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King of DIY

Joey is THE King of DIY, and when he built his gallery of aquariums he chose the Custom Aquariums rack system with 120-gallon tanks...a lot of them!

Joey Mullen is also known as the king of DIY, uarujoey or the DIY fishkeeper on social media. Providing education and inspiration for aquarium enthusiasts on YouTube, he is also the author of The Ultimate DIY Handbook; for the DIY Aquarist. His channel is about educating all levels of fish tank hobbyists who are passionate about caring for fish and keeping an aquarium of their own. Joey's aquarium rack systems were custom made by our professional fish tank engineers, here at Custom Aquariums.

Please watch the King of DIY's videos for some helpful information and great tips on diy aquarium keeping.

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Solid Gold Aquatics

Jennie’s fish house is outfitted with Custom Aquariums rack systems that include standard glass aquariums for her fish collection, amphibious tanks set up a bioactive vivariums, and Custom Cages Hybrid H2 reptile enclosures.

"I'm Jennifer Lynx and Solid Gold is about goldfish and all the other pets in my life - aquatic or not! Fancy goldfish have long been the main subject of my channel, but as an animal lover I have many other pets that I make videos about too. Here you'll find goldfish, discus, plecos, other aquarium fish, axolotls, poison dart frogs, leopard geckos, rabbits, cats, and more. Subscribe to see new videos about them every week!"

Jennie's mission is about promoting the goldfish hobby and inspiring better goldfish-keeping practices.

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Fish of Hex

Travis’ main reef display tank featuring many small-polyp stony coral (SPS) is a 300-gallon custom glass aquarium setting on a welded iron stand, both from Custom Aquariums.

"Here you will find everything you need to know to be successful in the saltwater aquarium hobby. I have several video series such as "Beginner Guide to Saltwater Aquariums", "300 Gallon Build" and "How to & Diy". I will teach you how to avoid common mistakes and prevent tank disasters. With thirteen years of experience in the hobby, I plan on sharing all of it with my subscribers. I take great pride in helping others and seeing their tanks grow into amazing works of art makes the time I put into making these videos worth it. Follow me and you will have an amazing reef tank in no time!"

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Pecktec

Sean Peck (PeckTec on YouTube) uses a Seamless Sump filter system to clean his 220-gallon freshwater planted display aquarium.

Sean's tank is a freshwater planted tank with a seamless sump system. Sean really wanted to solve the issue of filtering a really large aquarium. Sean actually interviewed members of Custom Aquariums staff and that is where Sean learned about Custom Aquariums seamless sump system and is quite impressed.

Pecktec posts videos every Sunday about his aquarium projects, so stay tuned!

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Dustin's Fish Tanks

Aquarium plants and planted fishtanks. Dustin's Fish tanks. I love this channel and have a blast with the aquarium hobby. Dirt in my planted tanks for days. I believe that you don't have to spend a fortune or do a ton of work to have a killer planted tank. You just need to take the time and dirt your planted aquarium tank.

This channel has been dedicated to me spreading my knowledge about keeping fish and planted aquarium tanks. I love it. People ask me all kinds of questions and I answer everything. Let me know what you want to know or what you want to see. I'll hook it up!

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Simply Betta

Taylor, from Simply Betta, is a betta breeder, planted tank enthusiast, colorful nano fish lover, gamer, LOTR nerd, and all-around creative person! A betta fish enthusiast, watch her YouTube channel today for practical betta fish care, aquariums, aquatic plants, unboxing videos and more. You can shop her online store for betta fish and fish food at https://simplybetta.com/.

We met Taylor at Aquashella in Dallas, where she showed off some excellent dance moves!

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Emma Lynn Sampson

Emma Lynn Sampson is a reptile enthusiast and pet owner and keeps monitors, snakes, chameleons, bearded dragons, frogs, and hamsters and other exotic pets. Watch her YouTube channel where she discusses her reptile pets, posts vlogs, and shares information on reptile care. Custom Aquariums & Custom Cages met Emma at the Aquashella event in April 2019 in Dallas. Watch her video about our massive paludarium on display at that event, which featured a beautiful, exotic caiman lizard, as well as neon tetras, angelfish and other fish species.

"My whole life revolves around animals... And so does this channel. If you like animals then you'll enjoy my videos."

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Creative Pet Keeping

Kasia's YouTube channel, Creative Pet Keeping, is all about betta breeding, betta fish care, and betta community tanks. She also breeds dwarf cichlids and keeps freshwater neocaradina shrimp. In addition, Kasia is the owner of 15 freshwater aquariums in her apartment fishroom, two cats and a rescue Border Collie named Banana.

"My name is Kasia and I create educational and family-friendly videos for "Creative Pet Keeping" , on YouTube! I started Creative Pet Keeping in January of 2010. For several years, I lived in a tiny apartment in Chicago, so I wanted to share how I had been able to create stimulating (and creative) environments for my pets despite a limited budget – all right in the middle of a big city! I started off with a few betta fish and a single tank, and since then, the channel has grown into so much more. I’ve had the opportunity to connect with tons of pet owners and animal lovers around the world – teenagers and college students, busy parents with curious kids, people looking to get just one fish (or cat or dog) who don’t know where to start, and hobbyists wanting to get serious and give their pets an upgrade."

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Tank Tested

Alex Wenchel from the YouTube channel, Tank Tested, has been aquascaping and keeping aquariums for over twenty years, sharing his knowledge and expertise with the YouTube community. Watch the video filmed at Aquashella, Dallas 2019 here, and check out his channel for some great info on aquarium care.

"Tank Tested was created by me, Alex Wenchel. I've kept aquariums for more than twenty years, but it's only been in the last few that I've gotten into aquascaping. By trade, I'm a documentary and natural history filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. and I've been producing digital series for years. If you'd like to see some of the series I've produced, check out Nat Geo Wild's Wild_Life with Bertie Gregory or Symbio's Wild Warrior."

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Swhiskey

Custom Aquariums met Jimmy Nguyen, (Swhiskey on his YouTube channel) at the exciting Aquashella event in Dallas in April 2019. While there, Swhiskey captured many beautiful shots of the fish and other aquatic life displayed at the fish show. Watch the video here, as well as his other aquarium and fish keeping footage on his channel.

Swhiskey is a video creator and aquarium enthusiast. On his channel, you can watch beautiful videos of cichlids, bettas, goldfish, and other fish and aquatic animals. He is additionally a photographer, and captures stunning shots of fish. Many of these photos can be purchased online on his website at https://www.swhiskeyshots.com/. Check out his YouTube channel today to see incredible footage of freshwater fish, aquariums, fishrooms, vlogs, travel and more.

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Jay Wilson

Custom Aquariums and Cages met Jay Wilson at the Aquashella Dallas event in Spring 2019. Jay has some great information about fishkeeping featured on his YouTube channel, from how to keep African Cichlids, to info on aquarium lighting and water changes! His channel includes African Cichlids, dart frogs, vivariums, aquariums, education and reviews.

"What you can expect from this channel is African Cichlids. You will also find aquarium and dart frog-related reviews and set ups. You get aquarium fish related discounts and fun. Check out Northfinusa.com and jay-wilson.com for more information. Reviews will be on plenty of different products so if you have a product you would like for me to demo and review contact me at [email protected]"

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Tazawa Tanks

"Hey Fish Friends! Welcome to my channel. Please subscribe if you want to join me on my adventures in the aquarium hobby! Don't forget to hit the notification bell!"

"A little about me: I have been keeping fish for over 20 years. I have an aquarium service business, and serve on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Aquarium Society."

"This channel features freshwater aquariums, African cichlids, tank builds, as well as fishroom and LFS tours. Tazawa Tanks will also feature videos on servicing of customer aquariums, mainly freshwater systems and fish-only marine tanks. To learn more, also visit our website at www.TazawaTanks.com."

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After Reefs

After Reefs is an aquaculture, research, and advocacy group focused on promoting coral reef longevity through sustainable aquaculture.

Between the recent decline in coral reef health across the globe, the rise in limitations on coral export, and the growing demand among coral hobbyists, aquaculture is essential to the future of the reefs, both the ocean’s and our living room’s. No coral enthusiast wants to live in a world “after the reefs,” and After Reefs’ goal is to help ensure that day never comes. AR also works to assist the everyday reefer through its research and advocacy efforts.

After Reefs got its start with help from CustomAquariums.com, which built the display tank in our 1000 gallon system. AR’s founders are two brothers, a lawyer and a biologist, who have a passion for saltwater aquariums. After Reefs does not buy coral from the ocean: it acquires them only from aquaculture operations. AR has never purchased wholesale, and it focuses on culturing the most spectacular and unique pieces in the hobby.

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SC Fishkeeping

Zac from SC Fishkeeping is a fishkeeping and aquarium enthusiast, who we met at the exciting event, Aquashella 2019 in Dallas this spring. Watch his videos for fishkeeping practices and information about the hobby.

"Welcome to my channel! My name is Zac. I have some fish. I make videos."

"My channel is meant to document my aquariums, the specific fish I keep with care guides and spotlights, product reviews, and other unique videos from time to time that relate to my hobby!"

"Please like what you like, comment what you feel, and subscribe for support! Thanks!"

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Patrick D. Neary

Watch these two videos filmed by Patrick D. Neary at Aquashella 2019 in Dallas, which feature Ted Judy from Custom Aquariums and Cages discussing the quality engineering of our customized enclosures and aquariums. Patrick D. Neary is a vlogger, aquarium keeper and fish enthusiast and posts informative fishkeeping videos on his YouTube channel.

Watch all of Patrick's videos today for Jewel Cichlid Fry, Odessa Barb, Tiger Barb, feeding fish, aquarium and tank care, and other topics.

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Steve Poland Aquatics

Steve’s 300-gallon display aquarium houses one fish...his huge umbee cichlid. This project features a complete Seamless Sump filter system installed under the room where the display aquarium is located. Steve is passionate about the aquarium hobby.

On his YouTube channel, Steve provides some great aquarium tips and tutorials information and showcases his fishroom tours, aquarium projects and product reviews. Please watch his videos for some great info!

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Andrew Windham

Andrew needed a custom stand, canopy and filter system to fit a non-standard aquarium for his axolotl. This video series features installing the Seamless Sump filter, H2Overflow and Siphon Stopper on an aquarium.

"This is the introduction to what will be a project series called the Axolotl Aquarium Upgrade. Custom Aquariums sponsored the build and made the equipment to go along. This series will cover everything from putting the tank, stand, and canopy together to plumbing, filtration, aquascaping, stocking, flow control, and much much more! Create your own dream aquarium with Custom Aquariums here: customaquariums.com."

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MASS Aquariums

Mike chose the Seamless Sump filter system for his 135-gallon black water planted aquarium.

"My channel is all about simplifying the aquarium hobby. My focus is making videos on planted aquariums, reef aquariums and utilizing live streams to educate and excite. My goal is to inspire hobbyists and let them know anyone can enjoy a beautiful aquarium. You will learn, triumph and make your aquarium thrive."

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Bryan Evans Aquatics

Bryan’s project features a 260-gallon custom glass fish tank and Seamless Sump filter system built into a wall of custom cabinetry in Bryan’s home.

"I ordered a 300 gallon, 10' long aquarium from CustomAquariums.com in December. A few short months later it has been delivered and covers most of the wall of my favorite room in my home just waiting to be surrounded by bookshelves and a canopy to become the new home of some of my favorite African Cichlids. This video is the first of many documenting this project."

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Saltwater Ambitions

Brian installed a custom 240-gallon reef aquarium as the centerpiece of a remodel in his home, complete with filter system and welded iron stand.

Started in May of 2017, the Saltwater Ambitions project was created to document the journey from concept to reality and beyond of a 240 gallon in-wall Lifetime Aquarium build. Owner Brian Howell has partnered with CustomAquariums.com to showcase some of the features and functionality of the Lifetime Aquarium display tank, Seamless Sump, H2Overflow, Siphon Stopper, and more.

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Robert Hu

Robert’s 300-gallon reef aquarium features many species of angelfish and corals.

"I have had the 300G reef ready aquarium from Custom Aquariums for about half a year now. I am very happy about the build quality and how it was packed and shipped. The attention to detail of the tank is second to none. The clarity of the glass, the paint job on the back panel, the black silicon used, and the holes drilled for the overflow boxes are all perfect. But I am especially happy about the anodized aluminum frames Custom Aquariums used. Some people may think that the frames are only there to hold the glass panels together. But to me, the frame is like the interior of a car. If a car's interior is mostly made of plastic, most people will instantly think it's cheap and floppy. But if a car's interior is filled with polished aluminum that is smooth and shiny, people will automatically think it's a nice car to be in. The same thing applies to an aquarium. This 300-gallon tank is my dream build and something I have planned for years. So I wanted everything to look as nice as possible and the anodized aluminum is an important part of the "perfection". I have had reefing friends over and they were all surprised how much a difference the aluminum frame looks and feels from normal plastic frames. They look the same in videos and photos but in person, they are very different for sure!"

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Real World Reefing

Brandon’s 180-gallon reef display features a complete setup with tank, filtration and stand from Custom Aquariums.

"The Beginning of the 180 Gallon Custom Aquariums Reef Build. This is a quick overview of the equipment I'm starting out with. 180 gallon aquarium, custom steel stand, H2Overflows, siphon stopper returns, stealth box overflow, seamless sump system. Enjoy the sneak peak and subscribe for more updates. All comments and likes are welcome and appreciated! Have a good one!"

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KG Tropicals

There are many aspects to keeping an aquarium. Many newcomers to the hobby can be quickly overwhelmed. The KGTropicals YouTube channel was created to be a place for no nonsense information about the hobby, a place where the information is delivered in a way that even the most inexperienced fish keeper could understand. Whether you want to breed aquarium fish, heal a sick or injured fish or you just want to know how to set up your first tank, KGTropicals has you covered.

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