ANIMAL PLANET HITS HIGH NOTES AND HOME RUNS WITH GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGERS AND WORLD-CLASS ATHLETES IN A NEW SEASON OF TANKED
Tanked Celebrates its 100th Episode on April 15 at 10:00 p.m.
(Los Angeles, CA -March 29, 2016) - Designing more than 200 aquariums in five seasons, Wayde King and Brett Raymer begin the sixth season celebrating their 100th episode of Animal Planet's TANKED premiering on Friday, April 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The Las Vegas-based brothers-in-law have made a name for themselves designing jaw-dropping aquariums for the biggest celebrities across the country.
In the 100th episode, Wayde and Brett are challenged by WWE's Titus O'Neil to create a gator-themed tank that pays homage to his alma mater, University of Florida. But just like in the wrestling ring, Titus means business and if the gator is not perfect, the guys are in for a knockout.
The pressure to deliver perfection continues when they are contacted by two princes... Texas Rangers' first baseman Prince Fielder and Latin pop star Prince Royal. They head down to the Sunshine state to create a simple, but elegant, tank that can be enjoyed from both the slugger's office and man cave and a saltwater tank fitted with a crown fit for the rising singer. Wayde and Brett continue to climb the charts with singer Nick Carter and rapper 2-Chainz who test them with their unique designs.
Then it's gold chainz to diamonds - baseball diamonds - when two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon drafts the guys to design two tanks that he uses to reveal the gender of his baby to his family and friends. The bright lights of Hollywood call when award-winning director Kevin Smith wants the ultimate retreat for his red-ear turtles and koi fish and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Erika Girardi wants her library bookcase turned into a living work of art.
Wayde and Brett return home to Las Vegas for one of their biggest projects yet. The famed Bellagio Resort and Casino has commissioned them to make over their conservatory that is seen by 18,000 visitors every day. The two-month project will turn the area into an underwater adventure with over-the-top sea creatures, water features, coral facades and thousands of plants situated in two 20-foot long saltwater aquariums that will transport their guests into an ocean-like tunnel.
As co-owners of Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), one of the country's most successful builders of aquariums and two of Sin City's most imaginative businessmen, Wayde King and Brett Raymer are tasked with building some of the most enormous and awe-inspiring tanks and aquariums for top celebrities, luxury hotels and casinos, Fortune 500 businesses, private homes and millionaire homeowners across the country that are filled with the most exotic, unusual, colorful and dangerous fish in the world. ATM takes on more than 200 projects every year with tanks ranging from 50 to five million gallons in size.
TANKED is produced for Animal Planet by Nancy Glass Productions. Nancy Glass, Eric Neuhaus and Matt Carter are the executive producers for Nancy Glass Productions, and Melinda Toporoff is the executive producer and Pat Dempsey is Associate Producer for Animal Planet. TANKED was developed by Animal Planet's Charlie Foley.
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