Bi Weekly Water Change (Step by Step) | Reef Tank

1:01 Equipment 3:40 Cleaning Back Glass With Razor Blade 12:02 Cleaning Silicone With Razor Blade 13:51 Cleaning Front Glass With Razor Blade 14:12 Removing Pulsating Xenia 15:45 Turkey Basting Rocks 21:54 Mixing Tank With Powerhead 23:10 Removing Water 28:08 Filling The Reef Back Up With RO/DI Water 30:39 Starting Tank 30:58 Leveling The Sump Water Level In this video i will be showing you step by step how i conduct my 125 gallon reef tanks bi weekly water change. Some of the tools i will be using are a turkey baster, brush, razor blades and powerheads. I will be doing a 20 gallon water change using Reef Crystals aquarium salt. Some of the things i will be showing you include scraping algae and coralline off the back of the tank, using a smaller razor blade to get up close to the silicone to ensure it doesn't get damaged. I will also be showing you how i go about turkey basting the rocks and corals along with siphoning detritus out into 5 gallon bucks. Finally I will show you how i fill the reef back up with water and get everything back in running order. Please Subscribe to be notified of future videos. I enjoy making these videos and hope they will provide helpful information to better guide hobbyist. Everything you see on this channel will be my personal way of doing it. Please Enjoy and any feedback is welcomed. 125 Gallon Reef Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-qZiboMWjYNtQNMLlxiHhVF Zeovit Tank Build Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-rtT_B_gLcyWBWUdbvlBgEJ How To Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-qTgkRrs5wrIE086wL9Gikd Follow me on Aquatic Log: http://www.aquaticlog.com/users/hexdex Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fish-Of-Hex-389648551215254 Twitter: https://twitter.com/FishOfHex Intro: https://flixpress.com End Thumbnail: http://pizap.com Music: Epic - http://www.bensound.com

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1:01 Equipment 3:40 Cleaning Back Glass With Razor Blade 12:02 Cleaning Silicone With Razor Blade 13:51 Cleaning Front Glass With Razor Blade 14:12 Removing Pulsating Xenia 15:45 Turkey Basting Rocks 21:54 Mixing Tank With Powerhead 23:10 Removing Water 28:08 Filling The Reef Back Up With RO/DI Water 30:39 Starting Tank 30:58 Leveling The Sump Water Level In this video i will be showing you step by step how i conduct my 125 gallon reef tanks bi weekly water change. Some of the tools i will be using are a turkey baster, brush, razor blades and powerheads. I will be doing a 20 gallon water change using Reef Crystals aquarium salt. Some of the things i will be showing you include scraping algae and coralline off the back of the tank, using a smaller razor blade to get up close to the silicone to ensure it doesn't get damaged. I will also be showing you how i go about turkey basting the rocks and corals along with siphoning detritus out into 5 gallon bucks. Finally I will show you how i fill the reef back up with water and get everything back in running order. Please Subscribe to be notified of future videos. I enjoy making these videos and hope they will provide helpful information to better guide hobbyist. Everything you see on this channel will be my personal way of doing it. Please Enjoy and any feedback is welcomed. 125 Gallon Reef Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-qZiboMWjYNtQNMLlxiHhVF Zeovit Tank Build Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-rtT_B_gLcyWBWUdbvlBgEJ How To Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyrWzDlRs-qTgkRrs5wrIE086wL9Gikd Follow me on Aquatic Log: http://www.aquaticlog.com/users/hexdex Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fish-Of-Hex-389648551215254 Twitter: https://twitter.com/FishOfHex Intro: https://flixpress.com End Thumbnail: http://pizap.com Music: Epic - http://www.bensound.com

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Tommy Pieri
Tommy Pieri - 3 years ago
If I paid shipping would you mail it to me. In in New Brighton PA close to beaver falls. Or pittsburgh
Tommy Pieri
Tommy Pieri - 3 years ago
The Cheato
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 3 years ago
Mail what?
OG`s Fishroom
OG`s Fishroom - 3 years ago
Im glad I watched this vid in my freshwater tank my huge king kong parrot fish bites me too. I will now remove him every week when Im doing maintenance on the tank. Thanks bro
smarty415
smarty415 - 3 years ago
Subscribed :)
Mark Derail
Mark Derail - 3 years ago
As a newbie in the hobby, THANK YOU. I've been swamped with having to do huge daily WC's to keep phosphates down after buying too many live rocks.
joey beats
joey beats - 3 years ago
Good video man helped me out a lot✊
LRanee
LRanee - 4 years ago
Do you have a sump or a skimmer?
LRanee
LRanee - 4 years ago
Nice,what should i run in my hob filter 29 gallon.Weekly 5 gallon wcs.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
I have both
Don Lidtke
Don Lidtke - 4 years ago
Thanks for giving me an idea of what it takes to maintain a tank. My tank setup is still a couple of months away, I need to finish the basement before I get to build my system. You help fill my needs...lol.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
Thank you and good luck on the new build
Jeremy B
Jeremy B - 4 years ago
How thick is your glass?
Jeremy B
Jeremy B - 4 years ago
I spoke with they guy I bought it from tonight...the tank was made in 2013...the stand is just old. He said he had it custom made and it was made that way. Guess only time will tell.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
O ok well if its been running and hasnt had any issues you should be fine. Stuff like that with how old is make me nervous id hate to see all that water hit the floor over something that could be avoided.
Jeremy B
Jeremy B - 4 years ago
O no, I'v had it in water for 8 months now...the glass is pretty thick and you can clearly see the silicone in between the glass to seal it...its just not anywhere on the edges if that makes sense. Basically all the stuff your not suppose to scrape of is scraped off. I just texted the guy who I bought it from and ask him if it was built like that or if he did it. He used the tank for years if it was like that...which I'm assuming it was. Just seemed odd to me, another fish buddy of mine who's been doing it for 30 years said he was made that way and they didn't decide to spread out the silicone with there finger so it sealed like you usually see...its a eurobrace tank...
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
Do you already have water in it? If its glass and you dont see any silicone and the tanks is that old.. Scary and id personally stay away from it. If you do decide to keep it id fill it up outside and see if it holds water for a month or so but even that its not guaranteed.
Jeremy B
Jeremy B - 4 years ago
Okay..I bought mine used from a guy...I'm assuming its a custom tank. Its 36*24*24 and its half in...I think or more, cant remember, at work right now. But it doesn't have any silicone on the sides of the edges...I looks like it was almost made that way? Or the guy before me just scrapped it all off perfectly...any thoughts on that. He was an experienced reefer and I never had a chance to ask him if he did that or if it was made like that. Its a pretty old tank I think...probably from the late 90s maybe.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
+Jeremy B Half inch
IRanee
IRanee - 4 years ago
dude you live a few hours away from me.
IRanee
IRanee - 4 years ago
ya
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
Did you say you lived near State college bc i got a notification on my phone but it never showed up in the comment section.
IRanee
IRanee - 4 years ago
ya
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 4 years ago
You live in PA?

10. comment for Bi Weekly Water Change (Step by Step) | Reef Tank

goodall1bay
goodall1bay - 4 years ago
Well I found it quite satisfying
Matthew Felsenthal
Matthew Felsenthal - 5 years ago
how do you find putting your hand in the tank with the snowflake eel? does it ever come out to get you?
Matthew Felsenthal
Matthew Felsenthal - 5 years ago
+FishOfHex good to hear that he has learned not to bite the hand that feeds him haha
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
Hes great I have yet to run into any issues with him. Atm he only comes out when i put the feeding sick in the tank and at night he does his own thing.
Cycnoches2012
Cycnoches2012 - 5 years ago
great vid!
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
Thank You
Gene Harm
Gene Harm - 5 years ago
I'm with you on keeping the back glass clean. I think it makes a world of difference in the overall beauty of the tank. It's expensive but the Tunze Care Magnet long 0220.015 might be something you may want to try. I have one and boy it is nice.

My clown took ten years to die. I'm was so happy to see him go.
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+Gene Harm Thanks Ill check that magnet out thanks for watching
dazzla2010
dazzla2010 - 5 years ago
why is there so much algae on your back wall if you do bi weekly water changes
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+dazzla2010 You should post a video of it, I love checking out other peoples tanks especially those who do things different and have success.
dazzla2010
dazzla2010 - 5 years ago
i do water change once a month max i run rowa and i carbon dose and I've n get next to nothing on the glass buy the way you tank
looks great
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+dazzla2010 Its really not that much, its the same as if you forgot to clean your front glass for two weeks. I run a LNS via biopellets, wet skimming and low feeding. The angle makes it look worse, also regardless if you do a water change weekly, bi weekly or daily you will get algae on the glass. Just how it is.
bigrazzer
bigrazzer - 5 years ago
ty
bigrazzer
bigrazzer - 5 years ago
i like see video on how you made water line from bio pellet reactor to the skimmmer
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+bigrazzer I can do that
anton korablyow
anton korablyow - 5 years ago
it would be realy a nice video, if U just try to adjust the white balance - to the warm... This kind of adjusting got even my old mobile phone camera? what I mean - U`ve just to find it on Your cam... Plus - when U`re filming - try to make the reef tank light maximum on white color... Then Try Again, U `ll be surprised. But i`ts only abouy a vid. Your reef is realy nice.
anton korablyow
anton korablyow - 5 years ago
hm... oh If that`s realy so - that`s a pity... But maybe U tell me the cam.name and model - just wanna look. Because if the cameras not older then 10 years, they must be adjustable... And what`s with the other opportunity.. If U can not turn the camera warmer - try to adjust the takn lights warmer - it means - U can turn the blue spectrum jy 50%. And the white to 100%. U`ve a realy nice tank - and It would be great to see the tank with the true colors... not the overlighted white color. I mean - U`ve got some graet animals, i`m sure they have great colors... 
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+anton korablyow At this moment i have three cameras and none of the allow me to adjust the white balance at some point ill purchase another camera for youtube.
NICK nikki
NICK nikki - 5 years ago
oops i meant rock...rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+NICK nikki no worries i didnt let anyone see it haha
Cali Fishliving
Cali Fishliving - 5 years ago
I would rather hold the razor by hand to scrape rear glass, but good job for maintenance . Have you ever scratch the glass
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+Dan Cast I would do it by hand in my arms could reach but as for scratching the glass its never happened with a razor blade. The scratches on the sides and front are from crappy magfloats.

20. comment for Bi Weekly Water Change (Step by Step) | Reef Tank

Rad Perez
Rad Perez - 5 years ago
I agree with cleaning the rear glass, nice job... Beautiful tank
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+Rad Perez Thanks Man.
NEMO20G
NEMO20G - 5 years ago
tank looks good man !!
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+NEMO20G Thank You
Jorge Torres
Jorge Torres - 5 years ago
alot of work.. but worth it at the end
FishOfHex
FishOfHex - 5 years ago
+Jorge Torres I Agree Bro.

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