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SAVE A DYING PLANT: Tips/Hacks | How to Tell My Plant is Dead or Alive? | Revive a dead plant

Hello Friends! Today we will cover two gardening topics in this video. Firstly we will look into How to tell if a plant is dead or alive and secondly on How to revive a dying plant that is How to recover or save an almost dead plant or a dying plant with a scientific basis. That�s coming up.. Welcome back! If you are a hobby gardener or interested in growing plants, Consider subscribing to this channel. Also TURN ON the notification bell icon and you won�t miss anything. First of all, we will look into the important signs and symptoms to declare a plant dead or alive and if alive � how critical its condition is and whether its resuscitation or revival is possible or not and should be attempted or not.

At the end we will look into the hacks to save a dying plant. The question – Is my plant dead? seems easy question to answer, but the truth is that telling whether a plant is truly dead can be a difficult task sometimes. Plants do not have vital signs like a heartbeat or respiratory movements and out that would make it hence difficult to tell if it is truly dead or alive. Instead, you have to rely on some subtle clues or signs. 1. First Sign is your plant should have lost all of its leaves or the leaves have all gone brown and dry.

But wait Do not Panic Here, we will go on checking the next vitals of the plant. 2. Check the stems. The stems of the plant should be pliable and firm and will have a green cast on the inside if they are still alive. Check by scratching the stem, if its green and juicy, its still alive and If the stem is mushy or brittle, then am afraid, you have to go and check the next sign. 3. Check the roots for the same. The roots, too, should be pliable but firm. If both the stems and roots are brittle or mushy, the plant is dead and no point in wasting time on reviving these plants. 4. And one more question is Is the Plant Really Worth Saving? The next step is to decide if you really want to make the effort of nursing the plant back to health. Keep in mind that a plant may still die despite your best efforts. Also, the plant will look utterly pathetic for weeks, months or even years. Is it worth spending the time to recover or are you getting a similar healthy plant at your local nursery or store for a reasonable price? If this is a plant that has sentimental value or is hard to find, than it is certainly worth saving.

Otherwise, you should just drop it. Well, Now on the Plant Reviving Hacks: 1. What to Do When Only the Roots are Still Alive? If the roots are still good, but the stems are dead, you will be hoping that the plant re-grows from the roots. 1. Cut away the dead stems by scratching and checking its alive or not and also checking its pliability. Sometimes as you get closer to the roots, the parts of the stem may be still alive. If you do find living stem, try to leave as much as possible above the roots. But here you are seeing there is hardly any living stem in this plant, But the roots are still looking pliable and not brittle. But the stem looks completely dead and this plant might be difficult to save. But still I shall continue the revival process just for the sake of demonstration in this video. 2. Well, If you find no living stem, leave at 2 inches of the stem intact above the soil. 3. Now I shall apply two hacks on this poor plant. Firstly, Soak the roots in a solution of Hydrogen Peroxide for few hours. I will let you know the exact concentration of this solution shortly.

Hydrogen Peroxide is H2O2 and water is H2O, so its has an extra atom of oxygen in it and its really great for plants. By soaking your plants in hydrogen peroxide solution, it actually replicates this natural substance found in raindrops . You can watch my detailed Video on the Top benefits of Hydrogen Peroxide in gardening from a link at top right corner of this video � but after you finish this video. 4. Well, the concentration for this solution is 1 part of hydrogen peroxide in 30 parts of water. 5. Then repot this poor plant in a good well draining regular potting soil or mix you use for your plants. Then the second hack is whenever you water this plant, of course after checking the soil surface for dryness. You add Epsom salt of about 2 teaspoons in 500 ml of water. Epsom Salt contains hydrated magnesium sulfate and Magnesium helps strengthen the plant’s cell walls which helps in absorption of nutrients from the soil by these roots.

6. Then few more tips to follow are: 7. Place the plant in conditions where it will get roughly less than half the amount of sun that is normally recommended for that plant. 8. Water only when the soil is dry to the touch. 9. Finally If the plant is recovering, you will see new stems sprout from around the remaining stem in one or two months, otherwise you can declare as completely dead and perform it last rights. If you still do not want to give up, recheck the roots to see if the plant has died completely. So there we have it folks, That was our interesting topic on saving a dying plant. Please share your thoughts and similar experiences in the comments section below the video. Please give a like to the video and also consider subscribing to the channel if you are new to our channel. Happy Gardening! .

Money Plant Growing in Hanging Plastic Bottle | Money plant In Plastic Bottle//GREEN PLANTS

welcome back to my channel in this video i’m going to show you money plant growing idea first i just take two plastic bottles now making holes to plant the money plant cuttings making small holes using soldering iron next, painting the bottles now bottles are ready filling the coco peat into the bottle using a funnel next here some money plant cuttings planting the cuttings through the holes next connect the hanging thread with the bottle caps watering the plants now simple bottle hanging planter is ready thanks for watching .

DO IT YOURSELF ROUND AQUARIUM PART 2 – PLANTING, WITH A BONSAI TREE ON TOP

Welcome to the beautiful world of aquascaping. We’re here at the entrance of Green Aqua and we have beautiful weather – finally. So we can start the video here. We’re gonna build the round aquarium at the entrance, here. So follow me, let’s see what we did here! First, this is the first aquarium that you see, when you enter Green Aqua. “Sesame open”! And then… I actually really like the fact, that this round aquarium is here. You can see how nice this whole structure is and you can see the bonsai tree on top of it. We asked you guys, whether you want a bonsai tree, or you actually want some kind of fire…

Tabletop fire here. We decided for the bonsai tree, thanks to your votes. Because we think, as you guys, many of you actually pointed out that this is more natural here at the entrance, and it goes better with the Green Aqua way of thinking and the natural feeling. So we have it here, it’s filled up with water. In this episode, we’re showing you how we did it. Plant selection in this tank: we have eleven types of plants, mostly plants that tolerate an environment without CO2, so low-tech plants. We do have CO2 injection in this tank, but we’re not sure about the light coming from the ceiling. It’s really far away from the bottom of the aquarium.

So we’re gonna have the Ludwigia palustris, which is a really nice plant here. It’s a red plant, it’s gonna be the only definitely red plant in the gallery, in this tank. The second one is the Hydrocotyle tripartita, Which is a nice plant, it’s gonna stay at the water level. Let’s hope that like… it’s gonna climb out of the water and it’s gonna climb onto the lava stones. Third plant is the Anubias Petite. It’s a little Anubias, which is also a very good low-tech plant. Let’s start up the plant-cleaning process! Coffee and plants! Next one is the Cryptocoryne albida ‘Brown’. The Albida ‘Brown’ is a really nice small crypt, that is also a low-tech plant, and it’s gonna have like a reddish color, so this is also a reddish plant in the aquarium. Moving on, we have the Bucephalandra.

We really like the Anubias types and Bucephalandra types, this is the ‘Mini Red’. It’s gonna be also reddish tint in color. These are not really red plants, but they have like the reddish tint, so they’re gonna add some color to the tank. The next one is a fern type, this is the Hyrgrophila pinnatifida. The Pinnatifida is a really nice plant, I really like it. The only question is: How long are we gonna let this grow? This can go really long and really fast, so we need to trim it regularly. But we’re gonna take care of it. Next one is also a fern type. This one stays very green. This is the Bolbitis, the Bolbitis Heudelotii. And then, another third fern type, the Microsorum ‘Narrow’. I really like his plant, it will compensate the other Microsorums. The ‘Narrow’ has longer leaves, it has a different leaf structure, so it goes well with the Pinnatifida and the Bolbitis. The plant-cleaning process will start with taking the plant out of the pot. And cleaning it from the rock wool. You can just peel off the rock wool from the plant’s roots, and then use some water to clean the roots, because the rock wool is much softer underwater.

You can clean the remainder of the rock wool with some tweezers. This fat pot is the ‘Wavy Green’ Buceplanadra. It’s also a low-tech plant, goes well with the Anubias types. So we really have to use this one as well. We’ve got two more plants here. The last one, which is the potted plant here, is the Eleocharis Acicularis. We really like this one, this hairgrass grows really nice, it grows about 10 to 15 centimeters depending on the light conditions. We can also trim it. The last plant – and this is the only lab plant that we’re using is the Lilaeopsis brasiliensis. We really like this, because it tolerates low light conditions as well and it can be on the bottom of the aquarium. it’s not really nice to trim that, because if you start trimming it, maybe it’s gonna get brownish. So we’re gonna just let it grow at the bottom of the tank, where we’re gonna use sand. But hopefully this is gonna feel good in the sand as well. Then you have to place your mosses. Oh and I almost forgot that we have the 30K giveaway! Because the Green Aqua YouTube channel has passed 30 thousand subscribers.

Thank you guys! We’re having this giveaway for a week now, and we’re gonna have it for one more week until our next video. If you live in the EU, you will get 300€ worth of Green Aqua coupon. If you live outside the EU, you will get a 300€ worth of Amazon coupon. So stay tuned for the games, details in the description. Okay, so the bigger part of the planting is ready. As you can see, we have used terrestrial moss that we collected from our internal garden, which is going to be transformed into a beautiful Japanese garden soon. We’ll put it on the top of this whole structure.

We are using Iron wood in-between the rocks here and then all the low-tech plants, all the fern types and all the Anubias types and all the Bucephalandra types will follow. We put the smaller plants up there, as you can see, the water level will be here. So all the plants will start from the water level. And right now we’re filling in the sand at the bottom of the aquarium. We’re gonna introduce some pebbles as well, and some little rocks. I think we’re gonna continue using the lava stone also on… on the gravel, downstairs. And then, we’re gonna introduce the Brasiliensis. So, this is the planting phase. I think we’re almost ready. Let’s do some tweaking and then let’s fill it up with water. As I told you in the last video, there are almost no standard products, that we used in this aquarium.

It’s almost completely do it yourself. The only things that we used here is the Oase Optimax 2000 water pump. We used a JBL external CO2 diffuser, because the reactor didn’t fit below the aquarium. We used Seachem Matrix as biological filter media, which is used inside that round, central piece, which is covered by lava rocks. Basically what we do is we drilled two holes in the middle We take the water out, the pump will push it back, and then it’s gonna go back inside the aquarium, making a circle of movements. So the water will go around the center piece of the aquarium by some plastic pipes that we introduced and drilled through this central piece, which is covered by lava rocks. And this is basically it! Oh and you wanna see, how important hobby it is for some! Check this out! The most hilarious moment in Green Aqua’s life, I swear! I’m so happy, because the Green Aqua do it yourself project is at the end.

We opted for the bonsai at the top, Thanks for your votes! You had this very good idea of having red plants at the top. The problems with the red plants are that they will lose the leaves. We wanted to have something that is green all around the year. So this is why we chose this one. The Murraya paniculata. This is the Orange Jessamine. I hope you guys like it, maybe we will change it, and make it like a more bonsai-like plant in the future. Don’t forget that we have the 30K subscription giveway! You can win 300€! Check out the details below in the description.

So, thanks again for watching us, please subscribe if you didn’t do so, and hit the bell button to get notified of our future uploads! Until next week, bye! .

DO IT YOURSELF ROUND AQUARIUM PART 2 – PLANTING, WITH A BONSAI TREE ON TOP

Welcome to the beautiful world of aquascaping. We’re here at the entrance of Green Aqua and we have beautiful weather – finally. So we can start the video here. We’re gonna build the round aquarium at the entrance, here. So follow me, let’s see what we did here! First, this is the first aquarium that you see, when you enter Green Aqua. “Sesame open”! And then… I actually really like the fact, that this round aquarium is here. You can see how nice this whole structure is and you can see the bonsai tree on top of it. We asked you guys, whether you want a bonsai tree, or you actually want some kind of fire… Tabletop fire here. We decided for the bonsai tree, thanks to your votes.

Because we think, as you guys, many of you actually pointed out that this is more natural here at the entrance, and it goes better with the Green Aqua way of thinking and the natural feeling. So we have it here, it’s filled up with water. In this episode, we’re showing you how we did it. Plant selection in this tank: we have eleven types of plants, mostly plants that tolerate an environment without CO2, so low-tech plants. We do have CO2 injection in this tank, but we’re not sure about the light coming from the ceiling. It’s really far away from the bottom of the aquarium. So we’re gonna have the Ludwigia palustris, which is a really nice plant here. It’s a red plant, it’s gonna be the only definitely red plant in the gallery, in this tank.

The second one is the Hydrocotyle tripartita, Which is a nice plant, it’s gonna stay at the water level. Let’s hope that like… it’s gonna climb out of the water and it’s gonna climb onto the lava stones. Third plant is the Anubias Petite. It’s a little Anubias, which is also a very good low-tech plant. Let’s start up the plant-cleaning process! Coffee and plants! Next one is the Cryptocoryne albida ‘Brown’. The Albida ‘Brown’ is a really nice small crypt, that is also a low-tech plant, and it’s gonna have like a reddish color, so this is also a reddish plant in the aquarium. Moving on, we have the Bucephalandra. We really like the Anubias types and Bucephalandra types, this is the ‘Mini Red’. It’s gonna be also reddish tint in color. These are not really red plants, but they have like the reddish tint, so they’re gonna add some color to the tank.

The next one is a fern type, this is the Hyrgrophila pinnatifida. The Pinnatifida is a really nice plant, I really like it. The only question is: How long are we gonna let this grow? This can go really long and really fast, so we need to trim it regularly. But we’re gonna take care of it. Next one is also a fern type. This one stays very green. This is the Bolbitis, the Bolbitis Heudelotii. And then, another third fern type, the Microsorum ‘Narrow’. I really like his plant, it will compensate the other Microsorums. The ‘Narrow’ has longer leaves, it has a different leaf structure, so it goes well with the Pinnatifida and the Bolbitis. The plant-cleaning process will start with taking the plant out of the pot. And cleaning it from the rock wool. You can just peel off the rock wool from the plant’s roots, and then use some water to clean the roots, because the rock wool is much softer underwater. You can clean the remainder of the rock wool with some tweezers. This fat pot is the ‘Wavy Green’ Buceplanadra. It’s also a low-tech plant, goes well with the Anubias types. So we really have to use this one as well.

We’ve got two more plants here. The last one, which is the potted plant here, is the Eleocharis Acicularis. We really like this one, this hairgrass grows really nice, it grows about 10 to 15 centimeters depending on the light conditions. We can also trim it. The last plant – and this is the only lab plant that we’re using is the Lilaeopsis brasiliensis. We really like this, because it tolerates low light conditions as well and it can be on the bottom of the aquarium. it’s not really nice to trim that, because if you start trimming it, maybe it’s gonna get brownish. So we’re gonna just let it grow at the bottom of the tank, where we’re gonna use sand. But hopefully this is gonna feel good in the sand as well. Then you have to place your mosses. Oh and I almost forgot that we have the 30K giveaway! Because the Green Aqua YouTube channel has passed 30 thousand subscribers.

Thank you guys! We’re having this giveaway for a week now, and we’re gonna have it for one more week until our next video. If you live in the EU, you will get 300€ worth of Green Aqua coupon. If you live outside the EU, you will get a 300€ worth of Amazon coupon. So stay tuned for the games, details in the description. Okay, so the bigger part of the planting is ready. As you can see, we have used terrestrial moss that we collected from our internal garden, which is going to be transformed into a beautiful Japanese garden soon. We’ll put it on the top of this whole structure. We are using Iron wood in-between the rocks here and then all the low-tech plants, all the fern types and all the Anubias types and all the Bucephalandra types will follow. We put the smaller plants up there, as you can see, the water level will be here. So all the plants will start from the water level. And right now we’re filling in the sand at the bottom of the aquarium. We’re gonna introduce some pebbles as well, and some little rocks.

I think we’re gonna continue using the lava stone also on… on the gravel, downstairs. And then, we’re gonna introduce the Brasiliensis. So, this is the planting phase. I think we’re almost ready. Let’s do some tweaking and then let’s fill it up with water. As I told you in the last video, there are almost no standard products, that we used in this aquarium. It’s almost completely do it yourself. The only things that we used here is the Oase Optimax 2000 water pump.

We used a JBL external CO2 diffuser, because the reactor didn’t fit below the aquarium. We used Seachem Matrix as biological filter media, which is used inside that round, central piece, which is covered by lava rocks. Basically what we do is we drilled two holes in the middle We take the water out, the pump will push it back, and then it’s gonna go back inside the aquarium, making a circle of movements. So the water will go around the center piece of the aquarium by some plastic pipes that we introduced and drilled through this central piece, which is covered by lava rocks.

And this is basically it! Oh and you wanna see, how important hobby it is for some! Check this out! The most hilarious moment in Green Aqua’s life, I swear! I’m so happy, because the Green Aqua do it yourself project is at the end. We opted for the bonsai at the top, Thanks for your votes! You had this very good idea of having red plants at the top.

The problems with the red plants are that they will lose the leaves. We wanted to have something that is green all around the year. So this is why we chose this one. The Murraya paniculata. This is the Orange Jessamine. I hope you guys like it, maybe we will change it, and make it like a more bonsai-like plant in the future. Don’t forget that we have the 30K subscription giveway! You can win 300€! Check out the details below in the description.

So, thanks again for watching us, please subscribe if you didn’t do so, and hit the bell button to get notified of our future uploads! Until next week, bye! .

Bonsai Slab Planting | bonsai trees for beginners | Grow Bonsai On a Slab // GREEN PLANTS

In this video i’m showing now making of slap bonsai bonsai slap planting and then these plants are already wired this is a cement bonsai slap on this slap i’m just making clay wall or pot materials i used to make this clay mix natural pottery clay peat moss and water if you don’t have peat moss or natural pottery clay you can make this clay using garden soil with water this clay wall must be at least 2.5 inch height because there must be enough space for planting after drying clay wall place the plant in slap pot then put the bonsai soil mix press the soil slowly then put some soil after place the moss to cover the clay wall moss retains the soil moisture and avoids soil eroding after put some stones this will protect the soil and keep moisture and also looks beautiful i’m just putting some sand for beauty finished work every day watering need for this slap bonsai use sprayer to water and over watering will affect the plants so Do not pour too much water and sunlight for bonsai bonsai needs about 5 hours of direct or indirect sunlight per day Place your bonsai at a window facing the south

DO IT YOURSELF AQUARIUM – CUSTOM FILTER, HARDSCAPE, AND A BONSAI TREE?

Welcome to the beautiful world of Aquascaping, to the Green Aqua Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. We are here here in this premises since May, 2018. Many things have happened since then. We have built a beautiful gallery, with 12 show tanks. Most of which are Nature Aquarium style – standard aquariums. 60cm, 90cm, 120, 150 and 180 big. We have a nice shop area, with a lot of products, that can be bought by customers, who visit Green Aqua in Budapest. We also have a huge and very efficient warehouse, from where we can send all the packages to you guys, if you live in the EU. We also have a very nice fish area in the back. We made a nice video with Jurijs, our friend, a couple of weeks ago, you can check out the video there. We also have this customer support area at the main entrance. And we have this round aquarium here, which has been under production ever since we moved here. Which was eight and a half months ago. You can make a baby in that time. So we have two more weeks for the nine-month delivery.

So let’s, let’s just start working on that in this episode! Alright, before we start speaking about how we made this aquarium here behind me, let’s talk about the plans for 2019 at Green Aqua. We have quite a few exciting prospects for this year, one of which is this beautiful garden. This is an internal garden. Now it’s covered in snow. We did not have time to do anything with it, but we’ll build a colorful and nice Japanese garden in it, in the coming months. We have asked for professional help to do that. We already got the plans, here they are! A specialist gardening team have come up with that. There is gonna be an Oase pond on one side, with a small waterfall. And bamboo in the background. There’s gonna be a bench on the other side, stretching and curving along the natural path. Customers can go and have a coffee there. This little garden is gonna be really lovely and I’m sure you guys are gonna love it, when you visit Green Aqua.

Another project that we started in 2018, was the YouTube – and regular video production project of ours. We have started to build a special studio for you guys! We allocated space for this studio, ever-since we started planning Green Aqua. It’s gonna be a little studio, with some lights and some backgound, and it’s gonna serve as the basis for all kinds of productions here at Green Aqua. We still have to come up with some good sound insulation solution. But we’re sure that you’re gonna like it! At the time of the production of this video, we are just passing 28k subs, on the Green Aqua YouTube channel. Thank you guys for that! Please, if you didn’t subscribe yet, do so! Let’s get back to the main topics of this video! This aquarium, which is a round aquarium at the entrance, at the front reception – customer support desk area. This aquarium is a completely do it yourself, DIY aquarium. Which is the first in Green Aqua’s life. Why? Because most aquariums that we have here, are standard aquariums, with standard gear.

I don’t know of anything… Maybe I know a couple of products only, that are standards products in it. For example this Oase pump that we’re gonna install below the aquarium, or the Seachem Matrix biological filter media, that will go inside this tube there. And that’s it! Nothing else. But why is it round? Because we wanted an aquarium that can be seen from all over the place, when you walk between the Gallery space and the shop space in Green Aqua. We got the original inspiration of doing this from a dentist office actually. Our maintenance expert Matyi and our Green Aqua co-founder Attila Néder, have built this beautiful aquarium together.

It has a Bonsai Tree in the middle, and it has the lights built into the ceiling. You have all these terrestrial plants at the bottom. So this gave us the idea, of having a similar aquarium at the entrance at Green Aqua. Which… I don’t know, if it’s gonna have a bonsai tree on the top, I have another idea now. Based on last week’s video, where Adam Paszczela, – our good friend from ADA Poland – have suggested that we should have the water and the fire together. So we’re right now thinking of putting an indoors fire stove on the top, over there. Then you can have the plants, the terrestrial plants, the aquarium, and the fire together, in one space.

Let’s see what it looks like! You guys can comment below and just tell us what you think! Should we use a bonsai tree there? Or should we use fire? We are using a 2080 Eheim Professionel filter, below the aquarium – in the dentist office. The hoses for that filter just went below the floor level. Here we didn’t have the possibility, to do that. We will install and Oase water pump underneath the aquarium. We’re also lighting the aquarium with three industrial LED lamps. Those are pretty expensive, but we tried them. They work perfectly for plants and they can reach down to the gravel, to the carpeting plants.

They’re strong enough for that. Here we are preparing the PVC tube, to be installed at the center of the aquarium. This is also supporting the lava stones later. As the first step, we’re cutting the PVC tube. It’s a one meter tube and we’re cutting it to a length, which is just a little bit higher, than the water surface level. How much? We don’t know, we just cut it. The height of the aquarium is 50 centimeters, And the height of the tube is… How much? 65 centimeters. So the water level will be at about 48 centimeters and the rest of the tube will stick out, but it will be all covered in Lava Stones.

We’re gonna use some terrestrial plants in-between them. This PVC tube has been glued to the bottom of the aquarium, at the center. It has been treated with sand paper, to have a rugged surface. This way, the glue will stick better to it. We have three outflows, arranged evenly around the tube. Then we’re gluing a normal plastic net to prevent the fish or the debris or any other thing, to go into the filter. It does not look good, but it will be covered with stones and you will not see anything from it. Just wait until the end! Actually you can see the outflow. It’s around there, the white spot. The filter actually will stand in the middle of the aquarium. So the Seachem Matrix biological filter media will be inside, there. As the next step, we glued the PVC tube into the aquarium. You can see that we’re gluing it in the center, using silicone, normal silicone glue.

Then, we had to bring it to the front from the back, going around the building of Green Aqua. Because it was just too big to fit through the doors that lead to the back of the Gallery. This round aquarium was custom built by Green Aqua, and it’s actually made of three pieces, three bow-fronts glued together. We have two holes on the bottom drilled. One for the intake and one for the outlet. The guys are trying to put the aquarium in place. It’s a heavy duty. Then we’re aligning the holes in the aquarium with the holes that were drilled into the base plate. We’re sticking the lava rocks with Polyurethane foam. This is a dark grey color foam, that matches the rocks perfectly.

If you scratch it after they are dry, you can ensure that they are even more seamless. We’re building up the rocks all the way to the edge of this filtration chamber. We had to prepare the gear for this aquarium and the whole technology behind the aquarium, from the very start. What we did, is that we stretched the CO2 hoses and the electricity hoses below the floor level. We brought the CO2 hose actually under the main desk. We actually had to build an edge, around the whole structure here. Then we had to make the isolation of this whole area, because we’re gonna have dirt in it. We’re gonna have regular plants in it. We don’t want the moisture and the water to go below the tiles. Also the aquarium plumbing is custom made, our maintenance expert Matyi was doing all the preparations and the planning work for this project. We built a metallic stand below the aquarium for making room for the pump and the CO2 gear.

There’s a hole on one side, a little door from where you can access it. We will install the Oase pump there. Matyi is assembling the inflow and outflow tubing. He’s doing the plumbing for this aquarium. Those hoses will lead out from the aquarium, going through the Oase pump and then go back to the aquarium through an external diffuser. The thing with external diffusers is that we don’t like it really a lot. Why? Because… First, it can clog easily, so it’s very difficult to clean. It doesn’t have the efficiency of an external reactor. Which means that you’re gonna see bubbles in your aquarium and you’re gonna just waste CO2. So we like the external reactors better. But, we’re using the external CO2 diffuser, because we don’t really have enough space for the external reactor below this aquarium. You can see now, we’re filling the central filtration chamber with Seachem Matrix biological filter media. Which is one of the best filter medias on the market.

You can see how it looks under microscope here. We made these microscopic images ourselves We’re really proud of it! Testing all kinds of filter materials under microscope. We’re also installing the outflow lily pipes, which are not exactly lily pipes, they’re just normal plastic pipes, that will create a round flow in the aquarium. After we’re done introducing about 60 liters of Seachem Matrix, we’re covering the whole thing with fine filter mesh, or filter pad. Then we’re topping the whole thing with a regular sponge. Actually we’re not gonna have a regular skimmer on the top of this aquarium, because the whole central filtration chamber will act like an overflow chamber as well. So when the water will overflow through the intakes, they will skim the surface. So the regular gas exchange and the surface will be done properly by this.

We also wanted to avoid having any kind of technology visible in the aquarium, so this is why you can see that the whole thing is spotless. You cannot see anything, nothing will obstruct the view. Now all that remains is for us to decide, whether we’re gonna have some fire on the top, fireplace on the top, to compensate for the water, or we’re gonna have some bonsai tree. but that’s up to you guys, please vote underneath! Alright, thanks for watching guys, in the next episode we willl show you how we’re planting this aquarium, and how we fill it up with water.

Please subscribe to the Green Aqua YouTube channel, if you didn’t do so yet, or please hit the bell button, to get notified of our future uploads. Or, you can comment and tell us what you think of using a bonsai or using a fire on the top of this aquarium. Until next week, bye! .