MY AQUARIUM EXPLODED!!

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  • Published: 17 July 2019
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Comments • 1 461

  • Jessica Bland
    Jessica Bland  7 hours back

    What type of foam/sponge do you put under your tanks?

    • Liliana Chinnery
      Liliana Chinnery  16 hours back

      He said that he can not post it and pretend it never happened or just post it and he said that soooooo many times😠

      • original cockle
        original cockle  1 days back

        the king of drama.

        • AL Janecko
          AL Janecko  2 days back

          What mat do you use under the stand?

          • Shane Stewart
            Shane Stewart  2 days back

            Brings me back to my 150g, wen the bottom popped same sound. Sounds like a gun shot I was home like wtf then all hell broke loose with the water I feel your pain. Replacing the glass was a learning experience plz do a video, so ppl know u can replace glass not just buy a new tank.

            • manish Bhatia
              manish Bhatia  2 days back

              Sad to hear that, a tough learning experience. I'd suggest if you could have a bilge alarm in your fish room, at ground level, as an early warning.... thanks for sharing the details..

              • Aaron Cobian
                Aaron Cobian  2 days back

                What is that input strainer called i cant find it?

                • Frank Abbate jr
                  Frank Abbate jr  3 days back

                  How old was your tank that broke? It Looks newer ?

                  • Soulless Primate
                    Soulless Primate  3 days back

                    same thing happened to me, a little rock did it

                    • Courtney Berry
                      Courtney Berry  4 days back

                      i love your shirt i know this is a shallow comment but it's a great shirt

                      • NinjaRider777R
                        NinjaRider777R  4 days back

                        Idea, maybe install some alarm sensors on the floor to detect water spills so things like this can be detected faster and dealt with before fish die.

                        • 이수정
                          이수정  4 days back

                          I also had a bottom crack on my 20 gallon fish tank. It sounded like that but I didn't know what it was at first so I thought it was just something else soon after the water of the tank was shrinking and then I knew it was a sound of a crack. I got all of my fish and put a styro on the bottom of my tank. It was a lesson for me that also something like this can happend to me.

                          • Christopher Schama
                            Christopher Schama  5 days back

                            Joey...I want to purchase your book, but your site is down. Can you help?

                            • loxlie
                              loxlie  5 days back

                              Many sympathies, but... the alarms! If alarms go off an no-one hears them, they're not alarms!

                              • RoxaStitchXIII
                                RoxaStitchXIII  5 days back

                                It’s mad to think such a tiny stone could do all that damage

                                • Chris Littrell
                                  Chris Littrell  5 days back

                                  Feel like this stuff is staged or he creates a reason why it happened.
                                  It keeps viewers watching and keeps $$$ in his pocket.
                                  No different than Actors playing the part.

                                  • FaLLenStormyGod
                                    FaLLenStormyGod  5 days back

                                    Maybe is not ideal to have a another tank like half the size of your tanks with running water maybe a betta in it just to have a emergency tank ready with water in it coz you can easily transfer the betta in a cup for a while on emergency purposes especially those fishes that are very expensive or irreplaceable and its very useful if you have someone in the house even without knowledge ofthe hobby about parameters he or she can just move the betta and pick the fishes up and put that down on emergency tank.

                                    • Anthony Brown
                                      Anthony Brown  5 days back

                                      Thank you for sharing this.this was a learning experience for people new to hobby .two thumbs up

                                      • Alden Welch
                                        Alden Welch  6 days back

                                        My 90 gallon split in the bottom seam I think. And after watching your video I found something on the stand I built . Not a rock though one of the middle 2×4 was sticking up like an 1/8 to almost 1/4" . I was luckily home when it started leaking and had the 125 set up ready to go

                                        • Joshua DeNio
                                          Joshua DeNio  7 days back

                                          An expert is not someone who never makes mistakes but someone who knows how to fix them when they occur.

                                          • Steven Yap
                                            Steven Yap  7 days back

                                            Hi Joey, Love what you do :) I noticed that the layer of foam beneath your tank looks quite thin. I think it would help a lot (and possibly prevent that explosion :( ) if you increase the thickness of that foam to at least 10mm. In Singapore, majority of the tanks, i see, have a styrofoam layer (at least 10mm) supporting the bottom of the tank. Hope this helps. Cheers!

                                            • Prudence Zappa
                                              Prudence Zappa  1 weeks back

                                              Thanks for teaching us this lesson. We all love you. Your an inspiration.... Keep calm and keep fishin...

                                              • Godfree Lim albao
                                                Godfree Lim albao  1 weeks back

                                                Also when earthquake will pop your aquarium because theres no styrofoam at the bottom

                                                • Godfree Lim albao
                                                  Godfree Lim albao  1 weeks back

                                                  no styrofoam at the bottom that is exactly why

                                                  • Aquarium Hobbyist4Life
                                                    Aquarium Hobbyist4Life  1 weeks back

                                                    Is there a link to the yoga mates?

                                                    • Young Aquarist
                                                      Young Aquarist  1 weeks back

                                                      This is why your the best Joey, not many people have the integrity that you have

                                                      • Luckas Silver
                                                        Luckas Silver  1 weeks back

                                                        Thank you for being honest about it! I'm glad we can count on you to let us know if something happens, and be honest with us when it truly makes you question whether you should share it or not. That's why I'm subscribed. That honesty and transparency is what brought me to the channel. Keep sharing and don't ever feel obligated to share something that you truly don't want to share, and don't feel as though you can't share certain things that happen either. At the very least, we'll be here regardless of what you choose and we're glad the fish are safe and no one was injured. Thank you for talking about this experience!

                                                        • Pedro Gutierrez II
                                                          Pedro Gutierrez II  1 weeks back

                                                          Glad the fish are doing well. Glad you shared , learn so much from you . Thank you.

                                                          • WinstonAveTv
                                                            WinstonAveTv  1 weeks back

                                                            Messed up things happen...but it's wut makes us get better

                                                            • WinstonAveTv
                                                              WinstonAveTv  1 weeks back

                                                              Dude that's a dope ass shirt...where can I get that

                                                              • Eric Andersen
                                                                Eric Andersen  1 weeks back

                                                                Awesome picks. Even though the cardinal tetra is super common it’s a beautiful fish.
                                                                You should put a tire track eel with the tetras.


                                                                .......I noticed the camera moving..... do you have someone behind the camera ????

                                                                • KuddlyKisses
                                                                  KuddlyKisses  1 weeks back

                                                                  Thank you SO much for sharing this 👍 I never really gave my fish 🐟 stands much thought. I think it's time to drain my 10 gallon and get the stand level...oops 😳

                                                                  • XEROWUN
                                                                    XEROWUN  2 weeks back

                                                                    how the heck did they survive for 20+ hours?

                                                                    • Mike Hickson
                                                                      Mike Hickson  2 weeks back

                                                                      Thanks for sharing Joey, you're absolutely right when you say "you learn the most from your mistakes " Thanks to your honesty, many will learn

                                                                      • demonmyshira
                                                                        demonmyshira  2 weeks back

                                                                        Am glad you showed this... being a beginner hobbyist myself (even though I've kept fish on and off for most of my adult life) I would have never thought about why or how that the bottom of a tank would have popped. Love the idea of the yoga mats under the tanks too. Thank you

                                                                        • TL GALLOWAY
                                                                          TL GALLOWAY  2 weeks back

                                                                          Hope you realize how many fish you saved posting this vid. Can’t thank you enough.

                                                                          • Kim from New Zealand
                                                                            Kim from New Zealand  2 weeks back

                                                                            Thank you for showing this video.
                                                                            This is what happens when you have Livestock of any kind.

                                                                            • Chad Bellbowa
                                                                              Chad Bellbowa  2 weeks back

                                                                              Get a kids swiming pool for a backup plan

                                                                              • Keeping It Real Production

                                                                                They say you tend to overlook small things when everything always goes perfectly, this was a good wake up call even for me to be more vigilant on these small minor stuff that can cause such huge problems. Thank you so much for sharing this. I definitely learned from this.

                                                                                • Harry Friend
                                                                                  Harry Friend  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Eeeeeekkkkkkk, I only have 1 tank and no fresh water in my house, iff my tank breaks I’m done, my fish r dead, I would hate for my tank to break as I love my fish

                                                                                  • burgienl
                                                                                    burgienl  3 weeks back

                                                                                    That popping sound is really scary. I hope it never never never happens to my tank. 400L in my living room would be a disaster :-/

                                                                                    • muffemod
                                                                                      muffemod  3 weeks back

                                                                                      RIP custom aquariums

                                                                                      • madhatters crafts
                                                                                        madhatters crafts  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Even superman could not have seen it. The probability of sequence of events I thought it was the head of a screw and it looked flush to me I felt you I was gutted for you. When things like this happen to me I think it could have been worst. It helps me. You do it too.

                                                                                        • Wendy H
                                                                                          Wendy H  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Thank you Joey. This gives all of us a warning, a heads up. Forever grateful for all your teachings!

                                                                                          • Kevin Sommerkamp
                                                                                            Kevin Sommerkamp  3 weeks back

                                                                                            It wasn't a mistake, it's just Murphy's law. Things happen, a learning experience. Thank you for sharing

                                                                                            • Laura cavazos
                                                                                              Laura cavazos  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Thank u for ur videos. I love watching u n I learn so so much....please dont feel any shame in mistakes...cause it happends and for newbes like me to avoid....im glad though ur fish babys are safe and well.
                                                                                              Im New in the hobby. I littrailly cycling my new tank I just got free from a neighbor who was cleaning out a old storage ...and on my dresser...cause I live in small apt and I will be moving..
                                                                                              .but its a reminder to not rush this and now I should check everything before I put friend in his new tank....

                                                                                              • Mingyao Liu
                                                                                                Mingyao Liu  3 weeks back

                                                                                                THe bottom should never be aquilic or glass... The bottom have way more pressure points from decoration and everything

                                                                                                • Suichi Nawaki
                                                                                                  Suichi Nawaki  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  my tank also exploded last week