The guys from Animal Planet’s Tanked are at it again building some incredible celebrity fish tanks. This time they designed a special music themed fish tank for 26 year old Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler. Butler loves all genres of music and commissioned a special music themed tank to go inside of his River North Mansion, perhaps to celebrate signing his recent new contract on a five year deal with the Chicago Bulls, which will bring him in more than 90 million dollars. The Tanked stars designed a 600 gallon, boom box shaped fish tank to fit the order. The 6000 pound, 9 feet tall, 10 feet long, boom box shaped tank even actually plays music, which filters through the tank. “This is much better than I could’ve every imagined,” Butler said after seeing the creation in his entrance way. “I love it man. This is incredible.” Some special touches to the tank include using fifty fish to celebrate the Chicago Bulls 50th anniversary this season, and including a Jordan Tusk fish in the tank as a tribute to Michael Jordan. “That’s a BIG boom box,” Butler said, “I wish I could put it on my shoulder and walk around with it.” The episode airs Friday night on Animal Planet.
Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.