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Old 04-13-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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'Tanked' tv show

Hey guys! I just caught a few episodes of 'Tanked' on Animal Planet. Just wondering, what do you guys think of it? It looks like they tend to overstock their tanks. But it's a cute show!
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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It's entertaining and funny. Some of builds are pretty cool. I get a kick outta redneck.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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Saw one where they were building a tank inside an old car. Made it look like the fish were swimming around in the car. You could see then through the windows. It was pretty cool
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #4
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That show is awesome , I wish they said the prices of how much the tanks cost!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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That show is awesome , I wish they said the prices of how much the tanks cost!!!
Thousands. Lol but still cool
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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I can't even imagine how much those tanks cost! I loved the one they did that was like a headboard so could lay in bed and watch the fish swimming over you. So cool. I also saw them make an 8 gallon tank out of a tv and they put 3 rainbow sharks and several bala shark in there too, plus some guppies and I was like woah slow down. 8 gallons? Way too small for those fish, am I right?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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I tried watching it when I first heard about it, but I just can't stand the stupid "reality show" dialogue and the obviously staged antics of the stars. I hate reality tv. Not too fond of the overstocking and poor stocking practices in general, and I have heard that a lot of the tanks failed quickly. It's good for introducing people to the hobby, but I think the way they edit and present it is probably just contributing to people buying tanks and throwing whatever fish they like in there immediately.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:38 AM   #8
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I think the shows pretty good.

I liked the show Tank Kings.
Not sure if its still on, but they seemed like they knew what they were doing. They didnt overstock their tanks, and im pretty sure they used live rock some times, and not fake inserts like tanked.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:26 AM   #9
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That's one thing I found they always use fake stuff I'd like to see more real reef tanks I understand they use the inserts when the fish aren't reef compatible but when there are reef compatible fish it would be good also if they done a quick brief thing on cycling and stuff like that also they do have really bad reality tv dialogs
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #10
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I like seeing the strange kinds of tanks they build. But, it seems more lately there is a big part of the show that has nothing to do with the tanks. Now they seem to be having one major problem that will cause them not to get the tank done, and then they miraculously find a replacement or fix the problem and all is well. Living in Vegas I have seen a few of the tanks that they have done here fail within the first year. (phone booth, gumball machine being examples)
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