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Exotic Reef Imports, One of the World’s Largest Distributors of Live Marine Animals, Is Now Appearing on Tanked, Animal Planet’s Hit Television Series

El Segundo, CA (September 2012) – Exotic Reef Imports, one of the world’s largest distributors of live marine animals, announced its recurring featured role in past two seasons of the hit Animal Planet television series, “Tanked.“

“Tanked” follows Wayde King and Brett Raymer, two brothers-in-law who together run the nation’s largest aquarium manufacturing company, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), based in Las Vegas. King and Raymer produce one-of-a-kind custom fish tanks, often featuring elaborate themes, for high-profile businesses and individuals.

Exotic Reef Imports facility near LAX.

In each week’s episode, King and Raymer visit Exotic Reef Imports’ 100,000+ gallon facility located near the Los Angeles International Airport in order to select the best marine animals to inhabit each uniquely themed tank. Exotic Reef Imports is the exclusive saltwater fish supplier on “Tanked.”

Exotic Reef Imports, which prides itself on the health and quality of its animals, imports livestock from the such diverse international locales as Bali, Philippines, Fiji, Red Sea, Brazil, Solomon Islands, Kenya, Sri-Lanka, Maldives, Australia, Haiti, Hawaii, Christmas Islands, Sumatra, Indonesia, Belize, Dominican Republic, and many more.

Rob Miller, Vice President of Exotic Reef Imports, said, “We take the utmost pride in making only the finest quality and variety of marine animals available to our wholesale customers around the world. We enjoy working with ATM and are thrilled to have had the opportunity to showcase our work and our incredible diversity of aquatic animals to a national television audience on ‘Tanked.’”

“We selected Exotic Reef Imports as our exclusive salt water fish supplier on ‘Tanked’ because of the unparalleled diversity and quality of aquatic animals that they gather from around the globe. We enjoy our trips to the Los Angeles area to meet with Rob Miller and the Exotic Reef Imports team and always find the perfect fish to complete each tank. It’s great to be able to take our Animal Planet viewers along,” said Wayde King, CEO of ATM.

To see Exotic Reef Imports featured on “Tanked,” tune in to Animal Planet on Saturdays at 9pm.

To learn more about Exotic Reef Imports visit www.exoticreefimports.com or call 310-648-7258.

About “Tanked” & Animal Planet Media

Following the antics of two brothers-in-law as they run the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the nation, “Tanked” dunks viewers into the high-decibel, family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). Led by business partners, best friends and constant rivals Wayde King and Brett Raymer, this 13,000 square foot facility, located in Las Vegas, produces some of the most outrageous, larger-than-life and one-of-a-kind tanks for some of the most striking fish and clients around.

Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world’s only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 million homes in the US; online assets http://www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; Petfinder.com, the #1 pet-related Web property globally that facilitates pet adoption; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.

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James Lawrence
James Lawrence

James Lawrence is editor & publisher of AMAZONAS & CORAL Magazines and Microcosm, Ltd., publishers of a number of critically acclaimed and bestselling books in the aquarium field. He is the recipient of national and international awards for journalism, design, and publishing excellence. James Lawrence lives and works in Shelburne, Vermont.

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