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Old 04-26-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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The last episode of Tanked put me over the top. I'm sure the folks at ATM are really nice but, this show is a bad example for our hobby. They use fish like glitter on a birthday card. Their theme tanks, especially the outdoor ones are nothing but fish killers IMO. Many look impossible to maintain properly. Wish there was a serious show about the hobby, this is as serious about aquariums as American Chopper was about motorcycles.

Living Color (Fish Tank Kings) on NG channel are just as bad. Their baseball back stop tank was a joke.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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"But they do it on Tanked, and they're on TV".

Everybody in the aquarium industry should blacklist those clowns.
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Hey now. American Chopper was serious about motorcycles......as long as you only wanted to look at them, not ride them.
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I agree. I stopped watching it after a few episodes not only because of what you mentioned above, but just the sheer ridiculous writing/acting on it.

I also have wondered how they instantly add all the fish at the same time with no cycle.. I read one time that they use bottled bacteria or some kind of jump start stuff, but I just can't see anything like that working for such a large number of fish.

I believe nat geo channel had a show called fish tank kings.. I only saw the first couple of episodes, but it seemed a little bit more of a 'serious' show than tanked.
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Hey now. American Chopper was serious about motorcycles......as long as you only wanted to look at them, not ride them.
+1 Lol I guess the shows aren't aimed at those that appreciate the hobby.
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Fish tank kings seems serious because of their biologist person but they have no clue what they are doing when they actually stock the tank.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #7
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Fish tank kings seems serious because of their biologist person but they have no clue what they are doing when they actually stock the tank.
I thought that guy was annoying. Like I said I only saw the first episode or two, and seemed that way.. They still had written in drama though.. That is what makes shows like them impossible for me to watch
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Fish tank kings seems serious because of their biologist person but they have no clue what they are doing when they actually stock the tank.
Francis, their biologist, is quite smart. But they constantly abuse him on the show and seem uninterested in his opinions. I would prefer a show with just Francis. Both shows concentrate on selling rubber corals. Uuggh.
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Francis, their biologist, is quite smart. But they constantly abuse him on the show and seem uninterested in his opinions. I would prefer a show with just Francis. Both shows concentrate on selling rubber corals. Uuggh.
Me too. I wish they would listen to him.
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Yeah, I laugh at the rubber corals too! There is nothing that compares to a true reef tank.
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