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Floating, Duh

Hi Anthony,

This is a link to my teacher's tuning forks class info: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/A-Message-from-Order-of-the-Blue-Star.html?soid=1104773211478&aid=K0k4i6HiR2c

I tried the pondmaster but it didnt seem to do much. A combined system that does all the pump and filter is attractive, but it didnt seem to be getting any debris.

Thanks for the compliment on laying it out precisely. I should've done a youtube video going over the design too. I cant remember how much salt I used. I bought 1000 pounds. And about 4-6 months later, I bought about 500 pounds just to keep stocked but that should last for well over a year since its mainly just me floating.

That sounds like a good price. They are pretty unwieldy but not heavy. I have moved them in and out of the float room by myself (not without a bit of drama, but I've always managed to do all my tank stuff by myself 🙂

Did I point you to the general site for float questions – http://www.floatqa.com/
And we have a group for metaphysical floatation tank discussion too – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/thedeepself/
And of course there's the big kahuna – http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/floattalk/

Hmm I wouldnt say that I maintain it throughout the day very much. But that's because I'm an inconsistent floater who does it only when I feel like it instead of everyday. Removing stress theoretically could be as easy as taking Holy Basil or Rhodiola, so they break down cortisol (the stress hormone). I'm actually getting more focused on supplements because of my tuning forks teacher.

— Terrence

On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 3:14 PM, Anthony wrote:

Thanks for the quick and thorough reply (delayed response, I think not). Unless you're coming up to Palm Bay in September of next year, I still have a little planning to do before any action is underway! It's just a thought at the moment, but that's a start. And action, technically. The tuning forks are interesting. My mom has become very active in using them within the past year, and has several sets. One of the perks of going to visit!
That's an extensive pumping system. So do you no longer recommend the one listed in your store (the Pumpmaster), or did you even get a chance to use that one before switching to hydrogen peroxide? I fully agree that an inside tank is preferable to one left outside and exposed to the elements. I have just the spot for it inside, too, but was trying to compromise of course! I find it hard to believe that so few have contacted you about your design. Or easy, really, because you do lay everything out pretty concisely. Oh yeah, and was it about 750lbs of salt you put in initially?
I just got a shipping quote for the two containment tanks – $260 shipped or $210 for local pickup. Yikes! It is what it is though, and still cheaper than the alternative.
Thank you for extending your personal number and allowing my learning experience to be part of your blog. If it's easy enough to do so, can you remove my last name and email from the post? Merely to maintain privacy, for what that's worth.
Do you find that, with increased floating, the sense of stillness attained during the process is maintained throughout your waking day?


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Hi Anthony,

Sorry for the delayed response. I'm happy that you plan to open up a float center in Orlando. I will be coming up that way for a course on tuning forks in Palm Bay, FL on Sat Sept 21, so I could possibly pop by. Yes, I just got out of my version 2a tank and I'm happy with it as a cheap floatation tank — a cheap floatation tank is invaluable because floatation is so good for you. I think this pump/filter system would have been good:

I own it and it is completely unopened. I personally just use hydrogen peroxide these days, because I've been too lazy to setup that pump filter system.

As far as piping, with my tank design, you would be setting up piping that would be manually placed in and out of the tank — this design is very waterproof – no chances of leaky piping ,etc. Just a view L-joints from home depot and you would be good to go. That's all theoretical though, since I just use hydrogen peroxide and nothing else.

You could have the heaters on, and then you could float for a longer time without noticeable temperature change. I tend to float 1-2 hours with no heater on and no problems. And once I did 7.5 hours with no heater on during the float – it depends on how internal you go. Yes, the GFCI does prevent shock guard theoretically, but one thing I've learned in the tank is that your deepest thought patterns become real realities and more than once I've mocked up an entire electrocution scenario just based on my fears. So I simply play it safe and unplug everything. Some sensitive people say they can feel the electromagnetic interference of the heaters, but I tend to leave the physical plane when I float, so that is not much of an issue with me.

Well you have a bathtub inside so why not a float tank? But depending on the temperature, it might be hard to deal with winter if it gets cold because your heaters would be fighting against that. and would the outside area be safe for electrical wiring?

This is actually the 2nd question I got about my design. The 2nd in about 4 months.

During the week after 6:30pm, feel free to call 818-359-0893 with questions. On the weekend, anytime is fine.

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 12:06 PM, Anthony Chetta <anthonychetta@gmail.com> wrote:

Hey Terrance, Hope all is well with you man. I pulled up your blog the other night and appreciate your insight and time. I just got back from AZ for work and had the privilege of floating (the place was actually less than ten minutes from my hotel). Although I’ve wanted to float for some time, there’s no facility located in Orlando. Seems odd, right? I’ll have to open one. Anyway, I’m on to building my own tank to start with, and have reviewed your version 2a instructions. Good stuff! I’m assuming you yourself still float in a beefed up v2a tank? In that regard, I have a few questions if you don’t mind! – So do you still recommend that same equipment, or have you found better since (pump specifically)? – What kind of piping do I need? I’m not familiar with how to set these pumps up (actually built a water-cooled PC a while ago, I’m assuming similar idea). – And is the reason for not having the heaters on while floating because of noise? Because the shockguard eliminates any potential water/electricity issues, right? – How much salt do you use? I’m hearing 750lbs+ is standard. – Also, since I’m living with my girlfriend in a house her parents own – she suggested placing this outside! Any potential downside to this that you can think of? Humidity, water overheating (you know, FL heat)? Obviously I’d have to pick a quiet spot away from a/c units, pool pumps, etc. Thank you for your time, I’m sure you get a lot of the same questions often! Anthony


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oral holding patterns released by floatation

It seems that you only value floating when you deprive yourself of it. Today, was apparently uneventful. Tension after tension melted time and again, almost imperceptibly. Then I noticed I was having debates with my boss. I realized my mouth was releasing held patterns of tension that had been locked in. 

Floating is quite something else.