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Re: "Tanked"

Postby Pufferpunk » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:12 am

See several of their tanks FS on Ebay they had set up for the show. Wonder what happened to all those fish???
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Re: "Tanked"

Postby puffykid » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:44 am

I think what they do is that since the tanks need to be maintained by them if they find dead fish in there they just take em out and add in new ones also how they get the tank cycled fish-cycle. I came up with this idea when they made a tank with sharks in it and they said they would re-home them when they got to big for the tank which was going to be quick since there were like 6 sharks in a 2000g tank. Or I at least hope that they do something like that, I believe I read somewhere that the starting price for these custom tanks is in the 20 grand.


I remember a few of the tanks on ebay the record player 1 and the phone booth.
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Re: "Tanked"

Postby RTR » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:31 am

Garbage tanks IMHO. What is the point of high design if it is not supportable? They should be stocked w/battery-powered fish.
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Re: "Tanked"

Postby Gunner » Fri May 09, 2014 2:34 am

puffykid wrote:I like the tank designs but I cringe every time I hear them mention adding in "live sand" to the tanks during set up.


what is the issue with "live sand"

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Re: "Tanked"

Postby purplecandle » Fri May 09, 2014 2:54 am

Gunner wrote:
puffykid wrote:I like the tank designs but I cringe every time I hear them mention adding in "live sand" to the tanks during set up.


what is the issue with "live sand"


The bacteria you need is dead, not alive. But you are being charged for sand with bacteria to help with your tank.

But, that's just for the sand in the bag stuff.
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Re: "Tanked"

Postby Pufferpunk » Fri May 09, 2014 11:28 am

The bacteria you need is dead, not alive.

HUH???
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Re: "Tanked"

Postby purplecandle » Fri May 09, 2014 12:13 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
The bacteria you need is dead, not alive.

HUH???

Lol.. the bacteria needed is dead...when you are paying for live bacteria. You need live bacteria, not dead.

That came out wrong. :lol:
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Re: "Tanked"

Postby Arny » Fri May 09, 2014 1:29 pm

They use their own product to cycle their tanks. Just like tetra safe start I guess

http://acrylictankmanufacturing.com/pro ... -bacteria/

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Re: "Tanked"

Postby sgtmyers88 » Sat May 10, 2014 12:51 am

You okay PC :P lol
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Re: "Tanked"

Postby RTR » Sat May 10, 2014 6:36 am

Cycle bacteria preps are not all the same. Some products work, others do not. All claim that they work, but some are truthful, others lie. What else is new?
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Re: "Tanked"

Postby jantje » Sat May 10, 2014 9:45 am

I don't like that SHOW, it makes a aquarium keeping look that simple and almost the whole background is feak, i like real corals.
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