10 GALLON AQUARIUM, How to Setup an EASY LOW TECH 10 Gallon Fish Tank

What’s up Fishtank People?! The Small Tank Series CONTINUES today. Last week we did a 5 gallon, this week we
are doing a 10 gallon! Oh yeah. So I am excited to be bringing this ten gallon
tank to you today. I have to share that I believe my first tank
ever was in fact a 10 gallon tank. It had darker green gravel, a scuba diver
and lastly a NO Fishing sign in it. Yes- this is also the tank where the goldfish
named Dabloon lived. A dabloon is a gold coin from a sunken treasure
ship, a name my dad came up with. Speaking of my dad. I remember holding the door for my dad out
to the garage while he lugged the tank out the garage to do a full 100% water change
scrub down. (No sure why Dabloon died, but this 100% water
change no-no was probably part of it!) I hear I sobbed for a long time with the discovery
that dabloon was dead.. So the 10 gallon… This is how they get you folks. The tank is the “Multi tank it is” bug
starter. Yes. I can recall Pet Supplies Plus back in like
1997 for only $1.99…and a 5 gallon cost 12$…..I’m rolling with the 10. I can also remember adding up all of costs
of everything I actually needed for this tank to be setup and going, “Wait a minute, this
is more cash than I was looking to spend!” The 10 gallon readily available, double, the
space of a 5 gallon. Good gas exchange with its height to surface
area. And is the size of tank I remember staring
at at my buddy David Brindles house who had light blue gravel and corner box filter, and
me going. I’ve got to have this! So how are we going to approach this 10 gallon
today? We’ll I am going to keep it basic here. Last week we showed you how I used a premium
grade substrate. I also have more than enough videos about
dirting your aquarium, so today I am going to show you how I am going to setup a 10 gallon
tank WITHOUT Dirt, but with adding plants that DON’t Require as much nutrients at
their substrate. I realize that for many people watching this,
the idea of setting up a tank with dirt under the gravel then pouring water over it is crazy
town. So here today, I’m going to keep it simple
with a low tech- Almost no dirt needed aquarium. NOW- You will NOTE: BOTH this video and LAST
video. I Mentioned Dirting your tank. This is for a REASON. You have a significantly less number of species
you can keep without A GOOD SUBSTRATE. So while I am rolling NO DIRT of GOOD SUBSTRATE
HERE- Let it be said- If you want good plant growth, you need good substrate…. We are going to roll with just plain gravel
but I reserve the right to add just a touch of substrate to this tank… More on that later in the video. OK. SO with this setup. I wanna get a little crazy…. I wanna come above the rim with this bad boy…. It’s not some thing typically do, so We
will see how it goes…. NOTE: This is fully inspired by some work
that my Monster handed Man Crush Kevin Kelly designed…. I’m gonna work these rocks in above THE
RIM… Ok, Why am I doing this? The main reason I am doing this is I want
to see people push themselves with a 10 gallon. The reason I like Kevin’s work so much is
because he is not afraid to takes risks and do something outside of the mold. Same with Oliver Knott, you might think some
of his tanks are gimicy or over the top…whatever. Let’s have fun with this instead of the
same white path of sand in mountains. This ten gallon might end up looking like
10 gallons of hot trash, but at least I tried… So before we get into this tank I want to
make it clear what we are getting and what we are Not going to be getting with this tank. Due to the lack of a proper nutrient rich
substrate base layer we are simply not going to be able to keep some of the plant
we might have liked- Dwarf Sag, Baby tears, Jungle val- These are OUT. That’s ok because knowing this we are going to modify our plant selection to work
within the confines of this setup….. The plants we are going to be experimenting
with today are simple. We have Elodea anacharis, We have some Anubias, Bolbitus. We also have
some hornwort and we have some
JAVA MOSS. Some other plants
to consider here are Water wisteria.

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