Jump to content


Photo

Unofficial "TANKED" Season Two Discussion


  • Please log in to reply
83 replies to this topic

#51
altolamprologus

altolamprologus

    Female reefer

  • Members
  • 5,929 posts
  • Joined 21 Feb 2011
  • Bay Area, California

I watched it just to see if they changed anything and I'm actually kind of surprised. They seem to have cut out a lot of the pointless jokes and they made a few comments about the care of the tanks and fish.

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

29 gallon reef; 20 gallon angler lagoon

Posted Image


#52
Euphyllia

Euphyllia

    http://youtu.be/nvcKv85FcYU?t=26s

  • Members
  • 7,642 posts
  • Joined 06 Apr 2010
  • http://youtu.be/VlWGfYN0mGY?t=34s

I watched it just to see if they changed anything and I'm actually kind of surprised. They seem to have cut out a lot of the pointless jokes and they made a few comments about the care of the tanks and fish.


True. The tank they put the fish in looked obviously newly set up when they were adding the sharks... So yeah. That didn't change.

#53
altolamprologus

altolamprologus

    Female reefer

  • Members
  • 5,929 posts
  • Joined 21 Feb 2011
  • Bay Area, California

True. The tank they put the fish in looked obviously newly set up when they were adding the sharks... So yeah. That didn't change.

But someone said before that they may use precycled sand and such, which makes sense. They also said after the tank was set up they would return in 3 weeks with the sharks. Idk if that was because the construction guys had to finish or what, but it's a start.

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

29 gallon reef; 20 gallon angler lagoon

Posted Image


#54
Euphyllia

Euphyllia

    http://youtu.be/nvcKv85FcYU?t=26s

  • Members
  • 7,642 posts
  • Joined 06 Apr 2010
  • http://youtu.be/VlWGfYN0mGY?t=34s

But someone said before that they may use precycled sand and such, which makes sense. They also said after the tank was set up they would return in 3 weeks with the sharks. Idk if that was because the construction guys had to finish or what, but it's a start.


True dat, true dat. I really liked the freshwater tank, so many fish though! Overstocked IMO... But very pretty fish for the pencil lead. :D

#55
altolamprologus

altolamprologus

    Female reefer

  • Members
  • 5,929 posts
  • Joined 21 Feb 2011
  • Bay Area, California

True dat, true dat. I really liked the freshwater tank, so many fish though! Overstocked IMO... But very pretty fish for the pencil lead. :D

They actually overstocked the cichlids for a reason. African cichlids are extremely territorial so if you don't put very many, they all establish territories and rip each other apart if one enters another's territory. If you overcrowd them, they can't establish territories and there's little aggression. Kinda like damsels. Or maybe they just packed a bunch of them in there just to make it pretty :huh:

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

29 gallon reef; 20 gallon angler lagoon

Posted Image


#56
Euphyllia

Euphyllia

    http://youtu.be/nvcKv85FcYU?t=26s

  • Members
  • 7,642 posts
  • Joined 06 Apr 2010
  • http://youtu.be/VlWGfYN0mGY?t=34s

They actually overstocked the cichlids for a reason. African cichlids are extremely territorial so if you don't put very many, they all establish territories and rip each other apart if one enters another's territory. If you overcrowd them, they can't establish territories and there's little aggression. Kinda like damsels. Or maybe they just packed a bunch of them in there just to make it pretty :huh:


I don't think they're intelligent enough to stock them for that reason, so it must just be for them to look pretty.

#57
jm82792

jm82792

    Nano Reefer

  • Members
  • 2,564 posts
  • Joined 10 Mar 2008
  • Hamakua Cost,Hawaii (Big Island)

I really do not like having them represent the aquarium industry (ambassador)
Even the tanks aren't great...

USE REAL ####ING CORAL!

Then we'll see...

A better show would be a couple of veteran aquarists (have tanks themselves) who go around and fix tank crashes (viewers call in) so they "pimp" it out so to speak, fixing the crash relaying facts and helpful tips to the viewers on things to avoid and solutions for the wide variety of problems that a beginner may face. A extra thing would be a before and after (maybe show the tank a year later)
Throughout the show they could do a unboxing or two

30 mins

However they won't just completely overhaul/strip the tank to add fancy equipment
They use practical methods and use real coral

Need to tank a breath, that was a mouthful! :P


My thought entirely.
Although the show did get my parents the idea of buying me a 55 gallon tank, or at-least liking that idea of me owning one! They seem to love the tangs and when I say a 29 won't work(since everybody here and everywhere says no lol :) ) they are into the 55 more and more.

Posted Image

Well you'll always have opportunities to pay bills,
but your window for a vortech GB comes around only occasionally


My Feedback
http://www.nano-reef...amp;hl=feedback


My 29 Gallon Reef


And........
My Accelerated College Education Website
Get that college credit cheap and quick!
I've earned 59 credits for under $3,000 with college testing.

#58
Euphyllia

Euphyllia

    http://youtu.be/nvcKv85FcYU?t=26s

  • Members
  • 7,642 posts
  • Joined 06 Apr 2010
  • http://youtu.be/VlWGfYN0mGY?t=34s
They actually did use real coral one episode in the first season. I believe they also let the tank cycle for a month...

#59
Amphiprion1

Amphiprion1

    Nano Reefer

  • Members
  • 1,149 posts
  • Joined 06 Mar 2010
The new season might be closer to living up to being on "Animal" Planet... I haven't watched it myself yet, but I'm hearing at least what may be some steps in what many consider to be the right direction.

#60
duoc9119

duoc9119

    Nano Reefer

  • Members
  • 603 posts
  • Joined 21 Mar 2011
I think a lot of you are missing the point of the show.

It is called "TANKED", about how they manufacture unique aquariums for clients, not another episode of "Planet Earth" where they talk about animals, or "Dirty Jobs" where Mike gets a run down of how waste is pumped around a factory..

I think the show is pretty good at showing us that an aquarium can be more than a rectangular, cubed, or cylinder container of water. They bring tank display to a whole new level, more like a work of art, than a box of water on a wooden stand.

#61
gearhead364

gearhead364

    College Reefer

  • Members
  • 274 posts
  • Joined 10 Dec 2011
  • California

I really do not like having them represent the aquarium industry (ambassador)
Even the tanks aren't great...

USE REAL ####ING CORAL!

Then we'll see...

A better show would be a couple of veteran aquarists (have tanks themselves) who go around and fix tank crashes (viewers call in) so they "pimp" it out so to speak, fixing the crash relaying facts and helpful tips to the viewers on things to avoid and solutions for the wide variety of problems that a beginner may face. A extra thing would be a before and after (maybe show the tank a year later)
Throughout the show they could do a unboxing or two

30 mins

However they won't just completely overhaul/strip the tank to add fancy equipment
They use practical methods and use real coral

Need to tank a breath, that was a mouthful! :P

I would totally watch something like that!

#62
Euphyllia

Euphyllia

    http://youtu.be/nvcKv85FcYU?t=26s

  • Members
  • 7,642 posts
  • Joined 06 Apr 2010
  • http://youtu.be/VlWGfYN0mGY?t=34s

I think a lot of you are missing the point of the show.

It is called "TANKED", about how they manufacture unique aquariums for clients, not another episode of "Planet Earth" where they talk about animals, or "Dirty Jobs" where Mike gets a run down of how waste is pumped around a factory..

I think the show is pretty good at showing us that an aquarium can be more than a rectangular, cubed, or cylinder container of water. They bring tank display to a whole new level, more like a work of art, than a box of water on a wooden stand.


Yup. Somebody gets it at least.

I would totally watch something like that!


But that would be boring for the average person... :unsure:

#63
altolamprologus

altolamprologus

    Female reefer

  • Members
  • 5,929 posts
  • Joined 21 Feb 2011
  • Bay Area, California

But that would be boring for the average person... :unsure:

The average person is boring.

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

29 gallon reef; 20 gallon angler lagoon

Posted Image


#64
Amphiprion1

Amphiprion1

    Nano Reefer

  • Members
  • 1,149 posts
  • Joined 06 Mar 2010

Yup. Somebody gets it at least.



But that would be boring for the average person... :unsure:


I understand the concept completely. That doesn't mean I have to necessarily like or agree with it, despite that this is the reality. That being said, logically speaking, why would you air it on a channel devoted to animals, lol? That's more like poor placement--and partially why it did not meet my expectations.


The average person is boring.


lol, a more blunt way of putting it. Average sells, though.

#65
Euphyllia

Euphyllia

    http://youtu.be/nvcKv85FcYU?t=26s

  • Members
  • 7,642 posts
  • Joined 06 Apr 2010
  • http://youtu.be/VlWGfYN0mGY?t=34s

The average person is boring.


Yes, but they know that not! :)

I understand the concept completely. That doesn't mean I have to necessarily like or agree with it, despite that this is the reality. That being said, logically speaking, why would you air it on a channel devoted to animals, lol? That's more like poor placement--and partially why it did not meet my expectations.


Hey, there's probably like zebra keepers that are PO'd on other forums about how Animal Planet doesn't show like how they freaking feed properly or something. IDK... It's probably not just us that have ab one to pick with this show... Like maybe dog trainers have something against what is taught in those dog trainer shows, maybe one of her practices is controversial. Who knows... It's just reality TV. We are the average people to cat keepers who may not like cat shows on Animal Planet, if you think about it. :rolleyes:

Edited by Euphyllia, 15 April 2012 - 09:27 PM.


#66
thewire

thewire

    MTVified

  • Members
  • 1,390 posts
  • Joined 25 Aug 2009
  • Baltimore, Murdaland
lIke someone mentioned, National Geographic is coming with a new show "fish tank king"

http://reefbuilders....-kings-tv-show/

#67
Alexraptor

Alexraptor

    Stomatopod in a human suit!

  • Members
  • 1,763 posts
  • Joined 27 Feb 2005
Has anyone been to the Tanked website and noticed there is a link to an aquarium guide on Animal Planet?
Its pretty decent and does highlight the importance of the nitrogen cycle and patience.

#68
mberridge

mberridge

    Nano Reefer

  • Members
  • 287 posts
  • Joined 21 Sep 2011
  • Washington DC
Anyone else think the one guy looks and sounds like Kevin James from KIng of Queens?

Edited by mberridge, 16 April 2012 - 02:20 PM.


#69
cuboy

cuboy

    Nano Reefer

  • Members
  • 1,433 posts
  • Joined 02 Aug 2008
when a show has to much "knowledge" in it, it becomes a lecture and gets boring and many lose interest. They wouldn't e able to capture the audience they currently have. The die hard aquarist now (because it's the only thing to watch related to aquariums) and the random people that are just like wow that tank looks cool. the dumb comedy is just to make the show entertaining

#70
ccapasso

ccapasso

    Nano Reefer

  • Members
  • 1,698 posts
  • Joined 30 Nov 2011
  • Elyria, Ohio
For those of you that watched it, did you notice the water they used for the shark tank? All the boxes looked like it was "ready to use" saltwater.

#71
Euphyllia

Euphyllia

    http://youtu.be/nvcKv85FcYU?t=26s

  • Members
  • 7,642 posts
  • Joined 06 Apr 2010
  • http://youtu.be/VlWGfYN0mGY?t=34s

Has anyone been to the Tanked website and noticed there is a link to an aquarium guide on Animal Planet?
Its pretty decent and does highlight the importance of the nitrogen cycle and patience.


I got a book from Animal Planet about reef tanks which helped me set up mine. It's pretty legit, probably as legit as a wallaby would be.

#72
Alexraptor

Alexraptor

    Stomatopod in a human suit!

  • Members
  • 1,763 posts
  • Joined 27 Feb 2005

For those of you that watched it, did you notice the water they used for the shark tank? All the boxes looked like it was "ready to use" saltwater.


They actually specificly stated on the episode that the water they used for the shark tank was natural sea water. :P

#73
StevieT

StevieT

    ☼ StevieTree ☼

  • Premium Members
  • 29,371 posts
  • Joined 29 Jan 2007
  • Menomonee Falls, WI
I see they added a lot more about "responsibility" for all you #####ing last season
Way to ruin a good show

#74
Euphyllia

Euphyllia

    http://youtu.be/nvcKv85FcYU?t=26s

  • Members
  • 7,642 posts
  • Joined 06 Apr 2010
  • http://youtu.be/VlWGfYN0mGY?t=34s

I see they added a lot more about "responsibility" for all you #####ing last season
Way to ruin a good show


Oh no you diiiiii'iiint! :o

#75
21093r53

21093r53

    College Reefer

  • Members
  • 2,139 posts
  • Joined 15 Jul 2011
  • Maryland

I see they added a lot more about "responsibility" for all you #####ing last season
Way to ruin a good show



Can't ruin an already bad show :/
25 cube
250wt Radium 20k, 4 x 24w giesemann actinic+, 16 x 6wt 420nm leds
asm g1-x
50wt ebo heater
SP 3000 powered by JBJ ATO
Deltec GFO reactor
Deltec carbon reactor
Aquamedic triple reef doser
RKL, sl1, net

any questions?


Baltimore Area Reef Hobbyists

feedback can be seen here...http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=302303