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Old 08-13-2012, 05:08 AM   #11
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No one wants to see our side. It's not interesting to 98% of the people watching. Just enjoy it for what it is.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:31 AM   #12
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I live here in Vegas and visit a lot of their tanks, they use a chemical product and have pre acclimated bio media they pre cycle and use in their tanks. I have been to their shop many times and can say they have a decent success rate given the circumstances. People expect a tank to pop up in a few weeks, and they will pay allot to have it happen. You can purchase there chemical product in the petco here as well.

Do I agree with there methods? No, not at all.
Do I like there tanks, yes, of course.

They made a business out of a 30% death rate.
"You can purchase their chemical product in the petco here as well."

Are you talking about the bacteria in a bottle. If so I haven't tryed that stuff myself. I haven't tryed any bacteria in a bottle ever but there has been a couple people here that has and says the stuff doesn't work. Just saying

I watch the show and enjoy it, but I don't agree like you said.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:20 AM   #13
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Tanked - Reveal: Shark Tank! - YouTube

is this not big enough for a shark then?
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:59 AM   #14
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Think about how hard it would be to maintain your tank if you didn't lift a finger to put it together. Especially a large full reef setup.

I suppose though that people that pay "tanked" money have their tanks professionally maintained though.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:22 AM   #15
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Think about how hard it would be to maintain your tank if you didn't lift a finger to put it together. Especially a large full reef setup.

I suppose though that people that pay "tanked" money have their tanks professionally maintained though.
Probably, a 500+ gallon tank takes serious money, especially a custom & themed acrylic tank that large. If they didn't have some one come in once a week or do I'd be surprised.

And I have used bottled bacteria in every one of my tanks, it work very well from my experience on both fresh and salt tanks, 24-72hour cycle.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #16
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Think about how hard it would be to maintain your tank if you didn't lift a finger to put it together. Especially a large full reef setup.

I suppose though that people that pay "tanked" money have their tanks professionally maintained though.
I agree, as a fire chief I've been in a lot of homes and you'd be surprised at the things I see.

Real quick just to share. We had a smoke condition on a 8 million dollar home in the country club area. These people had what looked to be probably a 400 gallon tank. All plumping and hardware etc was in the basement. This tank was beautiful!! All live corals and fish everywhere. Of course while my guys were checking the house I was speaking to the owners. It turns out it's the husbands "toy" I asked how long it takes to maintain it on and what he does to it, I also asked what some of the corals were. He couldn't answer any of my questions.

He said in broken English, I don't know what anything in the tank is I just like to look at it. I no feed no clean no nothing. The guys come once a week and do the clean thing and the feed fish is timed. I was trying to understand how you could have a tank that pretty and not wanna be involved or know what's on it at the least.

He then told me, this tank tells the company of something is wrong. It calls them and guys come, they have keys to house.

I'm just thinking. Your tank calls them? Must be nice... Must be nice...

Or is it? I take pride in taking care of my tanks and watching things thrive because of what I'm doing, not because of what someone else is doing.

Sorry if this went off topic I just it kinda fit? If not I apologize.

I do watch Tanked and enjoy the show. Like another poster said. I watch it for what it's worth. I don't agree with it and I highly doubt those fish thrive.

Coral inserts? Just takes away from everything IMO.

The builds are nice I watch as well as the humor.
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The phone booth is at my lfs, it failed miserably. I have also been told that the gumball and jukebox tanks are both no longer there. Also the one that they did the feeding system on had to be ripped out due to the food sticking inside the tubes and stinking up the house. My lfs has personally fixed some of the mistakes that the ATM guys have made. I agree with the previous statement. I would let them build me a tank, but I would put the fish and livestock in myself.
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I live here in Vegas and visit a lot of their tanks, they use a chemical product and have pre acclimated bio media they pre cycle and use in their tanks. I have been to their shop many times and can say they have a decent success rate given the circumstances. People expect a tank to pop up in a few weeks, and they will pay allot to have it happen. You can purchase there chemical product in the petco here as well.

Do I agree with there methods? No, not at all.
Do I like there tanks, yes, of course.

They made a business out of a 30% death rate.
They came to my lfs too, but I didn't hear about it until
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When the show first started it was much better when it was more about the tanks and the building of them, instead of the practical jokes and the very poorly placed advertisements throughout the episodes. One comes to mind... When they were doing the 3 tanks for the Petco headquarters, out of no where they decide to go to dairy queen and it shows them ordering the food, then eating and talking about how good it was, yadda yadda yadda... 30 seconds later a commercial for DQ comes up...

The show Fish Tank Kings is MUCH better IMO. They actually stay on track with the tanks, fish, and coral builds instead of playing practical jokes on each other and complaining about one thing or another...
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When the show first started it was much better when it was more about the tanks and the building of them, instead of the practical jokes and the very poorly placed advertisements throughout the episodes. One comes to mind... When they were doing the 3 tanks for the Petco headquarters, out of no where they decide to go to dairy queen and it shows them ordering the food, then eating and talking about how good it was, yadda yadda yadda... 30 seconds later a commercial for DQ comes up...

The show Fish Tank Kings is MUCH better IMO. They actually stay on track with the tanks, fish, and coral builds instead of playing practical jokes on each other and complaining about one thing or another...
YESSS!! I know exactly what you're talking about. I hate that so much
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