year old filter. I also run 2 350 series on both my 55s. Also I love the cascading sound.
Brandon Bremer
Brandon Bremer - 6 years ago
I'm a huge marineland fan. Since I was 16 I've been running penguin biowheel filters. I still use the first 100 series I got for my first 10 gallon on my current 20 gallon. That's a 12 year old filter. I also run 2 350 series on both my 55s. Also I love the cascading sound.
arudimc
arudimc - 6 years ago
I have a filter, air pumps, and lights that I received form another hobbyist in 1985, they were old then. They work very good and do what I want them to do. I have a 29 year old air pump running and heater on my 5.5, I bought that new, still working. 
arudimc
arudimc - 6 years ago
I have two Challenger  air pumps. One I got from a hobbyist, when I got her 20 long. The other one I bought. The tank came with an old internal filter, which I still have and use.  
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
Nice- What's the brand of the air pump? I haven't had luck with them recently...and the pump I had was from a company who's filters I love- go figure
My Planted Tank
My Planted Tank - 6 years ago
Great video! I have had at least one Magnum 350 filter running since 1985. Back when the magnet actually spun in the base around the impeller. Great filter and hasn't let me down yet and they are not fancy. Thanks again!
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
Thanks- I would like to see this style of impeller- Its typically the make or break part for most of the HOBs I run....costs as much as a new one to replace them
Discus Pat
Discus Pat - 6 years ago
Eheim canister filters now known as the classic (5+ years) aquaclear HOB filters (10+ years of use) and sponge filters along with cheapo analog timers from walmart that sell for like 2.99 for all my lights
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
Which eheim is this? I didn't have much fun with a bunch of "Pro 2s"  (i got them used and they were a pain to start)  i should have mentioned the cheap analog timers- also all that I use for timers ;)
Antony Marshall
Antony Marshall - 6 years ago
Air operated vac ,had one in the 70s got one recently takes me back to my teens!
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
the one with the little pump ball on the top of it? (I remember these being old when I just started in the hobby!  tank on!
Dave D
Dave D - 6 years ago
I still use my dynaflo filter, works great
inthego
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
what is the style of these? HOB? Never heard of them..
tony hughes
tony hughes - 6 years ago
I've been using the same sponge in one filter for about 3 years. Gross but it works

100. comment for Aquarium Equipment Good, Ghetto and Classic Equipment

wolfdj21
wolfdj21 - 6 years ago
I've been using an under gravel system for at least 12 years. Same gravel, same tank, sometimes using power heads and sometimes useing an air pump. I've moved the tank about 6 times and have never needed to cycle it and never lost a fish in the move!
sendtorich
sendtorich - 3 years ago
in the past i have been able to get a lot of the debris out from under the plate by removing the risers and capping all but one, then siphoning the water out of the exposed hole with a 5/8" piece of flex tubing through a strainer and then into a sump with a pond pump replacing the strained water back into the aquarium - just be careful because the 5/8" tubing moves a LOT of water (and anything else that gets in it's way i.e. fish, gravel, etc.) *TIP: you want to START the siphon with the tubing already down in the hole and never remove it until you have broken the siphon.
wolfdj21
wolfdj21 - 6 years ago
What are the down sides of under gravel system? The only argument I've heard is the fact that the poop gets ducked down into the gravel. It seems like a good source for bio filtration and as long you are good about water changes\gravle vac you don't get much build up of debris. In the future I do plan on switch to a canister filter or a sump. Thanks for any info you have for me. I've been keeping fish for a long time but haven't had a good source of info until I found the youtube community this past winter. I have broken just about every rule of fish keeping!
wolfdj21
wolfdj21 - 6 years ago
I also use a HOB and and a diy surface skimmer currently. Over the years I've tried several different combinations of filters with the undergravel. I just figure that it is a ton of biological filtration. When I was younger I didn't know better and didn't take very good care of my tanks anyways so i couldnt really tell any differnce. thanks to the info on youtube I've learned my lesson. I have an air pump running right now on one end of my tank, it is no different than using air power sponge filters. It's make a whole lot of micro bubbles though so I think I am going to remove it when I have time.
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
really? I was actually gonna mention that this was one type that was a dinosaur in my opinion.  Are you saying you sometimes use an airpump? How does it work without one running constantly? (doesn't it need the pull?)  if it's working for you- roll with it. I tried one on an over stocked goldfish and and piranhas and abandoned them once i got a whisper HOB- but rock it if you've got it!
bobbonecrusher
bobbonecrusher - 6 years ago
with you 100% bro even thu I'm using new tech and it works or me, but don't go out and buy new whens there's no need
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
amen
Idle Wolf
Idle Wolf - 6 years ago
Aquaclear50 filled atop with dophin ceramic FTW :3
Tim Lucas
Tim Lucas - 6 years ago
I still have an under gravel filter
carlmelo
carlmelo - 6 years ago
The AquaClear HOB filters that I am using are officially "classic" now since Fluval bought out the company and re-branded the same exact filters. Lol! But i don't think i have any "classic" equipment since I'm fairly new to this hobby.
sendtorich
sendtorich - 3 years ago
far superior to your Whisper filters (although full disclosure i also used the Whisper filters because of their slimmer profile and i preferred the look of their intake strainer) - superficial, i know / =
twily sparklez
twily sparklez - 5 years ago
They were always the same company (Hagan)
TheRetiredtrucker
TheRetiredtrucker - 6 years ago
You don't have to buy filter cartridges, simple design easy to customize. Wash the sponge out once a month (just wash under tap, plenty of bacteria in the biomedia)
Also, cut and fit a piece of filter floss between the sponge and biomedia for great water polishing.
Stephanie Nelson
Stephanie Nelson - 6 years ago
Aquaclears are the bomb!! I live by the aquaclear filters...
ramonypony
ramonypony - 6 years ago
+carlmelo That's what I use too, they work just as good as the day I bought them years ago.
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
this is one of the few HOB I haven't tried...i know people love them
MrReyno Tanks
MrReyno Tanks - 6 years ago
I got second hand whisper 30-60 filter that is probably about 20 years old and it works like a beast. 
twily sparklez
twily sparklez - 5 years ago
+Dustin's Fish Tanks EX series? Nope
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
Dude- I feel like I should have one of them in my casket when I head to the big fish tank in the sky- I hope the newer models are as good as the old ones
AQUADESIGN
AQUADESIGN - 6 years ago
Really good video dustin.
I totally agree.
I still think the classic eheims are the best. And I am not about to replace my classics for modern eheims or any other brands.
AQUADESIGN
AQUADESIGN - 6 years ago
+wigstone75 Too true.
wigstone75
wigstone75 - 6 years ago
Man well said! .. It's like cell phones... Only "good" until the next POS comes out.
AQUADESIGN
AQUADESIGN - 6 years ago
Yes, the classics are the green tube looking ones.
The best eheim filters by far in my opinion.
Would never get  a modern eheim over them.
The only good think about progress, is good bargains to the ones who are smart and don't get crazy about the next best thing out in the market.
I think things get improved to be made worse because in the old days, things were made to last a lifetime, today they are made to last until the next upgrade arrives.
And that works for everything not just fishkeeping.
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
is this the green tube looking ones?  What I always wonder is-- how do designs get "Improved" only to be made worse?
TrainerAQ
TrainerAQ - 6 years ago
I can't find a decent priced LED hood for my 5 gal rectangular tank aquarium.
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
get a clip on compact florescent and roll- forget the hood imo
Jonjey2112
Jonjey2112 - 6 years ago
My filter not only checks my rectal temperature but it also wipes my ass and makes me sandwiches. 
Jonjey2112
Jonjey2112 - 6 years ago
+Dustin's Fish Tanks I was going to say "not in that particular order" but I figured it would be funnier without that haha.
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
I hope it makes you sandwiches BEFORE it checks your rectal temperature and wipes your ass ;) 
K4Fish
K4Fish - 6 years ago
Dude...awesome video! Nothing wrong with old lighting systems!!!
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
keep it simple! thanks!
Why
Why - 6 years ago
Aqua tech hob from walmart modified. And my Eheim 2217.
Why
Why - 6 years ago
+Dustin's Fish Tanks Its the 5-15 pump and I just basically filled it as if it was a Aquaclear. Works great things a little power house and they're cheap.
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
Whats the modification?
Darren Arnett
Darren Arnett - 6 years ago
Great vid Dustin. Aqua clear hob ;). Always got some running and great back ups. Classics!!!!
twily sparklez
twily sparklez - 5 years ago
+laurendoerr Only when the water level gets low, however
laurendoerr
laurendoerr - 6 years ago
+Dustin's Fish Tanks Aquaclears are the BEST hobs. They are in ways very similar to canisters but easier. When I had my 29g set up I ran AC70s on it and they were great. Only problem with them is they are not self priming. 
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
Thanks! Still need to check these out. Never had one
HighlyEvil Person
HighlyEvil Person - 6 years ago
I know this isn't equipment but I cant live without scuds in my fish tank they clean everything your gravel filter everything and the fish can eat them and they reproduce like crazy
dfunkt
dfunkt - 6 years ago
+Dustin's Fish Tanks found this, and they sound interesting (always looking for new inverts to add to my planted tanks!): http://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/showthread.php?159452-Scuds
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
what are scuds?
Kevin Beckford
Kevin Beckford - 6 years ago
your excited everyday
Kevin Beckford
Kevin Beckford - 6 years ago
+Dustin's Fish Tanks LOL  that would be hilarious! 
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
you want me to do a sad video? mope around and suck?  ;)
Mike Bernard
Mike Bernard - 6 years ago
I got some ghetto old shoplights on my 75. My work was throwing out old 4 foot dual t8 shop lights. They cut the cords and threw them out. Lol I dug them out of the garbage and rewired the plugs. Boom I got 2 good as new 4 foot dual t8 light fixtures and they work great. Oo yeah and I lines the inside with reflective duct tape to get every light bit of lighting I could into the tank. Tank on man!
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
+Mike Bernard
Steel Blue Apisto?!-- great looking tanks bro- love the simple sag and val in the 75- Rotala colorata is tight too
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
+Mike Bernard
literally on instagram and can't find the damn search button on a laptop!
Mike Bernard
Mike Bernard - 6 years ago
Hell yeah when ur in deep its nice to save some money too. You have to keep the wife happy so cheap or free is good. PS if you need some pics for any of your guides let me know! You can check out my Instagram if you haven't yet its mikes_fishtanks. I try to keep my fish tank life free of my Facebook
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
amen brother- this is what I am talking about-   I used to pull cracked 10 gallons outta the trash at the old pet shop where I worked...."I'll make this work" is the way to be
Maurice Aquariums
Maurice Aquariums - 6 years ago
Hey +Dustin's Fish Tanks  I enjoyed this video to the max!!! All it was missing was some old school Rap playa lol. Man I still got a Whisper 40 (Actually2) on my tank and I still got 2 box filters in my tank bro :O yes box filters they've been around since I started in the 80's still works hella good though & I'm raising Discus son! lol Great vid once again, and I'll look out for those podcasts bro. Tank on.
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
nice- I remember the little green and clear plastic one I used to have...poop had to be pretty close to get sucked up- but they worked!
Angofurious
Angofurious - 6 years ago
ive been using a corner filter  and my lights are the cheap 2 screw on cfl bulbs wich ive been using for at least 5 years now. everthing is still good and it was a total of like.... 15 bucks for everything
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
nice!
Sam Da fish man
Sam Da fish man - 6 years ago
Man I like running clamp lamps with 40 watt daylight bulbs on all my tanks because I spent like 15$ to light up my 50 gallon and it looks sweet
Natural Aquatics Eco-Aquascaping
Natural Aquatics Eco-Aquascaping - 6 years ago
...........Tanks Dustin........ I agree about the "newest" tech..... if your system is not broken ....you don't need to fix it with highly marketed gadgets....Tank On, Bro.........and Right On ! ... with your podcasts this week.... Have FUN !  I'll be listening........
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
thanks man, should be a bunch of fun, let me know what you think of the shows
elfranko81
elfranko81 - 6 years ago
I bought a marine land 20g tall kit. Came with everything but heaters and a air pump. Cheap hang on back filter that came with it works great!!! Havent changed nuthin in over a year. Killed some plants, buuuut prety sure that was me.

Side note, love the channel. I live in west coast canada and am going to start experimenting with local mosses. (I live in semi tropical pacific rainforest climate) theres only about a million different species/sub-species here. Ill let you know how it goes! Mutch love.
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
curious on the mosses- keep us posted.
elfranko81
elfranko81 - 6 years ago
I bought a marine land 20g tall kit. Came with everything but heaters and a air pump. Cheap hang on back filter that came with it works great!!! Havent changed nuthin in over a year. Killed some plants, buuuut prety sure that was me.

Side note, love the channel. I live in west coast canada and am going to start experimenting with local mosses. (I live in semi tropical pacific rainforest climate) theres only about a million different species/sub-species here. Ill let you know how it goes! Mutch love.
munkeynutz13
munkeynutz13 - 6 years ago
I've had my magnum filter for over ten years. Works awesome still. Want to redo my tank though, as far as fish and aqua scape. I have a 60 gallon hex with the three 18" bulb fixture. Two bulbs on one switch, and one on the other. If it was yours, Dustin, what would your ideal fish stock, lighting, and scape be for that tank type?
Jaco De Beer
Jaco De Beer - 6 years ago
Sssup D!? Regarding this video and all the videos for that matter, good stuff!! Believe it or not but I have not seen many people still using the little corner filters with carbon, filter floss and air bubbles..... I got one in my 100 Liter Angel tank and it's been running for I don't know how many months without cleaning. it gets dirty and then by itself seems to go clean again. I checked the water parameters regularly, and it doesn't seem to go off even a little bit. So, that's my piece of cla
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
nice- i remember putting in a "spoon full" of carbon into a tiny little spot.  Heck- my dad probably still has that old filter!
rebeljoe williams
rebeljoe williams - 6 years ago
still use the empro.-400 filter people have told me ya have to have a canister filter to do it right but Im sticking to my hang on back.
rebeljoe williams
rebeljoe williams - 6 years ago
+Dustin's Fish Tanks yes it has 2 of them and 2 media cases I bought 2 more and have fulval ceramic media in 3 of them and a polishing pad in the other one I dont use carbon only when I cycle and take out meds
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
roll with what ya got working for ya man! (is that the one with the bio wheels?)
kanda kumar
kanda kumar - 6 years ago
if ghetto works why mess with it , good real video
Dustin's Fish Tanks
Dustin's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
amen- thanks brother
Sean's Aquariums
Sean's Aquariums - 6 years ago
Check out my 10 gallon planted aquarium Dustin! Plz. Love ur stuff, I've been a subscriber a long time
scrapironfish
scrapironfish - 6 years ago
Hi Dustin!
 I want crinum natans, and red tiger lotus, you are out of tiger lotus. When you gonna get some more?

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