Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

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Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by Amphiprion » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:58 am

Anybody watch "Tanked!" on Animal Planet, yet? While entertaining at times, I'm not that big of a fan. I think the show is better suited for the Discovery Channel rather than Animal Planet, since these guys focus more on tank fabrication than anything else. The whole ado about ethics is an entirely different story. Granted, we only see what the producers/directors want, but it still makes it look like you can have a tank made and toss in some fish. At the very least, they could add a 5 second disclaimer or something. Anyway, thoughts anyone?

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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by Buddy08 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:05 pm

agreed.

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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by snoopdog » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:26 pm

I had friends just raving about the show, asking me every week if I had watched it. I already had suspected it would piss me off when I watched it.

So I watched the first episode, I considered the entire show silly most of the time I was watching it. Build a tank, throw a bunch of stuff at it. The owner of the tank has no &@*&# idea how to run a tank and has no business having one. I can see a flux of people running to aquatics shops and people taking advantage of them at this point.

I got 15 minutes into the first show and turned it back to Dr House or something. I found the show irresponsible at best. I kind of felt the same way about that show "pimp my ride", which I watched one time. Someone does not take care of their car, hey let's completely redo something they did not take care of.
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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by jt3069 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:23 pm

I kind of felt the same way about that show "pimp my ride", which I watched one time. Someone does not take care of their car, hey let's completely redo something they did not take care of
completely agreed
still haven't watched this tanked show, but i bet mr. saltwatertank would do better
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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by andy4499 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:07 pm

I have seen many of the episodes and it is cool that they are able to build tanks in any shape or form. The thing that irritates me is that they build these tanks dump tap water in them (I seen it on one of the episodes) and then they throw not just a few fish but a ton of fish in some of them. I would like to see one of the tanks two months after it is built and see how many things are still alive. Some of the tank designs look cool and all, but I don’t think they are very practical for maintaining them.
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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by AuroraDrvr » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:27 am

There were posts on other forums about how some of these tanks end up nuking and all the fish get wiped out. The Phonebooth tank from last season was for sale on eBay because all of the fish died (IIRC).


If it weren't for fish, this show would fit perfectly on TruTV. It's so fake it's ridiculous...

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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by Amphiprion » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:16 pm

I hadn't heard about the fate of the phonebooth tank. That's sad and shows what their company is primarily interested in.
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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by AuroraDrvr » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:29 pm

Yea. Not sure if you've ever seen the video of (I forget who) but some reefing blog interviewed Brett, and asked about how and why they can instantly stock a tank with such a high bio-load. He basically said that he's developed a product that allows you to instantly cycle your tank, or it doesn't need a cycle, or something along those lines. :roll:

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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by andy4499 » Tue May 08, 2012 9:49 pm

I remember seeing the phone booth episode and I found the auction. Here it is if you want to check it out.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Phone-Booth-Aqu ... 8910369915
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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by snoopdog » Tue May 08, 2012 9:57 pm

The blatant lack of respect of the hobby was one thing about the show. The general goofiness was on another level.
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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by Nomadic1 » Tue May 08, 2012 10:38 pm

Those two goombas are total assclowns...pardon my French :lol:

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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by snoopdog » Wed May 09, 2012 7:21 am

Oh I love the word Ass Clown, I use it all the time.

Hell I learned most of my good words from Office Space.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by Rebel01 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:32 pm

Look at the Silver lining. Lots of clueless people watch the show, they go out and buy lots of nice equipment that ends up for sale at very low prices.

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Re: Animal Planet's "Tanked!" series

Post by snoopdog » Fri May 11, 2012 2:26 pm

Well that is the nice thing about the hobby. Resell value is probably 20-30% for our hobby.
"When they was no meat we ate fowl, when there was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate what?"--H.I.
"We ate sand."--Cellmate
"You ate sand?"--H.I.
"That's right."--Cellmate

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