I am pretty sure everyone here has either watched or heard of Animal Planet's new TV series "TANKED". I must say I was quite interested in the idea considering its a show consisting of unique aquarium builds but mostly artificial reef settings (ughhh gross). I myself found the show to be entertaining and interesting but nonetheless irresponsible.
We as seasoned marine aquarists and reef junkies know that you do not install an aquarium and dump bags of fish in the tank and call it good. I was somewhat surprised by the guys ignorance with their critters to say the least. From what I see, they are big business men in the marine aquaria industry so they are focused on one single thing and that's money. But with any big business, there comes responsibility. I find their practice very irresponsible with the way they just throw fish here and throw fish there. I am very interested in how these fish fare with a couple days post installation. I just find it reckless.
I like the show but then again I am not such a big fan considering their misconception to how the marine industry should be practiced. All I am saying is that it would be nice if they were more detailed and thurough with their installations rather than throwing it all together in one day and wahhlaa...complete. Maybe just maybe they are more complete behind the scenes. I am not sure though as their deadlines appear to be within a day or two.
I would like your opinion about this TV series and your comments regarding the show.