Aquarium Kings

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Dave F, 18 Sep 2013.

  1. Dave F

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    On a Monday night on one of the national geographic channels is a "reality" show on marine aquariums. I have watched it twice now and notice that these guys make fake corals because keeping the real stuff is too difficult.

    While I agree hat keeping corals is a challenge, someone should let them know of this forum,maybe masa can teach them a thing or two.
     
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    i cant watch this show. everything they do grinds my gears...
     
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    those shows are ridiculous, they make fake corals as its easier for people that just want tanks for show to keep marines.
     
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    those fake corals cost more than real ones and probably ten times more work as they dont stay that clean,they have to be removed regularly for cleaning..or the client buys two exact same sets and the sets get swopped while they used/cleaned ... utter rubbish if you ask me...
     
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    I hate those fake corals, does not matter how many colours you spray of what they do to make it look real...it can and NEVER will be real corals. I cannot imagine having a marine tank with fake corals inside. It's like having a tropical tank with fake plants. Either do it properly or dont do it at all !
     
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    their fish guy/expert is an idiot.

    i think they have only done one proper marine tank with live coral and leds. was a beautiful tank, but the live coral was so small - you could hardly see it.

    the problem with these guys is that they show that you can fill a tank and put fish in the same day. What they do not show you is the prep behind the scene. This is why so many people think it is so easy to set up a tank.
     
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    They're ALL idiots. Bad information, bad taste and bad acting.
     
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    Interesting how forum members react to them. Have not seen any positive posts on any forum yet?
     
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    they are bad for the hobby... and charge $100k for tanks that you never see in another episode, i wonder why
     
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    Not trying to derail just thought i would share this gorgeous fish ! Bi colour Parrotfish

    Bicolor_parrotfish.JPG
     
  13. Dave F

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    I think they are in it for the money. I have only had my tank for about 20 months now, I love this hobby, my son said that when we move we must take our fish with because we can't sell family. I think that's what we want to hear. Tanks are not ornaments.
     
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    its all about the next order

    nothing else

    i watched an episode where they moved a nurse shark - -holy hell what a good laugh. I felt sorry for the shark though.
     
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    Seems they achieved exactly what they wanted...attracted viewers.

    Not everyone keeps aquariums for the same reason. We on the Forum cause we enjoy fish keeping. Some people just want a pretty ornament.
     
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    I find the show extremely fake.
     
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    Argree...:thumbup:
     
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    I find the show bad for beginners, it gives them the idea that they can just setup a tank, through in fake corals and fish and everything will just work.

    No cycling, no mention of added bacteria, just setup and add fish
     
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    Shame they did sort of acclimate the fish by using float the bag method in the 1st episode. But who knows what they do, they don't really show the behind the scenes, just imagine how long the show would be
     
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    like their corals:tt2:
     
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    So true
     
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