Mr. Saltwater Tank Unveils the “Ultimate Tank Overhaul”

Who doesn’t love upgrading their saltwater tank?  And I’m sure you wouldn’t mind upgrading your whole system at one time…with my help.

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  • Michael says:

    As the owner of an Oceanic 90 gallon aquarium, I would have enjoyed some footage of how it was actually lifted onto the stand by less than 9 people! If that one is anything like mine (show tank size), that glass is practically bullet-proof (and very heavy!)

    This was a good video–I have a sense I’ll be doing this one day myself, thanks again!

  • Derek says:

    Love the video and the concept Mark, but the “to be continued” is brutal.

  • B says:

    Awesome show Mark, can’t wait for the sequel. A lot of stuff looked familiar in this build. 🙂

  • Hai says:

    New tank build is excited but it also impatient as you are waiting for it to mature. Mark how is your tank? Got all the high gears but tank still look very empty without any sps growing colonies.

  • Hai…SPS colonies are in there, you just can’t see them b/c the tank is so huge!

  • Michael…the old Oceanics were WAY overbuilt. The Planet tanks are build very well too

  • Tom says:

    Sweet Mark! Can’t wait to see the sequel!

  • Bryan says:

    I’m inspired to swap out my 150 for a 210! I know it’s not that big of an upgrade but I just love the 210!! Looking forward to seeing the final product!

  • Jon M. says:

    Mark how did you mount the lights to the canopy? I have a canopy and haven’t used it yet because I don’t know of a way to mount my radios to it. I love the flush look. Also who sales the flip canopy? Looks better than mine lol

    Thanks. Jon

  • Adam says:

    Nice show Mark. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Leo says:

    I love how you are doing this for this man. Looks like he deserved the whole set up. I cant see how people could dislike this video what so ever. Keep doing such good work sir.

  • James Robinson says:

    You tease us Mark; Fantastic show love the style to the episode, I hope the next episode is not far off ?

  • John says:

    I happy you used what I said a time ago that I sent as a tip to put the pond liner in bottom for the sump. now it will catch water if a leaks. Needs also a leak alarm in sump the ones they sell for water heater.

  • Pierre Bouic says:

    Nice upgrade, do we all get one ha ha, no but seriously can you one day show use how to do the computer stuff for the radion changing the colours, the phone app & lastly the controller set up as some of us aren’t that brilliant with a computer. Great show, bring on the completion soon Mark.

  • Pat says:

    Brilliant idea mark love the building from scratch idea..well done from ireland

  • Matt says:

    Killer! I can’t believe you split the show! 😀

    Nice cliff hanger as well…

  • Will says:

    Hey Mark, why don’t you invest in a nice pair of PVC pipe cutters. They can be as low as about $10 from your local hardware store. They cut PVC without the mess and make nice clean factory looking cuts, no burrs. 😉

  • Jon says:

    Mark, keep up the great work. Thank you for all you do for everyone with your time and talents.

    Oh, and like Will said; get a PVC pipe cutter, they do a much better job then a jig saw.

  • Jon & Will…I’ve seen the PVC cutters and sometimes they just aren’t practical – i.e. when you are cutting 1.5″ pipe or in a time crunch. The jig saw cuts anything quickly and getting rid of burrs takes seconds.

  • Barbara says:

    That canopy is just what I need. I can’t take mine off by myself to clean my 110 gal tank. I wonder if it would be hard to covert mine to a flip top like that. If not I will have to check into buying one.

  • Ryan says:

    Thanks for the video Mark. I enjoy watching them and I look forward to my time to upgrade to a 90 gallon. When will part two of this video show up?

  • Barbara…the person to talk to is Jeremy @ DFW Aquarium supply. You can email him via this link

  • Tina says:

    Love that canopy! How heavy is the top to lift? The dfw site is still under construction though 🙁

  • Patrick says:

    To Be continued!!!! OMG!! This is awesome Mark!!! and you leave us hanging!!!
    I want to see the rest of it!! when are you posting the second half??
    I get excited when i just get a e-mail reply from you!! this would be an amazing honor to have something like this!!
    Mark, YOU ARE THE MAN!!! Can’t wait to see the rest!!

  • Tim says:

    You have to be kidding me you couldn’t include 2 more minutes of video to show the end product.

  • Tim…2 minutes?! Are you kidding ME? The next video will be longer than that!

  • Matt says:

    I didn’t have much time earlier but I did want to say nice choice… Your chosen victim seems more than appropriate and aside from the fact that he makes me look bad I’m chuffed someone deserving got the tank overhaul treatment 🙂

    So when can we expect the conclusion?

  • BObbyT says:

    2 minutes would be horrible! I hope its more like 20

  • Derek B says:

    Very cool mark way to pay it forward
    can’t wait for pt 2

  • Shayne says:

    Awesome video, Mark! Can’t wait for part 2! I’m in the middle of researching my upgrade as well. Going from a 150 to 220 modest gallons in the DT. Thanks again!

  • Bedlamer says:

    I *really* enjoyed this episode Mark. I think it is one of your best ever, and it brings so many things together. I’m looking forward to the conclusion.

  • John says:

    Wow not liking waiting for part 2, boy mom is upset ! Lol

  • robert moshier says:

    Hey mark,
    I have the same question as john m. How did you mount the radions to the canopy like that? I have the pros and im just not seeing the way to do it? did you use the rail system with the screws going from the top of the outside through the canopy and into the radions?

  • Andrea Toman says:

    I can’t wait for the reveal!

  • William says:

    Mark are you going with a skimmer and a reactor with this tank. Great work so far Mark .This is something you should do more often.Great idea for a new show.

  • Jeff says:

    mark, I own a 120 gallon rimless from Planet aquarium. I’ve worked with Jeremy at DFW and Rubin and Planet. Good people. My tank is build very well with external overflow box.

  • Lucas Cronin says:

    Who did your CG work?

  • Lucas Cronin says:

    If you can’t afford or find reef flakes “Caribsea Seaflor Special Grade Dry Sand” is very similar.

  • Lucas Cronin…you are correct about the Carribsea sand. It is similar to reef flakes and I used to use it on my builds until I found the Tropic Eden sand. If you use the CarribSea sand be ready to rinse it..a lot. I used to spend 15-20mins rinsing clean a bag of the CarribSea product where I can rinse a whole bag of the Tropic Eden sand in under 3 minutes

  • Lucas Cronin…Ken @ Pixel 8 Studios does all my motion graphics work

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