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  1. Tom Aysom
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Would love to hear what anyone thinks of the new deluxe v2 model, which seems to be a nice hybrid of their tent and tank design, though more expensive that the v1 tent, but is it worth it?

https://zenfloatco.com/shop-products/float-tank

I've been saving for the zen float tent for a couple of years, now it looks like, moving forward they might only offer the new tank model, so would like to go with the current model but can't find any user reviews on it so far.

Or if you haven't used one but have thoughts to share on the v2 model, would love to hear that too.

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I haven't tried one either, but it seems that it would be my only option for home use. We have a narrow stairway down to our new basement. There are no additional exterior entrances. A large float tank would be impossible to maneuver down there. However, a Zen Tank could easily be brought down inflated and deflated if need be at some time in the future. Given these limitations, the Zen Tank is the only float tank I'm looking at. All of the v1 models have sold out. Even thought the v2s are cheaper than everything else, $5K is still a pretty hefty price tag and I'm not convinced a new one is worth that much.I'm hoping for a used and significantly discounted v1 or v2.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it, good points, the tank being light weight and inflatable is pretty good, saves me a bit on shipping as I'm in Australia
  1. Tom Aysom
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I haven't tried one, so I'm shy to make a substantial critique. It certainly seems like an upgrade from their previous model, but one thing really stands out... "Not designed for commercial use." This tells me their filtration system or climate control system isn't very strong.

At $5,000 it is much less than a new commercial quality float pod, but you could also find some used tanks near that same price point. I actually have a used Samadhi with magdrive pump, pall filters, and an ozonator for sale for $1,500. Add a liner and salt and you can have one of the best float environments for under $2,500.

In short, I think it might be a decent low range model for home use but it has a lot of used commercial pods to compete against.

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Yeah, you could do that. I built all my filtration after years of running a center and getting sick of dealing with the same maintenance issues. I even threaded schedule 80 pvc and put in true union valves around each component so I could isolate each if it needed repair. I added pall filtration to 1mc and a magdrive pump. All together it cost me about $1,400 for each filtration system, but it worked great. If you didn't want to go that far, you could probably put one together for about $600-$800. But, not sure if that will be necessary for home use. Without actually using the zentent, I can't really comment on the environment. I know the first older ones had some trouble maintaining heat.
  1. Kane Mantyla
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Just another though, possibly commercial or higher end pump and filtration systems would probably be more expensive to run than a basic system that doesn't do ozone like what seems to be in the zen float tank... but I may be wrong
  1. Tom Aysom
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Thanks Kane Mantyla, that's a good point about it not being for commercial use, and you're right about it going up against second hand higher end models.



What about putting a higher end commercial filtration system and pump in the zen float tank?



Any thoughts on which is better in terms of physical work involved for setup and maintenance, between zen float's tank vs higher end tanks, like Royal Spa pod? (I ask because doing anything physical is very hard as I've been housebound for a couple of years with cancer and problems from surgery which I'm hoping floating can help with!)
  1. Tom Aysom
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Thanks Kane, it's good to know that if I have serious issues with the filter or pump system I can always change the whole system!



I guess that fact that tents aren't being made at the moment says to me that tanks are the way to go to fully eliminate the problems some people had with tents, it just costs more, but seems worth it to avoid issues
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