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Build Your First Saltwater Fish Tank Today! (Updated 2018)
 
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Build Your First Saltwater Aquarium Today! Let us help at https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Get all the gear your need at these two amazing website! 1) Waterbox Aquariums- https://www.waterboxaquariums.com/ref/18/ 2) Marine Depot- http://mdshop.us/MATTHEWSREEF You CAN build your first saltwater fish tank today! Welcome to video one of the ten-part series, "How To Build Your First Marine Aquarium". Whether you are looking to build a 10 gallon nano-tank or a 700 gallon behemoth, this is the place to start! Building a saltwater fish tank is a bit challenging, but I am here to take you step-by-step from beginner to expert in just 10 videos. What is your aquarium dream? A simple fish bowl? A large variety of tropical fish swimming around a beautiful reef? Different types of corals? Whatever your dream, let's build it together! Part One of the series is a brief overview of things to consider. We will go much more into depth over the next 9 videos. Happy Reefing!
Views: 20920 Matthew Zahler
Red Sea Reefer 170 Review
 
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Check out all Red Sea Saltwater Aquariums: https://tinyurl.com/y7o5j695 Red Sea Saltwater aquariums/fish tanks are considered the top-of-the-line in the marine aquarium hobby. They are commercially available either at your local aquarium store, or online by clicking here: https://tinyurl.com/y7o5j695 For more information about how to build your first saltwater aquarium, check out "My First Fish Tank" at https://www.myfirstfishtank.com. Red Sea has three brands. The Max series, the Reefer, and the "E" series. The Max series is an all-in-one. The Reefer comes only with tank, stand, sump, and plumbing. And the new "E" series is in between the two. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 45860 Matthew Zahler
Nuisance Algae: Bryopsis and More
 
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https://www.myfirstfishtank.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2JesULy Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2Je61ry Live Rock: https://amzn.to/2IY45QH Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2H0IK7e Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2xoCt5H CaribSea Live Sand: https://amzn.to/2IXMx77 Ecotech Radion LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2J0ixaR Return Pump (Sicce Syncra): https://amzn.to/2scsHif Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2IXN4pD Skimmer: https://amzn.to/2JfqJXS Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2kvpl5A Coral epoxy/glue: https://amzn.to/2xpBa6N Coral Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2kzuQQU Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2JgldEu Thanks for tuning in everybody. I realized that I usually just focus on the good that is happening in my tank, but there is a lot of bad as well. In this video I share some of that with you. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 1437 Matthew Zahler
HOW TO BUILD: SET UP & LONG TERM BETTA FISH CARE (SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH)
 
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It is easy to build a stunning Betta Fish Tank. Let me show you how! Betta Splendens, also known at a Siamese Fighting Fish, is a tropical freshwater fish known for its beautiful fins and ease of care. But please don't just put your Betta (not beta) fish in a bowl. Siamese Fighting fish require at least a 5-gallon aquarium with adequate filtration and low-water flow. You will have to do weekly maintenance, including water changes to keep your fish healthy and happy. Betta fish can live for 5-10 years when cared for correctly! One important factor is to make sure you keep the water at a consistent 78 degrees by using a small heater. If you like my setup in this video, check out the items below! Fluval Spec III: https://amzn.to/2J7d3uQ Mopani Driftwood: https://amzn.to/2LalOVF Black Gravel: https://amzn.to/2Jl2E2e Declorinator: https://amzn.to/2Ld9WCd Activated Carbon: https://amzn.to/2J8BCYv Thermometer: https://amzn.to/2xyK3ef Heater: https://amzn.to/2LfYgyN Gravel Vacuum/tubing: https://amzn.to/2LPHo2X Magnetic Glass Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2HdkRJD And if you want to build a saltwater fish tank, check out this awesome site! https://www.myfirstfishtank.com This Christmas (2016), I bought Betta tanks for my family. Since they are novices, I made them this video as an introduction to set up and care. I figured there were others out there as well who would find this helpful. Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy! DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 34888 Matthew Zahler
Red Sea Reefer 170: Weekly Cleaning and Maintenance
 
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https://www.myfirstfishtank.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Building a saltwater fish tank is amazing, but can also be time consuming. There are daily, weekly, and monthly tasks to keep your aquarium in tip-top shape. This video is all about the maintence and cleaning you will need to do with your saltwater fish tank to keep your livestock happy and healthy, and your equipment running for years to come! Build a Saltwater Aquarium Today! https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Get all of your maintenance supplies here! https://tinyurl.com/y7fkmjm2 DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 26286 Matthew Zahler
Red Sea Reefer 170. Video 1.  General Set Up Marine Aquarium
 
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Here are some of the items I use in my tanks: Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2JesULy Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2Je61ry Live Rock: https://amzn.to/2IY45QH Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2H0IK7e Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2xoCt5H CaribSea Live Sand: https://amzn.to/2IXMx77 Ecotech Radion LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2J0ixaR Return Pump (Sicce Syncra): https://amzn.to/2scsHif Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2IXN4pD Skimmer: https://amzn.to/2JfqJXS Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2kvpl5A Coral epoxy/glue: https://amzn.to/2xpBa6N Coral Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2kzuQQU Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2JgldEu www.matthewsreef.com Thanks for checking out my video. This is my first video and I wanted to show a general overview of my Red Sea Reefer 170. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for watching! Red Sea Reefer 170 Temp: 78 pH: 7.85-8.05 Calcium: 430 Alkalinity: 9-10.5 Magnesium: 1400 Salinity: 1.026 (BRS Refractometer) Testing Kits: Red Sea Phosphate Pro, Reef Foundation, Marine Care Rock: 25 lbs BRS Reef Saver Sand: CaribSea Sugar Fine Fish: 1x Standard Ocellaris Clown; 1x Snowflake Clown. Cleanup: 11x Trochus snails; 5x Cerith snails Equipment: Heater: 2x Eheim Jager 125 watts Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (tank) with Ecotech RMS mount; Sump/Refugium light- cheap clamp on lamp with 100w bulb. Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 (714 gallons/hour) Dosing Pump: 2x BRS 1.1 ml/minute; 4x BRS PVC Mr. Chili 1 gallon mixing jug. Magnetic Cleaner: Flipper Skimmer: AquaC EV120 w/Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 Pump (714 gallon/hour). Filter Socks: None Controller: Neptune Apex with pH probe, temp probe, EB8 ATO: Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Reactor: BRS mini-reactor with Cobalt MJ 1200 pump and BRS ROX 0.8 Carbon. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 10432 Matthew Zahler
SCA 120 Gallon PNP: Part 01
 
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Visit Our Website! https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Follow Us On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfirstfishtank --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Items used in this video: - SCA 120 PNP System: https://tinyurl.com/y5br4mgc - Reef Safe Spray Paint: https://amzn.to/2DI4WUj - 1/4 Inch Yoga Mat: https://amzn.to/2E5Xeoi - Spray Adhesive: https://amzn.to/2TNae7M --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It has finally arrived! The SCA 120 Gallon PNP System has been sitting empty in my living room for the last month and a half. Today we start the build! This video, part 01 of the SCA build, is all about the arrival and initial setup. Be sure to subscribe and hit the notification button to follow along on our journey! Members of https://www.myfirstfishtank.com have access to all of my new videos 1-week before everybody else. If that's something you are interested in, you can sign up at my website! Enjoy the video and Happy Reefing everybody! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music: RSPN by Blank & Kytt Other Music: Elexive - Tonic and Energy: youtu.be/U6fBPdu8w9U DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! #aquarium #aquariums #ocean #reef #tropical #tank #saltwatertank #coral #fish #myfirstfishtank #pets #meerwasseraquarium #aquario #fishtank #tropicalfish #sea #nature #sealife #saltwater #nemo #reeftank #coralreef #findingdory #aquascape #dory #anemone #corals #scaaquariums #120Gallon
Views: 519 Matthew Zahler
January 2017 Red Sea Reefer 170 Update
 
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Rubbermaid Trash Can: https://amzn.to/2LfWGNf Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2J9iJVh Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2J7nCxU Live Rock: https://amzn.to/2syTS6f Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2sxIk2Z Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2Jmmkmc CaribSea Live Sand: https://amzn.to/2LfxRRp Return Pump (Sicce Syncra): https://amzn.to/2Hc6jKz Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2LSvaqm Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2LfX7XT Coral epoxy/glue: https://amzn.to/2swuKNu Coral Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2HcuOXN Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2LfxW7F www.matthewsreef.com Hello fellow reefers. Thanks for tuning in. I finally figured out the only way to upload a 4k video, so this is my first video that is actually in 4k. Enjoy! DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 7189 Matthew Zahler
Review: Fluval M60 Saltwater Aquarium
 
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Fluval M40: https://amzn.to/2DkB1Ul https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Fluval M60: https://tinyurl.com/y7am5dyy I have had this tank for over a year, and it is great! Wonderful for a beginner or as an office tank. The Fluval M60 Saltwater Aquarium comes with: - LED Lights - Protein Skimmer - Composite Wood Stand - Return Pump - Saltwater Mix - Drain Valve - Rear Sump/Filtration Area Music: Mike Chino - Calm and Harmony: youtu.be/wF3uTGjoaws #fluval #fishtank#aquarium #aquariums #aquariumfish #aquariumlife #aquariumhobby #saltwatertank #saltwateraquarium #saltwaterfish #saltwaterfishtank #fishbowl #marineaquarium #marinetank #reeftank #reefaquarium #reefporn #reef2reef #nanoreef #reefaddict #coralreef #coralreeftank #coral #eatsleepreef #matthewsreef2 #myfirstfishtank #tropicalfish #tropicalfishtank #aquascape #allmymoneygoestocoral #reeflife #allmymoneygoestocoral #pets #nemo
Views: 1377 Matthew Zahler
March 23rd, 2016 Update: New Livestock, H2O2, New Coral
 
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www.matthewsreef.com Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2JesULy Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2Je61ry Live Rock: https://amzn.to/2IY45QH Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2H0IK7e Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2xoCt5H CaribSea Live Sand: https://amzn.to/2IXMx77 Ecotech Radion LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2J0ixaR Return Pump (Sicce Syncra): https://amzn.to/2scsHif Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2IXN4pD Skimmer: https://amzn.to/2JfqJXS Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2kvpl5A Coral epoxy/glue: https://amzn.to/2xpBa6N Coral Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2kzuQQU Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2JgldEu Hey everybody! A lot has happened since my last update. I have a new Lawnmower Blenny, I have redone my scape, and have added a giant Torch Coral. Check it out! DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 1247 Matthew Zahler
Fluval M60: I'm Back From Vacation Update!
 
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Fluval Sea Marine and Reef LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2JgMIxZ Fish/Shrimp Food: https://amzn.to/2xw7Onm Vortech MP10 Wavemaker: shorturl.at/erFGS Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2LdSWff Outlets/Surge Protector/Power Strip: https://amzn.to/2Leh4OL www.matthewsreef.com We are back from our summer vacation, so a quick update on my display tank. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 2097 Matthew Zahler
Red Sea Reefer 170. Video 3. BRS Two Part, Kalkwasser.
 
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www.matthewsreef.com OXO Cleaning Brush Set: https://amzn.to/2sxCE9f Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2LfyKtd Vortech MP10 Wavemaker- https://tinyurl.com/ya8dvka7 Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2J6o0kg Media Reactor: https://amzn.to/2LfYtSt Chemi Pure- https://amzn.to/2HeohvM Activated Carbon: https://amzn.to/2swb4JF Stainless Steel Turkey Baster- https://amzn.to/2syWrFp Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2kGhySw RO/DI Filter- https://amzn.to/2kFvfkL Apex Fusion Controller- https://tinyurl.com/ya2rjvtd In this video I discuss calcium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, Kalkwasser, and activated carbon. All of my products I purchased from Bulk Reef Supply and I can't give them enough praise. They are an amazing business, respond quickly, and offer fantastic prices. I discuss what I use for my two part and why I no longer use Kalkwasser. If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for watching! Red Sea Reefer 170 Temp: 78 pH: 7.85-8.05 Calcium: 430 Alkalinity: 9-10.5 Magnesium: 1400 Salinity: 1.026 (BRS Refractometer) Testing Kits: Red Sea Phosphate Pro, Reef Foundation, Marine Care Rock: 25 lbs BRS Reef Saver Sand: CaribSea Sugar Fine Fish: 1x Standard Ocellaris Clown; 1x Snowflake Clown. Cleanup: 11x Trochus snails; 5x Cerith snails Equipment: Heater: 2x Eheim Jager 125 watts Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (tank) with Ecotech RMS mount; Sump/Refugium light- cheap clamp on lamp with 100w bulb. Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 (714 gallons/hour) Dosing Pump: 2x BRS 1.1 ml/minute; 4x BRS PVC Mr. Chili 1 gallon mixing jug. Magnetic Cleaner: Flipper Skimmer: AquaC EV120 w/Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 Pump (714 gallon/hour). Filter Socks: None Controller: Neptune Apex with pH probe, temp probe, EB8 ATO: Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Reactor: BRS mini-reactor with Cobalt MJ 1200 pump and BRS ROX 0.8 Carbon. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 1646 Matthew Zahler
Red Sea Reefer Review
 
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Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2JesULy Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2Je61ry Live Rock: https://amzn.to/2IY45QH Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2H0IK7e Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2xoCt5H CaribSea Live Sand: https://amzn.to/2IXMx77 Ecotech Radion LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2J0ixaR Return Pump (Sicce Syncra): https://amzn.to/2scsHif Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2IXN4pD Skimmer: https://amzn.to/2JfqJXS Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2kvpl5A Coral epoxy/glue: https://amzn.to/2xpBa6N Coral Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2kzuQQU Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2JgldEu www.matthewsreef.com Hello everybody, and welcome to my video. This is a short Review of the Red Sea Reefer 170. I have had my system for almost a year now, and wanted to give an updated review. Overall, I am very happy with my system. I would rate it 4.5 out of 5.0. There are two reasons I wouldn't rate it a 5/5. The first is the plumbing. Everything on the Reefer system is high quality, except the plumbing. The pvc piping is thin, and the threaded connectors seem to fail. One of my pipes broke, and it took Red Sea a couple weeks to get the replacement part out. The second concern is with Red Sea Customer Service in general. While they did send out the replacement parts, they were slow and did not ship it quickly. I expected more. The video is short, so here are a few other things I have learned. 1) Glass- the glass is great, but it will scratch if you are not careful. I use a magnetic cleaner (Flipper), and I was not careful enough near the sand bed. Going forward, I will still use my magnetic cleaner, but will not go near the sand bed. I will use a stainless steel scraper with a handle to clean near the sand bed. 2) The black silicone seals inside the tank are great. Clean lines. But I scraped too close to them on several occasions. They are not leaking (yet!), but the clean lines are no more. Be careful when cleaning around the silicone. 3) Plumbing- the plumbing is not the best. I recommend getting a back up set of plumbing parts just in case. Once you screw in the plumbing, don't remove it. It may crack! 4) Silent Overflow- can definitely be frustrating. It is challenging to get it tuned in just right. I recommend checking it daily, because you can go to bed and wake up with the water draining down the emergency overflow. Obviously, you want to only keep the emergency overflow free of debris, so you only want to utilize it in case of emergency. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 4746 Matthew Zahler
How To Set Up A Saltwater Fish Tank / Aquarium
 
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* Build a Saltwater Aquarium: https://www.myfirstfishtank.com * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfirstfishtank * How To Setup A Saltwater Aquarium: Part 2 of 3: https://youtu.be/w23xMmpRSdo * How To Setup A Saltwater Aquarium: Part 3 of 3: https://myfirstfishtank.com/step-by-step-video/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ How To Build A Saltwater Tank: Part 01 of 03. Welcome to My First Fish Tank, the only website and YouTube channel 100% dedicated to you, the beginner! Building your first saltwater aquarium is easy at My First Fish Tank, and here’s how it works. Watch this video from start to finish. If you aren’t already there, go to https://www.myfirstfishtank.com and click on “Build”. Browse through the four different tank options and choose which one fits you best, then buy your gear. Once your items arrive, follow along step by step and you’ll have your first tropical fish tank up and running! If you like our content, do us a favor and subscribe down below. We also post daily to Instagram, so follow us @myfirstfishtank. If you’d like a copy of the 30 step-by-step instructions, build lists, transcripts, study guides, and more, just put your name and email address into one of the many sign up form at My First Fish Tank. You’ll get the password to the members only tab with links to everything. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #pets #fish #aquarium #coral #sealife #saltwater #nemo #fishtank #reeftank #coralreef #tropicalfish #findingdory #fishbowl #dory #anemone #corals #clownfish #aquario #myfirstfishtank #ocean #aquariums #saltwatertank #saltwateraquarium #aquariumfish #reef #saltwaterfish#meerwasseraquarium #aquariumtank #saltwaterfishtank #tropicalfishtank #beautifulfish #coraltank #seaanemone #coralreefs #aquarismo #fishtanks #marinetank #aquariumhobby #tropical
Views: 1119 Matthew Zahler
[Video One] New Tank: Fluval M60 Unboxing
 
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Fluval Aquarium and Stand: https://amzn.to/2Jaghh8 www.matthewsreef.com My new tank has finally arrived! Check out the unboxing. Sorry about some of the audio skipping, not sure why that happened. THE HAPPY SONG by Nicolai Heidlas Music https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music provided by Audio Library https://youtu.be/cGuaRsXLScQ DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 1254 Matthew Zahler
SCA 120 Gallon PNP: Part 03, Final Plumbing
 
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Visit Our Website! https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Follow Us On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfirstfishtank --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Items used in this video: - SCA 120 PNP System: https://tinyurl.com/y5br4mgc - Reef Safe Spray Paint: https://amzn.to/2DI4WUj - Rustoleum Spray Paint- https://amzn.to/2HatOaB - Nitrile Gloves- https://amzn.to/2EAp9wS - Clear PVC Primer- https://amzn.to/2VlO2Sl - Clear PVC Cement- https://amzn.to/2BT6lak - ABS to PVC Cement- https://amzn.to/2Ub4815 - 1" Bulkheads- https://tinyurl.com/yyr54cwg - Isopropyl Alcohol- https://amzn.to/2BRh84D - PVC Cutter- https://amzn.to/2XoqEWe - 1" Flexible Tubing- https://tinyurl.com/y6bboyko - 1/2" Locline- https://tinyurl.com/y5b579m6 - 3/4" & 1" Schedule 40 PVC- Home Depot/Lowes - 1/2" to 3/4" Plastic Hose Fitting- https://amzn.to/2UavOmP - Teflon Tape- https://amzn.to/2UceCx9 - Plastic Hangar Strap- https://amzn.to/2UbDNjs All Valves/Unions purchased from Supply House: https://www.supplyhouse.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have never hard plumbed an aquarium before. Honestly, it just seemed too daunting. But, I decided to take the plunge and do it anyway! I made a lot of mistakes along the way, but overall, I'm thrilled with how it turned out. I plumbed a Herbie style overflow using 1" schedule 40 PVC, and a manifold with 3/4" PVC. I learned more about -pvc pipe -schedule 40 vs 80 -true union ball valves -gate valves -pvc vs. abs - PVC primers and cement - and tons more! But, if I can do this, a hobbyist with zero plumbing experience, that any of you can too! Be sure to subscribe and hit the notification button to follow along on our journey! Members of https://www.myfirstfishtank.com have access to all of my new videos 1-week before everybody else. If that's something you are interested in, you can sign up at my website! Enjoy the video and Happy Reefing everybody! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Intro Music: RSPN by Blank & Kytt Other music from the YouTube Catalog DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! #aquarium #aquariums #ocean #reef #tropical #tank #saltwatertank #coral #fish #myfirstfishtank #pets #meerwasseraquarium #aquario #fishtank #tropicalfish #sea #nature #sealife #saltwater #nemo #reeftank #coralreef #findingdory #aquascape #dory #anemone #corals #scaaquariums #120Gallon
Views: 324 Matthew Zahler
How To Use/Program/Set Up Your Iphone As A Webcam With Neptune Apex Fusion Controller
 
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Check out the Apex Controller here: Apex Fusion Controller- https://tinyurl.com/ya2rjvtd www.matthewsreef.com Hey everybody. I subscriber requested this video so here it is. In this video I am showing you how I used an old Iphone 4, turned it into a webcam, and programmed my router so that I could watch live video of my aquarium anytime I am out and about. A couple really important things to note. 1) There are two IP addresses you need. The first is from the phone and the second is from you computer. 2) Your IP address will likely change every so often. So when your webcam stops working, check your IP addresses and make the changes to your programming accordingly DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 7351 Matthew Zahler
Fluval Aquarium Stand Assembly:  Tips and Tricks
 
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Silicone Sealant: https://amzn.to/2H9alTL Fluval Stand: https://tinyurl.com/ycca3mjj www.myfirstfishtank.com In just under an hour, I was able to put the Fluval M60 stand together, despite both terrible directions and personal ineptitude. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 1266 Matthew Zahler
How To Set Up Your First Marine (Saltwater) Aquarium, Video 1: Initial Considerations
 
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You CAN build your first saltwater fish tank today! Let us help at https://www.myfirstfishtank.com! You can get all of your gear at these two amazing places! 1) Marine Depot- http://mdshop.us/MATTHEWSREEF 2) Waterbox Aquariums- https://www.waterboxaquariums.com/ref/18/ Here is an overview of this video: 1) Initial Considerations- before you even think about buying anything, what you need to know. There is a lot to learn when starting your first saltwater aquarium, so let's look at the bigger picture. What sorts of things will you have to consider when starting out in the marine aquarium hobby? What kind of tank do you want? Size, glass vs. acrylic, shape, style. How much do you have to spend? Are you look for just tons of tropical fish or maybe a nemo with an anemone? Maybe you want to dive right in to LPS corals? Where were you thinking of putting your tank? Water is quite heavy, so make sure the floor can support the weight. All -in-all, there really aren't that many steps to get started building your first saltwater aquarium today! https://www.myfirstfishtank.com DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 23087 Matthew Zahler
DIY Media Rack
 
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Black Egg Crate: https://amzn.to/2LeJqZ8 Zip Ties: https://amzn.to/2LdojGE www.matthewsreef.com Video three in my new Fluval M60 tank set up. Today I build a DIY Media Rack. Enjoy! DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 676 Matthew Zahler
Saltwater Aquarium Controller: $35 Bayite Review
 
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Bayite 10 Amp: https://amzn.to/2PQn4TO Bayite 15 Amp: https://amzn.to/2T2tZIu https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Product features: This controller uses independent heating and cooling toggling points to keep your environment in the ideal temperature range Controls both a heating and cooling/refrigeration device at the same time. This controller can also be used to easily control a single heating or cooling device Waterproof sensor, high/low temperature alarm, and automatic power-on delay to protect compressors MAX LOAD: 1100W at 110V. Celsius or Fahrenheit Read-out WIDE RANGE OF USES: seedling heat mat, home brewing, beer brewing, aquarium heater, pet breeding, incubation, BBQ, fermentation, accelerating germination, electric radiator, electric oven, heat mat, etc Product description The BTC201 temperature controller can turn on/off an electric appliances at desired temp. For example, you can use the controller to turn on/off a heater and a fridge to keep temp around 100 F. Turn on heater at 98.5 F. Turn on fridge at 105 F. Turn off the heater/fridge when temp reaches 100 F. The setting is (SV=100, Cd=5, Hd=1.5). the controller itself doesn't change temp. Main features: 1-YEAR Warranty Plug and play. Maximum load: 1100W @110V or 2200W @220V(Not compatible with the 2 hot line 220V plug). On/Off Control, Heating and Cooling Celsius or fahrenheit read-out. Temperature calibration. Compressor delay protection time setting. High and low temperature alarms are available(You can use this feature to alarm you when the temperature overshoots your desired temperature) Package Content: 1x BTC201 Temperature controller 1x sensor cable 1m/3.3ft power cord Music: Friendly Ukelele by NemMusic #aquarium #aquariums #aquariumfish #aquariumlife #aquariumhobby #saltwatertank #saltwateraquarium #saltwaterfish #saltwaterfishtank #fishtank #fishbowl #marineaquarium #marinetank #reeftank #reefaquarium #reefporn #reef2reef #nanoreef #reefaddict #coralreef #coralreeftank #coral #eatsleepreef #matthewsreef2 #myfirstfishtank #tropicalfish #tropicalfishtank #aquascape #allmymoneygoestocoral #reeflife #pets #nemo DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 671 Matthew Zahler
Making Saltwater with RO/DI Filter
 
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Check out the items from this video: Rubbermaid Trash Can: https://amzn.to/2J3OvXV Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2L9VCKE Cobalt MJ1200 Powerhead: https://amzn.to/2kHa8hN Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2kFlOla Saltwater Mix: https://amzn.to/2spvQvj Refractometer- https://amzn.to/2spKfY6 www.matthewsreef.com In this video I quickly talk about the Red Sea Sat Mix and show you how I store and mix my water. I also briefly talk about my water changing practices. Thanks for watching! Red Sea Reefer 170 Temp: 78 pH: 7.85-8.05 Calcium: 430 Alkalinity: 9-10.5 Magnesium: 1400 Salinity: 1.026 (BRS Refractometer) Testing Kits: Red Sea Phosphate Pro, Reef Foundation, Marine Care Rock: 25 lbs BRS Reef Saver Sand: CaribSea Sugar Fine Fish: 1x Standard Ocellaris Clown; 1x Snowflake Clown. Cleanup: 11x Trochus snails; 5x Cerith snails Equipment: Heater: 2x Eheim Jager 125 watts Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (tank) with Ecotech RMS mount; Sump/Refugium light- cheap clamp on lamp with 100w bulb. Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 (714 gallons/hour) Dosing Pump: 2x BRS 1.1 ml/minute; 4x BRS PVC Mr. Chili 1 gallon mixing jug. Magnetic Cleaner: Flipper Skimmer: AquaC EV120 w/Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 Pump (714 gallon/hour). Filter Socks: None Controller: Neptune Apex with pH probe, temp probe, EB8 ATO: Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Reactor: BRS mini-reactor with Cobalt MJ 1200 pump and BRS ROX 0.8 Carbon. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 3660 Matthew Zahler
New Office Tank & 1/2 Price High Output LEDs
 
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My First Fish Tank: https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Reef Breeders Photon V2+: https://tinyurl.com/yac8dncd Finally, after four months of sitting empty in the living room, the Fluval M60 Saltwater Aquarium makes its move into my office. It's the same tank I had up in Seattle, but now we are in the desert! Might need to buy a chiller, but hopefully not until the spring. It is going to be a clownfish/anemone tank, something easy to maintain. In this video I also open and test the Reef Breeder Photon V2+ Led lights. Beautfiul lights and I can't wait to see how they do on the tank! Music Credit: Catmosphere - Candy-Coloured Sky: youtu.be/AZjYZ8Kjgs8 #aquarium #aquariums #aquariumfish #aquariumlife #aquariumhobby #saltwatertank #saltwateraquarium #saltwaterfish #saltwaterfishtank #fishtank #fishbowl #marineaquarium #marinetank #reeftank #reefaquarium #reefporn #reef2reef #nanoreef #reefaddict #coralreef #coralreeftank #coral #eatsleepreef #matthewsreef2 #myfirstfishtank #tropicalfish #tropicalfishtank #aquascape #reefbreeders #poweryourtank @myfirstfishtank @matthewsreef2
Views: 676 Matthew Zahler
How To Build Your First Saltwater Fish Tank, Part 2: Doing Your Research (Updated)
 
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Get started and build your first saltwater aquarium today! https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Get all the gear you need at these two great stores!: 1) Marine Depot- http://mdshop.us/MATTHEWSREEF 2) Waterbox Aquariums- https://www.waterboxaquariums.com/ref/18/ There is a lot to learn in the saltwater aquarium hobby, and in this video we dive into the details. We start by going over the basic components of any marine aquarium such as the tank, stand, saltwater, powerhead, filtration, and return pump. Then we cover topics you will want to learn about to keep your fish and corals happy and healthy such as the nitrogen cycle, key water parameters (calcium, magnesium, alkalinity, etc.), LED lighting, and more. In the final part of the video, we give you some good resources to help you learn more: websites, online aquarium stores, YouTube channels, and more. In video two, we cover some essential topics that you will want to have a good handle on before beginning. Some great links to YouTube channels and websites. Enjoy! DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 6029 Matthew Zahler
My Euphyllia Garden: Torch, Frogspawn, and Hammer
 
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www.matthewsreef.com Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2JesULy Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2Je61ry Live Rock: https://amzn.to/2IY45QH Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2H0IK7e Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2xoCt5H CaribSea Live Sand: https://amzn.to/2IXMx77 Ecotech Radion LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2J0ixaR Return Pump (Sicce Syncra): https://amzn.to/2scsHif Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2IXN4pD Skimmer: https://amzn.to/2JfqJXS Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2kvpl5A Coral epoxy/glue: https://amzn.to/2xpBa6N Coral Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2kzuQQU Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2JgldEu DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 2484 Matthew Zahler
$35 Aquarium Controller
 
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*November 2018 Update: This controller has crashed on me twice. Not sure why, but I think it is the temperature probe. If you do purchase this inkbird, make sure you buy the version with a replaceable temperature probe! Purchase the Inkbird here: https://amzn.to/2syhBDG https://www.myfirstfishtank.com In this video I unbox and review the Inkbird. While it is not an expensive aquarium controller, what it does is control your temperature. If you are like me and purchased an expensive controller, just to find out you did not even use a tenth of is capability, maybe it is time to consider purchasing the inkbird. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 3403 Matthew Zahler
How To Set Up Your First Marine Aquarium, Video 5: Media Reactors and Filtration
 
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www.myfirstfishtank.com Media Reactor: https://amzn.to/2kI5DUs Chemi Pure- https://amzn.to/2kGkC0Y Activated Carbon: https://amzn.to/2xA1L0P RO/DI Filter- https://amzn.to/2LeQUeG Filter Floss: https://amzn.to/2LalCWv Poly Filter: https://amzn.to/2spAt8B Biological Filtration (Pond Matrix): https://amzn.to/2LfujP4 Black filter pad/sponge: https://amzn.to/2LeS0aw Hello everybody and thanks for watching. In this video I will discuss the following: Media Reactors and Filtration: - Biological Filtration- Biopellets - Mechanical Filtration- Filter socks, Sponge, Protein Skimmer - Chemical Filtration- Activated Carbon, Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO) - UV Sterilizers -Media Reactors, Kalkwasser Reactor, and Calcium Reactors. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 3805 Matthew Zahler
2 Hours Relaxing White Noise and Marine Aquarium:  Perfect for Falling Asleep
 
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Check out this HD 1080p video of my aquarium. Perfect for having on the TV in the background or falling asleep to. The white noise in the background are the sounds of my aquarium with the sump open. I hope you enjoy! www.matthewsreef.com DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 953 Matthew Zahler
World's Smallest Rose Bubble Tip Anemones?
 
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My First Fish Tank: https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Instagram: @myfirstfishtank --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Reefer Spot: http://www.thereeferspot.com @thereeferspot --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The shipment from Wayne at The Reefer Spot has finally arrived! Can't wait to see what's inside! Took me four hours to unbox and drip acclimate everything, but definitely worth it. How do you acclimate your livestock to your tank? Share down below! Happy Reefing! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Theme Music: Blank & Kytt- RSPN #aquarium #coral #nemo #fishtank #reeftank #coralreef #tropicalfish #findingdory #aquascape #fishbowl #dory #anemone #corals #clownfish #allmymoneygoestocoral #aquario #aquascaping #aquariums #saltwatertank #saltwateraquarium #reef2reef #aquariumfish #aquariumlife #reefaquarium #reef #myfirstfishtank #saltwaterfish #quarantinetank #pets #aquariumhobby
Views: 262 Matthew Zahler
5 Tanks = 5 Hours... Yikes!
 
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My First Fish Tank: https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Instagram: @myfirstfishtank ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Reefer Spot: https://thereeferspot.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've always been nervous about buying livestock through the mail. I've been speaking with Wayne @thereeferspot, and we decided to give it a go! But I was not quite ready. This video is my 5 hours of Sunday joy, putting all the final touches on all five saltwater aquariums! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Theme Music: Blank & Kytt- RSPN #meerwasseraquarium #aquariumphotography #euphyllia #aquariumtank #aquariumfans #saltwaterfishtank #aquariumdesign #allmymoneygoestofish #tropicalfishtank #reeftanks #reefcandy #beautifulfish #coraltank #coralreeftank #seaanemone #reefgeek #keepitsalty #coraladdict #allmymoneygoestocorals #frags #coralreefs #aquarismo #reefrevolution #reefaddict #fishtanks #marinetank #aquariumhobby #instareef #myfirstfishtank #tropical
Views: 196 Matthew Zahler
How To Tank Maintenance: Cleaning Your Glass - The Flipper
 
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https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Flipper: https://amzn.to/2LSvCVl Thanks for watching everybody. I am going to call this series "How To Tank Maintenance". It is not about instruction really, but just showing how I take care of my tank. In this episode I will be using my Flipper Magnetic Cleaner to do my daily glass maintenance. If you have any advice or a better way of doing things, please leave a comment, because I cannot tell you how many times I have thought I was doing things the best way, just to find out I was not! DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 1080 Matthew Zahler
2 part Dosing: How To
 
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Check out some of the items you saw in this video: Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2HTsme9 Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2rpCH6C Dosing Pump: https://amzn.to/2ws2y3g Power Strip: https://amzn.to/2HVSBk0 www.matthewsreef.com Hello everybody! In this video I walk you through how I set up my 2-part dosing system using PVC 1-gallon jugs, BRS 1.1 ml dosing pumps, and my Neptune Apex controller. Red Sea Reefer 170 Temp: 78 pH: 7.85-8.05 Calcium: 430 Alkalinity: 9-10.5 Magnesium: 1400 Salinity: 1.026 (BRS Refractometer) Testing Kits: Red Sea Phosphate Pro, Reef Foundation, Marine Care Rock: 25 lbs BRS Reef Saver Sand: CaribSea Sugar Fine Fish: 1x Standard Ocellaris Clown; 1x Snowflake Clown. Cleanup: 11x Trochus snails; 5x Cerith snails Equipment: Heater: 2x Eheim Jager 125 watts Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (tank) with Ecotech RMS mount; Sump/Refugium light- cheap clamp on lamp with 100w bulb. Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 (714 gallons/hour) Dosing Pump: 2x BRS 1.1 ml/minute; 4x BRS PVC Mr. Chili 1 gallon mixing jug. Magnetic Cleaner: Flipper Skimmer: AquaC EV120 w/Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 Pump (714 gallon/hour). Filter Socks: None Controller: Neptune Apex with pH probe, temp probe, EB8 ATO: Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Reactor: BRS mini-reactor with Cobalt MJ 1200 pump and BRS ROX 0.8 Carbon. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 5843 Matthew Zahler
Looking Back On Fluval M60 Build
 
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Fluval M40: https://amzn.to/2FjhhC2 LED Lights: https://www.reefbreeders.com/photon-v2/ref/9/ https://www.myfirstfishtank.com I've been doing a lot of filming to get ready for my big project, "How To Build A Saltwater Aquarium: 30 Steps, 1 Video!" Here's a look at some of the behind the scenes footage that will appear in that video! Music: Holiday Adventure- Unwritten Stories @myfirstfishtank #aquarium #aquariums #aquariumfish #aquariumlife #aquariumhobby #saltwatertank #saltwateraquarium #saltwaterfish #saltwaterfishtank #fishtank #fishbowl #marineaquarium #marinetank #reeftank #reefaquarium #reefporn #reef2reef #nanoreef #reefaddict #coralreef #coralreeftank #coral #eatsleepreef #matthewsreef2 #myfirstfishtank #tropicalfish #tropicalfishtank #aquascape #allmymoneygoestocoral #reeflife #pets #nemo #fluval
Views: 184 Matthew Zahler
Red Sea Reefer 170.  Video 14.  Aquarium Move Video 4, New Apartment Set Up.
 
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Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2JesULy Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2Je61ry Live Rock: https://amzn.to/2IY45QH Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2H0IK7e Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2xoCt5H CaribSea Live Sand: https://amzn.to/2IXMx77 Ecotech Radion LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2J0ixaR Return Pump (Sicce Syncra): https://amzn.to/2scsHif Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2IXN4pD Skimmer: https://amzn.to/2JfqJXS Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2kvpl5A Coral epoxy/glue: https://amzn.to/2xpBa6N Coral Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2kzuQQU Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2JgldEu www.matthewsreef.com Hey everybody and thanks for watching. In this video I take a look at the new set up, focusing on the display tank, the sump, and the new control area. I talk about my move and what I've done. I also had a subscriber ask a question about how high the water level gets in the sump during a power outage, so I do a simulation halfway through the video. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 6121 Matthew Zahler
Quarantine Tank: 12 Essential Elements
 
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10 Gallon Tank w/HOB Filter: https://amzn.to/2xv3lRE Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2LN4o2m MJ 1200 Powerhead: https://amzn.to/2LPDM0T Saltwater Mix: https://amzn.to/2Jme6ub RO/DI Filter: https://amzn.to/2LfTS2F Rubbermaid Trash Can: https://amzn.to/2sw8ZNR Hose/Gravel Vacuum: https://amzn.to/2J19Ukp Test Kit: https://amzn.to/2J3uHnx Flipper Magnetic Glass Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2J7N6eR Glass Cleaning Tool: https://amzn.to/2Lfm0mm www.matthewsreef.com For more information about how to set up a quarantine tank, check out these sites and videos. 1) Reef Central. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2195588 2) Vivid Aquariums: https://youtu.be/qziDaEbT5z8 Here are the items I used to film and edit this video: 1) Iphone 7 Plus with 128 gigs. 2) Maono Lavalier Microphone: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M4J5WCM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 3) Studio FX Softbox Lighting: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TOWZDE8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 4) Adobe Photoshop Premiere Pro 5) Audacity for audio editing. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 835 Matthew Zahler
Red Sea Reefer 170. Video 9. Tunze Osmolater ATO Unboxing and Set Up.
 
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You can buy the Tunze Osmolater here: https://amzn.to/2JsbElU www.matthewsreef.com Thanks for tuning in. In this video I will unbox the Osmolater and then you will witness me realizing on camera that my grand idea for how to install and run it... will not work. Kind of an embarrassing end but I had already committed over 10 minutes to the video by that point, and I don't have any editing software, so I'm sticking with this video! In this video I tell you that I will be moving in three weeks, and then I discuss how and where I will be installing this unit! Thanks for watching my highly amateurish videos! Red Sea Reefer 170 Temp: 78 pH: 7.85-8.05 Calcium: 430 Alkalinity: 9-10.5 Magnesium: 1400 Salinity: 1.026 (BRS Refractometer) Testing Kits: Red Sea Phosphate Pro, Reef Foundation, Marine Care Rock: 25 lbs BRS Reef Saver Sand: CaribSea Sugar Fine Fish: 1x Standard Ocellaris Clown; 1x Snowflake Clown. Cleanup: 11x Trochus snails; 5x Cerith snails Equipment: Heater: 2x Eheim Jager 125 watts Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (tank) with Ecotech RMS mount; Sump/Refugium light- cheap clamp on lamp with 100w bulb. Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 (714 gallons/hour) Dosing Pump: 2x BRS 1.1 ml/minute; 4x BRS PVC Mr. Chili 1 gallon mixing jug. Magnetic Cleaner: Flipper Skimmer: AquaC EV120 w/Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 Pump (714 gallon/hour). Filter Socks: None Controller: Neptune Apex with pH probe, temp probe, EB8 ATO: Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Reactor: BRS mini-reactor with Cobalt MJ 1200 pump and BRS ROX 0.8 Carbon. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 3425 Matthew Zahler
Red Sea Reefer 170. Video 6. Control Panel How To.
 
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Check out these items to build your own control panel: Dosing Pump: https://amzn.to/2Jo4n6J Apex Fusion Controller- https://tinyurl.com/ya2rjvtd Vortech MP10 Wavemaker- https://tinyurl.com/ya8dvka7 Power Strip: https://amzn.to/2sokTde www.matthewsreef.com Thanks for checking out my video. In this video I show you my control panel. I highly recommend everybody do something similar, whether you build something or just mount all of your controls on a wall. Mine is not ideal. I had to build something small that goes right next to my tank. Ideally I would have it in another room or behind a covering so it could not be seen. But due to the size of our apartment, it just was not possible. I just cut some wood to size, painted it white, and then purchased the round wire organizers ( I don't know their actual name). If you have any questions please let me know! Thanks for watching! Red Sea Reefer 170 Temp: 78 pH: 7.85-8.05 Calcium: 430 Alkalinity: 9-10.5 Magnesium: 1400 Salinity: 1.026 (BRS Refractometer) Testing Kits: Red Sea Phosphate Pro, Reef Foundation, Marine Care Rock: 25 lbs BRS Reef Saver Sand: CaribSea Sugar Fine Fish: 1x Standard Ocellaris Clown; 1x Snowflake Clown. Cleanup: 11x Trochus snails; 5x Cerith snails Equipment: Heater: 2x Eheim Jager 125 watts Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (tank) with Ecotech RMS mount; Sump/Refugium light- cheap clamp on lamp with 100w bulb. Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 (714 gallons/hour) Dosing Pump: 2x BRS 1.1 ml/minute; 4x BRS PVC Mr. Chili 1 gallon mixing jug. Magnetic Cleaner: Flipper Skimmer: AquaC EV120 w/Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 Pump (714 gallon/hour). Filter Socks: None Controller: Neptune Apex with pH probe, temp probe, EB8 ATO: Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Reactor: BRS mini-reactor with Cobalt MJ 1200 pump and BRS ROX 0.8 Carbon. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 7505 Matthew Zahler
How To Set Up Your First Marine Aquarium, Video 6: Sumps, Refugiums, and HOB's
 
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www.myfirstfishtank.com #aquarium,#aquariums #aquariumfish #aquariumlife #aquariumhobby #saltwatertank #saltwateraquarium #saltwaterfish #saltwaterfishtank #fishtank #fishbowl #marineaquarium #marinetank #reeftank #reefaquarium #reefporn #reef2reef #nanoreef #reefaddict #coralreef #coralreeftank #coral #eatsleepreef #matthewsreef2 #myfirstfishtank #tropicalfish #tropicalfishtank #aquascape #sump #refugium #HOB #filtration #aquariumfilter #copepods #proteinskimmer #macroalgae #wier #hangontheback #chae Thanks for tuning in. In this video I will discuss the following: Overview of terms: - Sump -Refugium - HOB- Hang on the back -Canister Filter - Wet/Dry Filter - Berlin Filtration Method Overflows - Wier - Types of overflows- silent, herbie, durso, emergency, low profile, regulated Sumps - Overview of each stage of a sump - Filter socks - Equipment/Refugium Stage - Bubble chamber - Plumbing overview HOB DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 3490 Matthew Zahler
Red Sea Reefer 170. Video 8. Weekly Maintenance Overview
 
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These items will be a huge help with your weekly maintenance! OXO Cleaning Brush Set: https://amzn.to/2sxCE9f Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2LfyKtd Vortech MP10 Wavemaker- https://tinyurl.com/ya8dvka7 Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2J6o0kg Media Reactor: https://amzn.to/2LfYtSt Chemi Pure- https://amzn.to/2HeohvM Activated Carbon: https://amzn.to/2swb4JF Stainless Steel Turkey Baster- https://amzn.to/2syWrFp Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2kGhySw RO/DI Filter- https://amzn.to/2kFvfkL Apex Fusion Controller- https://tinyurl.com/ya2rjvtd www.matthewsreef.com Hey everybody thanks for watching. In this video I will show you a general overview of my weekly maintenance routine. Following this video I will have individual videos showing every step along the way. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Red Sea Reefer 170 Temp: 78 pH: 7.85-8.05 Calcium: 430 Alkalinity: 9-10.5 Magnesium: 1400 Salinity: 1.026 (BRS Refractometer) Testing Kits: Red Sea Phosphate Pro, Reef Foundation, Marine Care Rock: 25 lbs BRS Reef Saver Sand: CaribSea Sugar Fine Fish: 1x Standard Ocellaris Clown; 1x Snowflake Clown. Cleanup: 11x Trochus snails; 5x Cerith snails Equipment: Heater: 2x Eheim Jager 125 watts Lighting: Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (tank) with Ecotech RMS mount; Sump/Refugium light- cheap clamp on lamp with 100w bulb. Return Pump: Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 (714 gallons/hour) Dosing Pump: 2x BRS 1.1 ml/minute; 4x BRS PVC Mr. Chili 1 gallon mixing jug. Magnetic Cleaner: Flipper Skimmer: AquaC EV120 w/Sicce Syncra Silent 3.0 Pump (714 gallon/hour). Filter Socks: None Controller: Neptune Apex with pH probe, temp probe, EB8 ATO: Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Reactor: BRS mini-reactor with Cobalt MJ 1200 pump and BRS ROX 0.8 Carbon. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 2843 Matthew Zahler
How To Setup A Saltwater Aquarium: Part 2
 
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* Build a Saltwater Aquarium: https://www.myfirstfishtank.com * Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfirstfishtank * How To Setup A Saltwater Aquarium: Part 1 of 3: https://youtu.be/yKLqT7myjKI * How To Setup A Saltwater Aquarium: Part 3 of 3: https://myfirstfishtank.com/step-by-step-video/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ How To Build A Saltwater Tank: Part 02 of 03. Welcome to My First Fish Tank, the only website and YouTube channel 100% dedicated to you, the beginner! Building your first saltwater aquarium is easy at My First Fish Tank, and here’s how it works. Watch this video from start to finish. If you aren’t already there, go to https://www.myfirstfishtank.com and click on “Build” Browse through the four different tank options and choose which one fits you best, then buy your gear. Once your items arrive, follow along step by step and you’ll have your first tropical fish tank up and running! If you like our content, do us a favor and subscribe down below. We also post daily to Instagram, so follow us @myfirstfishtank. If you’d like a copy of the 30 step-by-step instructions, build lists, transcripts, study guides, and more, just put your name and email address into one of the many sign up form at My First Fish Tank. You’ll get the password to the members only tab with links to everything. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos courtesy of FishLab: https://fishlab.com/aquarium-drip-loop/ Theme Music: RSPN by Blank & Kytt ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #pets #fish #aquarium #coral #sealife #saltwater #nemo #fishtank #reeftank #coralreef #tropicalfish #findingdory #fishbowl #dory #anemone #corals #clownfish #aquario #myfirstfishtank #ocean #aquariums #saltwatertank #saltwateraquarium #aquariumfish #reef #saltwaterfish#meerwasseraquarium #aquariumtank #saltwaterfishtank #tropicalfishtank #beautifulfish #coraltank #seaanemone #coralreefs #aquarismo #fishtanks #marinetank #aquariumhobby #tropical
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Not So Glorious Mesh Aquarium Lid!
 
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Purchase Kit Here: https://amzn.to/2PmxC8X ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://www.instagram.com/myfirstfishtank/ https://www.myfirstfishtank.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm no genius when it comes to DIY aquarium projects, but I think this one turned out alright! If I can make a fully-functional clear plastic mesh aquarium screen cover, so can you! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Music Credit: ➞ Artist: Ron Gelinas ➞ Track Title: Over The Horizon (original mix) ➞ Link to Track: youtu.be/IHi4nQLvVTY ➞ FREE DOWNLOAD: theartistunion.com/tracks/f54f63 #aquarium #coral #nemo #fishtank #reeftank #coralreef #tropicalfish #findingdory #aquascape #fishbowl #dory #anemone #corals #clownfish #allmymoneygoestocoral #aquario #aquascaping #aquariums #saltwatertank #saltwateraquarium #reefporn #reef2reef #aquariumfish #aquariumlife #reefaquarium #eatsleepreef #matthewsreef2 #myfirstfishtank #coralporn #saltwaterfish DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
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How To Set Up Your First Marine (Saltwater) Aquarium, Video 7: Live Rock and Live Sand
 
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Build Your First Saltwater Aquarium Today! Let us help at https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Get all the gear your need at these two amazing website! 1) Waterbox Aquariums- https://www.waterboxaquariums.com/ref/18/ 2) Marine Depot- http://mdshop.us/MATTHEWSREEF Live Rock - Wet Live Rock - Dry Live Rock - Different kinds of live rock - Curing/Cycling live rock - Aquascaping Sand Beds - Types of live sand - Grain sizes - No sand bed - Deep sand bed - Shallow sand bed. Miracle Mud Bio Balls and Marine Pure Ceramic Biomedia Plates DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
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Getting LED's Ceiling Mounted
 
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Reef Breeders Photon V2+: https://www.reefbreeders.com/shop/photon-24-v2/ref/9/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Time to mount those LED's to the ceiling. The lights are awesome, and come with the mounting kit, but I needed something a bit more! #meerwasseraquarium #aquariumphotography #euphyllia #aquariumtank #aquariumfans #saltwaterfishtank #aquariumdesign #allmymoneygoestofish #tropicalfishtank #reeftanks #reefcandy #beautifulfish #coraltank #coralreeftank #seaanemone #reefgeek #keepitsalty #coraladdict #allmymoneygoestocorals #frags #coralreefs #aquarismo #reefrevolution #reefaddict #fishtanks #marinetank #aquariumhobby #instareef #myfirstfishtank #matthewsreef2
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New Additions: Orange Sea Fan and Sapphire Damsels
 
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Betta Tank Maintenance: February 2017
 
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May 2016: Frustrations with Red Sea
 
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Here is a link to Red Sea Aquariums: https://amzn.to/2HTsme9 Red Sea Reefer Aquarium: https://amzn.to/2JesULy Flipper Magnetic Cleaner: https://amzn.to/2Je61ry Live Rock: https://amzn.to/2IY45QH Eheim Jager Heater: https://amzn.to/2H0IK7e Test Kits: https://amzn.to/2xoCt5H CaribSea Live Sand: https://amzn.to/2IXMx77 Ecotech Radion LED Lights: https://amzn.to/2J0ixaR Return Pump (Sicce Syncra): https://amzn.to/2scsHif Algae Scrubber for Glass: https://amzn.to/2IXN4pD Skimmer: https://amzn.to/2JfqJXS Auto Top Off System: https://amzn.to/2kvpl5A Coral epoxy/glue: https://amzn.to/2xpBa6N Coral Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2kzuQQU Gravel Vacuum/Siphon: https://amzn.to/2JgldEu www.matthewsreef.com Hello Everybody. In this video I do a little venting regarding Red Sea. Tune in to find out why! DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
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Reefer 170: June 2016
 
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How To Maintenance: ATO (Auto Top Off)
 
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www.matthewsreef.com In this video I show how I refill my ATO container. Really exciting stuff obviously! But who knows, there might be one person who is curious! DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
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Hot To Maintenance: Dry/Frozen Food Feeding
 
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https://www.myfirstfishtank.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In this video I feed dry food, frozen shrimp, and Reef Chili to my tank. I showcase the use of a feeding ring, the Kent Marine Sea Squirt, and tweezers. DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!
Views: 1037 Matthew Zahler
40 Gallon Breeder QT Setup!
 
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https://www.myfirstfishtank.com Well, I now have five saltwater aquariums in our home, which is ridiculous! But I needed another, larger quarantine tank since the SCA 120 gallon has arrived. So my entire QT setup is a 20 gallon fish only, a 10 gallon coral/inverts, and a 40 gallon fish only breeder! I think this should do it for now! #aquarium #ocean #aquascaping #reef #coralreef #sea #tropical #water #nature #aquascape #plant #tank #saltwatertank #coral #scaping #diving #fish #plantedaquarium #reefaquarium #nanotank #reeftank #myfirstfishtank #aquadesign #reeflife #fishkeeping #aquariums #life #pets
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