Episode 8: Not So Sweet
Wednesday, June 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Mat is off to the sweetest place on Earth to meet one of the Living Color team’s biggest clients ever – Hershey’s. What other client can get away with asking for an aquarium that is both interactive and looks delicious? Slated to display at the world-famous Hershey Park in Hershey, Pa., the construction of this eye candy will require a host of complicating factors and the team soon realizes their ambition may have gotten the best of them.
Episode 7: Down the Drain
Wednesday, June 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Mat is stunned to find himself literally standing on top of one of the most unique aquariums he’s ever encountered when he arrives at a home in Key West, Fla. Below him is a 25,000-gallon saltwater lagoon that has fallen deeply out of care. What once resembled a vibrant reef is now a murky puddle with algae-caked corals and brown water. The tank requires lots of labor to reclaim the beauty it once boasted.
Episode 6: Fishin’ Impossible: The Purrfect Tank
Wednesday, June 11, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Living Color is further challenged by North Shore Animal League (a non-kill animal adoption center) to build a unique aquarium that will aid in the adoption of their adult cats. On another note, Living Color is also on a mission to change the lives of hundreds of Galaxy Elementary students by donating an educational exhibit to the school. They hope these wide-eyed youngsters will become interested in biology with the help of their innovative “touch tank” that will allow the kids to physically interact with the specimens inside. But with a trailblazing tank comes many complicating factors.
Episode 5: Fishin’ Impossible: Moon Jelly Madness
Wednesday, June 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
The Living Color team finds Paradise Island in the Bahamas, where they’ve been commissioned to build a lavish 4,000-gallon aquarium for the Atlantis Casino’s exclusive “High Roller Room.” This is an extreme job for a resort already boasting more than 11 million gallons of water in its diverse collection of aquariums. To add a challenge to an already complicated project, the enormous tank will be located in an area already constructed, which means no heavy machinery.
Episode 4: Aquatic Illusion
Wednesday, May 21, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Mat meets a hotel architect who wants a unique tank in the middle of a luxurious New York City hotel. Not only does this tank have to be one-of-a-kind, but it must also seamlessly conceal a structural column. The idea is simple but the size and shape is a recipe for a technical disaster. Meanwhile, a pub in Fort Lauderdale wants an Irish-themed aquarium. Living Color is faced with a non-negotiable challenge: The tank must include an eel.
Episode 3: The Fish Whisperer
Wednesday, May 14, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Nat Geo WILD’s very own Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, recruits the Fish Tank Kings to build an aquatic oasis at his Dog Psychology Center in the California desert. This is no ordinary aquarium project…Cesar wants a massive koi fishpond where there is no viable water source for miles! While Mat and Jose struggle with water complications, Francis heads to Alabama to noodle the catfish needed to keep the koi from overpopulating the pond.
Episode 2: Secret Crystal Cave Fish Palace
Monday, May 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
The team at Living Color is forced to think outside of the box, and outside of the tank, to meet the high-end expectations of South Florida’s famous PB Catch restaurant. Owner Thierry Beaud doesn’t want coral, he wants crystals. Instead of intricacy, he wants simplicity. Then, the Fish Tank Kings must design a Paris-themed aquarium that will impress the likes of Madonna and Justin Timberlake.
Episode 1: Shark Tank
Monday, April 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Can the Fish Tank Kings transform a second-floor office space into South Florida’s largest privately owned shark tank? A fish enthusiast envisions a 5,000-gallon shark tank that would take up half the square footage in his office and the only way to install it is through a window! Then, a zoo commissions Living Color to design, build and install a new Pacific octopus exhibit — oh, and they’ll need to dive deep into the frigid waters off Vancouver to retrieve their eight-armed star attraction.
Episode 8: 14 Tanks & A Shipwreck
The South Florida Science Museum enlists the help of the Fish Tank Kings to redesign 14 massive tanks! In addition to the sheer size of the job, the team will also be challenged to build something they’ve never built before: a canal exhibit, complete with invasive species such as pacu and snakehead. The pressure is on the team at Living Color Aquariums has just two months to finish the biggest, most intensive and most impressive job they’ve ever done.
Episode 7: There’s A Tree In My Tank
The Fish Tank Kings are hired to create something completely unique: an African lake re-created in a tank swarming with freshwater cichlids and topped off with an African sausage tree. Jose has never seen a tree like this and worries that his replica might bring the entire project crashing to the ground. Meanwhile, setbacks plague a construction project to build a brand new, state-of the-art quarantine facility that will allow the Kings to provide a variety of fish to their clients.
Episode 6: Little Mermaid
Orthodontist Dr. Kawa has a simple request for the new addition to his waiting room aquarium: something “that no one has ever seen before”. Jose and the guys have an idea, and it involves a “mermaid’s purse”. Using shark eggs that are rarely seen in fish tanks, Jose performs a surgical procedure of his own to create something truly unique. Then, the team is hired by one of the largest pet fish suppliers in South Florida to build a tank perfect for underwater gardening, or aquascaping.
Episode 5: Turning A New Reef
Jose goes to meet with a client who wants a temporary aquarium built and installed in only two weeks. He is confronted with a difficult decision: should he give in to their requests, which might cost him his job, or install the temporary aquarium for the famous client who might bring his team favorable publicity? Meanwhile, Ben and Francis visit Orlando, Fla., to perform a total reef makeover. If anything goes wrong with this tight deadline, this house of cards is going to come tumbling down.
Episode 4: Love’s A Beach
Francis decides to bring his lady friend to work and make her an aquarium full of live coral. Meanwhile, a huge client has commissioned the team with an incredible project at Grand Cayman. The tension mounts for Francis when Mat forbids him to spend his professional time to work on the aquarium for Lauren and sends him to Grand Cayman to oversee the project. Things only get harder when the team misses items whose absence will prevent them from completing the biggest project ever. Will they make it?
Episode 3: Desperate Housetanks
Ben must install a pair of outsized aquariums around a fireplace at a private residence in Orlando. This proves to be challenging for Ben, and 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 goes to Chicago to work on terrarium for an amphibian known as the Panamanian Golden Frog- a rare animal on the brink of extinction. If the tank isn’t perfect, the survival of the species could be at risk.
Episode 2: Big Bowl Of Gumbo Limbo
The team has been commissioned to revive a showcase aquarium. They must create a seascape that mirrors a sea turtle’s natural habitat. However, the tank’s marine life, including sharks and stingrays, cannot be removed from the premises, so someone will have to swim with the carnivores. Then one tough client wants three tanks in one, completed in a fraction of the time the crew allots for such complex projects. When Heather takes over, the team fears they may lose the project.
Episode 1: The Amazing Aqua-Van
The team must transform a Volkswagen Minibus into an aquarium for a local car dealer. Engineering an aquarium that will weigh 4,000 pounds when filled with saltwater and fish is the hardest task they have attempted so far. Meanwhile, fish geek Francis is looking for an assistant. Soon, he puts potential candidate Heather to the test by giving her a quiz on fish species, having her go on a deep-sea dive and having her perform a risky surgical procedure on a venomous fish. Will she make it?
Episode 6: Extreme Tankover
Pleasing clients is nothing new to Mat and his team, but when he has a client meeting with the head of biology for the Rainforest Café, they quickly realize they’re going to have to be on their A-game. Meanwhile, a long-standing client wants a complete aquatic overhaul on his nearly decade-old tank. In addition to replacing the current coral reef with a colorful new one, Living Color Aquariums must figure out a way to give the client the predator tank he wants without putting other fish in jeopardy.
Episode 5: Fish Upon A Star
Ben and Francis meet up with a previous client who is looking for a massive tank upgrade — he wants one three to four times the size of his current aquarium. This time, he wants a live coral tank that will be one of the largest residential tanks of its kind in South Florida. Then, it’s up to Mat and Ben to take on a new client, former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning. Alonzo has an aquarium at home, but now the basketball sensation wants one for a center he started that helps at-risk youth.
Episode 4: Card Sharks
Mat gets a call from a client in Sin City with an aquarium that has aged prematurely and is in need of a major aquatic overhaul. Per usual, Mat has taken a nosedive headfirst down the rabbit hole, promising that this rehab job can be done in one night and on location in Vegas. Meanwhile, Francis is busy finding relocation information on a nurse shark that has outgrown her current aquarium. While Mat and John are in Vegas, Francis and Jose will be taking on the moving of the shark, Bessie.
Episode 3: Finsanity
At the Tennessee Aquarium, Francis meets a giant octopus suffering from harmful chemicals that have leeched from a rock feature. To save the octopus, Francis must turn to Jose to build all-new aquarium rocks, all while avoiding the Tank Boss, Mat, who has demanded that the warehouse work on his pet project… or else! It’s a warehouse showdown as Mat’s pet project takes center stage while Jose is racing to save an octopus life.
Episode 2: Pimp My Tank
Mat meets up with Allan, head of biological operations at the Florida Aquarium, who 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. But with a bunch of jobs on the dockets and one requiring a tight turnaround that has risen to top priority, the team is dismayed. It’s crunch time as Ben is left in charge of the warehouse and Mat takes off to Curacao to locate some deep-sea fish for the new exhibit.
Episode 1: 7th Inning
Mat is beside himself with excitement at the possibility of creating fish tanks for a one-of-a-kind location — the home plate backstop of the brand-new Marlins baseball stadium! With Miami Marlins President David Samson breathing down their necks, the Living Color Aquariums’ team comes up with a design that they hope will function as a backstop as well as keep the fish — including the rare captive-bred pork fish — from dying on the field in front of millions of Marlins fans across the country.