Zen Float Tent Review ! Watch before you buy!

My review of the Zen Float Tent from Zen Float Co. Check it out yourself at http://www.zenfloatco.com/

First I cover the good things about the Zen Float Tent 0:29

Next I cover the bad things about the Zen Float Tent 1:44

Last I cover things to think about before you buy one 6:42

Below is a list of additional things you will need to buy to be able to maintain and use a Zen Float Tent that don’t come with it.
Silicon earplugs.
35% Hydrogen Peroxide or chlorine, which ever you decide to use.
PH up and PH Down
PH and total alkalinity Test strips or equivalent testing equipment.
Hydrogen Peroxide Test strips or equivalent testing equipment.
A head lamp, gloves and goggles for cleaning the inside of the tank.
A spray bottle for a diluted hydrogen peroxide mix to clean the inside of the tent. I use a 7% Hydrogen peroxide mix.
Scum bugs or scum sponges to absorb oils in the water.
A fine mesh marine skimming net.
You are also going to want to have your water tested by a micro biology lab at least every 3 month. Test for Heterotropic Plate Count and Total Coloform. Results of HPC should be less than 200CFU (Colony Forming Units) and the Total Coloform results should be absent.
This is my local lab that does my testing. http://www.rimlab-utah.com

Other great resources are:
The Floatation Tank Association http://www.floatation.org/
Specifically http://www.floatation.org/your-float-tank/
Float Tank Solutions http://www.floattanksolutions.com/ These guys are awesome and offer tons of free information and will even email and call you to help you solve problems.


Alley Joy says:

Seems like maintaining a hot tub! Pain in the ass. Is the relaxation worth the stress of maintenance? Lol

Fivve 파이브 says:

Thank you sooo much for this review. Do you think it’s possible to use this tank for commercial use?

Brent Gallagher says:

Thanks man. This is really helpful!

Max Hotchkiss says:

Nathan! Colloidal silver question… how much do you use? also, could you hypothetically have the entire tank be like 5ppm silver? it sounds cool, I just came across how to make your own with 3 9 volt batteries, silver, and distilled water! so cool. also thank you so much for the indepth video, I to own a zen tent, but just took it down because a built a way better tank, that doubles as a bed. I’m on facebook @thefloattankguy

I’ll be posting diy videos soon, thanks for the inspiration! float tanks for all!!!

Mark Frerichs says:

Excellent Info, I can tell by your tone, like me, making the consumer solve all the design flaws and oversight pisses me off, especially when you obviously have more practical application time invested than the manufacturer. Plus the fucs are too arrogant to take any kind of feedback to improve their product. Keep up the fine work, I will watch the hygiene vid now.

Jesse Herbert says:

Hi Nathan,
Were/are you at all concerned about chemicals leaching from the vinyl skin? I’m thinking of building a tank but using the rest of the Zen tank pumps, etc. based on my slight concern from links like this: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwjB1uP4ktvQAhUC12MKHY8mAzMQFggdMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rit.edu%2Faffiliate%2Fnysp2i%2Fsites%2Frit.edu.affiliate.nysp2i%2Ffiles%2Ftraining%2Ftoxics_in_consumer_products.pdf&usg=AFQjCNEeWtKEnhKD9I3-ygTcb6CsdRfr5w&sig2=iaoHWkDJlgPMQze5a5xsnw

Rouen d'Arc says:

Im going to try with putting oregano oil in the water. Idea?

legion beast says:

plus,remember lots of this is brand specific, samahi etc, I swear by “its a dark fish tank with salt” break the basic box down. its when you get ,Lily on it with lazers,utra frequencies etc the price goes up, or am missing something?

Kevin Doyle says:

Informative video. Interesting how the Zent tent makers failed to offer such common sense awareness at that point (2015) and hopefully they’ve evolved much further since then.

Katydid380 says:

I am absolutley loving my tent. I have floated everyday this week. I found this link to water test kits you can do at home. They have one for Coliform and you can get 8 for $100.00. https://simpltek.com/site/products/order.html#MIbio
Have you tried it yourself or do you feel it is best to go to a lab?

CAShSlappz says:

can you explain the the brown particles in the bottom of the water? it feels like sand. I’m not to sure what that is.

ilikedafamE Robertson says:

Cheers for the review brother! Exactly what ive been looking for since it’s release. Looking to invest in one of the upgraded models once they’ve smoothed out some wrinkles. Can’t wait!

controlcommerce says:

Where did you buy your salt from? Do you know of a list of places that sell UPS Epsom salt? I’m trying to find the best deal and hopefully some place local so I don’t pay $400 for shipping.

Anthony Romano says:

Excellent review my man. I don’t own one of these, nor am i an experienced floater but all your info and experience is very valuable, a definite thumbs up from me.

Nathan Snyder says:

Thanks for all the comments! I just posted my video about water care and maintenance so feel free to check it out. https://youtu.be/-dDn3OBQ-Ao

legion beast says:

I got this down to 5-600pounds generous,is this crazy?

Soft Talk says:

Hey Nathan, great video. You seem pretty smart with trouble shooting. I’m not that good at those types of things. Do you think it’s worth it? Floating every month at my local place is $50 for a 90 min session. Usually its $75 for 90 min, but the $50 is the membership rate.

Rich McCobb says:

must be nice to be Joe rogen lol this thing sounds like it’s more work for us that aren’t as blessed..

Gordon Bennett says:

I guess it must be worth it if you’re spending so much time maintaining the thing.

Justin Case says:

the problem is , the people who made this were after the money and not even into floating themselves .. and why it won’t work ..
they’re lacking passion
You have passion about floating ..
good for you and thanks for the great video !!

flex4life says:

What about the upgrades to the filteration system, what do you think now?

Ahman Millener says:

This is a pretty cool video thanks.

During the winter you should wrap it in a thermal blanket, this will bring down the heating price.

Vaping_ Orchard says:

U didn’t even show the damn tent…the inside

John Verdon says:

This was fantastic – thank you so much for this – Excellent account of what’s involved.

Envolution says:

Awesome review! I’m interested to see this next video on how to maintain the tent

sharkonwhisky says:

Hey Nathan, thanks a lot for the review and the info on care and maintenance of the Zen, really useful sound info, thanks a bunch for putting it out there for all of us. I wanted to ask about the tank quickly…I am in the UK but thinking of buying a Zen, but due to shipping/import/VAT costs it is going to be an extra $450. However I’m thinking of putting in the bulk of the funds for one, and my family are also going to chip in for one.

If possible though, I wanted to ask you about your experience of the Zen, and how you think it compares to the commercial float tanks which it seems like you have experience with too. Does the Zen provide the real deal, real McCoy experience?? I appreciate it isn’t sound proof like some of the tanks but I live in the countryside so I don’t see this being an issue. But before I make the order I ‘d really appreciate your perspective on the Zen and how it compares…seems to me from your reviews though it is definitely worth it (monthly running and maintenance costs for the Zen are also cheaper than an hour’s float at commercial places here in the UK!! So it provides the real deal experience it seems like it’s a really great investment to me.

How is your tank holding up, and how long have you had it now?? Any rough idea on the life span of these? I might be better off asking the Zen folk this. Anyway dude thanks a lot for this great info :)

Rogier Smit says:

Awesome review Nathan!

ShakeMyWay says:

Glad I didn’t get one!

James Foley says:

Hey Nathan awesome video — I’m wondering, do you keep this in a room that isn’t your basement, or isn’t on the foundation of the house? I’m wondering how a floor would hold up underneath it.

Kyle G says:

Great review. Thanks!

irSpanxx says:

Thanks so much for these informative vids on the Zen float tent. It’s crazy how few video’s there about this product. If you search it on youtube, your channel is the top result – which is just as well cos the information you’ve taken the time to share with us here is invaluable.

I’ve never floated before. Just found out there are 2 float centers within an hour of where I live in the UK. In spite of this I have no intention of going to either of them. Crazy as it sounds, I’m so sold on the benefits of floating that I’m just gonna get my own tank. I’m pretty impulsive : /

My initial plans had been to make my own until I heard about the Zen tent… I’m thinking it may be the way to go. However, after watching your maintenance video I’m playing around with the idea of getting one of these Zen tents but building my own enclosure / tank. Maybe fabricating a reinforced fiberglass tank, say ~ 15inches deep? (with no fold’s or nooks & cranny’s…) that would physically sit inside the Zen tent and contain the water / filtration gear. Not sure if the layer of fiberglass would hinder the ability of the heat mat too much?

A pyramid shaped inner shell could be made too? that could also sit on the inside of the existing top cover. It could be lined with insulation to reduce condensation. hmmm…

Sorry for the ramble. Just thinking out loud. The main reason I wanted to respond to your video was basically to say thank you! atb

Its Time says:

Gzzzzzzz I guess I will not be buying one of those. I was excited till I saw this video.

samwise1ful says:

what is your experience with the customer service aspect of zen?

Darri Ulfsson says:

Great review!

Emre E says:

Hi Nathan thanks for you videos they have been a great help in my research. Our tent has just arrived but not had time to get it up yet. I’m in the UK so I have to get an electrician to sort out the plugs. I live in a rented house and I have a major concern that the tent will burst and cause major damage. Have you come across anyone that has had theirs burst or rip? My garden is too small to be able to take it outside to make sure there has been no damage in transit. Thanks

Katydid380 says:

How long should it take to heat the water up when you are first setting it up?

The Triggerati says:

Thanks for the video! I’ve long been curious about these and am thinking about going for it soon. All things considered, do you think it’s been worth the investment? Have you had any unusual experiences when floating?

lwinders1 says:

Very thorough review, thank you!

sharkonwhisky says:

Hey Nathan, I might have the opportunity of buying a used Zen version 1 tent my side of the Atlantic which obviously saves me a lot of money. I’m assuming your tank here is a v. 1? This particular used tent is a v. 1, and I know there were a few bugs that were ironed out to produce the v 1.5 tent. I’ve contacted Zen, but I’d be really interested in your objective and informed view…on the Zen site I can see they offer a variety of upgrade packages for the v. 1 tent. I was wondering if you happen to know…if I install these upgrades, will I effectively have a v. 1.5 tent?? Or are they any differences between the design of the v. 1 and v. 1.5 tents that can NOT be upgraded via the upgrade packages…does this makes sense?? I’d be really interested in knowing this as I want to make sure I’m making the right decision. Thanks again.

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David Holden says:

Any knowledge of what the tent material is made of? I feel like building a frame and making the tent yourself should be much cheaper than two grand if you can find the right material for the tent.

enormousforce says:

In order to minimize the cleaning cycle time (between floats), what kind of pump/filter would you recommend? would buying an extra pump-filter make a difference? thanks.

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