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Old 08-21-2011, 12:21 AM   #41
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LOL, suggesting that someone that is paying to have a $100k or more custom tank built and installed is going to be cleaning the thing and feeding the fish is ridiculous.

I'd love to see more on the filtration systems, just because I'm curious, but that isn't the point of the show. Flash and dash, so people will see the ads that pay for the show.

Also it is obvious they aren't cycling anything with the sort build times. I assume that the filtration systems are insane and therefore cycling would be pointless on that scale. What are they going to do, bring in a tanker of ammonia?
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:26 AM   #42
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~...snip...~ Also it is obvious they aren't cycling anything with the sort build times. I assume that the filtration systems are insane and therefore cycling would be pointless on that scale. What are they going to do, bring in a tanker of ammonia?
Actually at one point one of the guys says they'd prefer to have a six to eight week build window, rather than two weeks. If they were going to stock a tank, they'd have plenty of time to get good media. That said, I know it's sacrilegious around here, but cycling fish in, isn't the end of the world either.

However, as you, I and a few others have said, it's about the flashy tanks, not the gritty details of how said tanks work or fare after the fact.
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Old 08-21-2011, 02:16 AM   #43
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This show kills me! They do some cool designs but how handle the fish s a crime. Squeezing a puffer to make it blow up, taking fish out of water in nets and with their hands! Wife/sister almost froze to death in the "SHARK" tank too. Good aquarium builders terrible aquarist! And you know these cool designs someone else has to clean. Bet they are a nightmare! Won't keep me from watching and getting ideas though!
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I was curious about the CAR aquarium and the PHONE BOOTH aquarium.
Is it safe to use these objects?
Would the paint, chemicals leak into the aquarium water and be toxic for the fish?
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:28 AM   #45
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I was curious about the CAR aquarium and the PHONE BOOTH aquarium.
Is it safe to use these objects?
Would the paint, chemicals leak into the aquarium water and be toxic for the fish?
The phone booth and car are shells placed upon the outside of the custom acrylic tanks.
And that phone booth was awesome. Loved it. The TV Mob tank had such lovely fish!
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I wanted that Mob Tank sooo bad it was great!
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:16 PM   #47
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That said, I know it's sacrilegious around here, but cycling fish in, isn't the end of the world either.
Fish-in cycling? Blasphemy!

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This show kills me! They do some cool designs but how handle the fish s a crime. Squeezing a puffer to make it blow up, taking fish out of water in nets and with their hands!
I haven't seen this show yet, what do you mean by taking fish out of the water with nets and with their hands?

I use my hands to transfer most of my larger fish, especially catfish. The nanos are too delicate but the larger ones transfer better than they do in the netting process.
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So far they've used something like the transfer section from my AccliMate (perforated acrylic box) and a net to move fish from their various holding spots to their tanks. Funny, I use both a net and an perforated acrylic box to move my fish around too. I must be some kind of evil such and so... Hmmm, Who knew.
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Lol Mac. Don't think you are evil and everyone has to use a net sometimes. But holding fish up in nets and letting them flop around for entertainment sake is not a good practice and not something you would think that they should be doing. There are going to be people that watch that do not know that that is not a good practice. The acrylic boxes are great for those purposes. I try to use everything but a net when moving fish but sometimes the old way is the best way! Have to balance stress of the fish over removing a little of the slime coat.
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I found the show to be very entertaining. Yes people who initially who have no idea on the maintenance and prepping of fish tank may get the idea that it's a piece of cake and that's what dangerous. Hey that's why aquarium advice community's are here for. For the cycling question, I'm sure they use some type of cycling product like this: http://www.drtimsaquatics.com/One_Only/OneOnly.html.

I can't wait for new episodes!
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