Fish Tank Kings: Pimp My Tank

Mat meets up with Allan Marshall who runs biological operations at the Florida Aquarium.  Allan wants a fresh take on an old exhibit and is interested in showcasing rarely seen deep sea fish. Mat knows of a submarine in the Caribbean and gets Allan excited for the unique adventure.  Additionally, Mat has promised a repeat client a 3000-gallon aquarium in just three weeks!  After leaving Ben in charge of the warehouse, Mat takes off to the Caribbean island of Curacao with Allan to locate some deep sea fish for the new exhibit.  The first dive proves unsuccessful and gets cut short due to a fierce storm.  It’s crunch time with the guys in the warehouse stretched to the limit and Mat attempting to get Allan some exquisite creatures to showcase.  Will the second submarine dive down yield the deep sea fish needed for Allan’s new exhibit?  And will Ben succeed at managing the team?

Watch this week’s new episode of Fish Tank Kings this Saturday at 10P et/pt with the Fish Tank Kings themselves by following @FishTankKings on Twitter!


Fish Tank Kings follows Florida based custom aquarium specialists, Living Color. These aquarium artists are regularly challenged with distinguished client’s requests to create over the top, stunning and memorable aquatic exhibits to display in a variety of locations, whether it’s inside a masterpiece mansion or for premier corporate client – from concept to creation the process is never as seamless and tranquil as the end result!


  1. Brent Hall
    San Diego
    May 18, 2012, 9:42 am

    Looks like a very cool episode. Looking forward to watching. I hope it has more good fish information. First Episode needed more cool fish stuff.

  2. Terri
    May 19, 2012, 9:22 pm

    The acting on Fish Tank Kings is so bad it almost makes it not worth watching! I watch it for the fish alone! It would be better if they taped it ALL while it was actually happening! Francis the fish geek is a real turn off as well! Thank goodness for the exotic fish and the great aquariums!

  3. Andrew Lee
    Atlanta Ga
    May 20, 2012, 5:38 pm

    I liked the new episode! Way cooler than the Marlins episode. I wanna see more of the tank and filtration building process! Sub was awesome!

  4. Dave Skomra
    Deployed to Ft Hood Tx
    May 20, 2012, 7:14 pm

    I’m retired US Army Special Forces. 21+ years. Tried to find Blog ref “Inside Green Berets” in OEF. This is the 2nd time I watched some of the program. What I saw was total CRAP. One was the film showing a fallen GB on the ramp of an aircraft. When I saw the 10thMNT ID patch on the soldier next to the coffin, and the narrative stated special Ops, that was total BS! Pls correct!

  5. Dean
    May 22, 2012, 9:14 am

    Got to admit, the 2nd episode was much better than the 1st episode. I’ll keep watching and see what happens.

  6. Izzy
    May 23, 2012, 11:50 am

    One simple word – Boring!!! My wife and I have a love for fish, so natually were excited to watch a new fish show. We dvr to first episode got about 10mins into the show an where done with not only the episode but the series. The crew has no personallity and they all look to be overly stressed out. Oh yea, Francis what a major tool. The show has potential it’s not a total loss yet.

  7. Scott Corrigan
    Long Beach CA
    May 23, 2012, 2:07 pm

    Loved the submarine and shark tank build episode! Didn’t like the first one about the Marlins aquariums. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the series! Hope they show more aquarium set up, filtration and fish stuff. Francis the Fish Geek is hilarious lol!

  8. Dean
    May 25, 2012, 10:45 am

    Looking forward to episode 3…it can only get better…right?

  9. Tbs
    Los Angeles
    May 28, 2012, 1:04 am

    This show sucks. They have no interpersonal skills and we are constantly amazed this is a functioning business – they’re all pretty much unlikeable idiots (except Francis who actually knows what he’s doing and has a brain). They don’t even make their own tanks and do cheap fake “coral inserts” that are like sticking fish in a plastic torture chamber.

    The shows center around fake “celebrity” or notoriable clients that want to promote themselves or their business (anyone else have an uncharacteristic ambivalence if that obnoxious, rude, despicable Marlins twerp were meet an untimely end?). After watching the 2nd episode about the race car driver “Ryan Hnter Ray”‘s tank, Im done. Nothing against Mr. Ray, but the show repeatly and ridiculously referred to him by *all three syllables of his name* every time they had a friggin’ chance. It was like it was in their production contract that his name needed to be said IN FULL 500 times during the show or it would be a breach of contract. Bottom line: annoying show not worth your time. Manufactured plot lines and not enough redeeming value in the “actors.”

    One small redeeming fact: unlike the show Tanked, they appear to care slightly more about picking the appropriate species and proper acclimatization so they’re not constantly killing fish…

  10. Gary Clarke
    January 14, 2014, 3:55 pm

    As a reefer I can’t believe that NG would sponsor a show that encourages keeping wild caught specimens and selling them on to clients in acrylic aquariums with no live coral or live rock. The scripting and fake panic that generates on every order they get bores the nuts off me. They always claim to not know what the job is despite the plumbing and sump tackle already being in place whenever they turn up. Who plumbs a sump when they haven’t designed a tank? Hate the resin corals they look like a Disney exhibit.