David Hasselhoff’s New Baywatch Themed Aquarium

by | Sep 21, 2015 | Tanks | 17 comments


Love them or hate them, the folks from animal planet’s Tanked (acrylic tank manufacturing) continue to make headlines and some very interesting aquariums. One of the latest projects, which was featured on Friday’s season premiere episode, focused on designing a tank for Baywatch’s own David Hasselhoff. For some of our younger readers, David Hasselhoff starred in the popular TV series Baywatch and Knight Rider (my personal favorite). Tanked’s Wayde King and Brett Raymer listened to Hasselhoff’s request before designing the Baywatch themed tank. “I wanted bright fish that I could strike up a relationship with,” Hasselhoff told PEOPLE. “Specifically, sharks and fish that have great personalities that would know you.” The guys from tank suggested also incorporating pieces from Knight Rider, Baywatch and the Berlin wall. The tank featured custom inserts including the Berlin wall, a lifeguard stand and the Kitt car. Hasselhoff says he is delighted with the final result. “It was quite spiritual, actually,” Hasselhoff told PEOPLE. “It made me feel calm and curious and honored that these fish would now be my friends. I couldn’t wait to be hanging out with my new friends and family!”  Another notable aquarium featured on Tanked include a diesel truck tank for Shaquille O’Neil.  MORE

  • Francis Yupangco

    Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.


  1. Gregory Bowman

    He’ll have fun looking at that while he’s drunk as hell eating cheeseburgers off the floor

  2. Nick Felsoci

    Set up a tank. Fill with sw, hook up cannister filter, two hours later fill it with tangs and corals. Boom who needs to cycle! Guys are jokes who don’t explain how patience is key to this hobby.

    • Tyler Mullen

      Did u ever wonder how the tanks go and how many fish die after they leave lol cuZ I do

  3. Terry Stenson

    they build some beautiful tanks and then fill them with fake ass rock and coral…I’ll pass

  4. Raymond Drilingas

    Not completely false except I never seen them use live coral, one thing I can say is that show got me interested in the hobby and have had two tanks for two years, Anyone that would start without doing some research and talking to your LFS probably ain’t smart enough to do the hobby…. Just saying. After the first time I watched them the first thing I said was there has to more to it than that .

  5. Brian Afdahl

    They did one tank with live coral one time.

  6. Tyler Mullen

    There’s no way there fish live from only setting up in one day and they over stock every tank I couldn’t imagine them not having ick out brakes or fungas or nitrites lol

  7. Fosin

    Next week they make one for Penn & Teller. Should be good.

  8. John Reiter

    Look, two Assclowns and the Hoff! We have truly regressed, from The Aquatic Maestro to TANKED representing our hobby.

  9. Jose Davila

    Ugly setup nothing new loosing interest in the show they need to do a new spin on Tanked.

    • Jennifer

      I thought it was incredible a ton of work went into it and you could tell


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