Ep. 2 Igloo Tank (The Final Build) 10 gallon Internal Sump Aquarium

15 sep 2020
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First of all, working with superglue and epoxy can be hazardous. I had all the windows open and tried not to breath in too much of the fumes. With cutting glass, I used a very wet sandpaper to dull the edges, and then washed the glass in running water. I used wet sandpaper b/c I didn’t want to breath in glass dust.
Making the igloo:
I first used aquarium safe silicon to stick the pebbles together. Later I realized that the pebbles should’ve been washed and dried before using silicon. It still didn’t matter b/c silicon doesn’t hold the pebbles together that well. If I were to do it again, I would’ve skipped the silicon part and just used Loctite 401 and cotton. I don’t know if just using the Loctite would work in the long run, but I decided to use the epoxy, too, for the underside.
For the tank itself, there are a hundred measurements, so I omitted them in the video. The tank itself is LxHxW 45x26x35cm or (18x10x14inches roughly) - around 10 US gallons/ 41 liters. 8mm thick low iron glass custom made for me at a LFS. They outsource it to make it, but I’m not sure where.
The thickness of baffles was decided by measuring the pump, and made it wide enough to fit it in there.
If you’re curious about any other measurements, comment here, or email me. I’ll try to answer them.
I actually omitted two functions from this tank. Originally, it was going to have an auto top off and an automatic water drain system when I turned the pump off, but it was going to be too time consuming to build. I still might do an auto top off later. The last chamber in the sump is where the water level drops as the tank water evaporates, but since there’s a lid, the evaporation should be minimal. However, I do have to periodically check the last chamber to make sure there’s enough water.
Some of you might’ve noticed it, but the background is the leftover from making Kartoffel’s tank.

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Some of the tools I used:
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Suisaku thermometer: amzn.to/3iAY3Y1
(I switched out the thermometer to a smaller one)
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  • "What should I put in this tank" Definitely not anything living as all those poisonous chemicals you used to build that igloo will leach into the water and kill any fish.

    Eccentric SmithyEccentric SmithyHace 4 días
  • OMG SO SATISFYING I’m literally watching the loud house right now and can not even watch it because this is so satisfying like if u agree

    Tricia PazsintTricia PazsintHace 16 días
  • Man, that was a clean multi-stage filter build. I've just now started watching your videos, but this caught my eye. Years ago, I had a 75 gallon tank for 3 water turtles (red ear sliders, I think, idk, my kids grandmother gave them to us without asking). I built a multi-stage sump filter using a siphon. it worked fantastic when they were small, but was impossible to keep up with them when they got large. Also, gases in the water kept breaking the siphon, so it was never ending maintenance on it. Anyway, great job.

    Brian LindauerBrian LindauerHace 18 días
  • Betta fish

    Ah ThaiAh ThaiHace 20 días
  • What plate do you put to share the sump? Please.

    eder ferreiraeder ferreiraHace 21 un día
  • ❤❤ thanks for sharing

    Xanh.30 channelXanh.30 channelHace 25 días
  • cotfish

  • Por qué rayos apareció la palabra: hijo de.. en el minuto 4:05 xdxd

    WilberwildWilberwildHace 29 días
  • shell dweller cichlid

    OKeveryoneOKeveryoneHace un mes
  • You are amazing. I dream of finding beachcoming the right side pepples to make an igloo. Actually, I'm thinking of a similar design with a smaller door to keep the betta out of a shrimp house. But it won't be this betta...he's killed all his tank mates, rude bugger.

    Julie Martinez HayesJulie Martinez HayesHace un mes
  • Can someone please show me a page that is similar (in almost every way) to this channel? I really like these, very relaxing, but hard to find. Also I'd like longer videos (which is hard to do) but more like a time lapse of their tank growing. If anybody knows any channels that fit this description please dm me on insta @Ethan_fronek thanks 😊

    AlifeTime GTAlifeTime GTHace un mes
  • What is Siporax and substrat pro? Love you videos! Mind if you write little notes explaining what you're using?

    Gadriel AubreyGadriel AubreyHace 2 meses
  • Can I please get a link to that rail I can’t find it any where

    Vanisher's MoonVanisher's MoonHace 2 meses
  • Good video compliments. It looks easy when someone else is working. :)

    M LM LHace 2 meses
  • The things he does for fish.. (or other similar creatures ❤️)

    Julianna McDowellJulianna McDowellHace 2 meses
  • 4:07 :0 that surprised me tbh jaja

    ClownbunniesClownbunniesHace 2 meses
  • Imagine if you have a tiny version of the lochness monster. Put that thing in there!😍

    Pon OlmedoPon OlmedoHace 2 meses
  • Nice👍

    Cichlid TanksCichlid TanksHace 2 meses
  • This guy is such a genius.

    Tanya RobersonTanya RobersonHace 2 meses
  • wow amazing design😱👍

    CassagrandeCassagrandeHace 2 meses
  • Can you tell me where or a link to that sliding rail I need to make a custom lid for my 25 gal

    Vanisher's MoonVanisher's MoonHace 2 meses
  • "Hijo de ..." me alegró el día jaja, saludos y abrazo desde México 🇲🇽

    Mario ZapataMario ZapataHace 2 meses
  • I love your videos

    Henrique BeraldiHenrique BeraldiHace 3 meses
  • eswindow.info/block/jykgIocoQ8TmFcg_4rr9BA.html

    Manaan's Fish TanksManaan's Fish TanksHace 3 meses
  • I still watch him even though i dont understand 67.658% of what he does

    Aali AbdullahAali AbdullahHace 3 meses
  • Hijo de.....😄 love these vids!

    Patty AguirrePatty AguirreHace 3 meses
  • How did you learn to build all these?

    fidodido665fidodido665Hace 3 meses
  • Why not use white gravel? Is it bad for the crayfish?

    JlinusJlinusHace 3 meses
  • This man puts more time and effort into building a fish tank than I have ever put into anything in my entire life.

    treeflamingotreeflamingoHace 3 meses
  • HSHSBJSHHSBS sorry just the “hijo de..” made me laugh so hard

    Nootles and BootlesNootles and BootlesHace 3 meses
  • What kind of sliding rail is that??

    syd3001syd3001Hace 3 meses
  • I think u should put a crayfish in there to live in the igloo

    WHITEWHITEHace 3 meses
  • what is that material you used for the wall?

  • I could watch your videos all day. So interesting and calming. Thx.

    Diana BananaaDiana BananaaHace 3 meses
  • I will love to see guppies! But micro crabs and crayfish probably would be more interesting

    Felix MomentvmFelix MomentvmHace 3 meses
  • Where did you get the sliding rails for your lid? I'm looking for something to use for a custom lid on a rimless paludarium build.

    Rhys WatsonRhys WatsonHace 3 meses
  • What material do you use for the lid of your tank? I'm currently trying to figure out a better solution for my 5 gallon betta tank as my cat loves to sit on top of him and the current lid caves in every time.

    Madison DrinenMadison DrinenHace 3 meses
  • I want purchase plz your contract no

    sachin wanvesachin wanveHace 3 meses

  • Thanks man. Your videos was helping me choose the best filters for my shrimp tank.. Love it

    laventierlaventierHace 4 meses
  • a peakock mantis shrimp

    Ludo gienezeverLudo gienezeverHace 4 meses
  • Muito show..👏👏👏👏

    Aquarismo na veiaAquarismo na veiaHace 4 meses
  • You should really put filter floss last in the process other than that perfect sump. Venturi effect is a nice touch 👍. I'd put some rock dwelling cichlids in there

    Pablo MuzzobarPablo MuzzobarHace 4 meses
  • Good 👍👍

    X-an fishingX-an fishingHace 4 meses
  • If you sprinkle baking soda on superglue, the chemical reaction creates a rock solid cement. It's a trick used by pilots to repair propeller chips and cracks!

    David CDavid CHace 4 meses
  • That "hijo de.." part almost killed me LOL. Best channel ever, please keep it up, you are the best! ❤️

    Ramiro Davila SuazoRamiro Davila SuazoHace 4 meses
  • I am extremely impressed, that is a very intelligent design for an internal sump... Congratulations!!!

    miagy420miagy420Hace 4 meses
  • 👍

    Andriy YanivAndriy YanivHace 4 meses
  • hijo de.... jajajaja

    PabloPabloHace 4 meses
  • What is he use for feeding the bacteria? Anyone know?

    Richel AskoanoRichel AskoanoHace 4 meses
  • Wooow amazing,,, what did you use for backside can you please tell.?

    Benjamin BejooBenjamin BejooHace 4 meses
  • Wild betta..would go..

    Pranav SinhasanePranav SinhasaneHace 4 meses
  • I’m really impressed! This is awesome 😎

    Stephen ClementsStephen ClementsHace 4 meses
  • eswindow.info/call/lKtmpYyC2ml20Yk/v-deo.html

    Thuận Phú Vlogs - ArowanaThuận Phú Vlogs - ArowanaHace 4 meses
  • put a pair of Pelvicachromis pulcher. they will be living in the igloo and shoot a video of feeding a tubifex tubifex to them

    nehumanoidnehumanoidHace 4 meses
  • I watched it with pleasure, I came to health support in your hands, I would be glad if you support me.

    AquaVaryum Akvarist Uğur hoşkanAquaVaryum Akvarist Uğur hoşkanHace 4 meses
  • ^_~

    Çizim & OyunÇizim & OyunHace 4 meses
  • Gotta love that overfiltration

    Parker TouchetteParker TouchetteHace 4 meses
  • Put a Blue Jack Dempsey on it 🤗

    Joao MatosJoao MatosHace 5 meses
  • White coloured half Moon betta

    Raj KumarRaj KumarHace 5 meses
  • Crayfish!

    James YoungJames YoungHace 5 meses
  • you should put an axolotl in there man you can actually touch them and they need cold water

    wolfgamer2779wolfgamer2779Hace 5 meses
  • God bless this king. Really love your videos!

    Akmal AzmanAkmal AzmanHace 5 meses
  • I’m excited to see how this tank is coming along. The incredibly brief tease in the last video is leaving me with questions and wanting more!

    John Lestina, JrJohn Lestina, JrHace 5 meses
  • Crayfish,shrimp or any small fish like tetra

    AryanAryanHace 5 meses
  • I didnt realise until now that this was uploaded on my birthday!

    Zeppelin8555Zeppelin8555Hace 5 meses
  • Is there a update?

    JoMarieHartupJoMarieHartupHace 5 meses
  • I am in awe. This is amazing.

    Walter MidkiffWalter MidkiffHace 5 meses
  • That's a tonne of filtration

    WWHace 5 meses
  • its so homemade :)

    ohbitsohbitsHace 5 meses
  • Crayfish and 1 white halfmoon betta if u wont put betta then some bluegrass guppy

    Fadza RizkyFadza RizkyHace 5 meses
  • im really fond of turtles, is there a turtle that can fit in that?

    Carlo MagnoCarlo MagnoHace 5 meses
  • what is the background material ?

    Ali FıratAli FıratHace 5 meses
  • Tilapia

    Ohforreal LeeOhforreal LeeHace 5 meses
  • Whar should ı put in this tank Me:pls meeeee

    Hülya TekinHülya TekinHace 5 meses
  • Nicest ESwindowr in world

    Daphne GrassDaphne GrassHace 5 meses
  • "What should I put in this tank?" My stupid brain: *fish*

    Hiyoko squishingHiyoko squishingHace 5 meses
  • 😍😍😍😍😍😍

    Mohamed CheikhaliMohamed CheikhaliHace 5 meses
  • This guys is degree man..

    Ikmal NasirIkmal NasirHace 6 meses
  • you have any white colour betta ,then you keep it ..

    nani musicnani musicHace 6 meses
  • Maybe you should put tuxedo guppies in there

    Mari OMari OHace 6 meses
  • The tools u using is so details and professional

    Sharon TangSharon TangHace 6 meses
  • This is too much delicacy for my eyes to handle

    Lí Thị Trà BuLí Thị Trà BuHace 6 meses
  • Krayfish

    juggernautjuggernautHace 6 meses
  • That was so relaxing. I love the videos

    Sem VisserSem VisserHace 6 meses
  • Crayfish or shell dwellers

    MarcoMarcoHace 6 meses
  • Axolotl please l!!!

    Madara 0tsutsukiMadara 0tsutsukiHace 6 meses
  • Fascinating!

    Chasity MooreChasity MooreHace 6 meses
  • Where did you get your background please

    Sam BaldonadoSam BaldonadoHace 6 meses
  • put big shrimp inside

    Lars OpheimLars OpheimHace 6 meses
  • You need to open your own online store for custom fish tanks and make lots of money. So you make video and sell the fish tanks and make money. Just be careful to protect your lung. Those dusts can be hard on lungs, wear a P100 mask when doing drilling work.

    Hope StevenHope StevenHace 6 meses
  • Project marshmallow is coming along nicely

    sleepy ashsleepy ashHace 6 meses
  • Thank you for the video. In my opinion, although it may seem odd , I would love to see an aquatic frog in your igloo aquarium.

    c wingerc wingerHace 6 meses
  • I really hope you see this firstly you are the most relaxing channel on the whole of ESwindow, and secondly I think for inhabitants you should add, zebra plecos, panda corys, penguin tetras and blue crayfish

    Bear 2464Bear 2464Hace 6 meses
  • Came back to this video because I want to do a similar internal sump set up. Saw your music update. I'm so sorry, dude. ESwindow is so broken right now and it drives away talented creators like you

    TheDandiestLionTheDandiestLionHace 6 meses
  • you should do a crayfish!!

    OofOofHace 6 meses
  • I don't know how I missed this the day it came out, but I sure am glad ESwindow finally told me about it. This is the coolest tank video I think I've ever seen!

    Derek HoaglandDerek HoaglandHace 6 meses
  • Bettas

    febrian rinaldyfebrian rinaldyHace 6 meses
  • fill it with small neon fish for give taste to igloo

    sky antsky antHace 6 meses
  • He's actually a fish mechanic.

    Phantom ADPhantom ADHace 6 meses