THE PERFECT AQUARIUM - Discus fish tank edition - The king of DIY

Feb 21, 2021
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  • Please keep the data driven videos please!!!!

    DaviDavi10 minutes ago
  • Thank you for the ideas...

    Luqmanul HakimLuqmanul Hakim44 minutes ago
  • Great video

    Tim ChildsTim Childs46 minutes ago
  • Omg Joey I knew you put a lot of work in but I didn't know how much I love this and more please

    jack parkinjack parkin2 hours ago
  • Please don't apologize for science! You are trying to teach people and learn yourself Joey!

    Michael MoranMichael Moran8 hours ago
  • These data videos are by far my favorites!! Keep doing them Joey, you’re awesome.

    Steve JacksonSteve Jackson10 hours ago
  • What would be an ideal size to put them into a planted aquarium?

    ReallyEvilPigeonReallyEvilPigeon10 hours ago
  • awesome video Joey!!! More like this please....

    vpravvprav10 hours ago
  • perfect details! Data is king!

    ONSONS11 hours ago
  • Lovin the detailed info.

    Robert CarterRobert Carter11 hours ago
  • Stuff like this shows that your a human and you went through testing to figure out what worked best for you. I definitely enjoy that your showing this instead of people just assuming your a fish god lmao. Keep it up!

    curtin94curtin9413 hours ago
  • Jesus when he said he only did diy videos and released them on Sundays back in 2013, I realized I’ve been watching his videos for at least 8 years... wow

    RichRich14 hours ago
  • Love the data Joey!! Just vary your videos more, miss your DIY stuff too! That's the whole reason I got into your channel, and ITS YOUR NAME!! hahaha I'll watch anything you make, whether it's videos of you DIYing something, going over data, showing us all the fish in the gallery, or even various aquarium shows, also love your colab vids! Do another with Dustin!

    ZMan3kZMan3k15 hours ago
  • Love the informative videos. Will like your videos without thinking like any good cult member ;-)

    FeynmanfanFeynmanfan15 hours ago
  • Love the nerdy videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😍

    Amber HalvorsenAmber Halvorsen15 hours ago
  • Love the video. Bring on the education!

    Homesteading in Mohave County, ArizonaHomesteading in Mohave County, Arizona16 hours ago
  • Love these types of videos

    Eoin PatersonEoin Paterson16 hours ago
  • Really interesting video, good data, appreciate that, many thanks!!

    Steve HillsSteve Hills23 hours ago
  • More

    Benjamin BarnardBenjamin Barnard23 hours ago
  • you got some viewers that are new to aquariums others that been here a while . i for one enjoy the complex stuff

    831lunatic831lunaticDay ago
  • Very good for discus enthusiasts and nubes like myself. Make more if this.

    Minc S.Minc S.Day ago
  • I personally love the numbers and analytics! I get called crazy for keeping up with and documenting data on things that I do...

    D.L. HillD.L. HillDay ago
  • Do the data vids

    Connor NewkirkConnor NewkirkDay ago
  • Data is great. Could we have a little less babble though Joey. Your an inspiration.

    Andy PickfordAndy PickfordDay ago
  • guys how is doing twice a week 50% water change in a 92 gallon tank for 3 inch discus? will they survive?

    tinoushgtrtinoushgtrDay ago
  • Ahh trying to figure this out shouldn’t be controversial. It’s really cool! 💜💜

    Unity DissUnity DissDay ago
  • I LOVE the data type videos its so much fun to me

    EpsylenEpsylenDay ago
  • Great video, very intersting data!

    DaaanDaaanDay ago
  • Who says a breeder is the gold standard!? Nice vid thanks.

    Anthony RomanoAnthony RomanoDay ago
  • Definitely appreciate these videos as well. Would love to see something similar on African Cichlids!

    Douglas BlakelyDouglas BlakelyDay ago
  • MORE DATA PLEASE! Hour long vids with numbers, graphs, spread sheets etc

    Odin NZOdin NZDay ago
  • More! More! More data! More experiments!

    Jack RoneyJack RoneyDay ago
  • this is good. i suppose what works for discus also works for other cichlid fry, right?

    patrich jerome lecciopatrich jerome leccioDay ago
  • Killer video Joey. More experienced fish keepers always love the stats

    Michael PhillipsMichael PhillipsDay ago
  • Joey this gave me an educational hard on. I missed this. Love it. More please. Thank you.

    Cody TCody TDay ago
  • Make a video on the feeding discus PLEASE. Love these data filled videos.

    Adam SwainAdam SwainDay ago
  • I don't like Discus. No plans to breed anything. But still found this video really interesting!

    Sparkly Fish MomSparkly Fish MomDay ago
  • Can you do one about the food experiment that you referred? Awesome video,please do them more and more experiments so the whole hobby can benefit from it Thanks for the awesome content

    Diogo SebastiãoDiogo SebastiãoDay ago
  • Definitely want more, maybe use the chapter feature youtube has now for these longer information heavy videos for rewatch though?

    AllThingsBrightandBeautifulAllThingsBrightandBeautifulDay ago
  • "You have to like everything all the time"...Googles "Am I in a Cult"

    Edward O'BrienEdward O'BrienDay ago
  • Great videos like this

    Bob SeehaferBob SeehaferDay ago
  • Joey!! This is awesome! For me, I find this very informative and useful, I just got 12 quarter sized angel fish and have them in a 46 gallon qt/growout tank, I will be following your 30% every 3 days recommendation and see how it goes. This was a great watch / listen as I am doing a 60% water change on a heavily planted 125 with 40 gallon sump for the first time in about 6 weeks. Thank you for being you!!

    Branden HayesBranden HayesDay ago
  • Bring on these true fish keeper moments! Lets talk about our experience.

    Ryan ColeRyan ColeDay ago
  • Tank talk all day! This is the greatest form of education,for the hobby. 👍👍🐟

    Ryan ColeRyan ColeDay ago
  • Thank you!

    casey fitzpatrickcasey fitzpatrickDay ago
  • More like this.

    DaveDaveDay ago
  • Love the experiment , Keep it up brother

    Kshitij KulkarniKshitij KulkarniDay ago
  • Love the nerd videos, give us alot of good information. Please do more, knowledge is a big help in our hobby!

    John CrowellJohn CrowellDay ago
  • Keep the data coming Joey. I love your vids. What would you say for lighting on a 120gal planted tank?

    zolzolDay ago
  • I like these type of videos, they are so informative and interesting. Keep up the good work.

    Love of PetsLove of PetsDay ago
  • More info the better we are all fish geeks here lol

    Courtz courtzCourtz courtzDay ago
  • This is so interesting man!! You really should continue doing videos like these...

  • Great info my gawd talk about breaking it down awesome job J🤙🏽💎

    Ha Y N Fish KeeperHa Y N Fish KeeperDay ago
  • keep sharing

    Alex GalatiAlex GalatiDay ago
  • Really glad u r back into discus!

    Tom NeebTom NeebDay ago
  • Keep those videos coming pls... we need to know the data!!

    Rafael EstudioRafael EstudioDay ago
  • Please get nerdy!! Apart from the visually interesting part, it's good to learn about all the more important background stuff. At least for a starting hobbyist like me.

    Filip SedlákFilip SedlákDay ago
  • Thank you for your content, Joey. You inspire a lot of tank ideas throughout my 30 years of fish keeping. I remember the day you helped me set up my first trophus tank over 15 years ago on a web forum. I don't remember which one. I have been watching your videos ever since you started to post them. So here is my thank you again for inspiration.

    Karl DuPreyKarl DuPreyDay ago
  • I follow you for like 8 or 9 years! Keep the good job and content mate! I love discus and used much of your DIY filters on my aquariums for them hehe!

    Manuel GamaManuel GamaDay ago
  • I follow you for like 8 or 9 years! Keep the good job and content mate! I love discus and used much of your DIY filters on my aquariums for them hehe!

    Manuel GamaManuel GamaDay ago
  • i really enjoyed this video was nice to see some actual data. its always obvious that you know what youre speaking about with your experience but having actual data really shows how much effort you put into the hobby

    mentalist98mentalist98Day ago
  • This video was phenomenal

    Zak WhiteheadZak WhiteheadDay ago
  • Love the more analytical vids :)

    Chris MeredithChris MeredithDay ago
  • Thank you so much for this video ! Much appreciated 🙏

    Aleksandra AdamkowskaAleksandra AdamkowskaDay ago
  • Amazing ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️

    Nicole NicoleNicole NicoleDay ago
  • I love both types of videos! Seeing u feed or show off ur tanks or what’s happening with them is great!!! But!!! I also really love learning from fish teacher Joey!!! 😊😊😊 I have already learned so much from watching u Joey I will never not wanna learn more!

    Kayla RaymondKayla RaymondDay ago
  • This is the reason why I began to watch your channel. I was missing this. 👍👍👍

    Csaba Péter HorváthCsaba Péter Horváth2 days ago
  • As a biologist, I like this kind of video. I'd tell you to step your graph game up slightly. But I was honestly impressed with the layout of the presented data. 9/10 would send off for approval for publication. Also kinda a stickler for conciseness of presentation as it makes it easier to follow in my opinion, and its typically what I aim for when writing. But you're not a scientist writing for scientific publications, so it's all chill. Looking forward to seeing more

    sebrocksebrock2 days ago
  • Very cool stuff

    Doug KellyDoug Kelly2 days ago
  • Great educational video 👍🏻

    Oliver TholstedOliver Tholsted2 days ago
  • Love these videos I am doing 75% water change ever 2 weeks though

    Mikael HärmäMikael Härmä2 days ago
  • Great video. Cool you mix it up every so often. Are you going to breed discus? ( again ) and will ever put some in the 1200 gallon. Like 20. Lol

    AJ Naps77AJ Naps772 days ago
    • @The king of DIY that would be awesome to see a whole bunch of discus swimming together in that awesome 1200 gallon tank.

      AJ Naps77AJ Naps77Day ago
    • Probably

      The king of DIYThe king of DIY2 days ago
  • I've watched your channel for years. Today I enjoyed it.

    mzmadmanmzmadman2 days ago
  • Yes, more analysis is in short supply!

    Joel NilssonJoel Nilsson2 days ago
  • Keep doing this! Nerdy stats and knowledge is why I'm here.

    Donkey LoveDonkey Love2 days ago
  • I love videos like this, I don’t understand why other don’t but I am a new subscriber and I’ll be liking every video to try help you out 👌 and for me as I only have a 125l tank I’ll not start doing 30% every 3 days that’s brilliant information would like to know the best feeding method too ?😂🤷‍♂️

    JordanTait95JordanTait952 days ago
  • Pls I NEED more date , doing a experiment myself on a 300 L using two external filters, added a under gravel filter , six weeks later my nitrates stay at 10ppm

    Big TelBig Tel2 days ago
  • Definitely more videos like this!

    luke howeluke howe2 days ago
  • I saw ur chart and found u did 50 % water change weekly, and how many time u feed in a day... And just to know 20 g means

    P K DP K D2 days ago
  • More data pls 🙂

    PetEmpirePetEmpire2 days ago
  • This is awesome dude recently taken on discus in my home aquarium very helpful and just what I needed

    Jonno RatcliffeJonno Ratcliffe2 days ago
  • I think this was a great video and it was really honest. You would not know unless you did this. That controlled experiment will help so many other people take better care of their fish.

    Amy SainzAmy Sainz2 days ago
  • Im coming waching 🇲🇾

    Muhammad FazliMuhammad Fazli2 days ago
  • why is every or the most discus aquarium so ugly???? i think it is not a positiv point to do that with a fish!! it is not natural, and yes they say nothing. a better maintenance and controlling is not a point to have no basics in the aquarium.

    Michael AubelMichael Aubel2 days ago
  • More like this!

    Matthew AdamsMatthew Adams2 days ago
  • I like it! baby discus are adorable!!!

    Stephanie NielsenStephanie Nielsen2 days ago
  • This guy doesn’t like deaf people! Lol no closed caption on this video! Omgotwtfbbqsauce! Subbed!!!!

    deafralphdeafralph2 days ago
  • Love the "nerdy" fish videos. But Joey!!!, I want to see you doing these experiments in real time and or time lapsed in a sort of fashion with the new set of discus. My fiance and myself have some breeding Angel's and discus and love videos and everything you do! Keep it up!!

    Vanilla7474Vanilla74742 days ago
  • Do he sell some of his fish or he just keep them all if so can somebody send me the link I wanna buy some

    40th Rico40th Rico2 days ago
  • I love data!!!!

    DiabloDiablo2 days ago
  • Do one experiment on the relationship of nitrate and plants (pothos for example). How fast can pothos remove nitrate, how many pothos do I need for a community tank etc etc

    Chong Chong ChongChong Chong Chong2 days ago
  • Keep these types of vids coming, mate. The deep dive into data and what worked for you is super helpful.

    Pat RussellPat Russell2 days ago
  • I love these kinds of videos for when im busy i listen to them as i work on random things (usually at work) and the more "entertaining" stuff for when im chilling

    Kenu TurkKenu Turk2 days ago
  • This was an awesome video!! Love this kind of nerdy stuff! Also is that the BTA from the 120 in the 375 saltwater tank?! Looks great!

    Andy PatrickAndy Patrick2 days ago
  • Fish Keepers don't keep fish we keep water, and always trying to get to the next level. Great video 👍🏽😊

    adeer siddiquiadeer siddiqui2 days ago
  • Yes this kind of videos is extremely important for us. Yes seeing your fish is awesome. But knowing how and why we do the thing’s we do for our hobby. Your investment in your fish is costly if they die before next video.

    Robert LukacsRobert Lukacs2 days ago
  • Down here in Texas we suffer a major Winter event for us. We have busted pipes we do have water now that were under a boil water notice for about 2 weeks. Can you do a water change with your fish under a boil water notice? Or just adding prime Bok until her out of the notice.

    SirPoopsAlotSirPoopsAlot2 days ago
  • Love the statistic video! Definitely very educational for those trying to set up their own Discus tank. I would suggest only showing the best outcomes/results for your future videos, and post the statics elsewhere for people that want to see the full research.

    Vincent VuongVincent Vuong2 days ago
  • Love the video always wanted to do discuss started a 135 about 7 months ago so far so good

    Michael RickettsMichael Ricketts2 days ago
  • So I’m making my 10 gallon a saltwater for a percula clown pair, and I’m wondering if it would have to cycle the tank again as it is already freshwater.

    Mason McFaldaMason McFalda2 days ago
    • @Mason McFalda definitely cycle your tank again.

      Thomas SouthernThomas Southern2 days ago