Greenhouse Saga Sunday: THE FIRST REVEAL

Greenhouse Saga Sunday: THE FIRST REVEAL


– Remember the video when I cried, when I didn’t get a
Greenhouse one point-o? Here’s two point-o, with concrete in it! Yup real, its awesome, its absolutely amazing in here right now. I came out here freaking
out, cause of the drains. And I walked into this
beautiful thing! (moaning) I’m sorry its a moment right here, I
figured I’d share it with you. Look at that eastern sun, going south. (upbeat techno music) (splashing water) – [Dustin] Sup fish tank people, Dustin’s Fishtanks bringing it to you, on a Greenhouse Saga Sunday.
How’s everybody doin’? I hope you’re doing well. Today’s video we’re gonna
give you a little update on what’s been going on
at Greenhouse two point-O! No drama just the real, lets do it. So you guys wanna see what’s
been going on? Follow me. First things first, we still
do not have our asphalt, concrete, or whatever done;
that’s the last step in and its costing way more
cash than I would’ve liked, but that’s another video. The fun stuff is happening
inside of Greenhouse two point-o. Cause actually got some
green in it at this point. Gonna walk you through here,
and before I roll inside here, I wanna quickly talk
about the concrete folks, concrete is hard to do,
concrete is expensive, and concrete is awesome, but
it was a hard-fought battle. During the pouring of the concrete, we had to make two quick modifications. One, I watched my wonderful
father-in-law Poppy, hop down on his hands
and knees with a hacksaw, and move the backflow preventer back here, because the original plumber put it slightly in the wrong spot, and then yours truly had to
make a quick modification, on a drain in the bathroom. That being said, huge
shout-outs to my friends at Hemingway Concrete. I absolutely love the work they did, as you can tell by the tears
in my eyes when I walked in, at the beginning of this video. And make sure you hit
that subscribe button, and that notification button; because we are going to be
bringing you a ridiculous, amount of videos from the
Greenhouse you’re about to see. We started framing it
up, I gotta give a huge shout-out to my man Aaron over here, who will be on camera later. He’s actually come down from Michigan, a lot of people said they
were gonna come and help; he actually was like, yo
dude I’m in and he did so, super duper excited to have some help. You spend a bunch of money,
and I get the smallest office, there’s a handicap accessible bathroom, with the toilet and a urinal, sink, and in a hot Greenhouse
one would not be complete without a giant drinking fountain outside; so I’ve actually got a
drinking fountain as well. I gotta give a quick introduction
to my man Aaron Larry, he came down from Michigan,
everybody says, “I’m gonna come down and help ya,”
Well Aaron actually did, and hit it off. I’d love to act
like I know what’s going on, what did you do this weekend dude? You came down on Tuesday
afternoon, Josh came with you, what have you guys been doing? – [Aaron] We framed up
the office, bathroom, closet in the back, this
is gonna be your shipping and receiving area, this week we put up the
header right here. (pounding) for support the floor, and then one across there.
– [Dustin] Is that the beam? – Yep this is the beam, and that supports the way to
the second floor up there, because of how the barn’s built, we built them in three
different platforms. All two by tens to support the weight, you can have fish tanks up there, you can have people up there. You know, whatever needs to be up there will be safe and secure for sure.
– [Dustin] Nice dude! – [Dustin] And you’re gonna come down, and help with the drywall
and all that too, huh? – Yep and its plum squared and leveled. So we’re good
– [Dustin] Oh yeah? – [Dustin] What happened with
the gas pipe when you came in? – The guy kinda ran into it
in a way that was conflicting with how it was going to go, I mean, if we’re gonna put a
second story up there. If you look right there, we’re gonna put a second story on top, so it’s gotta you know, a little intrusive so that’s
gonna have to get run back and then run through this wall. If they run it up through the wall, then its not gonna be in
the way of everything. – So dude thanks for coming
down, and working with Josh. You said Josh did a
bang-up job too you guys, it looks great! – [Aaron] I just have two
hands, Josh the full fledged – [Dustin] Two hands yeah
dude, you haven’t got anything to lose having
two hands, helping. – [Aaron] He’s a full
fledged hammer chucker. – Cool. (laughing) – Thanks brother its awesome. – Good times. – But a moment of silence, quick pause when we walk
into the Greenhouse. Folks its always a good ten, twenty degrees warmer in here, I’ve got both the garage
door, the side door, and the back door open because
its hot as blazes in here. So I’m excited because the
first guest that I had, was actually my man Jeff
from the Newport Aquarium, he gave me not one but two
seven hundred gallon tubs, as a housewarming
present from our friends, at the Newport Aquarium. Note I am gonna be setting
up three section 18 ft long, freshwater fall setup for them real soon, click the links around,
check how that’s gonna go. But he brought those in for me, and that was the first
water that I had in here. But I wanna show kinda
some of the nuts and bolts of what’s been going on, I’ve
got my own little bench setup. You’ll notice we have power; we’ve got 20 amp circuits
in every location, one there, one there, one
there, one there, one there, one there, one there,
one there, one there, and one over there. This was done with the design of Poppy. Poppy was in here, and he said why don’t we just run one underneath the concrete,
one conduit to each one, before the concrete was laid. You can see the clips of how it looked, putting everything under
the concrete was key. We don’t want a bunch of unsightly conduit all over the place, so we ran ’em up the poles just like that. While we’re talking electric, one of the things that
is not hooked up yet that needs to be hooked up pretty quickly are the side guillotine vents. These vents right here open and close, you’ll notice the temperature right here, this is being shot in late
March here in Kentucky its I don’t know forty-five, fifty outside its eighty in here it was
as high as ninety earlier. I do have a full entire
wads worth controller that is so complicated I’m
a little bit afraid of it, but it will open both
the guillotine vents, and the wonderful atrium style roof. While we’re looking at the roof, I wanna walk you this way
and then I wanna take a step, and turn back. While designing this, which was fun but which was
not easy to do on paper, but to actually see it in its construction is a different thing. You’ll notice we’re standing
basically dead center in the center of the Greenhouse. It is probably two or three
o’clock in the afternoon. We’re in full sun mode
I’m excited because, the sun comes right over the building like this during the day. And the arc of the sun is only gonna continue to expand this way; so in the summertime its
gonna be way over here. We got the floor drain,
came through perfectly. I absolutely love it, my neighbor was asking me why
I went with brushed concrete, I wanted a little bit of grit, I want a little bit of like texture to it, so you’re not slipping
around all over the place. So we went with a brushed floor, the concrete itself he cut it every 12 ft, so far so good no cracks,
the drain runs out two pipes that feed out the back. I’m incredible impressed with the drain. So far so good, so this is
actually a mock-up prototype, if you will, of the system
that I’m working on. I wanted to have everything
close to waist-level, and very agronomical I think is the word, so you can easily get into everything. And when I design something
I always design it for me. But I don’t think about
the fact that my employees, both current and future employees, may not be as tall as me. So what I did was I designed it with, okay cool I can reach everywhere. I saw this in Segrest, They have a step that
leads up onto everything. I’m gonna build a step right here, so that anybody can basically get onto anything if
they want an all access. I’ll probably do a platform right here, so you can walk here,
get into any tank here, and then over here we’ve got one, two, three fifty-fives that have
actually just been leak-tested, they’ve been sitting in my garage forever, I think this is the old
no-maintenance tank right here, miss you rest in peace; but these we’re testing
to see if they hold water, the third one doesn’t so
we’re letting these sit. Whatever holds water stays but, part of this design is to
have a basin underneath here and I almost killed myself, and cut up my hands real bad
makin’ it, or designing it. But the trick is that I’ll have
all the overflows come down, into a central basin which
would give me more water volume. So I have full sun above, shade below; that’ll keep temperature swings at bay. I’ll use one of these beefy pumps, and I’ll T it so it’ll
shoot off four this way, four that way with some space in between. I hate doing math publicly, but I think it calculates out to just shy of three hundred
gallons in the basin, these are thirty-three
longs I got from my boys, down at Imperial, there’s
one, two, three, four of ’em. That’s one hundred and thirty-three
gallons, plus one, two, three, four fifty-fives, four fifty-fives is two hundred and twenty gallons, plus a hundred and thirty gallons is three hundred and fifty-three gallons, so three hundred below,
three hundred above, and I’m pretty excited
to see that rolling. But I wanted to set it up and
kind of like play with it, and work with it without the liner cut, cause once you cut the liner, you know its over you can’t
undo cutting the liner, so I am actually waiting on a
giant heater to heat this up. I’m only gonna run two watts
per gallon on the heater, so that’s what we’ve got going on here. I wanna show this out here too. These are actually the six by sixes that are twenty-four ft long; now these were a mistake, cause when I ordered the
building I didn’t realize we had to have the
building go six foot down, so these are the left over,
Aaron calls them sticks, those are just beastly pieces of wood. Those are twenty-four
foot logs, six by sixes, and with those I’ve been able to cut them, and use them, they’re pressure treated, and I’m really excited
to have that extra wood, ’cause the six by six can handle
you know water, and tanks, or whatever. So I’m not
concerned about that, and I’ve got room to spare with those, so it’s exciting to
finally be utilizing those. And note to you folks, those were actually set
down on the property back in September of last year. I’ve been you know, sitting on twelve hundred
hours worth of lumber, its good to finally see it goin’. And you can turn in here and
you can see kinda another just, I’m kinda playing with
this design right here, with the six by sixes double
stacked a foot off the ground. And then that’s a
thirty-three long as well, and then we’ve got the six,
forty tall behind that. So I’m still kind of in here, feeling my way around of
how I want it to work, ’cause I might set it up and redesign it. But so far we think its going pretty good. (upbeat techno music) So this is the Crinum Natans repair, nobody likes to talk about
the ugly side of the biz, but this is it. So you get a plant in, and it comes in and its
got like a bunch of leaves, and Crinum you gotta think
of ’em more like trees, or corals than like aquarium plants. So they hate to be moved, so we’re going through here
and peeling off all this stuff, but as long as you look at the center, and you got that new
growth, you’re totally fine. But it does take work. The
Natans by nature of the plant, the plant has bigger leaves, so its not gonna do as
well to like regrow, versus a Calamistratum which
had multiple new leaves. You can see the difference
between old leaf and then new leaf right here, like all kinds of new leaves right on top, and the smaller leaves grow faster, so just like a thinly val versus like, a really wide leaf val. The thin ones grow best
but that’s a Calamistratum, its cousin and its growing
along very quickly. But what we’re doing here
is we’re just going through, and picking out some of the
stuff, but if you can see, I mean, you’re gonna,
its gonna take a minute, I mean you want an amazing plant you’re gonna have to do the work with it because its gonna take time to grow! Just look at how thick these leaves are, its gonna take more time to develop, its gonna take more time to
heal, and get through it. I’m leaving these little bit of ones with green on here to
do some photosynthesis but you can see this
plant, while not perfect, is by all means and all
searches of the word healthy. Crinum lose all their roots, and Denerla actually cuts all their roots, I haven’t touched any of the
roots on these plants but,. this plant will be fine, but it just needs some time
to get together. Booya! What’s nice is I have so much water, this is my favorite tank, these are tanks I’m testing to
see if they still hold water. This is from our friends at Fluval, its an SP6, this is
the big one right here. This is a big boy. I’ll have to get ya, I’ll
put the specs in the comments on it. But this sucker, it pipes into one and a
quarter inch standard PBC, I’ve got it choked down to one inch. But watch this thing, Aaron
watch yourself brother! (splashing water) (machines buzzing) It tried to jump outta my hand! (splashing water) A its doing well, B its fun, C its knockin’ all the junk off of there and then it overflows outta the tub, but look at the height on that. Look at the height on that pump, and I’m using this water right here, because this is water that’s
gotten up to temperature ’cause I don’t have my inline
water heater in here yet. (splashing water) Drop me a comment on what you think about how Greenhouse two point-o is coming! A lot of great stuff heading your way, we’ve got the Newport Aquarium eighteen ft and Dustin and his crew are
going down to Aquashella Brah, Dustin does Dallas, make it an
awesome week folks, tank on. Let me show you real quick,
this whole system is game. Its under-filtered by
still, this is an FX4, this is the FX4 just
rocking it on here and look, an FX4 isn’t meant for a
seven hundred gallon tub, but its certainly pumping
it along quite nicely, if I do say so myself so.

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