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[Video] - How To Fill Up A Float Tent: Part 1

Have you ever wondered what goes in to filling up a float tank with 200 gallons of water and 800 pounds of epsom salt?

It sounds like a ton of work just to be able to experience the many benefits of sensory deprivation at home, but surprisingly it's easier than you think!

To give you a visual idea of what goes into filling up a tank, we did a Facebook LIVE video and filmed our team filling up a Float Tent for use at the Zen Float Co office. In the video below, we answer questions live from our Facebook audience and also share some our most valuable tips and secrets.

Whether you've been on the fence about buying a float tank for yourself or are just curious after watching an episode of Netflix's 'Stranger Things', this video is worth checking out.

View the full replay by clicking the play below button below. 

In this video, our team covers:

  • Tips before getting started
  • Why we include an inline water filter with your purchase
  • Things to consider when choosing the placement of your float tank
  • The best ways to mix up the epsom salt
  • Different ways to insulate the bottom of the tank 
  • Where to purchase bulk epsom salt
  • How often you need to purchase and replace the epsom salt 
  • Other tips about at home sensory deprivation and maintenance 

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I've Setup TONS of Float Tents, These Are My Favorite Tricks.

Whatsup good people. This is Shane.

So, I was setting up a tank for Duncan Trussell this last week and I was going for the ULTIMATE install. I've learned a lot in the last few years and I've picked up some ways to do it better. The install turned out PERFECT and this is what I did below. We are working to make some of the things available in the stock Float Tent package but for now you'll have to do it on your own. 

 

Tips for the Ultimate Setup: 

 

1. Secure the inside light caps - Every Float Tent comes with a patch kit, which has some super glue with it. I decided, instead of climbing in the tank after it's built to secure the light cap I would just glue it on before putting the cover on. I used a couple of small dabs of glue on the outside of the cap, stuck it in place, and BAM. No more trying to install these babies after the fact. Much easier AND they won't fall off ever!

 

2.  Secure your poles - Sometimes the poles in the door get out of place, it can get irritating. I picked up some 3M mounting foam tape on amazon, and applied a small 1/2" x 2"" piece to the poles that moved. Then slid them in the sheeth and pressed it together. The poles stayed TOTALLY in place. Awesome hack! I should warn you, make sure to get in the tank before securing the poles to make sure there are no light leaks. Once everything is pitch black, hop out and tape the poles.

Here's a link where you can buy the:  M

 

 

3.  Tidy up all the cables easily - I just picked up a white cable box, which seems like it wouldn't be a big deal but trust me IT IS. It made the install so nice and tidy. Here is a link to the box on amazon, and some picture of how it looked when I used it. It looked so LEGIT that we're looking into getting a ZEN cable box made. They are so cool!

Link: Cable Box

    4. The easy way to turn off your water filters when you float -  So first thing... NEVER float with your filters on! They are noisy and have light coming out of them. Second, it's a pain to unplug them and plug them back in sometimes (first world problems.lol) So I picked up this little 3-outlet strip that plugs easily into the GFCI. Now when I'm ready to float I flip the switch off and both pumps shut off. When I hop out, I hit them back on easily. Isn't that nice!?    Here's the link for the   3-Plug Switch on amazon.    NOTE: ALWAYS CONNECT ANYTHING NEAR THE TANK THROUGH A GFCI.    

 

4. The easy way to turn off your water filters when you float - So first thing... NEVER float with your filters on! They are noisy and have light coming out of them. Second, it's a pain to unplug them and plug them back in sometimes (first world problems.lol) So I picked up this little 3-outlet strip that plugs easily into the GFCI. Now when I'm ready to float I flip the switch off and both pumps shut off. When I hop out, I hit them back on easily. Isn't that nice!? 

Here's the link for the 3-Plug Switch on amazon. 

NOTE: ALWAYS CONNECT ANYTHING NEAR THE TANK THROUGH A GFCI. 

 

Those are my favorite tricks for the perfect Float Tent install. Even if they seem like "no big deal" ... trust me, they are. When your Float Tank is installed nice, clean, and easy, you'll enjoy it more. 

HAPPY FLOATING!