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Old 12-20-2013, 11:20 PM   #31
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Haha... I was just logging on to start a thread about this show and ask everyone's opinion about how long they thought the fish lasted. Haha... Glad I'm not alone. I love watching the tanks but wow, the algae blooms and dead fish have to be in huge amounts.

I believe these guys are construction guys that don't know anything about tanks or fish.

And to reply to an earlier post... Simply acclimating a fish in a trash can can't maintain the complexities of a tank in the hands of these newbs they're giving the tanks to.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:37 PM   #32
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I meant that as an example of the things that get glossed over, or edited out. I was just checking out their site. They look like they do some really cool very professional stuff. Again, these shows aren't meant to be true examples of how a business runs. I don't think any Pawn shop runs like the show Pawn stars.
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:38 PM   #33
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All good. I wasn't really coming down on you. I'm more fearful for the tanks being maintained after they walk away.
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:23 AM   #34
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I like your post, it is about time someone said something. Just because they are good at buidling aquariums does not mean they are good aquarium keepers. It is sad to see all the fish they put in tanks that don't pair well together and how they NEVER put in live rock ( I have seen it ONE time.)
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #35
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The show is cut to fit the 1 hour slot. I think they do acclimate the fish and cycle tanks. It doesn't show this as it would be boring to watch. They clearly know what they are doing as they are a huge company. Yes showing over stocked tanks is wrong but more fool to the people who go out and start a hobby without researching first.

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Old 12-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #36
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I would guess that some of these show tanks have a lot of trickery behind the scenes nobody wants to confess too. Those big casino tanks could have back room tanks were stressed fish can be cycled out to recover, or maybe they just accept a lot of die off, and restock them a lot.
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #37
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They do have bacteria in a bottle that they add I know that stuff can be unreliable and they have so many tanks I would think they would have some seeded media and they have shown the bio balls that they grow themselves with bacteria in them
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:07 PM   #38
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What you guys see in the tank when it's aired isn't the final stocking. They put a crap ton of fish to show off the tank. Then they remove most of them.

Also, the tanks all get paid to be maintained.

So yes, it gives the wrong idea to newbies. But it's not like they're killing as much fish as you think. The only tank I know of that went badly was the gumball tank. The chiller couldn't handle the heat.
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These threads are so comical, while all you "fish experts" are judging them these guys are running a multi-million dollar operation creating aquariums most here couldn't afford if they wanted to. So until you actually get the correct information and stop speculating what happened I'd stop passing judgment on someone who are clearly helping bring our hobby mainstream.
I agree except for the expensiveness. When people have like 5 29g biocubes that has to be like 30,000 dollars... Some of these people are probably rich.
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they shoved 12 red cap orandas into a 5 gallon!
Thats just sad....
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