With the massive success of Pokémon Go, it was only a matter of time until this happened.
Recently, Thomas Burton, the funny guy behind many of the Big Al’s Aquarium videos, reached out to share his own DIY Pokéball Aquarium Bubbler!
To be honest, I didn’t even know Thomas had is own Youtube channel and I’ve been watching the guy do his thing on the Big Al’s Channel for years. He always has great aquarium information to share and presents it a very comical way. If you have time I highly recommend you check out The Thomas B Youtube Channel.
Anyways, back to the bubbler.
Now, this isn’t something that you can buy, but luckily it is something you can make, and it’s pretty simple if you know how a bubbler typically works.
The total cost to build is about $50.00.
However, if you already have your own Air Pump, stone and of course who doesn’t already have their own Pokéball, it will cost much less.
All you need to do is a drill or cut some holes in the bottom of the Pokéball to allow your air tubing and power lines to fit.
Then it’s just like setting up a typical air pump and air stone or bubbler.
Further Reading: If DIY Isn’t Your Thing Check Out Our List Of The Best Aquarium Air Bubbler And Air Stones. But, If you’re looking for more DIY stuff check out all our cool Aquarium DIY Projects and Ideas.
Here’s what you need.
To get started, you’ll first need to find a hollow Pokéball from your nearest toy store or this one found on Amazon.
We also found out you can buy 13 different versions if you are looking to customize your aquarium.
You’ll also need the following items;
- LED Aquarium Lights (for inside the Pokeball): Hydor LED Light
- Air Line Tubing: Python Air Line Tubing
- Air Line Fittings: Two Little Fishies Airline Kit
- Air Pump: Air Pump
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In this updated video, Thomas shows you exactly how to create your Pokeball Bubbler step by step. It looks pretty easy and is ready in just under a day after the cement dries. Anyways take a watch, and I’m sure you’ll be able to figure it out.
Video: Thomas B – Pokéball Aquarium Bubbler!
From Thomas B