Tanked’ cast to install amazing aquarium this week at Perdido Key Visitor Information Center
‘Tanked’ cast to install amazing aquarium this week at Perdido Key Visitor Information Center
Action begins Thursday; reveal is Friday afterno0n
The cast and crew of “Tanked” this week will install an eye-catching, 403-gallon aquarium on Perdido Key to showcase fish and an ecosystem native to the Gulf of Mexico.
The aquarium will be a major feature at the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, 15500 Perdido Key Drive.
Look for it to be filled with all the elements of a buccaneer party, including a pirate’s ship, treasure chest, gold coins, and a few other surprises to pay homage to Perdido Key’s annual Pirate Festival, which will be held this year on Oct. 25-26.
The aquarium is the creation of Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet’s hit show, “Tanked.” The bickering brothers-in-law host “Tanked,” which airs at 10 p.m. Fridays on Animal Planet.
The Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce is using a BP grant received after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to include an interactive component for school children and other visitors.
“We’re basically creating a new tourist attraction,” said the chamber’s executive director, Tina Morrison.
HERE IS THE SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 12th:
-Filming consult and interviews: 9:00am-1:30pm
-Installation of Tank - 2:00-6:30pm
-Cast & Crew Leave 6:30-7:00 pm
Friday, June 13th:
-12:00-1:30 - Filming treasure hunt on the beach
-1:30-2:00 - Lunch
-2:00-2:30 - Prepare for Reveal of final tank
-2:30 - Be in Pirate costume and prepare for short ride down Perdido Key Drive in Pirate Float.
-3:30 - 4:30 Arrive in Pirate Float and film Reveal of Tank
-5:00 pm - Cast leaves.
-5:00 - Midnight - Crew stays to shoot pictures of tank.
About PERDIDO KEY, FLA.
Located on a narrow strip of snow white beaches and crystal blue waters, Perdido Key is between Pensacola, Fla. and Orange Beach, Ala. No more than a few hundred yards wide in most places, Perdido Key stretches some 16 miles, with almost 60 percent located in parks open to the public. For more information visit: www.visitperdido.com.
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. The tanks 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 50,000 gallons in size.