I’m just waiting for Tommy. They have a surprise for me in the Studio. So, we’ve prepared a small challenge for Balazs today. He doesn’t really like to get out of his comfort zone. I’m sure you’ve noticed this in the previous videos. Only high-tech stuff, all the plants he loves… This is gonna change today. Viktor, this was a bad idea. [Tommy] He never listens to a request about low-tech aquascaping. But now, he has to do it. Can we start now? Please?! Okay, we’re ready for you! I’m coming, finally! Welcome to the… It takes about four takes for them, to get in from the start to here. I’m coming, finally! Welcome to the beautiful world of aqauscaping! We’re here at Green Aqua and Viktor has come up with an idea for a video. I have no idea what their idea is, Tommy is in the studio, ready. He told me that I can come. So let’s see what the big surprise is and what is today’s topic at Green Aqua. Hi! What is this Tommy? What is this? Well actually this is sexy! The new Oase… Styleline! …Styleline set. This is the Styleline 85! Is it very expensive? No, not really. This is a bit over 300 Euros. This is 42 cm. [Tommy] Yes! And this is 36 cm. 36 cm, yeah! I know the numbers! I think this is 50 cm. Everybody is looking for the measuring tape. We’ve got four people in this very small room. Yeah, so it’s 50. It’s gonna be in the description, don’t worry about it! I’m doing a non-CO2? [Tommy] Yeah, it’s a non-CO2 and here is your filtration. Internal filter? Yes! But it comes… It comes with the set. Oh cool! We can do it properly. At what time do you have to be home today? I’m just asking… Cause it’s already past 5. [Tommy] Yeah… And it’s Valentine’s day! Yeah! Again! I’m here, with my boss… You can just… It’s magnetic, yeah. Cool! Check this out! The heater is there. And it’s full with sponges. I never set up the gear first. But I think I’m gonna do it now. [Tommy] Yeah, with set aquariums I think it’s a good thinking, because then you know how much space you actually need for the filter. And another advantage of having a closed-top tank is that is you have cats or something, they won’t start fishing. Highline Classic LED Daylight 40. Oh, I’ve got two of them! But you see, you got to just… It’s very easy! [Tommy] Oh yeah! You do this and do that and you’re ready. Alright! Nice and cool light. So tell me, what else do we have here in stock! Tropica substrate. Cool! So you expect an active soil? Yes, I do! You’re gonna work with gravel. I’ve chosen some Fuji lava stones for you. And some Red Moor wood. I should use what an average customer is using, right? Yeah, what an average newcomer customer is using. And yeah, half of these plants you hate! I hate you now. Yeah! So for carpeting plants, Echinodorus tenellus for you. For the background another Echinodorus. Echinodorus, my favorite. If for anything, only to have some green weed in your tank… Big, chunky, ugly… I know you want to use some moss, some Riccia. For the wood as well, you have some Anubias. Two different kinds of Crypts. Ludwigia palustris. I’ve got some simple bacteria for you. An all-in-one fertilizer. Okay, cool! I think I’m gonna leave you to it. [Balazs] Happy Valentine’s Day, honey!
[Tommy] I’m going home to my wife. Yeah! Good luck, Tommy! Thank you! I’m gonna see you, when you’re done! This is not gonna be the usual quality of build. Even with my experience, I’m not going to be able to produce the fantastic end result, that I’m usually producing, with my scapes. So without further ado, let’s start working! So usually what the beginners do, is that they select one or two branches. Usually the first two, three branches from the top of the pile. I’m already struggling, see? So I’m trying to put in two different wood pieces in a tank, that is too small for them, which is not a problem. Oh! I like that! I could probably have like a graduation. So everything would cover the filter in the background. And just have the big, bushy background in here and have the rest empty. A mistake that everybody makes is that they bring the wood too much towards the back, and then all the background plants will start to cover the whole thing, and the roots will not be visible, after a couple of days. Don’t be afraid to break the wood, if you don’t need any pieces. And don’t cut it, because the break will look more natural. I’m gonna wish him happy Valentine’s Day. [Tommy] Nah? Happy Valentine’s Day, Tommy! [Tommy’s laughter] [Tommy] What’s up? Can I use all the hardscape that you gave me, or I can use only a couple of pieces, or… I don’t know. [Tommy] You can use all of them, if you want to. The measuring tape! 50! If this gets in contact with the water, you’re gonna get algae. You should use at least 4 centimeters of general plant substrate, which is inert soil at this moment, with pebbles on top. This is already on the side glass. He’s not gonna pick up now. [Phone ringing] [Tommy] Yep? Do you hate me now? [Tommy] Not yet! You’re on the way! The last question, I promise. [Tommy] Okay! Can I use one more Crystal Quartz gravel? No, one should be enough. It’s not covering, it’s not covering 4 centimeters. [Tommy] Okay! If that’s true, then you can. So let’s start planting, yeah! I’ll start with my favorite Riccia. How can I apply this? Let’s see what else we have prepared here! Okay, we need a concept here, because we have a red plant in the background. And then we have the Echinodorus in the background. Then we have the Anubias, which is probably gonna be background-midgroundish. And then the two bushes are gonna be the Crypts. They’re gonna be also in the midground and the Vallisneria is gonna be in the background. Jesus! They don’t match, do they? I need to spread them out. This is not possible, to keep them in groups, because that’s gonna look very artificial. We will continue with this, which also doesn’t match with anything. Okay! So let’s go to the foreground plants! I don’t have enough, I don’t know what to do! I’m gonna use this as an epiphyte plant, because I’ve seen it grow around the rocks and everything. Okay, I’m thinking of using the Quadricostatus in the foreground, as the main plant, that will run everywhere. The Tenellus will go to the back. Ah this one does not fill in, ever! Okay! Done! Oh, the Riccia! Tommy, what is this? I just realized, what I should do with the Riccia. Instead of tying it, I’m just gonna put it inside the Lava rocks, or something. I’m just gonna put it in. And it’s gonna like grip the Lava rocks from the inside. And it’s gonna grow out of there. I’m not kidding! We’re gonna install the light, we’re gonna start the filter, we’re gonna add the bacteria, we’re gonna fertilize from day one, this whole tank. And you guys are gonna see, how this whole thing evolves. Guys, I really hope, that you liked this. I’m gonna show you how this thing looks, finished. The moment of truth has arrived. Let’s go inside, to see what they’re doing! [Balazs] Hello guys! Come see my best work of this year! [Tommy] Sure! Let’s see! [Balazs] First impression, please! I think that’s it! Is this really yours? [Balazs] Well, I did it! That’s the point of this video! So basically this is what you get, if you limit yourself. First of all financially, and second of all, if you don’t get enough advice. You can tell me your opinion and I’m standing behind you, so whatever you’re… DING! DING! So the title of this video is: Is this my worst tank ever? So, your vote? Let’s do this! Yeah?! Your vote? Yeah, for any of your official tanks! Okay! So once again, full discalimer, you guys, please check our other videos! If this is your first video on this channel, you have to check the other ones! They won’t! We’re gonna wait, we’re gonna keep you posted with the updates. We’re gonna do cinematic, he’s gonna do a cinematic! [Laughter] Please let us know, what you think about my worst tank ever! Thanks for being here with us! Please hit the subscribe button, if you didn’t do so! And we’re gonna balance things off next week! Yeah, next week! Balancing things off… Should we take this apart? No, no. No, but let’s close this door! Bye! Bye! You stay here, you show the tank, or whatever. I cannot take it! No! We have to do something about this!