St. Pete Beach, Florida -- Friday night the Aquarium Artists from the TV show Tanked will show off their newest creation on St. Pete Beach. It's the big feature of RumFish Grill and Bar at the Tradewinds Beach Resort's Guy Harvey Outpost on Gulf Boulevard.
The massive 33,500-gallon aquarium is one of the largest the crew from Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, the stars of the show Tanked, have ever built. They only had a few months to finish it because the Tradewinds wanted to have it ready for the opening of the restaurant later this month.
"A tank like this first has to be built and it's on pilings so the tank doesn't sink into the ground here in Florida. So the pilings had to be put in first, the cement tank had to be made, then it had to be waterproofed. Then, the panel had to be flown in with a crane and set into the aquarium," explained Wade King.
There are more than 30 different species of fish in the aquarium, all of which are native to Florida, and some -- like grouper and snapper -- will be on the menu.
The Tanked episode showing how they created the aquarium airs tonight at 10 on Animal Planet. And tomorrow, you can meet the stars of Tanked and Guy Harvey himself between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.