MY AQUARIUM EXPLODED!!

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  • Published: 17 July 2019
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  • Underwater Adventures
    Underwater Adventures  51 minutes back

    Hey Joey. Steve from England.. j remember watching you make the plywood fronts for those tanks. And while you were drilling those holes in the top corners k definitely saw that tank frame move when you first placed the ply on. I thought not much about it at the time. So... If you carefully watch that part of that video again? Maybe it was slightly warped and it made the tank crack when it slowly settled?
    Just thought I'd mention it

    • Kelly H
      Kelly H  3 days back

      "I put them in the sump" I don't think in a moment of panic I would have thought to do that. Glad the fish are ok

      • Juan J Dume P
        Juan J Dume P  3 days back

        There are really inexpensive WiFi water detectors on eBay that work great on the "smart life" app. For example on the app there are multiple devices setup the water sensor and a simple WiFi DC outlet supplies power to the pump. So if the sensor trips it will send you a alarm and shut down the pump or what ever is connected to the smart outlet.

        • Annie Noska
          Annie Noska  4 days back

          Holy sh*t thanks for recognizing this as a learning opportunity. You may be an angel. 😇

          • Uzumaki Naruto
            Uzumaki Naruto  6 days back

            why no polystyrene on the bottom of the tank?

            • Robby Jones
              Robby Jones  6 days back

              Yo that shirt is dope

              • RedPanda182 Studios
                RedPanda182 Studios  6 days back

                When he figured out it was the little rock and he said "that's what I get for doing it alone" that hurt

                • SomeDudesMom
                  SomeDudesMom  1 weeks back

                  I’ve been thinking of trying some gym flooring. Some high density that 1000lb weights are dropped on

                  • Efre mendez
                    Efre mendez  2 weeks back

                    "Vieja Aquarium"
                    Old aquarium?

                    • Sweet James
                      Sweet James  2 weeks back

                      This is why I'm going acrylic this time around... Arrives in 3 days

                      • Chike Chovis
                        Chike Chovis  2 weeks back

                        Coulda just made this vid first

                        • ELLICOTTVILLE AQUATICS
                          ELLICOTTVILLE AQUATICS  2 weeks back

                          Man i’ve had this happen a couple times never fun

                          • HalfBakedMason
                            HalfBakedMason  2 weeks back

                            I am glad you shared this.. ty. I have a 45 gal glass tank but I want a 100 gal tank. I will be looking for acrylic as well as a good stand for it :)

                            • Organic Mechanic
                              Organic Mechanic  3 weeks back

                              the pebble got stuck in the screw hole in the top, maybe fill the top holes next time or pocket screw  top on from underneath.

                              • Neo Bibin
                                Neo Bibin  3 weeks back

                                Sorry about the tanks

                                • Nicolle Schotl
                                  Nicolle Schotl  3 weeks back

                                  I'm glad your fish are okay. I'm sorry it happened. Thank you for taking this opportunity to teach us!

                                  • Jake Ellis
                                    Jake Ellis  3 weeks back

                                    Move over to Polystyrene sheets, has a greater range of movement.

                                    • Remembered
                                      Remembered  3 weeks back

                                      Sorry, glad your fish are alive though.

                                      • Leopard Frogs
                                        Leopard Frogs  3 weeks back

                                        All of your disasters happen between 6 and 7 am. You are haunted by a goast that was a morning person.

                                        • Mircea Alex
                                          Mircea Alex  3 weeks back

                                          I feel so sorry man... i know how much effort you put in those tanks.

                                          • Kenneth Ross
                                            Kenneth Ross  3 weeks back

                                            Maybe you dropped the gravel in too hard and you got a peck causing a gradual breakage,I threw a rock at my grandfather's impala but it took 4 hours for the back window to shatter,that's what happened here

                                            • Kurt Cooper
                                              Kurt Cooper  3 weeks back

                                              It strains the brain to work in an emergency to find a backup tank immediately when u have multiple tanks.
                                              Running my store in Cocoa Beach I had my central system completely overflow onto my store floor due to a huge snake gone rogue @ night & lifted my drain line out of the 100g circulating garden tub & all the water from the tanks made a 2" deep puddle! What a mess 45 minutes prior to opening.......lol
                                              It.........happens.........
                                              U can't plan for all types of emergency but sooner or later your put to the test.

                                              • Wayne L K Duarte
                                                Wayne L K Duarte  3 weeks back

                                                Better safer than sorry later

                                                • Wayne L K Duarte
                                                  Wayne L K Duarte  3 weeks back

                                                  Sorry that happened to you Well you will not let that happen again

                                                  • kaoticmachine
                                                    kaoticmachine  4 weeks back

                                                    Dont know what to do? Should you share the vid? Yes. The ultimate reason is to show that its not all sunshine and rainbows and also to show what not to do to others. Great video man.

                                                    • Pr3lude9
                                                      Pr3lude9  4 weeks back

                                                      5:06 I think they had plenty of air.
                                                      Really though - I watch a lot of aquarium videos, I keep hesitating on getting one, until I know I can treat the fish properly, as I work a lot of hours.
                                                      That tank cracking, would be heart-wrenching...

                                                      • Katharina G.
                                                        Katharina G.  4 weeks back

                                                        So surprised they all survived!

                                                        • ScooterFXRS
                                                          ScooterFXRS  4 weeks back

                                                          So the take away, lesson, moral of the story is : The bigger the project the more details matter, as the consequences of failure raise exponentially. Thank you Joey for sharing this, this is why I watch you and other Tubers to learn from others mistakes and successes. None of us are infallible, you however have shown integrity.

                                                          • Alex
                                                            Alex  4 weeks back

                                                            I recently built some cheap water detectors with arduinos that i put near my tanks on the floor.


                                                            If something goes bad, i get an email and notifications on my phone.

                                                            • AverageJoe
                                                              AverageJoe  4 weeks back

                                                              That's why you keep them forever buddy. Fish like those are special

                                                              • The Manillegirl
                                                                The Manillegirl  1 months back

                                                                This video of yours is a most important learning tool for hobbyists like me. Who would have known that a small pebble can cause a tank to explode? I am just assembling my first 125 gallon and I am so very grateful for this vid and for your courage to show us, that we cannot take anything for granted, that we cannot be haphazard or that we cannot take chances. We need to be very meticulous if we want our beloved fish to survive and thrive. I appreciate you so much!

                                                                • 4 Cool Kidz
                                                                  4 Cool Kidz  1 months back

                                                                  “I Can get new fish like them, but I cannot get those fish”
                                                                  Amen to that

                                                                  • Freddie Parrilla
                                                                    Freddie Parrilla  1 months back

                                                                    Bro awesome video as always,quick question Where Can I buy that shirt?

                                                                    • Mike Dunn
                                                                      Mike Dunn  1 months back

                                                                      How long had the tank been fine for before it cracked?

                                                                      • Lgm ak47
                                                                        Lgm ak47  1 months back

                                                                        That fish room is awesome

                                                                        • Justin Rowslerr
                                                                          Justin Rowslerr  1 months back

                                                                          RIP headphone users....

                                                                          • Laura Shadforth
                                                                            Laura Shadforth  1 months back

                                                                            Oh that hurts my heart, you shouldn’t be afraid to do things on your own.

                                                                            Unfortunately, the way we learn is through mistakes and at least your fish were ok!

                                                                            • Andrew Confer
                                                                              Andrew Confer  1 months back

                                                                              Do you make your own backgrounds?

                                                                              • Roxana Alequin
                                                                                Roxana Alequin  2 months back

                                                                                You can feel the heartbreak when he says "This is what I get for doing it alone" 😔

                                                                                • SweeFlyBoy's Fish
                                                                                  SweeFlyBoy's Fish  2 months back

                                                                                  I got a 55 gallon for about $13,50. It was so cheap because the bottom was cracked. The previous owners just siliconed over the crack and stuck a new bottom glass over the old one. It still leaked when we received it, so we just siliconed around the seams on the inside. I currently have 4 juvenile koi in it. When they grow I will put them in my friend's dam.

                                                                                  • SweeFlyBoy's Fish
                                                                                    SweeFlyBoy's Fish  2 months back

                                                                                    The first part sounded like Chubbyemu.

                                                                                    • Arran Johnson
                                                                                      Arran Johnson  2 months back

                                                                                      Wow really goes to show how important the little details are and if you miss something ( the tiniest thing!) how detrimental to the overall project it can be

                                                                                      • Daniel Pérez
                                                                                        Daniel Pérez  2 months back

                                                                                        Appreciate the transparency brother

                                                                                        • Lou
                                                                                          Lou  2 months back

                                                                                          Dont beat yourself up too bad. Its just a learning experience. We all just learned something, as usual, because you shared it with us. Thanks bro

                                                                                          • Rusty Shackelford
                                                                                            Rusty Shackelford  2 months back

                                                                                            How in the world did that pebble even make it there to begin with

                                                                                            • Danielle Snezchik
                                                                                              Danielle Snezchik  2 months back

                                                                                              I think everyone that watches this video, looks nervously at their own tanks and wonders if they're next...

                                                                                              • Samsun55
                                                                                                Samsun55  2 months back

                                                                                                That's Exactly what I did lol...

                                                                                            • The Pharaoh
                                                                                              The Pharaoh  2 months back

                                                                                              Man all your aquarium accidents seem to happen when you are away 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

                                                                                              • Fish king
                                                                                                Fish king  1 months back

                                                                                                The Pharaoh
                                                                                                Your right

                                                                                            • vannak keo
                                                                                              vannak keo  2 months back

                                                                                              It happens to the best of us I guess, but thanks for sharing. Next time I'm setting up a tank I will triple check for stuff that can be under the tank