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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 <> 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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