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


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  • Luke_
    Luke_ 6 дней назад

    In this video u look like Adam Sandler’s brother

  • Robert Presswood
    Robert Presswood 7 дней назад

    Prime example of the venturi effect

  • Kaiju Enthusiast
    Kaiju Enthusiast 11 дней назад

    Now do a campfire within a campfire!

  • Athaya Rifqi
    Athaya Rifqi 12 дней назад


  • Allan c
    Allan c 13 дней назад

    what size of sand pump you put on

  • Sharon Ingram
    Sharon Ingram 16 дней назад

    does the fallen sand get re sucked back up into the pipe? Does it just shoot the sand you put there then it runs out?

  • Matei Ovidiu
    Matei Ovidiu 23 дня назад

    what kinde of sand i need to use for the waterfall and what pomp u use cand u tell me pls

  • Sebastian Thorsen
    Sebastian Thorsen Месяц назад

    What if the fish enters the pipe

  • Marty Browning
    Marty Browning Месяц назад

    Thank you!! Have helped me so much!! Not just this, but everything! As a beginner I have learned a lot, some from mistakes! My new hobby!! If my wife would let me I would have tanks everywhere! One thing I do have is my med tank 1, that's what I call it!! Any fish get they go!!

  • Draw with Percy
    Draw with Percy 2 месяца назад

    WELL that is different from what i searched but great vid keep it up

  • syman
    syman 2 месяца назад

    I tried the same but when I filled water it came out can you sudjest me?

  • Zio Ledeux
    Zio Ledeux 2 месяца назад

    THANKYOU best description ever!I can't THANKYOU enough😊

  • Tanveer Pasha
    Tanveer Pasha 2 месяца назад

    Hello sir I made a sand fall in my aquarium but bubbles are coming from down side and sand was not coming please give me a suggestion and what is the power of air pump that you use please tell me sir thank you.....

  • Allison Holly
    Allison Holly 3 месяца назад

    I always wondered where your DIY name came from because when I started watching your channel you weren’t exactly doing diy crafts, just aquarium maintenance. I see what’s going on here! These are so cool. Why don’t you incorporate this into one of your new aquariums?

  • Kosal Sockhak
    Kosal Sockhak 3 месяца назад

    hey Joey can you hide a heater behind the background as well or do you think it would heat the overall tank properly? i am asking because i want to the background for the sandfall and the the heater. the filter will be elsewhere. please let me know!

  • sanjok crestha
    sanjok crestha 3 месяца назад

    what kind of sand is used for sandfall

  • manish kashyap
    manish kashyap 3 месяца назад

    What kind of air pump we use please tell me

  • John Leonard Fernandez
    John Leonard Fernandez 4 месяца назад

    but the sand behind the back isn't enough for 20 mins so we need to pour sand again and again and again and that could be the problem 😑

    • strawberryyogurt0
      strawberryyogurt0 4 месяца назад

      The sand is suppose to keep falling into the front collection area. You could habe a plastic funnel in front as a collection area. My issue right now is trying to hide the bubbles somehow so they are visble.

  • Ayan Ansari
    Ayan Ansari 5 месяцев назад

    Tum Bola mat karo *koi* music dal diya Karo

  • Munir Shahzad
    Munir Shahzad 5 месяцев назад

    Who. Very nice bro thank for share

  • Filip Mazur
    Filip Mazur 6 месяцев назад

    what type of sand shoud I use ?

  • Shubham N
    Shubham N 7 месяцев назад

    Please help me the what used the items or products name please send me the name of product

  • Zodina Zodina
    Zodina Zodina 8 месяцев назад

    what should we use sand for making sandfall..which is best sand...

  • Armansaifa Saifi
    Armansaifa Saifi 8 месяцев назад +1


  • Jordan Hix
    Jordan Hix 9 месяцев назад

    How large does the air pump need to be? I've tried constructing this but I don't think the air pump is powerful enough

    • strawberryyogurt0
      strawberryyogurt0 4 месяца назад

      Go down to Petco and look for their imagitarium air pump. It's rated for 100-140 gallons.

  • DizzzyKipper
    DizzzyKipper 9 месяцев назад

    You say cement ?wouldn't the lye hurt fish and plants?

  • Jack Sparrow
    Jack Sparrow 9 месяцев назад

    can i put fish into it?

  • Afnan Amirruddin
    Afnan Amirruddin 9 месяцев назад

    sumpah lawa doh

  • Upside town Downtown
    Upside town Downtown 9 месяцев назад

    resubbed after this year's event. Great innenttion for airpumps. In wondering if a wall mount filters , can be made into a strong air pump.

  • papa MIRQ lbs
    papa MIRQ lbs 10 месяцев назад

    hey dose it matter how long i make the pipe? like could i make a small oone?

  • gofish crazy
    gofish crazy 10 месяцев назад

    The king of King's! I really need your help. I'm a beginner to this but watched hrs apon hrs watching ur videos before I even began. All is great but the sandfall is really testing me! I used all of what you showed with rocks aiming the sand back to the bottom of the pipe but for some reason unknown I just can't get it to work I've tried fiddling with hight of pipe to sand and air stone to sand also pressure from the pump and nothing just tinny particals falling. Nothing like the videos you see where the sand is gushing down. If you help sort this problem you'll be my hero not just just the king lol :) thanks

  • robert beyers
    robert beyers 10 месяцев назад

    Ideas for my next tank, maybe a 50 gallon plus =)

  • Mrmich5371
    Mrmich5371 10 месяцев назад

    awesome effect..

  • Andy's aquarium
    Andy's aquarium 10 месяцев назад +1

    when the sand runs out what do you do

    • strawberryyogurt0
      strawberryyogurt0 4 месяца назад +4

      If you do it properly, the sand should never run out.

    FISH MANIA 10 месяцев назад

    its cool its awesome only you can do this

  • sanjok crestha
    sanjok crestha 11 месяцев назад

    what type of air pump did you use... how much power can you tell me

  • Dai-tyme
    Dai-tyme 11 месяцев назад

    What power will I need the air pump to be to achieve this effect .. ? TIA

  • ExtremeZ TV
    ExtremeZ TV Год назад

    666K VIEWS OMG

  • Ray Smith
    Ray Smith Год назад


  • BlackHawk
    BlackHawk Год назад

    Does anyone know if a 2 inch pvc would work or would it be too big ?

  • jack faster
    jack faster Год назад

    its a great job mannnnn

  • sanjok crestha
    sanjok crestha Год назад

    what type of pump do you suggest

  • SUBIE4estr XT
    SUBIE4estr XT Год назад

    That looks unreal man good job!!!

  • Wes Bush
    Wes Bush Год назад

    wal Mart reptile sand works good with minimal clouding

  • lee ozzy Jones
    lee ozzy Jones Год назад

    hi joey would this work in a saltwater tank

  • VÛ Ngô
    VÛ Ngô Год назад


  • Meben
    Meben Год назад +8

    do it with blue sand :)

  • adrian arroyo candelario.
    adrian arroyo candelario. Год назад

    it's a have moon fish tank.

  • adrian arroyo candelario.
    adrian arroyo candelario. Год назад

    can you sale me one of the background waterfall for my fish tank.

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  • Petra De Bruijn
    Petra De Bruijn Год 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.

  • Mark G.
    Mark G. Год назад

    good idea poor workmanship

  • Джейсон Хичкок
    Джейсон Хичкок Год назад

    Golddust would look and work the best if you could afford it.

  • MEX- Hybrids
    MEX- Hybrids Год назад

    Great!!!!......thumbs up!
    Thanks for showing how to do!!!
    Greets from Germany!!!!

  • Gleen -
    Gleen - Год назад +3

    I have an under water I have a water fall UHH! Under water water fall, dun dun dun dun

  • Michael norman
    Michael norman Год назад +1

    what kind of pipe do I use? can you direct me to where I can buy one

    • Pb&J Sandwhich
      Pb&J Sandwhich Год назад

      Michael norman a pvc pipe. just buy it on any hardware store

  • Joel Metran
    Joel Metran Год назад +1

    So how do you keep it submerged? Is silicone enough to keep it under the water?

  • jesus rodriguez
    jesus rodriguez Год назад +18

    how does this not cloud the water?

    • Austin Salgat
      Austin Salgat 5 месяцев назад +2

      With enough water changes all the tiny particulate are removed. Beforehand it's highly recommended to rinse your sand to get most of this out.

    • Strider
      Strider 6 месяцев назад +2

      heavier sand. pool filter or river sand should drop straight down, but play sand for example, will come out like a mist and cloud the tank.

    • Tim Wehrens
      Tim Wehrens Год назад +4

      use 1 milimeter stones

    • Enkii Muto
      Enkii Muto Год назад +9

      it does, just look at it.

  • DJ 420
    DJ 420 Год назад

    is it safe to have cement in a tank it contains some bad stuff for aquatics

    • eldsprutandedrake
      eldsprutandedrake Год назад +2

      "cement" isn't some standardised material that always contains the same ingredients, there are aquarium safe cement just as there are kinds you should not put in your tank.

  • Bill W
    Bill W Год назад +3

    what size air pump did you use?

  • Gary Mcpherson
    Gary Mcpherson Год назад +3

    how long does one of these styrofoam backgrounds last?

    • shawn jensen
      shawn jensen Год назад +3

      The king of DIY

    • The king of DIY
      The king of DIY  Год назад +2

      +Gary Mcpherson well, that's really going to come down to how well it was made and how you mixed the cement/cured it. Sometimes they will start to crumble after a couple years if too thick of a layer was put on, on top of another. Several thin layers is best. If done right, they last many years. I have seen some that were 10+ years old.

  • Damn Yourugly
    Damn Yourugly Год 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.

    • Gazza31112 ,
      Gazza31112 , 2 месяца назад

      Damn Yourugly I know this was posted a long time ago but I have some questions, I have been planning a quite elaborate system for a while now, but so far only on paper. I am going to be making a small prototype tommorow. I read your post and realised I have a horizontal portion of my design. At its longest around 7-8 inches. I understand what problems this can cause and would be interested in your ideas of solving this, along with the air bubble/splashing issue at the surface. Not sure if your far finished with this project as your post was a year ago lol. But worth a try.... Many thanks

  • I'mHungry
    I'mHungry Год назад

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

  • Pedro Jasmine gonzalez
    Pedro Jasmine gonzalez Год 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?

  • Kazz
    Kazz Год назад

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

  • PsychedelicBabe
    PsychedelicBabe Год 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 👏👏👏

  • Ryan Murray
    Ryan Murray Год 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!

    • Ryan Murray
      Ryan Murray Год назад

      +I'mHungry great. I thought it would. thanks for replying back.

    • I'mHungry
      I'mHungry Год назад

      I think it will aerate your tank. By following the laws of physics of osmosis, the oxygenated water will flow into the unoxygenated part of the tank (from higher concentration to less concentrated area).

  • Kemari Johnson
    Kemari Johnson Год назад

    i WOULD pay somebody to build me this

  • SOUL_ _REBEL_420
    SOUL_ _REBEL_420 Год назад

    thank you sooooooooo much!!!! my fish are so satisfied with their new waterfall!!!!!!!

  • anthony pope
    anthony pope Год 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

  • Scythe-Guardian Nullgel
    Scythe-Guardian Nullgel Год назад

    do i still need an air pump for my aquarium if i have this?

  • khalidman23
    khalidman23 2 года назад

    what if i need green sand for my purpose ?

  • Wallace Android World
    Wallace Android World 2 года назад

    it works😀😀😆😀😀😀😀

  • Michael Adams
    Michael Adams 2 года назад

    bruh...great videos. ..everything I've thought of u just did.

  • Melissa Toh
    Melissa Toh 2 года назад

    Itz possible to make out of driftwood waterfall?

  • Kevin's Bud Channel
    Kevin's Bud Channel 2 года назад

    I'm curious, does the sand wear down the foam after time?

    • Arnav Sinha
      Arnav Sinha 2 года назад

      +Kevin Batchelor I don't think it would because the foam is cemented.

  • calderon00961
    calderon00961 2 года назад

    only use cement at the end or after a resin cement

  • Naomi !
    Naomi ! 2 года назад

    can the sand trap/injure the fish in anyway?

  • Dj Nini
    Dj Nini 2 года 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.

  • Nicky Turner
    Nicky Turner 2 года назад

    could this be done in a salt water tank?

  • Cody Chamberlin
    Cody Chamberlin 2 года назад

    would this work with light pebbles?

  • Hooligan xD
    Hooligan xD 2 года назад

    does it matter what type of styrofoam

    • A S
      A S Год назад

      +Scythe-Guardian Nullgel yea

    • Scythe-Guardian Nullgel
      Scythe-Guardian Nullgel Год назад

      +Joseph nguyen do i still need an air pump for my aquarium if i have this?

    • Shotgun Shrimp
      Shotgun Shrimp 2 года назад

      in the corner of my tank

    • Hooligan xD
      Hooligan xD 2 года назад

      How does it look?

    • Shotgun Shrimp
      Shotgun Shrimp 2 года назад

      +Clash Of Designs also tried Styrofoam from those coolers you can buy and the ones that come when you package stuff

  • Khoirul Anwaar
    Khoirul Anwaar 2 года назад

    May i ask you sir,what is that black tiny thing??
    Could you tell me??

  • Karen Maxwell
    Karen Maxwell 2 года назад

    hi again

  • Karen Maxwell
    Karen Maxwell 2 года назад

    how again

  • Andrew Block
    Andrew Block 2 года назад

    this one is mad awsome

  • David Tuders
    David Tuders 2 года 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

  • Carolina Dune
    Carolina Dune 2 года 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.

  • David Tuders
    David Tuders 2 года назад

    Have you ever used a power head to make a sand fall

    XXXXARCTICXXXX 2 года назад

    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?

  • austinpetemo
    austinpetemo 2 года назад

    I love this idea. Does all of those air bubbles spewing out create a lot of noise?

  • Melissa Toh
    Melissa Toh 2 года назад

    What sand ? how to spell LOL sorry new to Aqua :)

  • Melissa Toh
    Melissa Toh 2 года 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?

  • Aquarium Hobbyist
    Aquarium Hobbyist 2 года назад +1

    Joey, what kind of sand are you using? brand and type?

  • marcos Trinidad
    marcos Trinidad 3 года назад +4

    How big is tha pump?

  • jan ulrich
    jan ulrich 3 года назад

    what kind of sand is that?

  • C Los1825
    C Los1825 3 года 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.

  • richard knight
    richard knight 3 года назад

    Hi again joey, i solved my micro bubble problem.
    Have a look at my last upload video it works really good.