All My Tanks Update and Internal Sump Diagram

8 mar 2021
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The baby oscar developed the little circle spot near the tail fin. This is the usual oscar eye spot that is meant to confuse predators. It’s meant to sort of look like an eye in the tail. I suppose if a predator attacks the back fin thinking that’s the head, the oscar might have a chance to escape. I’m curious if the spot will turn red color in the future, like most other oscars.
The gold nugget pleco still hasn’t ventured away from the driftwood. I think I’ll get another pleco to clean the algae off the rocks and the glass.

The two umbrella cichlids are frozen b/c of the camera.
It turns out, the female is actually a male in disguise.
These umbrella cichlids, when there is a smaller male within the vicinity of a bigger male, the smaller male changes his color to look like a female to avoid the inevitable attack.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do here. Maybe get more dither fish. If any of you know if adding dither fish would work with these two males, please lemme know.
This is the current state of Loomster’s tank. He is also frozen b/c of the camera. Loomster was born in this tank as some of you might know, and he is 2 years old now. He was born in March of 2019. He first appeared in the 16th month update video.
The nerite snail has become part of this tank. The nerite was the oldest surviving member on this channel.
I think I’ll make an update of this tank next.
Kartoffel has lived in this tank for 2 years and 3 months. Recently he has gone through finrot a few times. It fully recovered, and then I moved. The finrot comes and goes these days. I’m too afraid to use medicine b/c something might go wrong. He’s doing ok for the time being. I’m thinking I might make him a more stable tank.
The volcano betta has eaten several tetras and countless shrimp. I didn’t know he was eating the tetras. I thought a few got lost underneath the volcano. Then one day, I saw the evidence. Way too many shrimp have climbed the volcano and then ended up on the lid. The monte carlo is doing ok, overall. There is some melting here and there. The java moss spread like wild fire in this tank. I’ve decided I’m gonna make him his own tank. A 5 gallon, or 20 liter tank. I already have decided on the design. I just gotta make it. The volacano tank is going to be shrimp and tetra only tank. I think I’ll also remove the lid after I remove the betta.

Sump diagram:

This is a very simple sump, except for the double overflow.
I designed this sump and had a guy in my local acrylic shop put it together. I’m pretty sure I could’ve done it myself, but I was also pretty sure I would’ve messed up at least once trying to glue the double overflow part.
The entire sump’s measurements were depended on the pump’s width and the height of the heater.

My initial plan was to wrap the entire back wall and the sump with a background, but the background arrived very late. I suppose if I were to do it again, I probably would’ve used black acrylic or maybe black foemax sheets. However, black acrylic sometimes can be reflective depending on the setup. There are fish that do not do well with reflective black acrylic, such as flowerhorns or bettas.

Basically, this internal sump was made to function just like a real sump with a double overflow. The advantage of this internal sump is that there actually is an overflow that skims the surface of the water so the surface is always very clean. The double layered overflow also sucks the water from the bottom of the tank. Another advantage is that b/c this is a real sump, the water level in the display part of the tank never changes. When there’s an evaporation, only the last chamber of the sump’s water level drops, not the main display part of the tank. That can also be the downside of this kind of setup, but b/c this tank has a lid, the evaporation is minimal. I haven’t had to add any water for over 2 weeks in this tank. So if you’re gonna try something like this, a lid is a must, or an automatic top off in the last chamber where the pump is, if you don’t want to have a lid.

Erik Satie
Gymnopedie no.1 played by Kevin Macleod (
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  • Do the tanks recycle what is excreted by the fish and use it as plant nutrients?

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  • RIP Netrite

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  • what kind of moss is on the rock?

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  • What happened to Dante?

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    • I mean 55x35x17 tank

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  • hey man, just wanted to thank you for making these videos! i found ur channel about 2 months ago, and about a month ago i set up my first ever tank, now i have shrimps, 2 chocolate gouramis and Schumacher the nerite as my new aquatic friends :D

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  • I am trying to find the SS tubing you used on Loomster's tanks light. Can you tell me where you found it? I would greatly appreciate it. Love the look of the hanging over the tank as opposed a light that clips on the edge. Much thanks for posting these videos. Been watching for years now. :-)

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  • Wow, that`s a great sump!

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  • I have duckweed in my tank and I am having a hard time finding floating feeder corrals. I have done diy corral with air stone hose but it isn't very efficient. Where do you buy your feeder corrals? I really like the shape of them! Thank you

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  • Press F for a moment of silence to the now deceased Nerite.

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  • HELLO mister!! I was wondering if I could use a picture of your volcano tank for my internship website! It won't be published for a while but idk how else to reach you. But I think its really pretty and I'm displaying my fish tank and that tank is my favorite of all time and my inspiration. So may I please?? I understand if you don't allow me to!

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  • Seems like my boi Kartoffle is salty as always....Classic Kartoffle

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  • Beautiful tanks, thanks for the update, Kartoffel might have gone through finrot, but he looks fantastic in this update

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  • Depending on the size of tank the Umbrella Cichlids are in you can use Nannostomus marginatus as dither fish, however, keeping 2 males of the same species together is a disaster waiting to happen male apistogramma are quite aggressive towards each other.

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  • I love and appreciate that you have updated us with all of your tanks for almost 2 yrs now (maybe even longer).. we saw their offspring and how the tanks turned out.. I'm very blessed and lucky that I found your channel 2 yrs ago.. since then, I have watched all of your videos, your videos taught me a lot and I actually re-setup my tank bec I learned a lot from you.. so thank you! just thank you for sharing all of your tank adventures.. God bless you!

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  • Can anyone tell me what happened to Dante?

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