A TV reality show based in Las Vegas named Tank is a show about some guys who build custom fish tanks. Because of their unique fish tanks, they were able to land a TV show on the animal Planet named Tanked.
Well, apparently some of their tanks just didn't do so well after the cameras were turned off.
From the Las Vegas Adviser (a web site that is al about Las Vegas and contains some very good information about Vegas): One of the episodes showed a gumball aquarium that was supposed to be
on the outside verandah at Caesars' Serendipity ice cream parlor....
The tank, which apparently dispensed real gumballs, was more than 250
gallons, carried 50 fish of assorted varieties, and was more than 8 feet
tall. As it was outside on the verandah, a custom cooling mechanism was
incorporated into the design in an attempt to keep the fish at a
healthy temperature, but from what we gleaned from some aquatic forums
we visited, it didn't work properly, all the fish apparently died within
four days, and the tank had to be dismantled.....
Another accusation leveled at the show's stars is that they do not
acclimate the fish to their new environment, nor cycle the water through
repeatedly as you're meant to when a new tank is being established, as
evinced by the superclean sand and water when the final "reveals" are
done, and a lack of algae that would be the norm in a new tank
A tank built in the style and to the exact dimensions of a phone booth,
commissioned for a private residence in Las Vegas, also proved to have
inherent problems. It's currently for sale on eBay, but is being stored
at a business in North Las Vegas called Blue Reef Aquatics. A very
helpful staff member we spoke with there confirmed our suspicions that
the piece has issues, describing it as "temperamental." The vertical
orientation would require significant and costly modification to the
filtration system to get enough oxygen into the water to support
saltwater fish, we were told, so it's currently home to some goldfish.
(With a $5,000 price tag, that's got to make it one of the most
expensive goldfish bowls in the world.) Apparently, the previous owners,
who relocated back to New York, had the filter running through a hole
in their garage wall and the necessary water-cooling in the Las Vegas
heat was adding $300-$400 per month to their electric bill. Ouch.
Last week, they had a fish tank built for KISS at their new Monster mini-golf at Harmon and Koval. http://monsterminigolf.com/kiss/
The Tanked guys built a tank and then placed speakers next to the fish tank, along with flashing lights. Now, I used have fish- salt water and fresh, and I would think that the loud music and flashing lights just would not be very good for fish. So, I think I might pay a visit to the KISS Mini golf and see how the fish are doing, but at $11.95 for a half hour, it may be awhile.
Ron Johnson - Stooge of the Night
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