HOW TO: Build an underwater waterfall sandfall for a fish tank

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How to build the underwater waterfall - sandfall. A basic example on how to do it and some simply tips to make it work and look good.

Part 1- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtfivvZTUnk
Part 2- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROZPt7M2uIk

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Автор ExtremeZ TV ( назад)

Автор Ray Smith ( назад)

Автор BlackHawk ( назад)
Does anyone know if a 2 inch pvc would work or would it be too big ?

Автор jack faster ( назад)
its a great job mannnnn

Автор sanjok crestha ( назад)
what type of pump do you suggest

Автор SUBIE4estr XT ( назад)
That looks unreal man good job!!!

Автор Wes Bush ( назад)
wal Mart reptile sand works good with minimal clouding

Автор Lee Jones ( назад)
hi joey would this work in a saltwater tank

Автор VÛ Ngô ( назад)

Автор Meben ( назад)
do it with blue sand :)

Автор adrian arroyo candelario. ( назад)
it's a have moon fish tank.

Автор adrian arroyo candelario. ( назад)
can you sale me one of the background waterfall for my fish tank.

Автор สุรีย์ เลื่อมบัณฑิตย์ ( назад)

Автор Petra De Bruijn ( назад)
I've an aquarium that is fertilized with CO2, so obviously I don't want to much oxygene pump in with a sandfall. I was wondering if it would be possible to bring the sand up with a waterbeam based on the venturi-principle.

Автор Mark G. ( назад)
good idea poor workmanship

Автор Джейсон Хичкок ( назад)
Golddust would look and work the best if you could afford it.

Автор MEX- Hybrids ( назад)
Great!!!!......thumbs up!
Thanks for showing how to do!!!
Greets from Germany!!!!

Автор Gleen - Roblox & more ( назад)
I have an under water I have a water fall UHH! Under water water fall, dun dun dun dun

Автор Michael norman ( назад)
what kind of pipe do I use? can you direct me to where I can buy one

Автор Joel Metran ( назад)
So how do you keep it submerged? Is silicone enough to keep it under the water?

Автор jesus rodriguez ( назад)
how does this not cloud the water?

Автор DJ 420 ( назад)
is it safe to have cement in a tank it contains some bad stuff for aquatics

Автор Bill W ( назад)
what size air pump did you use?

Автор Gary Mcpherson ( назад)
how long does one of these styrofoam backgrounds last?

Автор Damn Yourugly ( назад)
An air lift is a great cheap way to 'pump' that sand, but what about the horizontal flow? You are limited to a strict reduction in flow once the air vents behind the feature (which also causes noise and in my case a splashing issue).

I have spent the good part of a week working on 'pumping' methods for sand that still are applicable to tanks you would find in a home.. I have a working model, cheap/easy to adapt/works consistently without anywhere near the constraints exhibited here.

I would be interested in speaking in a more private forum regarding this project and others like it.

Автор I'mHungry ( назад)
To contribute something useful, it might be a good idea to install your "algae scrubber" behind the styro background. :)

Автор Pedro Jasmine gonzalez ( назад)
what kind of pump do you recommend? I made a sandfall but its not working how I would like it to. I'm thinking it may be my pump?

Автор Kazz ( назад)
That's literally the coolest thing ever, definitely gotta get a bigger tank and try this out myself.

Автор PsychedelicBabe ( назад)
I like this effect I could use an old egg tumbler hmmm very inspiring I'm gonna give this a try in an empty tank that I have 👏👏👏

Автор Ryan Murray ( назад)
Hi Joey, this is Ryan from Mumbai, India I've watched a lot of your videos. You're amazing! keep up the awesome work man!..I have a question I'm building a sandfall and I wanted to know if the air bubbles created by the airstone (to lift up the sand) provide oxygen to the tank? I know it probably does but can I use use that as an aerator and remove my regular airstone oxygen? or not? If the answer is yes then I think my aquarium will look awesome with the sand waterfall doing the job of aerating the aquarium as well. thanks again!

Автор Kemari Johnson ( назад)
i WOULD pay somebody to build me this

Автор j.savage __23 ( назад)
thank you sooooooooo much!!!! my fish are so satisfied with their new waterfall!!!!!!!

Автор anthony pope ( назад)
good video how much is your book I live in the United Kingdom and we are pound sterling can I get your book on ebay or amazon cheers happy fish keeping

Автор Scythe-Guardian Nullgel ( назад)
do i still need an air pump for my aquarium if i have this?

Автор khalidman23 ( назад)
what if i need green sand for my purpose ?

Автор Wallace Android World ( назад)
it works😀😀😆😀😀😀😀

Автор Michael Adams ( назад)
bruh...great videos. ..everything I've thought of u just did.

Автор Melissa Toh ( назад)
Itz possible to make out of driftwood waterfall?

Автор Kevin's Bud Channel ( назад)
I'm curious, does the sand wear down the foam after time?

Автор calderon00961 ( назад)
only use cement at the end or after a resin cement

Автор Naomi ! ( назад)
can the sand trap/injure the fish in anyway?

Автор Dj Nini ( назад)
hi very nice video.
can you please tell me the name or the power in 60 min of this pump.
I am searching a lot of time but I don't find any pump.

please help me.

Thanks and Greetz from Germany.

Автор Nicky Turner ( назад)
could this be done in a salt water tank?

Автор Cody Chamberlin ( назад)
would this work with light pebbles?

Автор Hooligan xD ( назад)
does it matter what type of styrofoam

Автор Khoirul Anwaar ( назад)
May i ask you sir,what is that black tiny thing??
Could you tell me??

Автор Vip Keys ( назад)
hi everybody....here again

Автор Vip Keys ( назад)
how everybody......here again

Автор Andrew Block ( назад)
this one is mad awsome

Автор David Tuders ( назад)
I mean to use it to cause like a veturi effect by running the water out of the power head through a small volume tube into a larger volume tube to create a vacuum on the opposing end

Автор Carolina Dune ( назад)
How much liters an hour does you pump do, cause I have 3 small air pumps, but the all don't do the job as yours.

Автор David Tuders ( назад)
Have you ever used a power head to make a sand fall

Could you do a tutorial on how to make a flowing volcano, same concept but with red sand and how to make a volcano structure?

Автор austinpetemo ( назад)
I love this idea. Does all of those air bubbles spewing out create a lot of noise?

Автор Melissa Toh ( назад)
What sand ? how to spell LOL sorry new to Aqua :)

Автор Melissa Toh ( назад)
Did you mean air pump it blows and some how been suck up? I got normal air pump and wanted to male mini structure. Itz possible?

Автор Aquarium Hobbyist ( назад)
Joey, what kind of sand are you using? brand and type?

Автор marcos Trinidad ( назад)
How big is tha pump?

Автор jan ulrich ( назад)
what kind of sand is that?

Автор C Los1825 ( назад)
Can't get my sand to continue to fall. It falls for maybe a minute or two & then it thins out until it stops.

Автор richard knight ( назад)
Hi again joey, i solved my micro bubble problem.
Have a look at my last upload video it works really good.

Автор Arpan Patel ( назад)
make one with the same method  but rocks and drift woods.the drift woods dint go well

Автор Benjamin Britten ( назад)
King of diy. Love your videos !

I am having trouble with my sandfall. I created a whole coral insert with a water fall it looks awesome but I can't get the right flow from my sandfall.

What pump do you reccomend for large suction and uplift ?


Автор Mixture Aquatics ( назад)
Can you do a DIY hang on the back filter?

Автор Omahaquatic ( назад)
Joey, curious about buoyancy of the foam.  Have you had to hollow out the parts facing the back sides, or has the Quikrete been enough?  I've had a carving I've been working on for a similar corner waterfall, and I found the pressure of the foam wanting to float made me extremely worried about it popping up and out, yet as a waterfall piece I really look for not adhering it to the sides with silicone.  Really, I look for the best of both worlds, and if Quikrete is the way to accomplish that, no problem, but is it generally enough?

Автор richard knight ( назад)
Hi again joey, ok so i tried a u in the pipe work and turned the flow right down but im still getting bubbles in my tank so im gona try and shorten the outlet pipe from above sump and gently lower to the tank via a series if bends and see if that helps, if not im getting a t piece and splitting the flow to try and slow the flow down not that its moving that fast i think its just the height of the sump tank above the display tank thats making the water turbulent.
If you get a chance i put a video on my channel that shows what im on about
Cheers rich .

Автор lwaguespack26 ( назад)
This is a great video. I am working on a sandfall right now and I wanted to know what size air pump did you use in the video? It seems to have a lot more power than the one I'm using?

Автор Frank Walls ( назад)
Hey King of DIY, Will Natural Zeolite pool sand work and be safe in aquarium? That's the only pool sand I can find here in my town.

Автор Brian's Fish Tanks ( назад)
Cool build Joey.  The waterfall looks really cool!

Автор Waseem Muhammed Ilyas (1932 года назад)
Great video, i tried making sandfall twice, but had problems directing the sand vertically down .This video has made me wanna try it again. Also If you can make a video on natural looking, painted 3d background like ones made by " design by nature" it would be awesome.

Автор b.a. Warman ( назад)
It's such a simple principle but with an awsomely creative result.
I might have to buy a new aquarium just to try making a background with na underwater waterfall.
A few months ago i bought a Marina Dragon aquarium for my kid. I am now thinking that red sand and a red led light would be the perfect addition to it as they would create the effect of a lava flow. 

Автор Kevin b ( назад)
I heard that The sand can sand down the gills of The fish. The result is that the fish can't breath properly anymore. Is that true?

Автор rohit dhyani ( назад)
it was a really nice video ... but can you explain me how you kept the bubbles out ... i really didn't get that part

Автор KING ( назад)
nice job 

Автор sbazain ( назад)
Incredible that looks so real it looks like water not sand nice!!!

Автор GeneralGiggleMuffin ( назад)
Looks amazing.

Автор Jarrett Phinney ( назад)
What pool filter sand did you use?

Автор favian williamson (2000 лет назад)
Once again another great video i have a question off the topic i want an aquarium that is 120Lx48wx30h if it's an acrylic aquarium or glass is 3/4 inch good enough to hold the pressure of the water some people say yes others say no

Автор Amelia Bee (1562 года назад)
I never knew this was a thing, but now I AM SO GLAD TO KNOW THIS IS A THING!

Автор ReeferGil ( назад)
Super cool project!

Автор yamaha wolverine ( назад)
Do you have any tips for shrimp keeping

Автор Graham HALL (1704 года назад)
Awesome video. Will be doing this in the future for sure.

Автор LowTech Tank ( назад)
thanks joey! watched all three videos great job. defiantly will try this one in a vertical aquascape. the few i have seen running have been in cloudy water. will the sand make my water cloudy was it runs over time? will it work with courser sand

Автор jeremiemcd ( назад)
Great vid bro, thanks for sharing =)

Автор richard knight ( назад)
Hey joey, great videos.I have a planted tank above my display tank. As well as the bottom tank ,the water goes from bottom sump to top sump and into display tank and back to bottom sump the problem is the flow is strong, on sump pump turned right down it trickles not enough flow anyway the problem is micro bubble in display tank have you any thoughts as to stop the bubbles?. Thanks rich.

Автор NYCity Cichlids ( назад)
Looks cool.

Автор Rich's Fishes (1441 год назад)
any issues with a cloudy water column when running this for an extended period of time?

Автор J-C fancy as f*ck (1957 лет назад)
Just wanted to say thank you very much, your tutorials have inspired me to try new things and really show how creative one can be. Truly inspiring :)

Автор Cameron Crossley ( назад)
What is the air pump that you recommend (that is strong enough to do this) I've tried to do this on other projects but there is not enough power to lift the sand.

Автор Juan Maldonado ( назад)
Great video... As always. Please keep them coming. I finish making the "cheep" sump pump for my 75 gallons African cichlids and works so much better then the canister I had set up. Thank! Juan.

Автор Slim Tim ( назад)
Good explaination of the sand fall. Always wonder how to keep air out sight and only see the sand. Fired Up!!!

Автор Pantelis-Savvas Ioannou ( назад)
I came here before 301 views!!!

Автор lethalblacktalon lethal ( назад)
found your video's a few weeks ago, awesome, as someone that loves diy projects. just a thought here how about posting your video's on Fridays giving us the weekend to maybe try them out. anyway keep up the great work

Автор TienDung Dang ( назад)
Can you show us how to make cooling aquarium fan? Im living in tropical region and the temp is 85-87. Aquarium chiller costs too much money and very high in electric consumption as well. Thank in advance!

Автор Mixture Aquatics ( назад)
Is it possible to try incorporating this with the sand filter and use it for aesthetics as well as a way to filter and clean the water. Great video.

Автор Luke Andrews ( назад)
First comment great video I'm going to start making one of my tank

Автор Timm Lombardo ( назад)

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