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Shark Life: A Shark Tank in a Shark Tank

With help from the TV show "Tanked" the Sharks added a shark tank to their arena

by Ann Frazier /

What happens when your arena is colloquially known as the Shark Tank? You put a shark tank in the Shark Tank.

This past summer, the San Jose Sharks decided to finally do what made an incredible amount of sense: add a shark tank to SAP Center, as part of the new BMW Lounge. And in order to make it, they enlisted the help of the Animal Planet TV show Tanked.

On November 10, the episode debuted, showing the process of creating the shark tank for the Shark Tank. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: We heard you like shark tanks so we put a shark tank in the Shark Tank so you can watch sharks while you watch Sharks.

Along with the creation of the shark tank, from replicating the famous Shark Head to figuring out how to put a goalie mask in the water, some people from the Sharks organization helped out, like Douglas Murray…

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Oh hey Douglas Murray! �� #SharksForLife | @TankedUS

…Ryan Carpenter, Barclay Goodrow, and Tim Heed…

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: #SJSharks slapshot-proof: ���

…And, obviously, Sharkie. 

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Safe to say @sjsharkie is pretty excited about the new shark tank, huh?

After two months of hard work, the tank was ready for the beginning of hockey season. And doesn't it look great?

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: �� #Tanked

Watch the full San Jose Sharks Tanked episode on Animal Planet's website. 

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