There is so much that we don't see that goes on. All we saw was them filling the tank up with water from a garden hose, no de-chlorinater or water conditioner of any kind. No heating of the water, basic stuff we all know they have to do or all the fish will be dead within 48 hrs.
The people buying these elaborate tanks don't know anything about fish but the tank builders do. And if you watch them at the fish warehouses when they are buying fish, it's obvious that they really love fish and know a lot about them. But they still have do do what looks good for the camera first. Then when the cameras are gone, I'm sure they put things right for the fish.
If they were killing the fish they never would have been able to build up the kind of business that they have.
TV is part of the entertainment industry, if they had to worry about every stupid thing someone may or may not do, nothing would ever be filmed. Every show shouldn't have to post a "
DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME" because some people don't fully examine something before they jump into it.
Speaking of jumping into fish keeping, how many of us started out that way but found our way to AA for the health of our fish? In a perfect world everyone would realize that there is more to know than what little we see on TV.
Tanked is for entertainment only, not educational purposes.
I find the tanks & the fish to be interesting, but the cast annoy the heck out of me. I know zip about SW
tanks and although I find them to be incredibly beautiful, I have no desire to run out and start one. I know it's beyond my knowledge to have a SW
tank and most people that tune into the show will know that too. Of coarse there will always be a few people that don't think first, but you can't revolve the world around them. We have to move on in spite of them.
Either way, no matter how you feel about the show, you've got to love what the show did for the 3 year old little boy that is facing another, in a long line of open heart surgeries. It looked like something out of a fairy tale, it was really special. For anyone that missed it, the show was called "Good Karma".