Air quality in float environments is an extremely important, variable, and often under rated dynamic. In my personal float tank I was often confused by why some days the air was just fine and some days I would exit my extremely stuffy float tank with CO2 poisoning symptoms: dizziness, confusion, headache, anxiety, and feeling like I could not breathe. This is NOT. GOOD. I remember one friend in particular who was so very excited when he found out I had a float tank, he had heard about it for years and was waiting to try it. While introducing him to the tank he looked like a kid before Christmas, and I felt like a parent before Christmas, welling with pride because I bought him the perfect gift. Fast forward 45 minutes and his excitement was replaced by a frustrated, let down, and overheated mood, saying he said he just couldn't breathe in there. To my knowledge he has not floated again since.
When I remember the way it went for my friend that day, and the hand full of floats I left early because of the air quality, I think of how many people out there have had a similar experience? How many will never float again because the air wasn't right? Each stuffy float adds weight to the common held fear of enclosed spaces, and discredits our assurances that it's actually really nice in there if you give it a try. Further, we may even be putting people in danger and compromising their health! Yikes.
This was unacceptable, so at the time I played around with the fan that came with my tank, another fan I purchased, I even separated the panels of my tank just a bit to add some more passive ventilation. The last idea helped the most, though it was obviously less than an ideal fix. Eventually I sold this tank, and air quality was one of the reasons I didn't want it anymore. If only I had a Ninja Fan back then!!
So that's why the Ninja. Now you might be wondering "what the Ninja?"
The Ninja Fan is designed to pull air from the float enclosure, amplifying the existing passive ventilation. Fresh air comes in through the other air ports and air gaps in the tank/pod/cabin, thus dispersing the turbulence and temperature difference. The flow of this fan is subtle, and so far people are agreeing with me that it's just right. Easy breathing, with no noise. In fact, this system is so quiet it can actually be placed atop the float tank, or even press fit right into the air port!
The back of the housing is a 1 1/2" standard PVC fitting, designed to fit inline with standard float tank air ports. We also have an attachment for The Float Pod vent, and are beta testing a Superior pod solution. If you have a different kind of float tank we can probably hook one up to your tank too.
The fan housing is constructed of a plastic that is derived from plant sugars, so we can all feel good about it. And don't worry, the plastic will not break down in water. The housing will last a lifetime, and the moving fan parts are guaranteed for two years. The pieces that can malfunction over time are easily replaceable and won't break the bank to replace. Priced at just $220, the Ninja Fan is a great investment in the quality of your float environment.