One Year Ago I Built an Ecosystem, This Happened


Comentarios • 11 682

  • Multifister
    Multifister Hace 2 meses +18012

    25 years later: as you see, the ecosystem has grown substantially. The redwood trees are coming along nicely. The beavers have built dams between two villages, and the humans have developed their own official currency. Wow,

    • PaquiXYZ
      PaquiXYZ Hace 8 días

      @Daigo Worldbox - God Simulator be like

    • TheAxeaman
      TheAxeaman Hace un mes

      @Daigo even in a fictional story about aliens we can’t start imagining life without capitalism

    • mcbrite
      mcbrite Hace un mes

      @Multifister You, good sir, are an idiot that should not be dispensing advice on the interwebs, no offence...

    • Sheena Horn
      Sheena Horn Hace un mes

      Made my day this comment. Canadian girl here

    • Blind Ship
      Blind Ship Hace un mes

      hahahaha you're killing me

    MIIRA MI Hace un mes +3262

    As a Geo Ecology student with great interest for film and animation I’d love a project where you would film a nature documentary about small live in an ecosystem only to zoom out in the end to show the audience, that what they thought was an entire rain forest is actually the tank in this guys living room. Imagine the amazement over the video perspective, scientific study, ecological experiment and human craftsmanship!

    • miaomiao
      miaomiao Hace 14 horas

      Imagine if earth was just a tiny ecosystem sitting in some alien creature’s shelf.

    • A2TheK
      A2TheK Hace 10 días +1

      That's a wonderful idea, but won't happen as long as Biden is in office. God bless America 🇺🇸

    • Iroa Silva Bazani
      Iroa Silva Bazani Hace 17 días


    • xthexskrillex
      xthexskrillex Hace 17 días

      @Doodlebug i think thats whats happening to us :O

    • Doodlebug
      Doodlebug Hace 17 días +1

      @xthexskrillex That's one thing I love so much about keeping small animals. It's so crazy to think you essentially design their whole world, almost like a god, and then getting to see how they interact with it.

  • CraftyCrafter
    CraftyCrafter Hace 15 horas

    This is amazing! Humans have much to learn from nature

  • AJyfm700R
    AJyfm700R Hace 20 horas

    This is one of the most interesting things I've seen in a long time. Very well made !

  • R. Montauk
    R. Montauk Hace 21 un hora

    This is art. Thank you for making this.

  • motorbikeRay
    motorbikeRay Hace 2 meses +64799

    20 years later: "...the wolves were taking over my tank ecosystem so I had to introduce a new top-level predator, the tiger."

  • mark giddy
    mark giddy Hace 2 días

    What's the cost of running a set up like this? I have friends with marine tanks and the cost of running one myself is not achievable. What you have made looks amazing and could

  • Penny Thatcher
    Penny Thatcher Hace 2 días

    Incredibly cool. I love all the information you shared. Thanks

  • CK Norris
    CK Norris Hace un mes +275

    I had an aquarium with enough plants and aquatic life that I eventually didn't need to put food in anymore. It was self sustaining and the water was crystal clear. Was like a master level setup. Crazy what nature can do if you just add the right ingredients and leave it alone. I had to move out of state an unfortunately gave it to a guy who didn't realize what he had. I think about that aquarium all the time. 😭

    • Sid
      Sid Hace un día +1

      @CK Norris Oh. thanks but i think i should do more research myself but thanks for giving me some direction.

    • CK Norris
      CK Norris Hace 2 días

      @Sid Java moss and another plant I can't remember the name. It started off as a single small plant and I just kept breaking off pieces and planting in other areas until it filled the whole tank. Random assortment of freshwater fish and nano shrimp. Fish ate the shrimp, shrimp ate the plants, algae and waste. Plants filtered the tank. I will try and do some research and see if I can come up with the other plant name.

    • Sid
      Sid Hace 2 días +1

      @CK Norris Bro can u plz tell what plants you added and aquatic life you added. I'm kind of curious.

    • bradandgensar
      bradandgensar Hace 7 días +8

      @CK Norris I’m going to cry now.

    • PaquiXYZ
      PaquiXYZ Hace 8 días +9


  • Jessica mcintyre
    Jessica mcintyre Hace un día

    This is absolutely incredible sir

  • Jeff Saltzman
    Jeff Saltzman Hace un mes +6884

    I’ve worked in the aquarium industry for over 30 years and this tank is one of the best!

    • Jenny Animal
      Jenny Animal Hace un mes

      @LauraDavis did you get a ESclips account to spread the joy in your heart?

    • Jenny Animal
      Jenny Animal Hace un mes

      Stunning and phenomenal ♥️🔥

    • Jeff Hicks
      Jeff Hicks Hace un mes

      @Dr. Plants I'd love to buy something like for my office, but I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to care for it properly. Looks incredible.

    • airlx
      airlx Hace un mes +1

      @Jay474r its the reddit language for me-

    • elbyno
      elbyno Hace un mes

      @LauraDavis ur comment might be true, it might be wrong as well. im not judging here just saying that theres 50-50 chance on both sides

  • Sarah Sicinski
    Sarah Sicinski Hace 14 días +137

    I showed this video to my Biology students today and they loved it! Their responses were overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic; thanks for providing this video as a valuable learning opportunity for them! I am going to move forward with an extension assignment to have them make food webs of the organisms you mention in the video. Thank you!

    • Dr. Plants
      Dr. Plants  Hace 14 días +22

      That’s awesome! If your students have any questions, feel free to email them to me at

  • Sergio Antonio Aguero
    Sergio Antonio Aguero Hace 2 días

    Dr Plants! Please make a video of how to properly maintain/clean your paludarium. I bet many of us will totally love it and thank you for it.

  • Noviyani Noviyani
    Noviyani Noviyani Hace 16 horas

    50 years later: "the t rex is taking over my tank ecosystem. I need to introduce a bigger predator giganotosaurus."

  • Chrispen.0_0
    Chrispen.0_0 Hace 3 días

    Can anyone tell me if introducing dark frog to this set up could be succesfull? I read that they can coexist with mourning geckos but i'm not sure about the crabs :) thanks!

  • Ajeet Singh
    Ajeet Singh Hace 3 meses +2022

    This is such a good way to learn about ecosystems, predator-prey relationships and balance in these systems. This is the content I want to see.

    • dead_calmOG
      dead_calmOG Hace 2 meses

      Right this was very interesting

    • TW Howl
      TW Howl Hace 2 meses

      It may be harsh, but I’d like to see new species introduced, predators and prey, to see how the environment evolves.

    • Guy Montag
      Guy Montag Hace 2 meses +1

      Fortunately, the digital cameras for recording these kinds of ecosystems are getting better and better every day and the prices have come down to the point that even the most limited budgets can afford a few. Plus, resources like ESclips can help expose your work to interested viewers around the world.

    • Education
      Education Hace 3 meses +7

      People need to know more about microorganisms ecology and their benefits

    • InTheRedCold
      InTheRedCold Hace 3 meses +14

      There are several channels that provide similar content. One I particularly like is called life in jars.

  • Goldfish Corner
    Goldfish Corner Hace 6 días +5

    Building an eco-system is a new trend even in Goldfish Community, too. The traditional way of Chinese goldfish keeping is a perfect example of self-contained solutions. Not chemical stuff or electrical device needed. A eco tank lasts for a long time.

  • konfyd
    konfyd Hace un día

    Now imagine doing that to the whole earth

  • Vahim
    Vahim Hace 3 días

    One of the awesome video I have seen .. in entire video..
    After seeing this I think this should be included in national geographic

    MIJUN Hace 19 horas

    How did you clean the tank? And how often?

  • Angga Ihza
    Angga Ihza Hace 2 meses +4081

    This is not the kind of content I expect to see on ESclips but they clearly need more creator like you my friend. What a video

    • sorry for bad englando btw
      sorry for bad englando btw Hace un mes

      What do we want?
      -more interesting creators!
      Okay, do Who wants to be a creator?

    • non
      non Hace 2 meses

      you might like some of the chipped glass sign's build create videos too.

    • Law Brian
      Law Brian Hace 2 meses

      so true, so well-said, i have also never expected to this

    • SugarGlaze
      SugarGlaze Hace 2 meses +1

      Literally! I live videos like this, does anyone have any content creators who make these videos?

    • Taku Te Puke
      Taku Te Puke Hace 2 meses +4

      Really? Theres all kinds of content on youtube! If you can think it, it probably exists.

  • Dante Navas
    Dante Navas Hace un mes +63

    Really cool! So much going on! Side note....the baby geckos aren't technically "clones" because they don't have identical DNA to the parent. In this type of parthenogenisis the chromosomes are still crossed over and there is recombination. So.... new DNA!!! FREAKING AWESOME!

    • Red Blue
      Red Blue Hace 15 días

      wait then if they reproduce by themselves why are they considered female

  • hellosunshines
    hellosunshines Hace 13 horas

    After watching this, makes me think that the whole world & planets are God's little aquarium of ecosystem

  • Apple_Cider
    Apple_Cider Hace 12 días +5

    This mini ecosystem looks so beautiful.

  • eren
    eren Hace 2 días

    What if we’re in some kind of ecosystem too and not even aware stuck in it?

  • John Paul Buce
    John Paul Buce Hace 2 meses +6388

    this guy's channel is growing faster than his homemade ecosystem

    • John Paul Buce
      John Paul Buce Hace un mes

      @░KenLinx░ oh for some reason im subbed to that high boi, interesting

    • John Paul Buce
      John Paul Buce Hace un mes

      @░KenLinx░ bro got 12 videos but already sitting at 700k subs

    • John Paul Buce
      John Paul Buce Hace un mes

      @░KenLinx░ bro got 12 videos but already sitting at 700k subs

    • ░KenLinx░
      ░KenLinx░ Hace un mes

      @Derek Atkins There's this guy called High Boi that went from 500 subscribers to 2 million in a week.

    • Darrell Chavez719
      Darrell Chavez719 Hace un mes

      @░KenLinx░ the Channel only has a handful of videos only going back a year

  • Paper Mario
    Paper Mario Hace 22 días +45

    This is awesome. I’m afraid I would get too attached to the critters and be heartbroken when nature happens. The tropical storms are AMAZING!!!!

  • Lizard King
    Lizard King Hace 17 horas

    20 years later: I’ve noticed the plankton have taken over the ocean area of my tank now I need to introduce a new animal the whale

  • eamonia
    eamonia Hace 3 días

    8 minutes? You tease. I could watch this for an hour!

  • terrablader
    terrablader Hace 2 días

    the proper use of the word "ecosystem", versus overused word for everything from gas stations to electrical systems.

  • Nick Sibilla
    Nick Sibilla Hace 3 meses +2553

    I was already impressed but the rain segment...god damn. So impressed with people who can create and manage these awesome creations. Incredible setup and ecosystem you've built here man.

    • Shashwat Singh
      Shashwat Singh Hace 2 meses +4

      He is like a god for those creatures.

    • br0hamus
      br0hamus Hace 2 meses

      @Lami as the great Hound once said..."what the fuck is a Lami?"

    • Nikolasmad9
      Nikolasmad9 Hace 3 meses

      @Lami I think you're weird man

    • Deadpool
      Deadpool Hace 3 meses

      @Lami you are cringe

    • Naw Sih
      Naw Sih Hace 3 meses +19

      @Lami lami more like lame

  • Shadow knight
    Shadow knight Hace 23 horas

    how the filtration system works? On the water part

  • Joanne Yang
    Joanne Yang Hace 22 horas

    could you please do a pitcher plant or venus flytrap video!!!!😄😄😄😄😄

  • Nước nóng 4.0
    Nước nóng 4.0 Hace 3 días

    Very nice, Can you give me the size of the tank please!

  • ssaw3008
    ssaw3008 Hace un día

    Dude this is amazing

  • Legend magnet
    Legend magnet Hace 3 meses +4287

    Not only the efforts he had put in building that thing ...we must also appreciate the camera works felt like a full fledged documentary on NatGeo
    Great work man!

    • POO POO
      POO POO Hace 2 meses +2

      @Dr. Plants you are actually amazing

    • The Samsung galaxy But On A Tube
      The Samsung galaxy But On A Tube Hace 3 meses

      Make More Of This Ecosystem

    • Irene 1943
      Irene 1943 Hace 3 meses +3

      Also the reading and research.......bravo.

    • ADiL
      ADiL Hace 3 meses +7

      @Dr. Plants it was worth the wait then, I'm subbing

    • Person 1
      Person 1 Hace 3 meses

      OP should try to do something that is useful to the world like becoming a scubadiver if he likes nature and stuff.

  • Ernst Fast
    Ernst Fast Hace un día

    The coolest video i've seen in a while

  • Quincy Adli
    Quincy Adli Hace 3 días +5

    Dude, this is my new favorite channel. I don’t have little ecosystems or wasps or fish nor do I want to get some in the future but you’re really good at informing people like me who don’t really have a passion for it into something they love to learn about

  • Jacob's Descendant
    Jacob's Descendant Hace 2 días

    100 years laterrr I’m dead but the tank has so much bio diversity I decided to add my body to the soil now I’m the tank.

  • fatalcrabnow
    fatalcrabnow Hace 14 días +1

    I’m not very experienced in building paladariums, and I want my first run to go well. I need to know if the animals I want to put in work well together, and it’s hard to find any answers for my questions.
    Here’s a list of the animals(mainly fish) I want to include:
    Cherry Shrimp
    Congo Tetra
    Black Tail Hemodius
    Longfin serpae tetra
    Neon tetra
    Dwarf gourami
    Small rasboras
    Ghost shrimp
    African dwarf frog

  • The_Caucasian_Sensation
    The_Caucasian_Sensation Hace 3 meses +2431

    Let us appreciate the fact he’s put in over a years work, however much money and a tonne of research, yet for us it’s a quick 8min video. Thanks for the video and best of luck with future endeavours.

    • Ed Ward
      Ed Ward Hace 2 meses +1

      And it shows - a brilliantly harmonious eco system built by a wise human god

    • Matt Speltz
      Matt Speltz Hace 2 meses

      Get it buddy

    • Matthew Bradley
      Matthew Bradley Hace 2 meses

      I don't think he made it for a video.

    • Podomus
      Podomus Hace 3 meses +2

      @Dan White yeah, he most likely did
      It’s an ecosystem sure, but it’s also on a very small scale. There is a lot that could go wrong if you left it by itself. You’d have to work on it basically every day

    • Dan White
      Dan White Hace 3 meses +1

      You do realise he didn't have to work on it for the entire year right 😂

  • Tariq
    Tariq Hace un día

    This is 🔥🔥🔥

  • Stephen Swingler
    Stephen Swingler Hace un mes +8

    I love these ecosystem tanks...every tank of creatures should be an ecosystem whether it is a reef tank or just a tank of goldfish. We owe it to them as their keepers! This one is truly superb. You didn't put any tree frogs in there which may have been wise as they would have kept you awake all night with their mating calls!! Well done, I loved the misting unit....

  • demog
    demog Hace un día

    imagine if this becomes that one rick and morty episode with the microverse batteries except no batteries.

  • Micah Mann
    Micah Mann Hace 28 días +15

    This is so absolutely amazing. I've always been interested in terrariums/enclosed ecosystems. This is breathtaking. I would love to know all of the specific plants that you used to recreate this wonder. Thank you! Definitely earned a new sub!

  • The Horizon
    The Horizon Hace 3 meses +3300

    i could watch a 30 minute documentary about this, dude u gotta keep going this is S tier content

    • karryy
      karryy Hace 2 meses

      Let's hack this p2w ecosystem server

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      ALLIE XCX Hace 2 meses

      You gave such great taste in content

    • Ermir_SKG
      Ermir_SKG Hace 2 meses

      @Dr. Plants 30 monutes? i could watch HOURS of this!

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      ₍ᐢ..ᐢ₎ Hace 2 meses


  • Robert
    Robert Hace un mes +10

    I'd LOVE to make one of these and I AM the type to fully educate myself before starting but I still feel like I'd end up looking at moldy glass. Such care needs to be made to begin and maintain such a complex piece of machinery. That's essentially what this is. A huge machine with every piece playing a vital role in its function. Simply amazing job!

  • Greenery
    Greenery Hace 15 días +1

    Hey Dr. Plants!
    Quick question, is there anything we should do to prep a standard horizontal aquarium to be now used on it's side end vertically? Thank you so much for these high quality informative videos. I would love an update on this tank!

  • Sir.Helios
    Sir.Helios Hace un mes +4

    This is absolutely amazing! Can you explain a bit more about how you created the thunderstorm / rain setup? Thank you :)

  • Romuald Flibustier
    Romuald Flibustier Hace un mes +6

    This was fascinating to watch. I can't imagine the amount of daily cleaning and caring you have to put into this project so all the lifeforms inside can thrive.

  • Tene
    Tene Hace 3 meses +1355

    Nothing else to say other than that is so cool. The camerawork, the commentary, all of it! Hope you start blowing up, this is amazing! Gained a sub

  • Sky Cloud
    Sky Cloud Hace un mes

    Definitely keep updating how it's doing. I wonder how long it would be sustainable. When one species has a hard time or goes extinct, throwing the whole ecosystem off balance.

  • Aurora Summer
    Aurora Summer Hace un mes +26

    I'm only 3 minutes into this video and I'm utterly in love. How have I never found this channel? I love your voice, your excitement for this, and the content! This is AMAZING!

    GL1ΤCHEED Hace 26 días +6

    Sometimes I wonder what an entire city (think of a city as big as New York) would look like if we gave it back to mother nature. The amount of animals that would live there in 20, 30, 50, 100 years would be astounding.

  • Mischief and Moxie
    Mischief and Moxie Hace un mes +5

    I deal like he should make another one every year and connect them all until he has 5 so it’s a giant ecosystem! I really love it!

  • MagicknightrayearthHope
    MagicknightrayearthHope Hace un mes +2

    If I had the capabilities of creating something like this I would become OBSESSED! I was never that good at or interested in science in school, but this was absolutely astounding and fascinating.

  • Catsin Q
    Catsin Q Hace 10 días +3

    Did you add other insects too? The bloodworms - do they live in the tank - or that was supplemental food? SO amazing. I had no idea this was a hobby that a person could have, and it's so cool, I'm happy to learn about it.

  • Max Neimeyer
    Max Neimeyer Hace 13 días +3

    Do you ever worry about overpopulation of the mourning geckos? Or do the crabs and adult geckos maintain it? I'm just thinking about making a paludarium with mourning geckos and I want to know what you recommend to keep the population from going out of control. Love your videos! Keep up the good work!

  • ShinJiyuna
    ShinJiyuna Hace un hora

    So beautiful.

  • AuburnCowboys
    AuburnCowboys Hace 3 meses +30364

    This is the content ESclips needs to promote. Not these fake families and influencers. This is amazing, Brother. Subscribed. 🤝
    Edit- 30k likes is WILD, bro. Never thought this was possible 😂😂😂😂 I love y’all. Together we are stronger. 🥹

    • Guru datta
      Guru datta Hace 2 meses

      Don't worry no one ll listen to i

    • maniac
      maniac Hace 2 meses

      Exactly! I see many videos with the title of *I'm Pregnant* on trending page, i mean wtf?

    • Supernova
      Supernova Hace 2 meses


    • Flyinginthebluedream
      Flyinginthebluedream Hace 2 meses

      Like an ecosystem, ESclips as well needs to balance with variables content

    • Naosch
      Naosch Hace 2 meses


  • Kaltrina Demiri
    Kaltrina Demiri Hace 6 días +3

    This is so cool. I was just thinking you should build a 100 gallon Paludarium and you are. Wow, very impressive. Wish I could do something like this but I wouldn't even know where to began lol

  • cat catterson
    cat catterson Hace un mes +73

    Ah, he seems like a good man, creating his own ecosystem to grow, though only a small area, he is sure to inspire other Generations to- DID HE JUST SAY WASPS!?

    • Sarah Sicinski
      Sarah Sicinski Hace 14 días


    • Semaj Senrab
      Semaj Senrab Hace 24 días

      Still waiting for him to add intelligent slime mold🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Ashley Miller
      Ashley Miller Hace 25 días

      And he probably felt like a god! Like it was his own planet yknow?

    • ChefGiovanni
      ChefGiovanni Hace 28 días +3

      Yes, very interesting creation. Inspiration can be found in the small things in life. Let us cook.

  • TheClots
    TheClots Hace 29 días +8

    I used to try to create ecosystem when I was a child, this is a whole different level
    I loved it

  • Dan Moss
    Dan Moss Hace un mes +1

    Really enjoyed this video, I would never keep anything like this myself as I don’t really like creepy things like crabs and shrimps in house but this is so interesting. I’m glad your doing it and I can follow along with the story and see how it’s going. Thank you. Looking forward to seeing the 1000lt tank 👍

  • Cameron Jones
    Cameron Jones Hace 3 meses +1830

    Creating non-static equilibrium as in nature is a very hard task. You have shown great skill, knowledge and observational ability in mixing and multiplying these species together successfully. Congratulations!

    • Howard / Håvard Ramberg
      Howard / Håvard Ramberg Hace 3 meses +2

      The Aliens would be proud G

    • LedPinkDefSabbathWhokinksDoors
      LedPinkDefSabbathWhokinksDoors Hace 3 meses +5

      @gary those geckos species were a terrible choice

    • gary
      gary Hace 3 meses +20

      Did he reach equilibrium? At the end there's too many gecko and basically little shrimp i think

    • Artist Verse
      Artist Verse Hace 3 meses +21

      @the book of random You should add predators for the snails, have predators reproduce into larger populations, so that you can add more predators, and just keep the cycle going. Snyder’s Moray can grow up to 4.5 - 7 inches. They are a neat predator to have inside of your ecosystem, to catch shrimps, or snails while camouflaging inside the water.

    • LedPinkDefSabbathWhokinksDoors
      LedPinkDefSabbathWhokinksDoors Hace 3 meses +5

      @the book of random add different organisms then lol

  • June OX
    June OX Hace 26 días +5

    My favorite part of this was seeing the artificial storm, that was so cool.

  • Jarthen Greenmeadow
    Jarthen Greenmeadow Hace un mes +2

    The crabs living in the plants is.... amazing. I love this video so much. Please post regular updates

  • Lor
    Lor Hace 26 días

    Honestly I would genuinely enjoy for someone to recreate this or make an entirely new ecosystem and several times bigger

  • HunterCool22
    HunterCool22 Hace 19 días +7

    “My female geckos reproduced!”
    As a great man once said, *”Life finds a way.”*

  • Methuselah Winter
    Methuselah Winter Hace 2 meses +2495

    I’m taking an ecology course this semester, specifically called Human Ecology and this is a perfect example of how humans interact this their environment. I gotta show this to my instructor! Awesome job dude!

    • drippy drip
      drippy drip Hace 2 meses

      Bro how'd it go was your teacher impressed?

    • Александар
      Александар Hace 2 meses


    • VM games
      VM games Hace 2 meses +1

      @Dr. Plants Awesome build!😎😀😁😋😊😃😉

    • VM games
      VM games Hace 2 meses +1


    • VM games
      VM games Hace 2 meses +1

      @Dr. Plants Can i ask you Where did you buy the tank.?!?.

  • P¡nkPanther420
    P¡nkPanther420 Hace 28 días +2

    I appreciate all the time you put into this making it look so satisfying

  • KCJuster
    KCJuster Hace 25 días

    Amazing! I will definitely try and make an ecosystem myself! Could be so pretty and fun!

  • J5BitE
    J5BitE Hace un mes +1

    50 years later: As you can see, the first major extinction event occurred this morning, when an asteroid struck the ecosystem and killed off all life more than 10 Kg. Luckily however, the humans that I bought were able to travel outside the tank in search of a new home.

  • AMV Bus Spotting
    AMV Bus Spotting Hace 19 días +3

    This is so cool. Especially the storms which really make even more impressive

  • Slight Of Mind
    Slight Of Mind Hace 2 meses +1996

    You should expand the tank, make it bigger and have like a connected tube that leads to another tank. A connected tube on both sides to make things more diverse, that they can travel between.

    • Nancy Kelly
      Nancy Kelly Hace un mes

      That is a cool idea!!

    • Chibi Darky Wups
      Chibi Darky Wups Hace un mes +1

      I see why you think that. But that would make it less natural plus they would probably develop tankism.

    • Sara R
      Sara R Hace un mes +1

      That might mess with the balance of the ecosystem though

    • trapgangbeatz
      trapgangbeatz Hace un mes +1

      Fr its too small however in this size it looks nice

    • Chibi Darky Wups
      Chibi Darky Wups Hace un mes

      @A H Riise I see what you did there 😂

  • bobcornley
    bobcornley Hace 29 días +3

    What an amazing project! Thank you for sharing this with us :) All best!

  • Prophecy1978
    Prophecy1978 Hace 26 días

    If I had the money, and the space… I would totally do something like this, because this looks absolutely amazing

  • Kamil Duke
    Kamil Duke Hace 13 días +1

    I really enjoy watching this video. I’m amazed by how u built this surrounding

  • Montana Skies
    Montana Skies Hace 28 días

    That is sooo freaking NEAT!!! Iwould looove to have something like that especially in my bedroom but I know it's alot of time invested and care, but what an amzing way to drift off to sleep laying next to it gazing.❤

  • Kevin S
    Kevin S Hace 2 meses +4808

    In a YT filled with reaction videos, false sensationalism and just plain junk, it is so awesome to see this type of high quality content. Congrats on a cool channel!

    • buskool
      buskool Hace un mes

      Ok Kevin

    • Takku Tiwari
      Takku Tiwari Hace un mes

      I m the 4k like i was astonished when i saw that 3.9 turn into 4

    • Antony Driver
      Antony Driver Hace un mes

      northen boys party time is all you need in life

    • I-Comment-Only
      I-Comment-Only Hace 2 meses

      @luxsuvlover Exactly. Two girls one cup is just soft serve.

    • luxsuvlover
      luxsuvlover Hace 2 meses +1

      Exactly, reacting videos are just lazy rip-off’s of original content.

  • Big Slimm
    Big Slimm Hace un mes

    Man this was real cool to see. I kept terrariums and fish tanks and I kept the decor as realistic as possible. I didn't want my pets to feel like they were in captivity, so any environment they would be in in real life, is the environment I tried to have for them. I used real soil, real sand and real stones. The real plants take extra maintenance, so I used a lot of fake ones. I commend u for having healthy real plants. Those themselves need the perfect environment too. It may seem nerdy to ppl who can't appreciate stuff like this, but I'm amused by it. And the tropical storms were a real nice touch. Did u have a drainage system so the water levels don't get too high, or did it just evaporate between rain showers? And how long did the rain last each time? 🤔
    I use to sit in front of my tanks for hours at a time. I had slight OCD when it came to the upkeep of my tanks. Keep em coming. Ppl like me enjoy this stuff 👌🏽

  • Da1nOnlyDoron
    Da1nOnlyDoron Hace un mes

    I love what you’ve done with the tank and I love your passion for the hobby.
    I just had an idea I felt I should share; what about next time you start the tank with blood worms and give them time to settle in and populate? That way you may have success at creating a high quality and sustainable food source for all your creatures inside the tank. I don’t know much about blood worms other than that they are nutritious and cheap but I’m sure you got what it takes to learn how to care for worms aswell.

    • GreenCanvasInteriorscape
      GreenCanvasInteriorscape Hace 17 días +1

      That seems like a good idea, I saw some time in the past masses of blood worms living in sewers, piles of them almost as big as a car, they end up digesting the sewage and then sometimes overpopulating and causing flooding as they block the water flow if I recall correctly

  • Thommy Rubin
    Thommy Rubin Hace un mes +3

    Nature is truly amazing and you did a fantastic work with both the video and the ecosystem! Thank you for sharing this!

  • Pineapplecurds 3
    Pineapplecurds 3 Hace un mes

    This is so cool I'd love to see so much more like this. keep up the good work mate and love sent from the uk!

  • taye mick
    taye mick Hace 3 meses +4420

    This is so incredible, I would be so scared to try look after something like this though, I would be so worried about over-population 😅

    • Kai Schiller
      Kai Schiller Hace 2 meses

      @Dongsheng Di
      But it doesn't need to be a comfortable way with a pleasant outcome.

    • Dongsheng Di
      Dongsheng Di Hace 2 meses

      Life always finds a way.

    • Kai Schiller
      Kai Schiller Hace 3 meses +1

      Wow, thanks for your reply!
      I wish I had the place and resources for such a big enclosure currently..
      I have a 60x40x40cm paludarium tank with false bottom, bioactive with springtails, isopods, live plants and about 1/3 water area with a small waterfall.
      The online sellers usually say that a small bowl of water is sufficient for these crabs, but I usually distrust a big seller who explains how easy it is to provide for a certain animal - it shouldn't be about minimum requirements, but now I hope they will use the water part at all.. 😅
      G. dennerle var. "dare devil" is one of my favourites. Initially I wanted to order them 2 days ago, but in the beginning of september we will have a terraristics convention here in Berlin and I decided to wait for it because I refrain from ordering animals online if there are alternatives.
      5cm deep burrows are a very helpful information though - they will find places for it in my enclosure.
      Thanks for your detailed answer and greetings from Berlin!

    • Flesh&Bones
      Flesh&Bones Hace 3 meses +1

      @Kai Schiller I do have a Geosesarma dennerle, they are a "Daredevil" color morph (at least that's what they are called here).
      My tank is 90x90x45cm (W, H, D). They usually only are on the ground of the tank, sometimes behind a wooden structure close to the water - but almost never inside. My tank is very humid, it's currently more likely a swamp. I used a webcam to check if they ever come out. They are digging 4-5cm into the ground and live there, usually coming out when every light in the room is turned off and it's silent.
      It's a bioactive paludarium with shrimp, snails, isopods and (hitchhiked) mini centipedes.
      I've never seen them anywhere above ground level, neither have babies that I know of. Probably will build another "observer" tank to study them a little and build them a better enclosure later.

    • Brian
      Brian Hace 3 meses +1

      Like Klaus Schwab

  • tigerweet
    tigerweet Hace 29 días

    I’m super curious about this! Do the different species keep the populations in check well enough or do you occasionally have to remove some of different species? What about the gecko babies? How self sustaining is this? Water change every couple months and some daily feeding? Or is it a daily upkeep? Especially with the plant life, I would assume some minor pruning every so often? I have too many questions and too few answers!

  • Garrett Fairley
    Garrett Fairley Hace 23 días +1

    Ideas for your saltwater ecosystem (I don't know how big it's going to be so it might not work out) but try making an above ground area (mostly for style since, even with a huge tank, it would be very small), and maybe add a store bought crab and/or lobster. Their are actually a few youtubers who do the same thing.

  • Joshua Pope
    Joshua Pope Hace un mes

    Awesome enclosure! How do you ensure that the livestock stays within the enclosure if you have the doors off? Or do you reattach the doors when the video is over?

    • Dr. Plants
      Dr. Plants  Hace un mes

      Thank you! The door is on during the entirety of the video. It is never removed.

  • Account that I'll use to comment

    You should try to make an ecosystem where you introduce animals that evolved for a different enviorement and try to see their characteristics change. Basically artificial speciation.

  • Evil Kamatis
    Evil Kamatis Hace 2 meses +1346

    I always envy guys like you who has the knowledge and patience to create these awesome projects. I would love to have something like this but too lazy to learn and I might not be able to take care of it because of being a dad and a lot of stuff. My son loves and is always curious of animals and their habitat and loves watching videos like this. Great quality of a video by the way!

    • Brenda Varga
      Brenda Varga Hace 2 meses

      To evil k.....dude u can do it too, do one with your son.hell help u take care of it, u guys will learn as u go along, together!! Good luck . u got it for your son...

    • Fakeslimshady
      Fakeslimshady Hace 2 meses


    • Zim Rivas
      Zim Rivas Hace 2 meses +1

      You aren’t lazy you just created more than this guy in the video ever has which is a real family. Not a tank full of things built to survive on their own but a family of people who rely on you. That the part that so many of my fellow under 30yr olds don’t get. These projects and other shit will never compare to what they are psychologically trying to compensate for.

    • aiyanna peoples
      aiyanna peoples Hace 2 meses

      You arent lazy, you're tired/exhausted.

    • No Tro
      No Tro Hace 2 meses +2

      @Evil Kamatis People called "Mohammed Ahmed" are usually not into smoking stuff. It's religion that makes their brains melt, potsmokers are mostly quite bright.

  • David King
    David King Hace un mes +3

    Geckos are stimulated to breed when the wet seasons come. Lived in Borneo for 10 years... Great system 👏

  • The-Real-GOAT-Kobe
    The-Real-GOAT-Kobe Hace un mes +1

    This is one of the greatest things I’ve seen in a while. You should make kits for purchasing, I’d love to build one of these.

  • Devin Angola
    Devin Angola Hace un mes

    Ok, I think I’ve found my new obsession!😁
    It’s fascinating, a living science experiment. To be honest it’s like playing god/nature , I’ve had many reptiles, insects, birds, fish, rodents and of course 4 legged humans.
    But this is what I wish I had years ago, habitat was always a struggle and this kind of combo of ecological husbandry (for lack of a better term😂) makes me want to do this! 😉
    Just curious how many try’s did it take before perfecting this tank?
    Great content bro, you got my sub!

  • dbCUPCAKEdb
    dbCUPCAKEdb Hace un mes

    amazing paludarium! Thanks for showing us what it looks like one year after. I have a few questions and i hope you will answer them :) why did you move the geckos out of the tank and are they all in their seperate tank now? I'm having a paludarium myself and need to transfer my crabs into a new tank. Would love to add geckos like you did. My alocasia plants develop rotting roots when they are standing too wet... I wonder why yours seem to not have a problem with rain 5 times a day? Thanks so much for inspiring me!

    • aihua zeng
      aihua zeng Hace 14 días

      maybe because you aren’t using mist and hiding the roots

  • João Marcos Junqueira
    João Marcos Junqueira Hace un mes +1216

    I could watch a 2 hour documentary about your ecosystem, man. That's so fascinating! I couldn't stop thinking that if it was a closed and self sustainable system we would have a few unique species in only a couple thousand years haha

    • OOWAM
      OOWAM Hace 21 un día +3

      @Random Commentator W comment + AND THE CROWD GOES WILDD🔥🔥+gigachad

    • Random Commentator
      Random Commentator Hace 27 días +20

      Opinion Tolerated + Respect + i asked + Chad

    • Jullius Tanguilan
      Jullius Tanguilan Hace un mes +1


  • Chris Davis
    Chris Davis Hace un mes +3

    This is one of the coolest vivariums that I've ever seen. The video is well done also.

  • GreenCanvasInteriorscape
    GreenCanvasInteriorscape Hace 17 días +1

    Would Dart frogs be predated upon by the crabs? They might eat some baby crabs & excess springtails? Maybe millipedes, pillbugs and jumping spiders?
    Super impressed! Any details to share about the thunderstorm system with the lighting that you have? That makes it extra fabulous

  • EyoPlayz
    EyoPlayz Hace 15 horas

    This is extra interesting at 2 in the morning.

  • amanda woodward
    amanda woodward Hace un mes

    This kinda makes me want to make a terrarium like this. I think making a self sustaining ecosystem like this is soooo cool.

  • Zer_Trent
    Zer_Trent Hace 3 meses +1072

    You know... it really is interesting how humans treat certain species. You mentioned not being comfortable with leaving the gekos in the tank... but then crabs are just allowed to rip each other apart. It is just an interesting observation how the instant something has a skeleton instead of a exoskeleton we start valuing its life more than other animals. Like when I saw the baby gekos I felt a pit in my stomach about them being killed and eaten, but then stopped and asked myself why I didn't feel the same way for the other animal babies. Neat tank over all!

    • Brenda Varga
      Brenda Varga Hace 2 meses

      @AskWhatever agreed rude & totally unnecessary

    • Kwidge
      Kwidge Hace 3 meses

      @Uzay Ozbek Yeah.
      I often forgot that when I'm eating meat, that that meat came from a living animal.
      It's enough to make some people go vegan, but in my opinion since the cows are already dead, I might as well eat them. Plus they taste good.

    • Zer_Trent
      Zer_Trent Hace 3 meses

      @MrEduedu123 Couple things. I am not vegan and I just acknowledge that an animal would kill and eat me too and I wouldn't see it as maliciousness, just nature doing nature stuff. Though I do feel the meat industry has major issues of waste and that is the main reason I have reduced my meat consumption.
      So whether crustaceans can feel pain is technically still debated, but I feel it isn't relevant since crabs do perceive threats and can react to their bodies touching things. So whether or not they 'feel pain' in the exact same way as us doesn't dismiss the fact that they try to run from danger.
      Crabs don't scream when boiled as they do not have a vocal chords with which to vocalize... the reality is much worse. They are a hard shell with a lot of water inside so the screaming noise is actually their insides boiling and pressurized steam shooting out through the cracks like a tea kettle.
      Other semi related fact spiders make a hissing noise but it isn't with their mouth as they also lack vocal chords. The hissing noise is produced by them rubbing their pedipalps and fangs together similar to how crickets make the chirping noise with their legs.

    • Priestofgoddess
      Priestofgoddess Hace 3 meses

      @Scarlet wings I do not think, it is this arbitrary. Dogs (former wolves) were trained to guard your sheep, your farm or your family. They also have softer fur and better ways to express themselves. I doubt a boar could ever adopt that in such a role or even be trusted with your children. Male boars are loners by nature.
      The fact, we are not eating dogs is more a cultural thing. Asia just seems to be more open minded in regards of food and live the omnivoric nature of humans much more: bat, spiders, egg duckling, monkey brains... It is also likely caused by the fact, that Europe and North America got filthy rich by exploiting all other continents, so they can afford easily to be picky eaters and even turn pets into child replacements.

    • Swag Dinner Money
      Swag Dinner Money Hace 3 meses +2

      It's likely the fact that we are more distantly related to crabs than we are to geckos. Humans typically have the closest bonds with other mammalians than they do with any other kind of animals. While yes, humans can form bonds with other animals, it typically wont be as close due to the fact that the farther you get away from being closely related to them the more distance that is easy to create mentally between the two, hence why we might be ok with seeing a worm get torn apart but not something like a dog. Even with the sentience and immense unique intelligence of some creatures who aren't very closely related to us (like some crabs for example) we still find some way to distance ourselves from them emotionally simply because of how distant they are to us. When you think about things that aren't even animals but are still alive, like bacterium and fungi, as well as plants even, we don't even really feel any kind of emotional attachment to them as we would for any other animal in general.
      There's also cultural differences and things to take into account, hence why we're ok with killing cows and pigs and other cattle for food, but not something like dogs, despite the fact that most cattle can form just as deep of a bond with humans as dogs typically are known to do. If you were to isolate a human population and for whatever reason they took a liking to something like snails, over many years of close relation and interaction with snails those snails and humans would form a similar bond like we have with the modern domesticated dogs.