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Old 04-15-2012, 12:27 AM   #291
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I cleaned and did PWC on my tanks while I watched Tanked.

Thought it was appropriate.....
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:33 AM   #292
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Pretty good episode. Glad they did a freshwater tank but the fish looked like roaches with the fake food in the refridgerator tank. Still nice malawi cichlids. Also noticed they mentioned they use cycled water and properly aclimating fish. Tell me those sharks weren't stressed though..
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #293
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I felt like those cichlids had no horizontal swimming room... It was 140 gallons but with all those shelves in there it looked like they were just stuck. Did anyone else notice this? They've done freshwater twice and it's always cichlids... I wonder who cleans these big tanks too?

My guess with cycling is that they use established media... Instant cycle?
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #294
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I felt like those cichlids had no horizontal swimming room... It was 140 gallons but with all those shelves in there it looked like they were just stuck. Did anyone else notice this? They've done freshwater twice and it's always cichlids... I wonder who cleans these big tanks too?

My guess with cycling is that they use established media... Instant cycle?
They said it was established water. Not a cycled tank. Basically they took water from another tank that was cycled. They mentioned in there article that they had their own formulas to cycle quicker. That's believable because there is a company that's two cities over from me that has created this (chemist lab) and it cycles a tank in a week. You literally see the diatoms (SW) after 4 or 5 days and you can see a new batch of ammonia at 4.0 convert to trates in 24 hours. However, I would still like to see the tank itself cycled.

I did notice however that with the shark tank that they said they went back a few weeks later to add the sharks. No mention of cycling there. Just that they added natural sea water. Still again, the substrate wasn't mentioned if it was bagged, etc. and the beneficial bacteria wouldn't be enough to support all those fish. Sharks need PERFECT reef water conditions.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:02 PM   #295
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Well the Guy who they got the sharks from, whom they built a tank for 3 yes prior, obviously knew what he was doing if he was able to keep them alive for that long. That or someone he hired knew what they were doing lol
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #296
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Have never watched "Tanked" myself simply I refuse to pay for dish or cable since I rarely get the TV remote LOL But I got a cute phone call in regards to it - my aunt who knows I have a collection of fish was all excited about the tank of africans and all the colors LOL she was telling telling uncle that "Hey our girl keeps some of those". Had told her in the past about having colorful fish in tanks and they weren't SW, its been a while since she's came for a visit - anyways guess I'm going to have to watch some episodes online LOL
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #297
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There's a ton of editing in all reality shows, there's no telling what exactly went down. There are two things in these shows that are very deceiving, a 'timeline' and 'storyline'. It's just something that they put into these shows to keep them interesting and entertaining.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:30 PM   #298
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So I travel to LA every week for work, and I just realized that Exotic Reef Imports, where the guys usually get their fish, is like 5 minutes from the client site. So I'm going to try to leave early one day and check it out! They close at 5PM which sucks, so I'd have to leave real early
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So I travel to LA every week for work, and I just realized that Exotic Reef Imports, where the guys usually get their fish, is like 5 minutes from the client site. So I'm going to try to leave early one day and check it out! They close at 5PM which sucks, so I'd have to leave real early
If you go, PLEASEEEE take pictures and post them!
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A lot of wholesalers won't let you take pics inside.
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