10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

Metricide 14 To see more Aquarium videos SUBSCRIBE to my channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/Daveguitarfish Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music Sound Effects by http://audiomicro.com/sound-effects 10+Quick+Aquarium+Tips+That+Will+Save+You+Time+&+Money+Ep.+1, Aquascape,ADA+Aquasoil,aquascaping,freshwater+aquariums,Takashi+Amano+nature+Aquarium,Dustinsfishtanks+Dirted+dirt,Finnex+LED+lighting,Fertilizers+EI+method,Seachem+Excel,Aquavitro+Seachem,Fluval+filters,Eheim+filters,Tropica,HC+baby+tears,Co2+pressurized,aquarium+Cichlids+African,hardscape+Iwagumi+Amano,Driftwood+hardscape,substrate+Eco+complete,DIY+Aquarium,aquascape,aquascaping,Marineland+filter,water+changes+aquarium,fish+tanks,tropical+freshwater+fish,plants+planted+tanks,killing+algae,How+to+grow+plants,drop+checker+water+chemistry,cycling+a+fish+tank,Tropica+plants,pumps+filters,dosing+fertilizers,T5HO+lighting,Halide+lighting,Baby+tears,Java+moss,stem+plants,Dutch+planted+aquarium,root+tabs,substrate+sand,soil+substrate,glass+aquarium,acrylic+aquarium,hardscape+dragonstone,ADU+Aquascaping,Aquarium+design+of+utah,Utah+dragonstone,cichlids+tanganyika,cichlids+malawi,cichlids+south+american,new+world+cichlids,hard+water,soft+water,Tropheus+cichlids,calvus+cichlids,mbuna+cichlids,peacock+cichlids,cockatoo+cichlids,geophagus+tapajos+cichlid,amazon+sword,ludwigia+cuba,hygrophila+corymbosa,hygrophila+compact,hair+grass,pogostemon+helferi,dwarf+sag,glosso+carpet,photoperiod+aquarium,Co2+tubing,hydrogen+peroxide+H2O2+kills+algae,bacopa+plant,limnophila+aromatica,fissidens+moss,IAPLC+aquqscaping,AGA+aquascaping,bushy+plant+growth,compact+plant+growth,+the+secret+to+bushy+plants, Make sure to subscribe so you can function from day to day. Click the link below. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Daveguitarfish Check out my “Secrets To Amazing Planted Aquariums” Playlist. Click the link below. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLALNVCNiNFNQGqIRYCSio09hWeUonPCfv To see more aquarium aquascaping videos check out my channel! Click the link below. http://www.youtube.com/user/Daveguitarfish Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music Sound Effects by http://audiomicro.com/sound-effects

10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1 sentiment_very_dissatisfied 109

Pets & Animals 6 years ago 239,699 views

Metricide 14 To see more Aquarium videos SUBSCRIBE to my channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/Daveguitarfish Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music Sound Effects by http://audiomicro.com/sound-effects 10+Quick+Aquarium+Tips+That+Will+Save+You+Time+&+Money+Ep.+1, Aquascape,ADA+Aquasoil,aquascaping,freshwater+aquariums,Takashi+Amano+nature+Aquarium,Dustinsfishtanks+Dirted+dirt,Finnex+LED+lighting,Fertilizers+EI+method,Seachem+Excel,Aquavitro+Seachem,Fluval+filters,Eheim+filters,Tropica,HC+baby+tears,Co2+pressurized,aquarium+Cichlids+African,hardscape+Iwagumi+Amano,Driftwood+hardscape,substrate+Eco+complete,DIY+Aquarium,aquascape,aquascaping,Marineland+filter,water+changes+aquarium,fish+tanks,tropical+freshwater+fish,plants+planted+tanks,killing+algae,How+to+grow+plants,drop+checker+water+chemistry,cycling+a+fish+tank,Tropica+plants,pumps+filters,dosing+fertilizers,T5HO+lighting,Halide+lighting,Baby+tears,Java+moss,stem+plants,Dutch+planted+aquarium,root+tabs,substrate+sand,soil+substrate,glass+aquarium,acrylic+aquarium,hardscape+dragonstone,ADU+Aquascaping,Aquarium+design+of+utah,Utah+dragonstone,cichlids+tanganyika,cichlids+malawi,cichlids+south+american,new+world+cichlids,hard+water,soft+water,Tropheus+cichlids,calvus+cichlids,mbuna+cichlids,peacock+cichlids,cockatoo+cichlids,geophagus+tapajos+cichlid,amazon+sword,ludwigia+cuba,hygrophila+corymbosa,hygrophila+compact,hair+grass,pogostemon+helferi,dwarf+sag,glosso+carpet,photoperiod+aquarium,Co2+tubing,hydrogen+peroxide+H2O2+kills+algae,bacopa+plant,limnophila+aromatica,fissidens+moss,IAPLC+aquqscaping,AGA+aquascaping,bushy+plant+growth,compact+plant+growth,+the+secret+to+bushy+plants, Make sure to subscribe so you can function from day to day. Click the link below. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Daveguitarfish Check out my “Secrets To Amazing Planted Aquariums” Playlist. Click the link below. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLALNVCNiNFNQGqIRYCSio09hWeUonPCfv To see more aquarium aquascaping videos check out my channel! Click the link below. http://www.youtube.com/user/Daveguitarfish Royalty Free Music by http://audiomicro.com/royalty-free-music Sound Effects by http://audiomicro.com/sound-effects

Show More

Advertising
ADVERTISING

Most popular comments
for 10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

The Fishy Life !
The Fishy Life ! - 3 years ago
do you think it's ok to treat my new water with amquel plus when doing water changes? I use API root tabs & API co2 booster and was wondering about reactions
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
The Fishy Life ! It should be fine. Just add the it at the water change as you are already doing.
Hashmadali H
Hashmadali H - 3 years ago
what is used for CO2?
kevin ogbalefe
kevin ogbalefe - 3 years ago
hey David , How do i know how to dose Osmocote plus ? and how do i know when to redose the recommended ? do i just throw the recommended inside the water ? or do i burry under sand? thanks in advance.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
kevin ogbalefe just put it under the substrate. Use double or triple zero 00 gelatin capsules. One 00 capsule holds about 1ml in volume, so 5 capsules would be 5ml, or one teaspoon of Osmocote Plus. About one teaspoon per 10 gallons seems to work well and is on the safe side of dosing. 50 gallon tank I would sprinkle no more than 5 teaspoons worth. Replace every 4-6 months. Yellow polymer shell doesn't really disintegrate over time.
Michelle Olson
Michelle Olson - 3 years ago
Thanks for posting. My favorite was #3 with the funnels!
JustAnotherOne1
JustAnotherOne1 - 3 years ago
+1 thanks for the tips! this hobby can be an expensive and I'm looking for DIY ways and ways to save money or get around things. Thanks a lot! Very helpful tips! Keep them coming.
Bill Sandra
Bill Sandra - 3 years ago
razer blade paint scraper from dollarama gives you good control of the blade
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
thanks for the tip!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
ADU Aquascaping is excited to announce their partnership with BucePlant!
When ordering type "ADU15" into the code section and you will get 15% off of your first PLANT order, so make it count!
To get to their website click on the BucePlant link that I have provided below!
http://buceplant.com?rfsn=512608.61055d
EatTwinkies13
EatTwinkies13 - 3 years ago
i didn't catch the names of the CO2 alternatives? could you please let me know! thank you
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
There may be different concentrations of Met 14, so go with the 2.8% concentration.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
well excel is at 1.5% concentration of glutaraldehyde and if you do 500 ml of Met 14 and 500 ml of RO water that will put you at 1.4% of glutaraldehyde with the Metricide 14, so it is pretty close to the same thing, and you can just dose the same as the Excel instructions. Yeah no problem and thanks for watching.
EatTwinkies13
EatTwinkies13 - 3 years ago
ADU Aquascaping i have a 20g so I'll have to do some math i think, depending on what the bottle says. i know i have flourish and it starts the dosing at 60g, so did some simple math to get it right for my 20. i do appreciate it!
I've had plants here and there before, but i recently took down and reset up my tank and want to make it a much more planted one. haven't added fish yet, but I've been watching your videos on which ones will be good!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
EatTwinkies13 yep, no problem. And just dilute it by 50% to make a 1.4% concentration, similar to Excel. 500 ml RO or distilled water with 500 ml of Metricide 14 to be at 1.4% 1 liter solution.
EatTwinkies13
EatTwinkies13 - 3 years ago
ADU Aquascaping awesome! thanks so much for the quick reply!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
EatTwinkies13 (Metricide 14) at 50% concentration will work great. Similar to flourish Excel. If you purchase Metricide 14 do not use the activator bottle that comes with it. Throw it away.
EatTwinkies13
EatTwinkies13 - 3 years ago
why black zip ties? is that just a preference, because i would prefer a more translucent white type that would blend and be hidden better
EatTwinkies13
EatTwinkies13 - 3 years ago
ADU Aquascaping that makes sense! i picked up wire, but i already had black so I'll use the black ones, and they'll match the black plastic stuff i got to make a moss wall. thank you for the help!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
with the bright light hitting it and eventual algae growth you would see translucent more than black. Yeah it just works and the moss and java ferns cover it quite well.

10. comment for 10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

david diehl
david diehl - 3 years ago
They make a razor blade with rounded edges for carpet
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
Thanks for the tip! I will check it out.
Jacklene Taylor
Jacklene Taylor - 3 years ago
Thank you for this videos
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
Thanks! Glad you liked it and found it useful! Cheers!
Adrian Verhalen
Adrian Verhalen - 3 years ago
"○•:QUESTION:•○"

CAN I use a half aquatic terrarium for a milk snake ?? will I still have to clean it as often and what plants can survive in high humidity and temperature
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
well a lot of aquarium plants can be grown terrestrially: Anubias, bucephalandra, hygrophilas, java ferns.
pleure retroish
pleure retroish - 3 years ago
is Osmocote Plus safe with shrimp?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
It is as far as copper goes, but the ammonium can cause issues if you add too much. It can kill fish and shrimp. I do around 5ml per 10 gallons. Just a teaspoon size per 10 gallons on the bottom of the aquarium before adding substrate.
Tracer Hayden
Tracer Hayden - 3 years ago
How could I pump water from my RO system to my tank with the correct temperature? The water that comes out of the spigot is cold. Thanks!
(the water is in a big 55 gallon container, 2 of them)
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
you would just have to heat the reservoir with a heater.
Wylie Coyote
Wylie Coyote - 3 years ago
Why not use a sump? Much easier to do water changes there without affecting display levels in the aquarium.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 3 years ago
Wylie Coyote you can if you have one. No problem doing that. A lot of planted tanks just use canister filters. A sump or wet dry would be great to use if you have one.
duane fagan
duane fagan - 4 years ago
With the excel alternative I know to half the dose if I don't dilute it with water. Thing is what would the shelf life of the mix? As far as not diluting it there is an expiration date so I'd op for that way. Questions are will pouring it undiluted right into the tank harm any close by fish plants or inverts? I have a sump could I just pour it into the return chamber and have it dilute going through the pipes?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
It may harm them yes. Better to drip it in at that concentration.
Scotlahn Mccallister
Scotlahn Mccallister - 4 years ago
Is there a reason for letting your water level drop so low? I would like a tip on refilling a freshwater tank efficiently, because whenever i use the gravel cleaner in my 10 gallon, it sucks too much water out, but not enough waste.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
I probably just had a lot of detritus. I just wave my hand around and kick up tons of detritus out of the plants and substrate. Then I use Fluval tubing and siphon all of it out into a bucket, or use a pump and pump it outside. pretty simple
Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins - 4 years ago
So just a few pellets of Osmocote plus will be good periodically.... should it be pushed under the substrate or just near the surface?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
Far down under the substrate. Use them sparingly as they can cause an ammonia spike.
DON DOT
DON DOT - 4 years ago
what's that bushy grass plant in the mid ground/ foreground thanks
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
it is probably the Blyxa japonica
DON DOT
DON DOT - 4 years ago
dw saw it was ug but is it hard to keep because it's one of my favourite aquarium plants

20. comment for 10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

Will Hodgson
Will Hodgson - 4 years ago
Anyone else see the shrimp jump out of the water shortly after the 3:40 mark?
SIMPLE AQUATICS
SIMPLE AQUATICS - 3 years ago
To funny lol
Fabouls
Fabouls - 3 years ago
After analysis I'd say it jumped two times, and the second time it hit it's head against the driftwood.
I wonder what it was thinking "HEY NOTICE ME!!"
What do you feed them haha
SIMPLE AQUATICS
SIMPLE AQUATICS - 3 years ago
lol yeah to funny
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
haha, yes!
Julien B.
Julien B. - 4 years ago
Hey, nice vidéo ! Thanks for your tips I would like to know where can I get Metricide 14 in Europe ? Any similar product ??
Xander Phipps
Xander Phipps - 4 years ago
What are the sucker fish in that tank? Oto cats?
Ceeraye
Ceeraye - 4 years ago
I took gift cards from Walmart. There's no value until you load them so you can just take them.
Stefan Demirovic
Stefan Demirovic - 4 years ago
Dave, do I keep dosing dry ferts when I add Osmocote capsules in my substrate?
churly churly
churly churly - 4 years ago
is gay people loves aquarium?
Simo Savustaja
Simo Savustaja - 3 years ago
It is pretty suspicious that you think about gay people in aquarium video? There's no correlation, so maybe you have a little secret buddy?
Deprodap46
Deprodap46 - 4 years ago
what
nsini nomsin
nsini nomsin - 4 years ago
hey bro you gat to help me here my fish are dieing. my two angel fish that I have for years just died yesterday
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
what! Man that sucks. Could it be an ammonia spike or a disease? Fish diseases can sometimes be hard to diagnose.
Cristian Lona
Cristian Lona - 4 years ago
subscribed :)
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
Thanks for the support.
Matt S
Matt S - 4 years ago
Also is it necessary to add de-chlorinated water when soaking pieces of driftwood?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Matt S it really doesn't matter at that point.
Matt S
Matt S - 4 years ago
Hey Dave.. I was wondering how you as an, aquascaper remove tannins successfully. I know you can boil the Driftwood (1-2Hrs) and repeat process, use normal or dechlorinated water and let it soak. Also can you recommend any driftwoods that leech less tannins than other types. Im in the midst of aquascaping a 200L tank..?? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
Matt S
Matt S - 4 years ago
+ADU Aquascaping Thanks..
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Matt S Yeah in my episode 7 or maybe 6 of this 10 quick tip series I talk about cleaning driftwood and brushwood. Brushwood can be used, but should not be decayed and may have to brush polyurethane onto it.

30. comment for 10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

r0cd0x
r0cd0x - 4 years ago
"graph it out if you're a real nerd" hahahaha!!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+r0cd0x hahah, that is right! Graph it yo!
Rafael Perez
Rafael Perez - 4 years ago
question what is the clump forming grass you have that shrimp are running across?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Rafael Perez It was UG Utricularia graminifolia.
The Fish Tank Guy 9057
The Fish Tank Guy 9057 - 4 years ago
Thanks for the information and video.
Ward Lape
Ward Lape - 4 years ago
ADU: When you think you are at the end of your own efforts, you seek the help of others.

1. I do not over feed
2. I have a commercial 10 gallon tank from AQUEON, which i inform because the kit came with the filer system
3. In the tank I have 2 inches of java stone on the bottom, 30 fish: 10 guppy, 10 zebra, 10 neon, plus two cat fish
and 1/2 the tank planted with live plants, some that come in little plastic buckets
4. I added liquid plant food and tablets from Ari
5. Then comes cloudy water, and the 5in1 reads pink on Nitrate and Nitrite, increasily so
6. Ammonia creates nitrite creates nitrate, coming from waste I guess
7. If I add marine salt to rid hardness and adjust nitrite, I get plants that rot and die
8. I syphin, replace 20 to 50% water, Nitrite and Nitrate return to white, and in a few days, back to dark pink
9. This is the cycle

Question

Do you think I should reduce fish, remove some plants or it is the filter that comes with the commercial kit that I should replace? And how is plant food and salt effecting all this?

Thank you for your time.
Ward Lape
Ward Lape - 4 years ago
+ADU Aquascaping So far so good and look forward to your new videos and I keep watching the old ones. None of us should be too big to reach out and learn. Thank you.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Ward Lape good to hear it is doing better. Looks like your water is pretty soft so that is good. Try and maintain those parameters. Usually through consistency, but you can do a test kit every week if you are beginner, or at least twice a month. Really not over thinking it and having patience is key. Just keep doing the same thing each week, and then test the water to see where you are at. If the plants are doing great and fish are happy than just keep up with the same approach. Plants and fish love a stable environment, not matter if your CO2 is at this level, or that level, no matter if you dose a ton, or a little, etc... There are no perfect levels when it comes to parameters, but having a lower KH alkalinity does help when considering the chemistry of your water and nutrients. And of course you don't want to be dosing too many nutrients and having too much light if the plants are not well established. As a tank matures sometimes you can increase fertilizers and light. Your substrate may not be ideal if it is large granule sized gravel. But it will work for now. Usually coarse sand or soil works best for planted tanks. 
Ward Lape
Ward Lape - 4 years ago
+ADU Aquascaping THANK YOU. I asked the same exact question of 10 youtube aquarium sites. Nine, including the site owner, never replied. You did and wanted to thank you for incredibly useful and honest videos, and for answers specific questions.

The tank was set up a week before the question. I was getting blooms of different colored water, and went into a panic. Everyone was telling me different things, and it just got worse. As an admitted amateur, I went to videos for help. The first two things anyone wants: 1. No dead fish and 2. clear water.

I took out 1/2 the fish and two large plants that seemed to block water flow. There is now strong under current in the tank. Rinsing the filter was good. It was new but thick with brown smug. Reduced by half both the CO2 Boost and Leaf Zone liquid by API, added pH up in smaller doses until 7. Root tabs also by API, I checked and they do contain nitrogen and ammonia. I do not have gravel; use java stone, so easier to siphon out debris. I siphoned out all the root tablets that had dissolved into a big ploom. Marine salt to bring up the hardness was a big mistake and you are right, I am not a marine biologist. When I would dip API test tabs, it would be 0 right down the whole tab, nitrate, nitrite, pH, HK and GH.

So I got busy. First, I did a 50% water change, then added Aqueon water conditioner to 50% proportion and pH up little by little (not to effect the fish). With 50% less fish and less two large plants out and improved water flow I went to sleep. I woke up with a pristine, clear tank of happy fish. A dip tab read: Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0, pH 7, KH 40 GH 30.

The phthon was a life-saver. You can not set up a tank and sit back. It is constant maintenance and the python was a good investment. I am able to maintain and do the water change quickly at the same time with minimal mess. I have since improved lighting as I had relied only on what came with the kit which were two small amber lights in the hood (not sufficient for an aquarium with live plants).

The plants are growing by leaps and bounds and no dead fish.

I have less fish and enjoy everything more. I siphon frequently and change 20% of the water weekly. I resist buying new fish at the store, so maybe a second tank soon. Look forward to your video and you have to know you saved my tank.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Ward Lape how old is the tank? And yes that is more than likely too many fish, unless you had really efficient filtration. As well, if you are adding nitrates to the tank via your plant food and your plants are not that densely grown in you may be adding too many nutrients to your tank. And do the tablets have ammonium or nitrate or both?


I wouldn't be playing chemist and trying to precipitate hardness with marine salt. How hard and alkaline is your water? High pH above 8? Always better to dilute water using RO/DI water rather than trying to precipitate bicarbonates out of the water by adding more mineral salts. I never understood that method of thinking and it really is not that simple. Just dilute your water with RO water if you must. Low TDS and KH are one of the secrets to happy planted tanks, and same goes for consistent husbandry and lighting.


I am going to do a video on the top 3 secretes to amazing planted aquariums, it will be up next.
Hap Oxford
Hap Oxford - 4 years ago
+Ward Lape Your tank probably isn't cycled. Cycle it. Your fish will die if you don't do it quickly (which can be done, you just need access to filter media from an established tank). You also have way too many fish for that size of a tank. I would get rid of most of the fish, or get a much bigger tank.

Your plants are probably dying because you have insufficient lighting and a poor substrate. On substrate: you don't want 2 inches of substrate unless you're doing some heavy planting and need it for the root systems, which you probably aren't if you're asking questions in a YouTube comment. Reduce the amount of substrate to 1/2-1 inch.

It would probably be helpful for you to join an online fish forum. They will answer your questions thoroughly.

Good luck.
TankTv
TankTv - 4 years ago
great video great info - Drop By And Check Out My Underwater Footage Of my Great Fish Sometime https://youtu.be/d_gWvlbvBZA if you subscribe to me i will do the same for you :-)
Jesper Madsen
Jesper Madsen - 4 years ago
Du kan ikke lære mig noget!

But still i am looking, loool
mag gam
mag gam - 4 years ago
this is great advice! I want to start a planted tank in my 45 long fish tank... once the tank is established I want to add ram cichlids... will the slow release pellets mess with the community tank?
mag gam
mag gam - 4 years ago
+ADU Aquascaping Thank you!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+mag gam If you only add a few here and there every 3-4 months it will be fine. just don't add a bunch all at once because it can spike the ammonia levels in your tank. Good rule is one capsule per every 5-6" x 5-6" area and maybe do one half of the tank one week and the next another week. And only need to use these if your substrate is poor in nutrients. If using soil or aquasoil than you really don't have to use them.
Brynjar Konradsson
Brynjar Konradsson - 4 years ago
remember to keep your rubber sleeve wet
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Brynjar Konradsson hahaha! Finally someone said something about it. I wonder what some women might think when I say it. hehe
fkujakedmyname
fkujakedmyname - 4 years ago
don't use RO for growing things in hydroponics you need to re add the minerals
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+fkujakedmyname I have to use RO because my water is too alkaline for most tropical aquatic plants. I reconstitute the RO water with all of the nutrients that my plants need in proper amounts and keep the alkalinity low this way as well. Thanks for watching.
Watch it
Watch it - 4 years ago
Happy New Year Bruv and hope you have a good year ahead. Later.
Bertie Bassett
Bertie Bassett - 4 years ago
Magic eraser. The white dense sponge that can clean anything, even stains from walls.

There is no such thing as an algae that this magic little sponge would not remove with little to no effort.
Neon Tetra Aquarist
Neon Tetra Aquarist - 3 years ago
I third that
AquaLady 420
AquaLady 420 - 4 years ago
I second that
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Black Top it works pretty well.
Black Top
Black Top - 4 years ago
I tried them and I think they suck. lol! I like a razor blade, less work. But I am going to try your credit card idea!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Bertie Bassett Good call man. I have actually been meaning to try those. I hear great things. I will write it down and pick some up this week. Thanks.
Bertie Bassett
Bertie Bassett - 4 years ago
Elizabeth Berry
Elizabeth Berry - 4 years ago
@ 3:49 one of the fish jumped out of the water and landed on the plant in the back! Hope it lived! lol
AquaLady 420
AquaLady 420 - 4 years ago
+ADU Aquascaping didn't know that was possible
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Elizabeth Berry haahaha! I think it was an Amano shrimp. They love to jump out. I once brought one back to life even after it was all dried up and hard. LOL
tomcat 13
tomcat 13 - 5 years ago
Thanks for the tip on the liquid carbon. I can afford Excel for all my tanks.
tomcat 13
tomcat 13 - 4 years ago
Ok thanks again.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+tomcat13 666 No problem. Should save a lot of money using Metricide 14. Don't mix in the activator bottle. Through it away.
FishHead Sweets
FishHead Sweets - 5 years ago
Can I use Regular Osmocote? Cannot find Osmocote Plus
FishHead Sweets
FishHead Sweets - 4 years ago
I cannot access through that site and buy it because we have amazon japan and i have researched that sadly such specific product do sell here
ADU Aquascaping
FishHead Sweets
FishHead Sweets - 4 years ago
I live in Japan and they only sell osmocote complete in amazon
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+SweetFish Head Yes you can, but it won't have the micro nutrients in it. Where do you live? you can find it on Amazon if you are in the States.
Charlie Potter
Charlie Potter - 5 years ago
did anyone see that fish try to commit suicide at 3:48
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 4 years ago
+Charlie Potter haha, I think it was an Amano shrimp. They always get out of the tank. I once brought one back to life after it appeared to be dead.
riley coulson
riley coulson - 5 years ago
is that a gill you have there
gill ( a girl can stand up and pee with it)
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+riley coulson LOL It has a dual purpose I suppose. Or for beer parties.
Ruben
Ruben - 5 years ago
Those are some great tips Dave. I use a plastic soda or water bottle and fill it with substrate then I let the bottle fill with water. I then turn it upside down and let the substrate come out. The bottle creates a vacuum and holds the dust. Then get ready to remove the bottle before the the dust comes out at the end. Give it a try next time You'll like it.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Ruben Ah I see, that is similar to how I add sand. I should just use your wise method. It is easier anyhow.
TheBSideDJ
TheBSideDJ - 5 years ago
just some extra experience :

*for waterchanges, i even save extra money / time by directly connecting a flexible tube to my tap in the kitchen. Tap water pression = 3 bar so no pump needed and easy flow and temperature regulation. Taking water out ? same principle, NO pump, just put the same flexibel tube to a drainpoint in your kitchen.

* 99 % of plant fertilisers contain nitrates and phospates, and you really don't want them in your tank (you already have more then you want of them from your normal fish and foodwaste) !!! So watch out with tip 6.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+TheBSideDJ Yes, that is a great method for those who use tap water. I am using RO/DI water and have to because my tap water is 8.6 pH 300+ ppm KH and GH, which does not grow plants very well. When growing plants in a high-tech environment, and even in low tech you want added nutrients to help the plants thrive. Thanks for the tips and for watching.
thefishmachine
thefishmachine - 5 years ago
Please go see my tank, advice appreciated.
brans
brans - 5 years ago
how much of that fertilizer do you dose for a 100 gallon aquarium?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+brans You may want to look into the EI method or PPS-Pro method. Here is a link to a super awesome website that has all calculations that you will need: http://www.aquariumcalculators.com/aquarium-plant-food/recipes/all-in-one/

50. comment for 10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

Javier Duenas
Javier Duenas - 5 years ago
Tip #4! Wow! Great ideas!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Javier Duenas Thanks man, glad you liked the video.
SC Plants
SC Plants - 5 years ago
Hi, thank you for your video. Can you write down the name, brand and model of the dry pump you used used in this video? I find it hard to find a suitable inline (not sump-type) external pump. Thanks!
Boomba Boomba
Boomba Boomba - 5 years ago
How many gallons is that tank
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Cheyenne Gutierrez It is 40 US gallons.
Caddub
Caddub - 5 years ago
I know this is a random question but, I have a 5 gallon aquarium and I don't think the filter works very well. I mean, the filter came with the tank and I suppose it is a weak filter. Any filters you can recommend?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Phartonic Leaf Is it filling with air or making noises? What is the issue. For a tank that small you could get the SunSun 603 mini canister filter. I have one on my 10 gallon and it works like a champ! There were some vibrations at first, but now it runs silent.
Dimitar Stratiev
Dimitar Stratiev - 5 years ago
I read Metricide is harmful to mosses and crypts did you ever experience this?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Dimitar Stratiev Yeah, if you overdose it will melt plants. Some vascular plants like Vallisneria don't like it at all, but they can be acclimated to tolerate glutaraldehyde. You just have to slowly increase the dose over several months. Regular dosing will not harm most species. I would just dose what Seachem recommends for Excel.
WannabeStuntMen
WannabeStuntMen - 5 years ago
First of, Sir thx and a big thumps up... Nice vid. and good information's...
The tip number 7 I didn't  really understand... If someone could please explain it to me, that would be awesome...
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+WannabeStuntMen Thanks for watching. You can use Metricide 14 instead of retail liquid carbons, such as Seachem Excel or if you don't have a pressurized CO2 system. Dilute the Metricide 14 by 50% to match Excel concentrations, 1.4% Metricide 14 after dilution , Excel is 1.5%. Glutaraldehyde is the active ingredient. It also can subdue algae growth. Excel is expensive.
brother blood
brother blood - 5 years ago
Anyone else see the shrimp jump
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+brother blood LOL Yes!
FE
FE - 5 years ago
You've got some really curious fish in there. They're all over it when you're trimming your moss and funneling substrate. What kind are they?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+FE I have a fish list in my one year anniversary video. Peace
Adam Hill
Adam Hill - 5 years ago
I was wondering about that fertilizer you were referring to.... is it still highly suggested over root tabs? And if so, I saw you mentioned it was being discontinued.... do you have a suggestion for one now?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Adam Hill They are remaking Osmocote Plus, but it has no calcium, but that is not an issue considering most tap water has plenty of calcium. I still use it in my scapes and it works very well. You can also use Dynamite plant food slow release pellets, but they are more money, and really no need.
Lee Johnson
Lee Johnson - 5 years ago
I just view the 10 quick tip ep 1 an was wandering about the Osmocote Plus fertilizer, the store carry different (14-14-14) (15-9-12) & (19-6-12) witch one are you using?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Lee Johnson Really? I thought Osmocote Plus was just one standard mix, some may be just regular Osmocote. The whole correct ratios thing is old school, with the implementation of the EI method and Liebig's law of the minimum really any one of those will work, it really doesn't matter. The one I have is the (15-9-12) if that helps. That is the discontinued type, which has added calcium, so I would buy that one before it is gone. The new recipe has no calcium, or very little.
A Lee
A Lee - 5 years ago
Wonderful tips, wish I would have found your video before I gave up with wanting to set up a live planted aquarium. Your explanations were less technical and easy to understand. Every fish store that I've been to in my area that specialize in love planted aquariums the employees were not that much of a help. Just suggested going online to look up info and oh my there is so much info out there and so many different ways to get started that it just confused me.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Adriane Melcher Thank you for such a nice compliment, yes, LFS employees often do not really know, it is just a job, not a passion! Thanks for watching and am glad you liked the video.
DMAN D
DMAN D - 5 years ago
does the osmocote plus have iron
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+DMAN D Yes it does.
DMAN D
DMAN D - 5 years ago
i have a glass aquarium and i used a magnetic scraper and i scratched the  heck out of my tank
DMAN D
DMAN D - 5 years ago
oh god XD
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+DMAN D I hear ya, I had the MagFloat acrylic model algae scraper and it still ruined my acrylic tank. I also ruined a glass aquarium using one of those cheap Tetra scrapers from Wal Mart. I literally took both tanks and threw them into the air and watched them crash onto my driveway. LOL
Voeris
Voeris - 5 years ago
Oh god, that card tip will be so useful. Many thanks!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Voeris No problem, another great alternative are the Mr. Clean dry erase pads. People really love using those on their tanks and they do not scratch.
Jürgen Kaßnitz
Jürgen Kaßnitz - 5 years ago
Tip No. 4 - 05:42:
I never ever use razor blades, scrapers or things like that to remove algea from the glass because they definitely ruin the glass. I use steelwool pads instead (one example: http://www.amazon.com/Homax-106600-06-106100-Steelwool-16pk/dp/B00004Z4EG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1426233582&sr=8-3&keywords=steel+wool+pads) - no problems at all, doing a good job, cheap and no scratches anymore - just keep things simple.
Jürgen Kaßnitz
Jürgen Kaßnitz - 5 years ago
You wellcome !! - Cheers !!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+MrJueKa Yeah man, I never use razor blades, I can't believe people still do. Mr. Clean pads also work really well. I still use a mag float and it doesn't seem to scratch my tank. Thanks for the tip! and for watching.
schizobipolarjoe
schizobipolarjoe - 5 years ago
how high off the water would you put a 4 bulb t5 h.o. fixture on a 75 gallon tank? 
schizobipolarjoe
schizobipolarjoe - 5 years ago
Thanks. it's a retro 4 bulb t5 h.o. made by wave point. so it's all 4 bulbs on all 4 bulbs off. finely got lucky and found a canopy for $15.00 next set will be getting the c02 going. Thanks for your help. 
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+schizobipolarjoe I would just put it right on top of the tank if I could. No higher than 24" from the lowest point of my substrate. I usually run lights right on top of 55, 75 and 90 gallon tanks. Maybe up to 24" at the beginning of the scape or reducing the photo period if you can't adjust the light height.
Bas Kooij
Bas Kooij - 5 years ago
Something I must say about water and "python". Maybe that is the case in the Us, but in Europe, pipewater is just fine ;)
Kamran Ali
Kamran Ali - 3 years ago
ADU Aquascaping aquarium air pump
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Pedro Madeira haha, yeah right.
Pedro Madeira
Pedro Madeira - 5 years ago
Wait what? Snakes in the water? Like... Tap water? Omfg
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Bas Kooij We have snakes in our water! LOL Water changer system great for people using tap water.
I cannot use tap water because it is 8.6 pH, 300+ ppm GH and KH. Perfect for Tanganyika Cichlids, but horrible for planted tanks. I have to use RO/DI. Thanks for watching.
almcloud
almcloud - 5 years ago
Very useful tips. Thanks for sharing!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+almcloud No problemo man
TheTerminator1919
TheTerminator1919 - 5 years ago
Extremely helpful!  
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+TheTerminator1919 Glad you liked it. I went nuts in this video, as you can tell. I was in a crazy mood that day.
Justin B
Justin B - 5 years ago
Graph it out if you're a real nerd
turtleman cockatoo
turtleman cockatoo - 5 years ago
what other slow release ferts can i use as i can't find the osmocote plus inAustralia 
turtleman cockatoo
turtleman cockatoo - 5 years ago
ok thank you 
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
Any slow release pellets. Or just try natural mineralized top soil. Dynamite plant food or Fertilome have pellets as well.
Bruce Nguyen
Bruce Nguyen - 5 years ago
Idk why, but at 9:44 has me cracking up laughing ahahaha. Sounds like your about to say get yourself f*** metricide ahha
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
Haha, finally someone noticed. That is what thought. Ha.
Maurice Aquariums
Maurice Aquariums - 5 years ago
Great Ideas +ADU Aquascaping Loving your videos and advice.
Jo NGUYEN
Jo NGUYEN - 5 years ago
Jason Todd
Jason Todd - 5 years ago
LMAO, I thought he said "If you're using tap water you may as well throw a python in there" and I was like "Woah wait, I'm not going out and buyng xxgallons of water each week". Ffff. xD
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Jason Todd LOL. yeah that is the preferred method. I used to use it and now I just throw rats in the sink and they help the situation. LOL  Thanks for watching.
WoundrousMindTrick
WoundrousMindTrick - 5 years ago
You need to spell out the product names in the description. Metrosexual 14 say what?
Not all people get that its spelled Metricide 14.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+WoundrousMindTrick Haha, true. I will and thanks for watching.
EpiK1ReM5611
EpiK1ReM5611 - 5 years ago
Good tips. How would you use the osmocote plus (fertilizer)? What would the dosage be how often. Thanks man.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Aaron Alejo Usually after 4-5 months they need replacing. If you pull any pellet casings up out of the substrate they will be empty shells around this time. That is how you know... The shells will eventually degrade and will stay in the substrate.
Aaron2708
Aaron2708 - 5 years ago
+ADU Aquascaping How can you tell if those tabs are still working? Thanks
EpiK1ReM5611
EpiK1ReM5611 - 5 years ago
+ADU Aquascaping thank you sir.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+EpiK1ReM5611 I put the pellets in capsules and shove them into the substrate. They last for about 4-5 months in 78-80 degree water. One triple zero 000 capsule every 6"x6" area will do the job.
Zachary Corriveau
Zachary Corriveau - 5 years ago
Maybe run the used water into the garden or flower pots to save money. Or better yet an aquaponic bed ;).
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Zachary Corriveau Amen, preaching to the choir on that one. Should have mentioned it. Hopefully the viewers already do that. Thanks for watching.
Niels Thijs
Niels Thijs - 5 years ago
Lol, did I just see a shrimp jumping out of the water and hurrying back in. at 3.48 The video even has the sound to match :)
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 5 years ago
+Niels Thijs Haha, I think you did. I never noticed that. I think the sound was something else I dropped or something. Pretty funny. 
Bacon Knight
Bacon Knight - 6 years ago
what kind of moss was that? it was during the 2nd tip
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Bacon Knight That is Fissidens fontanus AKA Phoenix moss. It is a great moss that doesn't have to be trimmed regularly. I just showed it as an example in the video. It is somewhat of a slow grower and prone to algae because of it.
viscent aquarium
viscent aquarium - 6 years ago
I got the seneye to test my PH etc.. but nice tip video:)
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+viscent aquarium Ah, I see, yes that does work great. I should have mentioned you can also use controllers. I just never do. 
Erik Molenaar
Erik Molenaar - 6 years ago
The osmocote...it doesn't kill fish? So just fill some gel caps?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Erik Molenaar Yeah it will not kill fish. It is slow release pellets. You can put the pellets in capsules or just sprinkle the pellets on the bottom of the tank when you first set up the tank.
The Glitch
The Glitch - 6 years ago
Awesome tips! Though do you have any links for the metrocyte 14 stuff?  No idea of the spelling so failing at finding any!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+The Glitch Yeah it is Metricide 14. You can get if off Amazon.
Darren Arnett
Darren Arnett - 6 years ago
Great tips man
Aquatasy
Aquatasy - 6 years ago
Excellent tips!  Some of them are so simple that I'm kicking myself for not having thought of them.  Thanks for this video.
Anita Lee-Yu
Anita Lee-Yu - 6 years ago
thank you for replying to my question to tip#7: Metricide 14 
Anita Lee-Yu
Anita Lee-Yu - 6 years ago
Wow..love yr videos. .with tip#7: c02 /Excel replacement...what r yr recomendation, I can't seem to catch to spell it 'metrocydine 14'...can u correct me...tia!!!
Jason Fontaine
Jason Fontaine - 6 years ago
Are those pumps strong enough to fill a tank on a second level? My RO reservoir is on our lower level and while my 36g bowfront is down there my 29g and 75g are both upstairs.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Jason Fontaine I can't remember what the Hyper Flow 10 Rio pump head pressure is... You can easily find it on retail websites. I only use the Rio pump because it is cheap. But it works great. Only $30 and super powerful. Look up Rio pumps and their head pressure.
Glen Hawkins
Glen Hawkins - 6 years ago
Fantastic ideas right here. Great Video !!!!!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Glen Hawkins Thanks man. I knew you would agree! 
j03yYunG Aquariums
j03yYunG Aquariums - 6 years ago
Great tips Dave!
j03yYunG Aquariums
j03yYunG Aquariums - 6 years ago
I know what you mean. I've been busy with work and stuff too.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+j03yYunG Thanks man. Glad you liked it. Still need to watch your updates. Too much crap is going on right now. School and what not.
Bourne VENGEANCE
Bourne VENGEANCE - 6 years ago
Super tips!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Mark Timms THanks for the kind words.
gtpro700
gtpro700 - 6 years ago
Where do u buy the osmocote because it looks like the one you are using is discontinued. Do u have a link or an equal replacement? Thanks
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
Yeah that recipe has been. I know you can still get it in 50lb bags. And apparently the smaller containers are no longer discontinued. I am pretty sure they are making a new recipe. Here is a link to the current product. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GTDGMHC/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0007LRP5K&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1C6FDJDD6RM3T10SRR7V 

Of course I won't be getting any percentage from the sale. Thanks Amazon for not allowing paid links on YouTube!
frrok1- aquascaping
frrok1- aquascaping - 6 years ago
I've been thinking about this a lot... Are you worried about the extra ammonia when adding more aquasoil with your method? Or is your filter bacteria enough to handle the spike? I'm thinking adding some more to my 10 inch cube. But worried about my shrimp...I really don't want to rescape the whole tank. I got tons of babies.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
Well adding a little bit here and there doesn't seem to hurt the tank. When you have a pH below 7 most if not all Ammonia is in the form of Ammonium. A lot of hydronium ions in acidic water which give the ammonia a hydrogen. Protonating the Ammonia making Ammonium which is completely harmless to inhabitants. I am sure at the beginning of a tank with 40-60lbs of new Aquasoil there will be a lot of ammonia as well as converted ammonium.  I doubt that it really has an impact when adding to a well established acidic environment in small amounts. Plus a heavily planted tank will immediately suck up most of the ammonia and the quickly converted ammonium.
69bonesz
69bonesz - 6 years ago
Nice to see a good video full of cleaning tips ;-)
69bonesz
69bonesz - 6 years ago
:)
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+69bonesz Thanks, I realized that too after I made it. Haha
FishLI Yorker
FishLI Yorker - 6 years ago
What's up bro great tips, so you do water changes once in a blue moon I see. Sorry about not making a entry video on the aquavitro my daughter just started collage and we had to move her up there plus my business is got me super busy right now, I really wanted to make one to.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+FishLI Yorker  I do them twice a month. Once the tank really matures sometimes I go three months without doing one. That's alright man, no biggy. I figured it was just bad timing and I'm okay with it. I won't get butt hurt about it. I will just have to do a contest around Christmas. Maybe and International Dragonstone giveaway. More of a raffle in time for the holidays.
AQUADESIGN by aquamaniac
AQUADESIGN by aquamaniac - 6 years ago
This a great video. Well done.
Great tips too.
Credit card for algae. I've beat by 10 years on that one.
Been using it since 2004.
Hope to see some more tips soon.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Aquamaniac Haha, man you are the credit master then. I always used MagFloats, but really enjoy the card for GSA- of course. Thanks for watching as always.
Stuck in The 90s
Stuck in The 90s - 6 years ago
How do i get the algae off the windows, little green dots everywhere? we have a scraper and a magnet but it doesn't work, our window is also in a sort of circle wich makes it harder. any tips?
Stuck in The 90s
Stuck in The 90s - 6 years ago
yeah already cleaned it with an old credit card, was way more effective than the scraper i bought at the aquarium shop :) great tip!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Dopamine Schizo It works great for green spot algae.
Stuck in The 90s
Stuck in The 90s - 6 years ago
oh ye watched it further the video, gonna try it with a credit card
Phil Grady
Phil Grady - 6 years ago
Great tips all Dave!  I especially like the idea regarding adding aquasoil to your tank great tip.  Also as a word of advice to those using aquasoil, you touched on in your video.  Aquasoil will scratch acrylic with the mag float. The particles get caught between the two magnets, there is a advisory on the bags of aquasoil regarding acrylic aquariums.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Phil Grady 
That is a good tip, news to me. I am definitely sticking with glass tanks.  I was using my acrylic Mag Float with Eco and it still scratched the living heck out my tank. I later switched to a camera lens polishing pad and a club card. Worked great.
chtzone
chtzone - 6 years ago
Hi Dave. I have very hard water to in my area. Was wandering how you preparing your ro water to use in a tank. want to try this out too.
Thanks
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
Yeah for sure, this video is kind of leading into an RO video it looks like. I have been wanting to make a video about my system and how I run it. Great idea nonetheless and thanks for watching.
MrHoney2U
MrHoney2U - 6 years ago
Awesome tips. Learned something new. Recently figured out number ten. Raised the light and things are improving.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
That's good to hear man. yeah it is one of those things we all overlook. Good the scape is doing better. Thanks for watching brother.

100. comment for 10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

Jonathan Kane
Jonathan Kane - 6 years ago
A good tip too is to check out your local flea markets for tools for your aquarium. I got a set of long tweezers for 3 bucks instead of buying the 15-25 dollar set at the store.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Jonathan Kane Haha, that is a good tip. I agree,no need to spend tons of money on name brand scissors or tweezers.
Matt Weber
Matt Weber - 6 years ago
Tip 4: Original  Mr Clean Magic Eraser (inert maramine foam) is only thing that touches my glass and acrylic. Easily removes even tough coraline algae and its equivalent to 8000 Grit sandpaper so even will polish any super fine scratches you may already have (granted very slowly). I have a video on my channel demostrating it. "Mr Clean Magic Eraser and the Aquarium"
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
Yeah I remember you talking about that. That is true, I forgot about that method. I will definitely try it out, thanks for watching man and for the tip.
Hindsight Aquatics
Hindsight Aquatics - 6 years ago
Where can I get the metricyte 14?
Hindsight Aquatics
Hindsight Aquatics - 6 years ago
Thanks dave I will look into that! If I can save money on exel I'm all for it! 
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
Metricide 14, you can get it off Amazon. It comes with an "activator" you are supposed to mix in. Do not mix it in. Dispose of it at a pharmacy or hospital. You will be left with the Glutaraldehyde. You could even leave it, as is... If you dose 10ml of Excel just use 5ml of Metricide for the same result.
Brian's Fish Tanks
Brian's Fish Tanks - 6 years ago
Great tips Dave!  I'm adding some substrate to a planted tank this weekend, so that tip was timely for me.  
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
Damn straight man. Good to hear.
Jungyeon Jo
Jungyeon Jo - 6 years ago
Are you saying metrocyte 14?
Could you write it down for me please
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Jungyeon Jo Metricide 14. Thanks for watching.
Luis Q.
Luis Q. - 6 years ago
Good tips Dave and awesome video but i have a question i thought aquasoil gave off ammonia when introduced into water for the first time? Won't it harm the fish or dose it depend on the amount that you add and i'm sure that the biological filtration in the canister filter helps to convert it over to nitrite then nitrate just curious and one more thing have you ever got a fish or shrimp sucked in when you were doing a water change because i know i have.
Keep up the good work and keep the video's coming.
Luis Q.
Luis Q. - 6 years ago
+ADU Aquascaping I completely forgot about the plants taking in the ammonia and using it up your right as long as it's not too much
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Luis Q. Well adding a little bit here and there doesn't seem to hurt the tank. When you have a pH below 7 most if not all Ammonia is in the form of Ammonium. A lot of hydronium ions in acidic water which give the ammonia a hydrogen. Protonating the Ammonia making Ammonium which is completely harmless to inhabitants. I am sure at the beginning of a tank with 40-60lbs of new Aquasoil there will be a lot of ammonia as well as converted ammonium.  I doubt that it really has an impact when adding to a well established acidic environment in small amounts. Plus a heavily planted tank will immediately suck up most of the ammonia and the quickly converted ammonium.
Amber Courtney
Amber Courtney - 6 years ago
Those were some really great tips Dave... Keep'n my sleeves wet!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Amber Courtneys Aquariums Thanks Amber, I realized after I made the video they were all cleaning tips for the most part. 
Slim Tim
Slim Tim - 6 years ago
Whoa, I was part of a tip. Thanks for the shoutout, much appreciate, Fired Up!!!
Look forward to the next 10 tips.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Slim Tim Damn, you know it man. You are a regular and have great tips man. How is the aquaponics going? I bet that is a trip! Fired Up! Brother. What happened to Mrmom and J?
Tony Gonzalez
Tony Gonzalez - 6 years ago
Awesome vid, great tip about the credit card. I knew about most of the tips you gave, but I love watching your vids.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Antonio Gonzalez Any time man. I agree, it works great for green spot algae. Thanks for watching my channel.
frrok1- aquascaping
frrok1- aquascaping - 6 years ago
GREAT TIPS!!!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+frrok1 Thanks man. Glad you liked this video. SHould have another out soon.
MASS Aquariums
MASS Aquariums - 6 years ago
Great great video and thanks for the shout out. I should have put my big dry erase board in my tools of the trade. I use it for all my tanks to keep track of everything and you are right it's a life saver. Sleeves wet bro!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+MASS Aquariums For sure, white boards are a must. I use mine all the time. for video ideas, dosing etc...
Isaac Cenkner
Isaac Cenkner - 6 years ago
can you make a video doing a complete flora/fauna list of this tank?
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
Yeah I would love to
roland
roland - 6 years ago
I'm also curious about that.
Aquarium Co-Op
Aquarium Co-Op - 6 years ago
Those acrylic Mag floats are the devil! I won't sell em in my store because of the number of tanks they've ruined.
Aquarium Co-Op
Aquarium Co-Op - 6 years ago
Yeah, I have a customer who had one on his planted 55 gallon acrylic tank. He used it just fine, well one day there were kids over at his house, while he was out of the room, they used the mag float and destroyed his tank! He ended up replacing it with glass.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Aquarium Co-Op Man, they are pretty bad. But you can easily polish the tank.
J Spalding
J Spalding - 6 years ago
Excellent choice of tips to share bro. Thanks
coolwater411
coolwater411 - 6 years ago
When I put in my live plants, should I put DO IT YOURSELF root tabs right next to the plant? How many root tabs should I put for one live plant?
AQUAPROS
AQUAPROS - 6 years ago
Avoid credit card debt and keep your glass algae free! Definitely loved that last tip as well, great vid Dave. 
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
Haha, I didn't think of that tip. Good idea. Thanks for watching, glad you liked the tips.
Joris van der Kamp
Joris van der Kamp - 6 years ago
great video!
did you read my message about the interview?


pease,
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+garnaal038 Yeah man. I will get it done. I just have a huge math test this week. Things are starting to cool down. Don't worry, I haven't forgotten .
LISA AQUARIA
LISA AQUARIA - 6 years ago
Great tips! Love the gertrudes blue eyed rainbows!! So pretty!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+LISA AQUARIA THanks Lisa, I agree, such a gem to have in this tank. I need to get more!
jeremiemcd
jeremiemcd - 6 years ago
Great vid and tips, favorite tip was how you added more substrate, =)
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
Thanks man, it is a great tip to utilize. I use it all the time.
MrRandartheBarbarian
MrRandartheBarbarian - 6 years ago
You can also place an old store card (credit card) on a wooden dowel by drilling two small holes in it and run a small zip tie through to secure it to spot clean.  
Thanks Dave for another great video!
MrRandartheBarbarian
MrRandartheBarbarian - 6 years ago
+ADU Aquascaping It works really great when you cut a slit up center of the dowel with a dremel tool or coping saw and insert the card into the slit.  Then drill your holes and install the zip tie.  
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+MrRandartheBarbarian Haha, I meant *now
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+MrRandartheBarbarian Now that's what I am talking about. Good idea. I will probably do that. I really prefer cards not. LOL
Undertow
Undertow - 6 years ago
Thanks guy!
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+Undertow No problem!
NickMach007
NickMach007 - 6 years ago
I don't think I've ever been the first one to comment on one of your vids...I feel special.
NickMach007
NickMach007 - 6 years ago
Oh, well monitors are cool too-- just not as flashy as a GH4-shotgun-wedding.
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+NickMach007 Man I wish. Eventually I will upgrade. I just needed a new monitor, haha. Was going blind on some piece of crap. Can't wait to see the tank!
NickMach007
NickMach007 - 6 years ago
Thanks appreciate it. I still have so much to learn. Fertilizing will be all new to me since I've been rocking dirt for the last year. And, I've got a few vids I need to get out. But an update on the no-longer-empty tank (also known as hardscape only tank) will be coming soon. 
What about your GH4? Have you decided to elope with it yet? +ADU Aquascaping 
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+donetoperfection2000 Thanks for the kind words! I am glad you liked the vid.

Yeah where are the sick updates? We know you are going mad thinking up ideas. I can just imagine how your family feels. They are probably dreaming about fish now because of your crazy scheming. LOL
ADU Aquascaping
ADU Aquascaping - 6 years ago
+NickMach007 Knock it off! LOL Damn, man where is your tank? We need to see what mad shiz you are thinking up.


It is the way to do water changes. We all have similar ideas it seems. I do testing 1-2 times a month. Not that crazy about it. I use Seachem and API, nothing crazy. I just like to have a reference when establishing a new scape or when changing fertilizer types or brands.  Haha, I don't know. I use a Walgreens card. It's extra stiff with lead paint. LOL Oh yeah Dynamite is great. I was going to get some when Osmocote was discontinued, but I guess it is back? I agree, they need to increase their CO2 way more than they dare. Go slow!! I love how everyone always reminds me to go slow. Yeah me not know. Thanks for watching man.
LVcichlids
LVcichlids - 6 years ago
Great video Dave. Your special alright. Haha. Just kidding bro. We getting an update on that empty tank or what?
NickMach007
NickMach007 - 6 years ago
Ok, but now for real...funny I was actually in the process of setting up a water changer system almost exactly like the one you have. I'll have to look into that model pump...I have been looking for good deals on pumps that don't have to be submerged. 
Are you really testing all your parameters (iron, phosphate, etc) every week (if so, I'm impressed)? Which kit / company do you like?
And another question, is a visa card more effective than amex for scraping algae?
And I know you already know, but I am a big fan of the Dynamite slow release fertilizer. 
Really great video and advice...I think too many people make CO2 their limiting factor, though not on purpose. 

Similar videos
for 10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

Shark videos

Why no aquarium has a great white shark

189,299 likes 18,823,705 views 4 years ago

Many have tried to keep a white shark in captivity. Here's why that's so difficult. There are several aquariums...

Pets & Animals

Making a Tide Pool Aquarium!

85,592 likes 17,736,246 views 4 years ago

Please SUBSCRIBE NOW! http://bit.ly/BWchannel Watch More - http://bit.ly/CBYcreeking On this episode of Coyote’s...

Tropical fishing

Stunning Aquarium & The Best Relax Music - 2...

22,559 likes 10,914,614 views 5 years ago

Relaxing music and beautiful Fish Aquarium. Helps Relax & Fall Asleep FAST! 2 hour long. Music for relaxation,...

Pets & Animals

Kids at the Aquarium: Compilation

31,303 likes 9,594,444 views 5 years ago

Sometimes the aquarium can be fun. Sometimes the fish and animals just don't want to behave. SUBSCRIBE TO AFV...

Raww fishing

FISHING FOR PEOPLE OFF MY BALCONY! (**Money...

215,372 likes 9,490,151 views 3 years ago

Get YOUR pair of Maverick Socks HERE ► http://www.Featsocks.com/Logan Watch Yesterday’s Vlog ►...

Shark videos

Great White Shark At Aquarium ! LOL Surprise...

11,257 likes 7,331,590 views 2 years ago

LOL Surprise dolls are going to the aquarium! Wow they are going to check out the pool with color changing fish! The...

Related videos
to 10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

Pets & Animals

Making a Tide Pool Aquarium!

85,592 likes 17,736,246 views 4 years ago

Please SUBSCRIBE NOW! http://bit.ly/BWchannel Watch More - http://bit.ly/CBYcreeking On this episode of Coyote’s...

Pets & Animals

Kids at the Aquarium: Compilation

31,303 likes 9,594,444 views 5 years ago

Sometimes the aquarium can be fun. Sometimes the fish and animals just don't want to behave. SUBSCRIBE TO AFV...

Pets & Animals

WILD AQUARIUM 1

14,980 likes 4,956,203 views 7 years ago

Expert videographer Ivan Mikolji takes you on interesting freshwater journeys to secret locations in tropical jungles...

Pets & Animals

HOW TO: Build a simple aquarium filter TUTORIAL

7,342 likes 2,485,316 views 9 years ago

Get the ultimate DIY book ► http://thekingofdiy.com Follow me ► http://facebook.com/uarujoey A cheaper and...

Pets & Animals

Setting up a Goldfish Aquarium

3,384 likes 1,989,852 views 9 years ago

For further information please visit http://www.fishkeeper.co.uk Please note that we cannot answer questions via...

Pets & Animals

Aquarium Ideas from InterZoo 2012 - AquaEl (pt. 4)

3,631 likes 1,952,304 views 8 years ago

Like my FACEBOOK page at http://www.facebook.com/DefiniteAquascapeTV - you will help me in developing my television!...

About 10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1

The "10 Quick Aquarium Tips That Will Save You Time & Money Ep. 1" video is part of the pest, animals, fish, freshwater category, which contains similar videos like this one.

Subscribe hot viral Aquatic videos!