The three dimension space that surrounds us, has always fascinated me. My grandfather had a 35 millimeter photocamera and as a child, I used to watch him take photos and develop them. My father had become a really good nature photographer, with numerous exhibitions and people loving his work. I admire them both. It did not take long for me, to discover that I just love watching the fish swimming around in three dimensions in my aquariums. They just kept me there, in front of the aquarium, watching them. Before I knew, I was in love with aquariums. In the many years, that followed, the technology has changed a lot. We moved from livebearers, Gouramis and Danios – that I kept in my childhood – to high-quality, vibrant underwater worlds. With CO2 injection, clay-based substrate, strong filtration and strong lighting. We gradually stepped into the world of aquascaping and founded Green Aqua. Welcome to the beautiful world of aquascaping! The time has come for us, to give you an update on the do-it-yourself round aquarium, that we built three months ago here, at Green Aqua. That project is really interesting for many reasons. I’m gonna tell you why, but first, I’m gonna make green tea. We built this aquarium three months ago and we actually made two videos about it. The first video will show you how the aquarium gear is being put together. The second part will show you the planting process and how we filled the tank with water. We had a couple of question marks. Some concerns, when we started building this aquarium. The first concern was the LED lighting, that is mounted in the ceiling. This is a custom system, it’s not made for aquariums, although we tested it before in a dentist’s office. That had worked really well. Here the ceiling was a little bit lower, than in that dentist’s office. We thought that the light might be too strong here, but it turned out just fine. The second concern that we had was the filtration. We didn’t know, whether the pump will be strong enough. Another question that we had was the Bonsai tree. Will it be fine for the Bonsai, to be so close to the main entrance, which is right next to this aquarium? It seems that it really likes this climate there. It doesn’t have any problems. Let me talk to you a little bit more about the Bonsai tree here. We posted a question for you guys in the previous episode, that we made about this tank, whether you would like to have some fire on the top, some tabletop fire, which would be nice to compensate for the rocks and the water in the aquarium. Or if you would like to see some Bonsai tree on the top. Most of you guys thought, that the fire itself is a really cool idea, but the Bonsai would be a little bit more natural, so we opted to have this Murraya paniculata, which is the Orange Jessamine. And the Orange Jessamine is feeling really nice next to the entrance. The cool air which came in through the winter didn’t hurt him at all. It actually came out with some really nice berries, just previously. So after all these experiences, we think that the Orange Jessamine would be a perfect Bonsai tree, to be put on the top of your aquarium, or near your aquarium. We highly recommend this. So it looks like this whole system is quite stable. We did not clean the filter at all, since we built this aquarium. So it’s the third month of its lifecycle and the filter is still running without any cleaning. The tank requires just the minimum maintenance since its start. We only change water every week, 50% of it. We didn’t clean the filter at all, as I told you. We’re just feeding the fish and that’s it. No signs of algae. I will finish up drinking this really nice Sencha tea – green tea, that I love – and I will move closer to the aquarium, to present you with some more details. Now let’s talk a little bit more about the filtration here. As I told you before, this is a do-it-yourself filter, which we installed in the round plastic… What’s that? Tube, that goes into the middle of the aquarium. It’s glued on to the base of the aquarium and we actually glued some rocks on it, to hide it, so the whole structure that you see in the middle of the aquarium, is actually a Lava rock structure, which covers the filter itself. Because of this DIY solution, we could afford to use much more filter media, than usual. This has many-many advantages. One of those is the crystal clear water, which you see in the aquarium. And if you’d like to see, how I look through fish perspective, you can do it now. It’s really amazing, isn’t it? So actually this is how the fish would see me from inside the aquarium. The second advantage of using the Seachem Matrix, which is – by our humble opinion – the best biological filter media, with the biggest surface on the market. We made some microscopic images. We made quite an extensive lab-test, to prove that for ourselves. There’s an Oase pump underneath the aquarium, so the water is being taken out of the aquarium. It actually goes down below the aquarium. There’s only this much space below the aquarium. I’m gonna open this. There’s an Oase pump right there in this little hole. The Oase pump is pumping the water back and it goes through the whole filter media, then it is pushed back. The technology, that we use behind this aquarium is quite unique. We don’t know actually of anybody else using the filter media inside the tube, at the center of the aquarium. So I would highly recommend it, if you’re planning to have an aquarium, that you want to be seen from all sides, 360 degrees, then all you have to do is to take this example and just build it. Bring some electricity underneath the floor. Also, you can have a CO2 hose under the floor level, because you couldn’t use the CO2 bottle, that is not allowed, to be used in a horizontal position. So we could not fit this whole thing inside, below the aquarium. That needs to stand, so we actually placed it below the main desk, there. We actually made two improvements on this tank. One of them is that we tweaked the inflow a little bit. One inflow of the filter, to have a little more surface movement. The second thing that we did, is that we installed an Eheim 350 skimmer at the top, which will help us to clear the surface. We’re quite happy with how the terrestrial plants are growing around this aquarium. Actually they’re kind of growing too fast. So we kind of need to replace them with smaller ones, soon. Let’s talk a little bit about the plants and the fish, that we’re using in this aquarium. We only used plants, that tolerate low CO2 environments and they are slow-growing plants. Obviously we do have CO2 injection in this tank, but we were not sure about the light itself. We didn’t know, how those plants would react to the lack of light. Luckily, we have enough light here. Now, about the fish. You can see that we have some nice Scalare fish, that are swimming around the main, central structure in the tank. We also have another type of shoaling fish, the Leopard Danios, that I call them. We also have some Tetra types in the tank. Our visitors at Green Aqua really love the look and the feel of this tank. When they enter the Green Aqua gallery, this is the first thing that they see. When they’re waiting at the cashier’s desk, this is what they’re looking at. Or the children, they really like surrounding it, because the level is quite ideal for them, so they can just go back and go closer to the tank, check out the fish, find the different fish and the snails that are hiding in-between the plants and the rocks. All in all we think that this is quite a successful project. Customers love it, it’s quite relaxing to look at and it teaches you guys, how to think a little bit out of the box here. The whole process of building, maintaining, or even just watching a planted tank changed my life completely. I didn’t expect that. I thought that the underwater world of watching the fish swim in three dimensions – (which is a really visual thing, that was appealing to me from moment one, as I told you at the beginning of this video) – has transformed into the love of nature, into the calming process of watching underwater lush, vibrant life evolve, grow and just feel good, in front of my eyes. I hope that you guys liked this DIY round aquarium at Green Aqua. If you did, please hit the like button, and also, please subscribe, if you didn’t do so yet. Or hit the bell button, to get notified of our future uploads. Until next week, bye!

Comments 85

  • The tank is looking fantastic great video how’s the Japanese garden coming on

  • Oh God! What a relax nature at home!

  • We love u balazs!!!

  • Balazs as always putting out something truly wonderful. I love the more serious style on this one. Keep up all the awesome work!

  • My love for nature and aquarium is similar to yours. In my childhood whenever I stood in front of a shop selling beautiful fishes in aquarium my eye remained glued to the movement of fishes and decorations. Whenever I went to a mountain with trees and birds and butterfly I felt that I have reached in my dream world. Till date I am equally passionate about the beauty of nature. Unluckily I don't get much time to spend in nature because of my teaching profession. And that's why I am running two aquariums and desperately trying to make one very large about five and half feet in my available space. This is to keep a piece of nature with me always. Your creations are an eye candy and inspiration for me. Keep on creating beauties and inspire people like me.

  • Remek video mint mindig egyedi nezo szogekkel es hat meg mikor keszitettetek remeltem raktok bele vitorlaaokat es hat megtortent ,kituno kamera munka es egyedi akva szuper udvozlo darab 😀

  • I really love this project, every bit of it. Congrats you guys! Very good video, balazs telling his past and the quality of the edition is better than ever, cheers from Argentina 🇦🇷 hope some day can visiy you guys

  • your voice sells boy, its gold

  • The best tank on Youtube! Great Work!

  • THIS. The style of this video is what I like! The professional style used to explain is fitting for the hobby too, it's cool, calm, collected, and to the point. More like this!

  • Gratulálok, egyszerüen fantasztikus.
    Its beyond words, congrats boys you did a wonderful job.
    Balázs do you like the asian ritual to make and drink tea?
    Happy for you guys☺❤

  • What would be the great next project ?

  • Concerning your garden, perhaps, you could add a nice koi pond with hudge powerfull airlift filter in iorder to introduce more Koi fish and enjoy cristal clear water!

  • love your story behind your passion. really inspires me to do something about this hobby to show my kids one day!

  • Incredible set up!!!! Congratulations

  • It was beautiful when you first set it up, it is even more beautiful now.

    You are carrying on your family's tradition with your stunning cinematic work. I'm sure your grandfather and father would have been proud of you. You are so very talented with the camera.

  • Amazing Balasz, great idea about giving another perspective of view from underwater. Super video. Greetings from Macedonia.

  • i hope one day we have a shop like green aqua in Montréal Canada you guys rock please keep up the good work we need more dedicated pepole for this hoby

  • Cinematic, emotional, and so very zen from the making, pouring and drinking of the tea; to your calm and soothing voice as you discuss life and your family; and the superb cylindrical planted aquarium topped by a bonsai tree. How delightful.

  • really awesome share brotha,I love it, new supporter here

  • Balazes so many designs,and landscapes for aquariums.So peaceful.Im planning on getting a seamless nano tank.Im in Saint Augustine Fl,and found some Ada suppliers.I went into a Pets Mart,the other day,they had Substrate,but it was coconut fibers..I wonder if that kind of Substrate is ok,or should I use Ada Substrate,and Gravel.Thank you for chatting with me,with tips in Aqua Scapeing.I wish they had Aqua scapeing in Pet stores in the states.The only one I know of,is Adg Green Aqua Partner you referred me to last week.Have a good weekend.Keep in touch.

  • Stunning as usual…

  • Epic build and video. Not sure about tapping on the glass tho, poor fish.

  • Ponds are more beautiful. All you need is a waterproof pouch case. 😎😤

  • OMGOSH, very cool video! I LOVE the round aquarium. I really like that the fish can swim in the same direction ALL day ( if they want to), without running into a wall or corner, forcing them to turn. It must feel like endless space to them! Beautifully planted, so VERY nice!

  • You guys are a step above, and truly masters of your craft!! 👍👍👍. You comment about thinking outside the box is quite inspirational and removes fear from our thought process. Why cant we do it too is what I'm saying now. Cant wait to set up my first planted tank now.

  • Nice Video.

    Question not related to Aquascaping –
    I like the Shirt color you are wearing 😀
    Where do I buy such shirts?

  • Great Videosammlung always guys!!! I‘ve been so fascinated by this aquarium and the bonsai. I was wondering if you can share some information of what lights you used here. What brand, type, wattage, etc. are they? I love bonsai too. I used to have over 50 bonsai back in Cape Town but now only 3 in Australia. My 7x7m courtyard had a 13500L koi pond with some excellent Japanese koi. Sadly we’re not allowed to keep koi in Queensland due to biosecurity. 😥 I miss those koi and bonsai, but found a good home for them. And got a great price too. ☺️

  • Wow! The aquascape has really progressed! Love the crystal clear water + really cool Bonsai!

  • This aquarium just made me subscribe 😉 Well done….. its a masterpiece.

  • Beautiful tank, a great idea to take advantage of a different perspective, the view from the side of the fish 👍

  • Great video guys! One of your best. Beautiful produced and great story telling. 😀

  • Sir y plant get brown colour can u please say

  • Lenyűgöző látvány.

  • You guys always come up with some Magical Content. Thanks a lot Green Aqua.

  • simplemente hermoso felicidades son los mejore

  • I like the round tank. How about let some water continue coming down from the bonsai tree?

  • Balazs it is looking amazing! Thanks for sharing 👍👍👍

  • Beautiful Video like always Green Aqua!!! The 360 tank is beautiful and coming along very nicely!!! I loved the more personal touch given in this video of how you feel in love with planted aquariums. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and this video. I would love to have a 360 view aquarium one day!!

  • You guys are just getting better every day with your revolutionary videos which are highly informative. However, I would like you guys to put some light on the maintenance of the NANO aquascapes. In most cases, it is harder to maintain a nano aquascape than bigger aquascapes: for example, I have a 49-litre nano aquarium with a powerful HOB filter. I have a high-quality CO2 system installed but my drop checker isn' t turning green despite seeing tiny co2 bubbles swimming in the whole tank. Maybe you guys can make a video where you can address the issues of drop-checker and reasons behind why isn't it turning green etc.
    Lots of Love and Likes from Sweden!

  • The central filtration has created a swirl on the water surface. It ruins the view from the top.

  • Lélegzetelállító! Mindig mutattok valami érdekeset.
    Éppen gondolkoztam azon, hogy a fantom es serpa lazacokhoz mit rakjak. kakadu sügér és vitorlás a 2 opció de igy ezt a videót látva meg is van melyik hal a befutó. ( vitorlás)
    Teljes mértékű elismerésem! 😉

  • such a beautiful tank. a true example of "thinking out of the box" and the presentation is top notch! well done Mr. Farkas 👍

  • Nagyon is. Balázs picit bővebben tudnál mondani valamit a szűrésről, hogy működik pl. hova van beiktatva a vízpumpa meg a szűrőanyag? Áldott békés húsvéti ünnepeket kívánok az egész csapatnak.

  • Great video! 👍

  • I like there is a Newt in the Tank ❤

  • Nice aquarium, nice video as always but especially the music! Finally, I can watch now a video where I enjoyed the music. (Lately, your music has been too loud and intrusive, for my taste of course!) Good work guys !

  • Can I have a question? I'm planning to have a 60l aquarium And i want to ask, if my filter (Tetra Tec EX 800 plus) is enough for that nature aquarium. Thanks for your response.

  • Thank u soon much Cheers

  • As always. I love the videos you guys at Green Aqua produce and let us see. Personally I hope to one day visit you guys and stand next to the round Aquarium at Green Aqua.

  • That aqarium is absolutely fantastic.

  • WoW, Very beautiful

  • I accidentally mixed my plant substrate with the caping layer (sand) is that going to mean my plants won't get the nutrients cuz the sand with nutrients(jbl aqua basis plus pro flora) is scattered in the sand without nutrients ?? Please help also my tank looks like a swamp will that go away ??? HELP PLEASE

  • Man, can't wait to visit you guys to see this masterpiece.

  • Its fantastic thank you for video…

  • Now that a cool fish tank

  • Wirklich Wunderschön! Amazing!

  • Very good

  • Stunning tank…. Absolutely loved it

  • it is a wonderful masterpiece, bravo.

  • I tought the green thee looked a bit off but after seeing you talk so calm en emotional I know that its not regular thee 🙂 I just love the tank!

  • awesome I clicked this video hoping for a 2 minute scene of some guy making tea

  • High quality video! new here and love this stuff. Hello from Tokyo!

  • What an amazing showcase! I think if you also get some custom made rounded LED lighting around it (thinking out of the box), it would look amazing. Or you can have a few LED lights hanging around it like stadium focuses.

  • Excellent work.Enjoyed this 13min Video Thanks For Sharing 🙏

  • Amazing project, I have to visit you sometime. I have already told my fiancée, how will we go to Hungary for next year, only from what locality you are? 🙂 Apparently you should not keep fish in round tanks … Aquarists from my country think that the orc aquariums are not the best for fish … And in most stores you see Betta splendens in plastic cups …

  • Again great tank. Thx for all your videos. Greetings from Vienna

  • Aquascape for discus fish ?
    Please give me tutorial 😁

  • Hi green aqua , can you please make 1 planted aquarium that suit base the need for a bottom dwellers such as corydoras and loaches ?

  • It’s sooo beautiful

  • I wish someone would be in love with me, the way he is in love with his aquariums lol ♡♡♡

  • What a superb video and what can I say about the bonsai tank itself, it's just incredible, can't wait to see it up close this weekend 😊👏🌿💚🌿

  • does anybody know what the name of the fish at 9:33 is? betta macrostoma maybe…?? not sure

  • Beautiful… nice work.. 👌👌👌👌👌

  • Amazing tank

  • Omg, what a craft! flawless and spectacular!
    Side note: You’re freaking hot! 😜

  • Really amazing underwater scaping!!! The fish must be so happy ❤️

  • Fantastic! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Mesmerizing!

  • It's Gorgeous and superb, well done gentlemens💖

  • Loving it ❤️ thanks Green Aqua 💕

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  • What kind of snail is that?? 10:49

  • I am so curious that I think only our Chinese people love Hot tea and use the teapot. If Im right , you were drinking Tie Guanyin, a variety of oolong tea! 🙂

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