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New season of Tanked starts this Saturday

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pmyers, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    I'd say you are correct. And I'm sure its also easier to blame them for the fish dying rather than the tank owners.
     
  2. Swirl_Junkie

    Swirl_Junkie New Member

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    Most of these tanks have companies maintaining them. Like a pool boy would do for a pool.
     
  3. mostman

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    The guys on Tanked use this product:
    http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Stability.html

    Or something like it. Its basically nitrite producing bacteria in a bottle. I've used it myself for one of my planted tanks and I had zero fish loss. Your results may vary. I, of course, tested the sh*t out of the water looking for ammonia spikes because I've learned to never trust a 'miracle in a bottle'. Stuff worked though, I was shocked.

    As for people on boards saying these tanks are stupid, or the fish die, or the tanks are removed, I chalk some of that up to people that are jealous of the talent and careers these guys have. They wouldn't be in business if that were true. If I'm doing a million dollar tank in a casino, I'm going to do some rigorous diligence before I choose a vendor. And being on a TV show wouldn't count as a 'reference'.
     
  4. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    That tank they did for the entrance of that church really is awe inspiring.
     
  5. gschrock

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    Yeah, I think that's the one product I've seen that people actually say works ok. I've got enough time right now that I'm trying the whole fishless cycle, first time I've ever done it, so I'm curious to see how it goes through. Has to house my wife's African clawed frogs for the summer (she started them as tadpoles for her classroom), but after that I think I'm trying African cichlids in the tank. Smaller tank, so can't do too much with it, but I figure I'll give that a try before I try getting something on craigslist that's bigger.
     
  6. Bob Coxner

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    The church in Texas has a full time marine biologist caring for their tank.
     
  7. mostman

    mostman Member

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    African Cichlids are awesome. That will be a fun tank to build out and then enjoy. Do you have naturally hard tap water - or are you planning on buffing it? Our tap water is really hard, plus I fertilize my tanks, so it only makes it worse. I should probably switch to fish that enjoy hard water :)
     
  8. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    Well I setup a SP for Tank Kings but it was in SD and I have a rule about not bothering with a new show unless it's in HD. Too bad.
     
  9. gschrock

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    Our water does tend to be hard, although I should probably check it more exactly to make sure it's hard enough. But it's going to be a few months before I go with the fish, because they wouldn't get along real well with the frogs. Does look like the ammonia is cycling though, just need the nitrites to start.
     
  10. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Yeah. I'm guessing these really large tanks could be $50,000.00 to $100,000.00 by the time they set them up and stock them with fish.
     
  11. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    You're not missing much. U-Verse has it in HD, so I set it up. They are clearly a MUCH bigger shop than ATM, but the show is more scripted, and the owner is a real jerk. Brett and Wade seem like 2 guys I'd like to learn from, and who are passionate about what they do. The Tank Kings guy seems to care about himself first, money second, and being a jerk third.
     
  12. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    The new season started up again this past Saturday. I still enjoy this show.
     
  13. Frylock

    Frylock Live Long and Tivo!

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    And not surprisingly, I also saw it had started up, watched it, and also still enjoy the show. I really want to go to the place where they pick out the fish.
     
  14. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    Me too! If I was spending that kind of money on a tank, I'd sure want to pick out my own fish.
     
  15. gschrock

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    Aren't the new episodes actually Friday night? I could have sworn that's what I remember when I was resetting up the recording.
     
  16. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    Yeah...I guess you are right but mine picks up the Saturday showings due to conflicts.
     
  17. Rainy Dave

    Rainy Dave Regulated User

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  18. ThreeSoFar'sBro

    ThreeSoFar'sBro Sports Nut

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    Like most shows like this (American Chopper, home remodelling), I wish they'd spend more time on the building and less on the office antics. I do enjoy this show, but it's getting a bit more corny every time I watch it.
     

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