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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

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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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 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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Fish of Hex

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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Bryan Evans Aquatics

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 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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