- How did UNtanked start?
UNtanked started as a group effort to lessen the demand of traditional saltwater aquariums.
By doing this, we hope to lower the stress that is placed on the coral reef caused from fish collection required to supply traditional aquariums.
We have seen first hand the dramatic decline of areas where the tropical fish are being captured both legally and illegally.
UNtanked is the best way to observe the tropical fish in their natural environment without ANY human presence.
UNtanked is a unique project that is sure to add beauty and calming to any environment it is placed in.
- How does the aquarium work?
The UNtanked aquarium is truly plug and play, everything is included.
Within 1 minute you can convert any flat screen tv into a unique stunning virtual saltwater aquarium.
All you have to do is plug 1 included HDMI cable into the tv, and plug the UNtanked power supply into an outlet, that’s it!
The UNtanked aquarium is fully automatic, it will auto start and run continuously all day and night 24/7 completely unattended.
Perfect for any commercial environment.
- How does UNtanked look in person?
UNtanked is in such a high resolution that it is very common for people to tap the glass on the TV to “touch” the fish!
- How long does it take to make an UNtanked volume?
It takes a team of scuba divers over 200 hours underwater to make 1 UNtanked aquarium tank.
This translates to approximately 2 entire years to create just one UNtanked aquarium tank.
90% of the trips to the reef and spending an entire day out there do not make the cut.
We have to have the perfect conditions and timing for tropical fish, corals, natural sunlight, visibility, etc.
- What about other UNtanked “tanks”?
UNtanked works with NOAA (The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to obtain the special permits necessary to be able to dive and setup UNtanked underwater stages to film UNtanked, we are currently filming the Florida Keys UNtanked “tank” and will be available to current UNtanked customers summer 2017. Once available, you will be able to quickly swap out one “tank” for another and have a completely new saltwater aquarium experience!
- Is UNtanked suitable to display continuously in a commercial environment?
Yes! UNtanked is shot on 4K Ultra High Definition equipment in custom underwater housings, this quality is 4 times higher than Blu-Ray.
Also, without any moving parts to breakdown, the UNtanked aquarium can run 24/7 without maintenance.
The UNtanked system takes up almost no space, it is less than 4 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. It fits discretely behind any flat screen and uses almost no power.
UNtanked has been on display at famous locations such as the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
- How do I get it?
- How long does the UNtanked aquarium run before it repeats?
Each UNtanked aquarium will run with unique scenes for 2 complete hours before it starts over and repeats, your customer, patients, and viewers will never see the same thing twice!
- What are the benefits of UNtanked versus a traditional aquarium?
There are numerous benefits of owning and displaying an UNtanked aquarium versus a traditional aquarium. Below are just a few.
UNtanked aquariums cost much, much less! No cleaning, no dying fish, no food, no water changes, no maintenance at all, ever!!
Even a small 90 gallon saltwater aquarium can cost many thousands of dollars to build and hundreds of dollars a month to maintain.
In order to give you the best quality UNtanked experience, we have to make literally hundreds of scuba dives, at varying times of day and at many different locations, to find just the right combination of fish variety and species as well as natural coral.
There are so many conservation reasons to choose UNtanked over a traditional saltwater aquarium. Here are just a few articles:
UNtanked is the BEST way to enjoy the beautiful fish and corals while leaving the environment intact for future generations of fish to thrive. Click any of the links below to learn more:
- Hawaii Lets Aquarium Biz Destroy Stocks, Environmentalists Say
- Counting Nemo: A Deep Look at the Aquarium Trade
- Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Ending the Commercial Collection of Hawaii’s Reef Wildlife for Aquariums
- National Humane Society article titled “Trouble in Paradise: Coral Reefs at Risk”