Fish Tank Kings

by Rebecca on June 3, 2013

in Pet Talk,Reviews

A side view of the completed VW Mini Bus.

Fish Tank Kings: Big Bowl of Gumbo Limbo

Premieres Saturday, June 8, at 9 PM ET/PT

Restoring a 25,000-gallon tank is no easy task, but the Fish Tank Kings are up to the challenge. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, an educational facility and rehab center for sea turtles, has commissioned the guys to help bring their showcase aquarium back into the aquatic oasis it once was. For the crew to pull it off, they’ll have to create a seascape that mirrors a sea turtle’s natural habitat. The obstacles only intensify during the installation as the tank’s marine life, including sharks and stingrays cannot be removed from the premises. The only way to pull off this job is for someone to go swimming with the carnivores, but there aren’t many volunteers! Then the guys are up against one tough client, Lisa, who wants three tanks in one, completed in a fraction of the time the crew allots for such complex projects. When Francis hands the job over to his assistant Heather, the team fears they may lose the job. But Heather is trained, eager and ready to have a project she can call her own, until she finds out she’ll be catching her least favorite marine animals — lobsters. Will she succeed?

Website:  www.natgeowild.com/fishtankkings

Fish Tank Kings: Desperate House Tanks

Premieres Saturday, June 15, at 9 PM ET/PT

Although Ben is a great project manager, Mat has noticed he has gotten a bit too comfortable behind his desk. To shake things up, Mat assigns Ben the job of installing a pair of outsized fish tanks around a fireplace at a private residence in Orlando. What seems like an ordinary job to the rest of the Living Color team proves to be quite the challenge for Ben, as he has to hone both his client relations and physical skills on the fly. If he can’t pull it off, it will jeopardize the company’s reputation and make it impossible for the family to move into their home. Meanwhile, Mat leaves South Florida for Chicago to work on a terrarium, a habitat filled with plants, for a colorful amphibian known as the Panamanian Golden Frog. Although their color resembles that of the valuable metal, it’s their numbers that make them truly precious, as this is a rare animal on the brink of extinction. If the tank isn’t perfect, the very survival of the species could be at risk.

 Desperate Housetanks

Website:  www.natgeowild.com/fishtankkings

Fish Tank Kings is produced by Sharp Entertainment for Nat Geo WILD. For Sharp Entertainment, Matt Sharp, Dan Adler, Bob Larson and Matthew Blaine are executive producers. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer is Jenny Apostol, senior vice president of production and development is Janet Han Vissering and general manager is Geoff Daniels.


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