Aquascaping a DBL bottom Aquarium – Step by Step River Stream Flow Tank aquascape tutorial

Aquascaping a DBL bottom Aquarium – Step by Step River Stream Flow Tank aquascape tutorial


Hey guys, today we have a really cool project.
I’m here with a couple of my friends we’re scaping this flow tank.
You’ve probably already seen the concept from Panta Rhei.
We have a double bottom here. There is a strong water flow inside the tank
and this is going to be some sort of biotope style layout for Panda Loaches. Let’s kick in the
intro and check out the hardscape afterwards So guys, you have seen the hardscape and
it’s really really cool, you can almost feel the flow of the water. How it comes
on the right side and has formed the roots of I don’t know, some kind of a
dead tree, going all the way from right to the left side and kind of a really cool small table,
you can slide out from the cabinet of this aquarium.
It’s an entire DIY build. Unfortunately I wasn’t a part of the whole process. If you’re wondering,
how the whole hardscape is holding together? The guys, they have used Superglue and they covered the superglue with a little bit of soil dust so you don’t see the white markings Next steps: The guys they have filled in
the Soil and created some sort of like Soil pockets for you know, kind of,
to separate the soil from the sand areas there were, like, round shape river pebbles used and for the small gaps in between the
rocks, filter wool has been used to block those small gaps.
So the Soil cannot come to the front as a final touch,
some small gravels have been added. Those gravels are almost the same type
like the pebbles in aquarium some are bigger, some are smaller I already like how it’s looking and
before you ask any questions about the LED this is some sort of custom-build
LED by a German brand called AquaGrow you can find a link to them in the description below Fully controllable, everything, but like I said,
it’s like a custom build model and next we’re going to prepare the plants
and put them inside and yeah,
guess what kind of plans we’re gonna use here? of course Rheophyte plants.
Mosses, Bucephalandras and Ferns and some Crypts
and some special things as well so stay tuned for the planting Ok guys,
now is time to talk about plants meanwhile it’s already water inside, that’s because
we let the Reverse Osmosis water run in slowly the entire planting process started with
the Cyperus helferi in 3 major soil pockets,
in the middle of the island the Cyperus helferi was side-planted
by Hygrophila ‘Araguaia’ and Cryptocoryne ‘Hobbit’ also 3 major pockets were created in the back, where basically Cyperus helferi was mixed with Juncus repens and some Hygrophila ‘Araguaia’
has found its place in the background as well Towards the foreground you can see lots and lots of
small Bucephalandras, those species are mini Needle Leaf and whatever those names are..
I will list them all down in the description below Basically we have a mix of
Cryptocoryne parva, dwarf Bucephalandras Hygrophila ‘Araguaia’
Cryptocoryne ‘Hobbit’ and Cyperus helferi as well as Juncus repens further on top of the driftwood we have
added Bucephalandra species some Bolbitis heudelotii,
just tissue culture, very very small Hygrophila pinnatifida as well as Fissidens
and regarding Fissidens, I just recorded a little Pro Tip you will find a link up here So how we added the Fissidens we wrapped it around small filter wool patches and it’s a super cool technique
to add it in the driftwood Going forward, we are
going to finish adding those Fissidens to the tank and fill it up to the top and I’m going to show you
how it looks when it’s finished Ok guys, the tank is finished and as the
final steps we have glued some Moss and Pinnatifida on the upper areas of the driftwood
sticking out of the water and as a byproduct, just recorded a
second Pro Tip over here, so make sure to check it out the link up here, or just later on in the description or, if you’re subscribed – you will get it It was a really cool project,
to be here invited by my friend Sebastian and the other guys Dennis and Florian and all of the guys are linked down below,
if you want to stalk them if that’s something you’re into I will wrap it up here I hope you enjoyed this vlog,
you know, the creation process. Unfortunately I missed the hardscape part, but well so is life.. Guys, if you like this video give me a thumbs up 👍 Subscribe to my channel
and I gonna see you in the next one 😉

78 thoughts on “Aquascaping a DBL bottom Aquarium – Step by Step River Stream Flow Tank aquascape tutorial

  1. Great video my friend. Nice project to follow. Will they wait some time before they turn on the massive flow what we've seen on other Panta Rhei tanks? Thought this would just make a mess on a fresh tank like this. Keep up the good content my friend! 🙂

  2. Endlich ist das Video zu diesem großartigen Aquarium da. Danke und gerne würden wir den Bau zu diesem Schrank sehen bzw seinen Aufbau an sich und seine Features 😉 Wie immer super Video.
    PS: vllt noch ein späteres Video mit Besatz und Strömung.

  3. Das ist echt sehr schön geworden wenn ich mehr Platz hätte würde ich mir auch sofort so eines machen, kannst du vlt auch mal in einem video so ein mini complete Tank einrichten? LG aus Wien

  4. Warm coffee toast to you Jurijs. I don't expect the flow rate to be nearly as high as Panta Rhei's. Your hard work would be a wash out. Looking forward to seeing the Pandas enjoying their stream habitat.

  5. I hope we see this again in a couple of months as it grows in. This is one of my top favorite scapes I’ve seen online ever. Personally I’d add a little leaf litter but not much. I just love it!

  6. I've always wanted to setup a river/flow tank! I think they are so unique and you guys did a great job with scaping this one! I can't wait to see this aquarium when things start to grow in more!👍

  7. Bin gespannt wie es aussieht wenn die Pflanzen angewachsen sind und die Pumpen laufen! Valisnerien sehen in solchen Becken auch immer toll aus finde ich, weil sie die Strömung besser sichtbar machen.

  8. I would love to see an update on this tank in the near future . Maybe of the whole system running and what type of pump you all are using etc. thank you a, axing Vedic like always Jurijs.

  9. Did you make the tank if so please tell me you made a video on it 😀 or if you bought it where did you get it? I have panda loaches and would love to make or build a tank similar to the one you have set up.

  10. Hi, Jurijs. I hope you can go back after a month or so. I’d like to have an update of this tank with the fish in it. 🙂

  11. Guau, qué profesional!!! Me han gustado mucho algunos trucos que no conocía sobre cómo hacer el "hardscape".
    Éste es el primer vídeo tuyo que veo, ¡Suscrito!

  12. Congratulations my friend, I'm in the Araguaia region in Brazil where there're various fishes and plants origins, if you ever come to this region I can guide you arround, or maybe you come to make some filming.

  13. It would of been cool if you talked about how the Aquarium works….alot of people don't know what directional flow is or how it works…panta rhei is amazing!! Great video 👍 keep up all hard work!!!!

  14. Great looking tank Jurijs,would like to see the mechanics below in the cupboard. Will be great to see it once filled out and at full speed

  15. whoa, first time I've seen a similar setup to mine but i use an undergravel filter then hid the pipe from the powerhead under the substrate to pop out just above the substrate at the other end, this gave me tons of ideas on my next tank. very nice setup you guys have.

  16. Its like a natural museum 1/2 display . You just need to add the sedge grasses- or Acorus for tropicals that are seen in streams.I bet Fissidens moss is at home in fast waters..but I could be wrong. I do know the closest in nature to aquariums with much moss are in streams that keep the moss clean.
    A living wall would help..or diorama. What a display tank that would be in a home…just tune the flow noise down. Then sit in a comfy chair and observe!

  17. Hey Jurijs, love the ‘flow’ of this scape. Can’t wait to see the aquarium in operation with the Buce spreading. I’m interested in the hobbit species of crypt you mentioned…🤘

  18. Trying to learn a little more, think I seen you setting up plastic supports for a false bottom on video clip but haven't found the video.

    Trying to get a little inspiration for reapplication and design ideas across different areas of the hobby.

  19. Hello. I am having problems of noto knowing the German names of some plants and fishes. For example could you tell me what is the German names of Detritus worms and Malaysian Driftwood? And I couldn't find Siamese algae eater in Aqua shops in Dortmund, or maybe its just that I am not finding the right name for it.

  20. guess who’s back to watch this again because they have watched all the aquascaping videos on youtube 😂
    edit: can we get an update on this tank? 😛

  21. love your work! would you come to my house to help me with my tanks? i have two… one for my pleurodeles waltl and one is a shrimp cube… 😀

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