- ISBN: 9780762796816 | 0762796812
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 3/25/2014
As seen on Animal Planet's hit show Tanked, rowdy brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer build outrageous, larger-than-life, one-of-a-kind tanks for some of the most striking fish—and clients—around. No job is too big, too far, or too outlandish as they and their team at Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) in Las Vegas make the dreams of fellow fish enthusiasts a reality. They’ve created tanks, from 50 gallons to one million, to look like cars, kegs, phone booths, treasure chests, and more for unusual locations, including casinos, churches, hospitals, mansions, museums, and restaurants.
They built a mega tank for a Dallas megachurch and a treasure chest for a children’s hospital. The Las Vegas Monte Carlo commissioned a jellyfish tank for its subzero cocktail lounge. Everyone rocked out when legendary rock band KISS came by to celebrate the unveiling of the over-the-top tank at their mini golf course. Neil Patrick Harris taught the guys a thing or two about Houdini while Wayde and Brett taught him a thing or two about the magic of aquariums. Tracy Morgan went crazy for his Jaws-themed basement tank, and hijinks ensued when a Jackass producer wanted a two-ton saltwater tank for his man cave. (Wayde and Bret didn’t pull any punches—well, almost.)
Tanked: The Official Companion features the inside story of how they climbed to the top of the shark-infested world of custom aquariums as well as fascinating profiles of the cast, detailed overviews of ATM’s top builds, never-before-told stories from behind the scenes, celebrity testimonials, the Official ATM “Get Started” Aquarium Guide, and fun sidebars like “Fish Facts” and “Ten Great Beginner Fish” so now you can get Tanked at home, too.