DO IT YOURSELF ROUND AQUARIUM PART 2 – PLANTING, WITH A BONSAI TREE ON TOP

DO IT YOURSELF ROUND AQUARIUM PART 2  – PLANTING, WITH A BONSAI TREE ON TOP


Welcome to the beautiful world of aquascaping. We’re here at the entrance of Green Aqua and we have beautiful weather – finally. So we can start the video here. We’re gonna build the round aquarium at the entrance, here. So follow me, let’s see what we did here! First, this is the first aquarium that you see, when you enter Green Aqua. “Sesame open”! And then… I actually really like the fact, that this round aquarium is here. You can see how nice this whole structure is and you can see the bonsai tree on top of it. We asked you guys, whether you want a bonsai tree, or you actually want some kind of fire… Tabletop fire here. We decided for the bonsai tree, thanks to your votes. Because we think, as you guys, many of you actually pointed out that this is more natural here at the entrance, and it goes better with the Green Aqua way of thinking and the natural feeling. So we have it here, it’s filled up with water. In this episode, we’re showing you how we did it. Plant selection in this tank: we have eleven types of plants, mostly plants that tolerate an environment without CO2, so low-tech plants. We do have CO2 injection in this tank, but we’re not sure about the light coming from the ceiling. It’s really far away from the bottom of the aquarium. So we’re gonna have the Ludwigia palustris, which is a really nice plant here. It’s a red plant, it’s gonna be the only definitely red plant in the gallery, in this tank. The second one is the Hydrocotyle tripartita, Which is a nice plant, it’s gonna stay at the water level. Let’s hope that like… it’s gonna climb out of the water and it’s gonna climb onto the lava stones. Third plant is the Anubias Petite. It’s a little Anubias, which is also a very good low-tech plant. Let’s start up the plant-cleaning process! Coffee and plants! Next one is the Cryptocoryne albida ‘Brown’. The Albida ‘Brown’ is a really nice small crypt, that is also a low-tech plant, and it’s gonna have like a reddish color, so this is also a reddish plant in the aquarium. Moving on, we have the Bucephalandra. We really like the Anubias types and Bucephalandra types, this is the ‘Mini Red’. It’s gonna be also reddish tint in color. These are not really red plants, but they have like the reddish tint, so they’re gonna add some color to the tank. The next one is a fern type, this is the Hyrgrophila pinnatifida. The Pinnatifida is a really nice plant, I really like it. The only question is: How long are we gonna let this grow? This can go really long and really fast, so we need to trim it regularly. But we’re gonna take care of it. Next one is also a fern type. This one stays very green. This is the Bolbitis, the Bolbitis Heudelotii. And then, another third fern type, the Microsorum ‘Narrow’. I really like his plant, it will compensate the other Microsorums. The ‘Narrow’ has longer leaves, it has a different leaf structure, so it goes well with the Pinnatifida and the Bolbitis. The plant-cleaning process will start with taking the plant out of the pot. And cleaning it from the rock wool. You can just peel off the rock wool from the plant’s roots, and then use some water to clean the roots, because the rock wool is much softer underwater. You can clean the remainder of the rock wool with some tweezers. This fat pot is the ‘Wavy Green’ Buceplanadra. It’s also a low-tech plant, goes well with the Anubias types. So we really have to use this one as well. We’ve got two more plants here. The last one, which is the potted plant here, is the Eleocharis Acicularis. We really like this one, this hairgrass grows really nice, it grows about 10 to 15 centimeters depending on the light conditions. We can also trim it. The last plant – and this is the only lab plant that we’re using is the Lilaeopsis brasiliensis. We really like this, because it tolerates low light conditions as well and it can be on the bottom of the aquarium. it’s not really nice to trim that, because if you start trimming it, maybe it’s gonna get brownish. So we’re gonna just let it grow at the bottom of the tank, where we’re gonna use sand. But hopefully this is gonna feel good in the sand as well. Then you have to place your mosses. Oh and I almost forgot that we have the 30K giveaway! Because the Green Aqua YouTube channel has passed 30 thousand subscribers. Thank you guys! We’re having this giveaway for a week now, and we’re gonna have it for one more week until our next video. If you live in the EU, you will get 300€ worth of Green Aqua coupon. If you live outside the EU, you will get a 300€ worth of Amazon coupon. So stay tuned for the games, details in the description. Okay, so the bigger part of the planting is ready. As you can see, we have used terrestrial moss that we collected from our internal garden, which is going to be transformed into a beautiful Japanese garden soon. We’ll put it on the top of this whole structure. We are using Iron wood in-between the rocks here and then all the low-tech plants, all the fern types and all the Anubias types and all the Bucephalandra types will follow. We put the smaller plants up there, as you can see, the water level will be here. So all the plants will start from the water level. And right now we’re filling in the sand at the bottom of the aquarium. We’re gonna introduce some pebbles as well, and some little rocks. I think we’re gonna continue using the lava stone also on… on the gravel, downstairs. And then, we’re gonna introduce the Brasiliensis. So, this is the planting phase. I think we’re almost ready. Let’s do some tweaking and then let’s fill it up with water. As I told you in the last video, there are almost no standard products, that we used in this aquarium. It’s almost completely do it yourself. The only things that we used here is the Oase Optimax 2000 water pump. We used a JBL external CO2 diffuser, because the reactor didn’t fit below the aquarium. We used Seachem Matrix as biological filter media, which is used inside that round, central piece, which is covered by lava rocks. Basically what we do is we drilled two holes in the middle We take the water out, the pump will push it back, and then it’s gonna go back inside the aquarium, making a circle of movements. So the water will go around the center piece of the aquarium by some plastic pipes that we introduced and drilled through this central piece, which is covered by lava rocks. And this is basically it! Oh and you wanna see, how important hobby it is for some! Check this out! The most hilarious moment in Green Aqua’s life, I swear! I’m so happy, because the Green Aqua do it yourself project is at the end. We opted for the bonsai at the top, Thanks for your votes! You had this very good idea of having red plants at the top. The problems with the red plants are that they will lose the leaves. We wanted to have something that is green all around the year. So this is why we chose this one. The Murraya paniculata. This is the Orange Jessamine. I hope you guys like it, maybe we will change it, and make it like a more bonsai-like plant in the future. Don’t forget that we have the 30K subscription giveway! You can win 300€! Check out the details below in the description. So, thanks again for watching us, please subscribe if you didn’t do so, and hit the bell button to get notified of our future uploads! Until next week, bye!

100 thoughts on “DO IT YOURSELF ROUND AQUARIUM PART 2 – PLANTING, WITH A BONSAI TREE ON TOP

  1. JUST AMAZING GUYS, LUCKY ENOUGH TO SEE THIS IN REAL LIFE TOMORROW… HOW MANY GUPPIES YOU PUTTING IN ? 😛 GREAT JOB

  2. It's good but if you add waterfall effect with smoke and under water lighting with tetras then it will be another level..

  3. Really nice Video guys!
    I really like the fact you choose the Bonsai Tree!!
    I am really interested how the plants will grow….

  4. B-but… fire? Just kidding! The bonsai looks great. Especially if you set it on fire! Ack, I mean, even without fire! (fireee….)

  5. Another beautiful scape Balazs, your store is amazing. I would love to come and see you guys one day and spend some time sitting and taking in all the amazing visual treats. You are all true masters of the aquascaping hobby, and I’m so happy to watch all of the videos ,a feast for the eyes after a hard day at work. All the best, Martin

  6. Balasz you are an awesome video host and these videos are so enjoyable. I’m in Texas and would visit Budapest just to check out your shop. Great job to you and the whole team. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Oh my God this is so beautiful I can't stop smiling I want one and the little girl was so gorgeous holding the fish she did not want to let go, Wow you guys as always doing a good job a great job😁😂🤣😃😍😘

  8. reaaaaally beatiful. a question! the bonsai touchs the wather underneath or u will be puting water on it as it needs it¿?

  9. Amazing tank, great to see someone really pushing the boundaries of aquascaping. Only shame is that your not in the UK so harder to visit.

  10. When will the bonsai be set on fire? Can I come visit you guys to have the honour? 😂 very nice tank and tree guys, love the recycled moss!

  11. Beautiful idea , well done , looks awesome 😍💙🐟💙
    Cute baby ,she is future aquascaper for sure 😉

  12. Probably the best scape I've seen so far. Though, ur contest provider, Gleam.io seems kinda shady. The last permission it wants is control our YouTube channel, see, edit and delete stuff. Kinda concerned abt that….

  13. I wanted to order fish from your website, but it looks like I cant chose a delivery time. What if im not home when the fish get delivered?

  14. Élőben is nagyon látványos akvárium, de az igazi akkor lesz ha mozgás is lesz benne! 🙂
    Az Attiláék által épített kocka akváriumért pedig még mindig sok ember fél karját odaadnám! 🙂

  15. First class! I think I would have skipped the sand in the aquarium and just gone with lava rock. I would also have put lava rocks in the planting area below to make that area blend in with the aquarium. Anyway, it looks great guys!

  16. FIRE !!!!!! super robicie wszystko. Muszę do was przyjechać zobaczyć to na żywo. Pozdrowienia z Polski. Creative Aquarium Union Poland

    FIRE !!!! you do everything great. I have to come to see you live. Greetings from Poland. Creative Aquarium Union Poland

  17. Thank you for great video! Guys, what is your opinion about Seachem Matrix? My concern here about Nitrate. I've installed it in my filter and now my Nitrate is 0. Thanks

  18. This top removable bonsai is a genius idea and so beautiful !! U are incredibly talanted !!! what a DREAM aquarium !!!

  19. great video. Remarkably aquariums, inimitable operatic work. Thanks for the great job. If you do not mind to look at my videos.

  20. Hey guys goodmorning 😊👌👌 any cofee around ?? what a wunderfull vieuw i see when you come in at green aqua !!wery awsome with that bonsai plant on top and i love how u desine it and capture nicely around it with all detail and the plant choice i would agree on that good job guys 🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉you deserve an applaus for the hard work and ideas and i think that a real scooling fish would fit perfectly in thre like classic romynose tetras and some redish longtail plechos at least to get some Nice contrast colour and a good size for ppl to see!!if were gona talk about only fish 🤣!!

  21. What a amazing video I love watching videos like these I’m thirteen and love the hobby of keeping shrimp and fish!!!

  22. a tip for the outside plants if i may? some maidenhair fern for below the bonsai on the lava rock 😉 cheers

  23. Fantastic! And now you are already at 75K!!! Wow, that is some phenomenal growth! Congratulations and thank you for sharing! – Little Bobby

  24. How is your moss staying green around the bonsai without high humidity? I have an open tank and tried a few mosses. Nothing can seem to stay green for very long despite adding moisture. Would love to hear your tips!

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