Animal Planet’s Tanked® Unveils Holiday-Themed Aquarium At Ethel M Chocolates


Animal Planet’s Tanked® Unveils Holiday-Themed Aquarium At Ethel M Chocolates

The famed Ethel M Cactus Garden took on a new complexion this holiday season: the arrival of an underwater environment amid the festival lights. Animal Planet’s hit TV Show, Tanked®, made a visit to Ethel M Chocolates Factory this month where the Las Vegas duo of Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing constructed a custom holiday-themed aquarium to go along with Ethel M Chocolates’ 25th Annual Holiday Cactus Garden Lights display. The tank will debut in the show’s holiday episode, A Merry Fishy Christmas, airing December 14, 9 p.m. EST / PT on Animal Planet, and will remain in the garden until January 6.

The show earned its name by creating some of the world’s most opulent fish tanks for celebrity clients. The brothers-in-law and business partners behind Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, wanted to bring a holiday, cactus-themed tank to Ethel M’s cactus garden in time for the garden’s annual holiday light display which is free to the public.

The tank exhibits fake cacti to replicate Ethel M Chocolates’ cactus garden, freshwater plants, and GloFish® to simulate the holiday lights. Standing seven feet tall, the six-foot wide tank is filled with 520 gallons of fresh water and weighs in at close to 6,000 pounds. It is located in the heart of the Cactus Garden Holiday Light display, which features three acres of cacti decorated in over a million colorful lights to celebrate the holiday season.

“Thanks to Animal Planet’s well-known Las Vegas duo, we are excited to debut a custom tank among this year’s holiday lights,” said Oren Young, General Manager of Ethel M Chocolates. “We’re excited the addition of the tank will offer both our visitors and fans of the show a dynamic, new experience in our garden, in addition to our new life-sized snow globe and outdoor food truck.”

The tank will remain in the cactus garden through January 6. The holiday cactus garden and factory store are open November 6 – January 6, from 8am – 10pm, with the exception of Christmas day. For Santa hours and more information, please visit For more information about upcoming Tanked® episodes, please visit

About Tanked®
Tanked® is a reality TV series airing Fridays 9pm PST/ET on Animal Planet, which follows two brothers-in-law running the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the nation. Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) operates out of Las Vegas creating some of the most opulent fish tanks for celebrity clients. For more information about Tanked®, please visit or join us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Ethel M® Chocolates
Ethel M Chocolates are manufactured by Mars Chocolate North America, dedicated to creating authentic chocolates with no preservatives. Ethel M Chocolates are available in multiple locations throughout Southern Nevada, online at or by phone at 800-438-4356. The Ethel M Chocolate factory and Botanical Cactus Garden are located at 2 Cactus Garden Drive in Henderson. For more information on the Botanical Cactus Garden, events, store hours, locations and ordering products, please visit us online or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 85,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day. For more information about Mars, please visit Join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

Brett Raymer of “Tanked” to Give Away Three Signed Las Vegas Aces’ Basketballs to Lucky Fans at Slice of Vegas on August 19 at 6 p.m.




The basketball memorabilia are signed by star players such as A’ja Wilson, Ji-Su Park, Nia Coffey, Dearica Hamby and Lindsay Allen



Lively Italian restaurant, Slice of Vegas, located at The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, is thrilled to host a drawing to give away three signed Las Vegas Aces’ basketballs to three lucky fans on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m., following the final home game of the inaugural season. The event will be hosted by Brett Raymer of Animal Planet’s hit TV show “Tanked.”


“As a Las Vegas Aces’ fan myself, I’m excited to be part of this event at Slice of Vegas,” said Brett Raymer. “I can’t wait to see who the lucky fans are that get to take home these unique memorabilia signed by players from the very first team.”


Each basketball has been signed by the Las Vegas Aces’ star players and includes first overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft A’ja Wilson, forward Ji-Su Park, small forward Nia Coffey, forward Dearica Hamby, and guard Lindsay Allen. The Las Vegas Aces are part of the Western Conference for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WMBA). The team made their home in Las Vegas this past year and have been embraced by the city. With a shared home at Mandalay Bay, Slice of Vegas has been home to fans before and after Las Vegas Aces’ games since the season began.


To be entered into the drawing, fans are encouraged to stop by Slice of Vegas anytime between now and August 19 to enter their name into the drawing. No purchase necessary. It is limited to one entry per person and participants must be present the day of the drawing (Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.) at Slice of Vegas to win.


About Slice of Vegas

Lively Italian restaurant, Slice of Vegas, opened in April 2012 at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The menu features fresh New York-style pizza with a thin, chewy crust, fresh pastas, unique salads and a variety of sandwiches. The restaurant also offers an extensive vegetarian menu, with vegan options and gluten-free pizzas included.


Slice of Vegas is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. For those looking for a late-night snack, Slice of Vegas offers a Deli Counter, serving pizza by the slice, sandwiches and more. The Deli Counter is open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturdays.


To make a reservation, call (702) 632-6470. For more information, visit


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About Titan Brands

A developer of restaurants and nightlife concepts for resorts, casinos, malls and tourist destinations. Titan Brands is the exclusive license-holder for the Hussong’s Cantina brand and operates two Hussong’s Cantina locations in Las Vegas – one in Boca Park and one at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. Titan Brands also owns and operates Slice of Vegas at The Shoppes. The company is dedicated to core values that guide decision-making and promote a genuine family environment. Steadfastly adhering to those principles, Titan Brand’s success is attributed to fostering strong management talent to operate unique brands in great locations.


For more information about Titan Brands, visit

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® Gets Tanked

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® Gets “Tanked”

Watch it ALL happen on Animal Planet on June 9 at 9 p.m.

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®, a unique rock ‘n roll-themed amusement attraction based around the legendary band KISS® gets “Tanked.” The hit show on Animal Planet will feature Wayde King and Brett Raymer, the owners of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), as they set out to construct and unveil a tank to mimic a mini-rock concert, complete with amplifiers, a light show and the iconic KISS logo. With the rock legends and KISS by Monster Mini Golf owners in attendance; watch the unveiling of the rockin’ KISS-themed tank on Animal Planet, Saturday, June 9 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

“We worked closely with the Tanked crew to design a tank where fish could ROCK! We do not have a fish tank…we have a KISS-tank!” stated Christina Vitagliano, Founder of KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®.

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® is the first-of-its-kind indoor glow-in-the-dark custom-designed, rockin’ 18-hole miniature golf course with a state-of-the-art arcade, a Huge KISS gift shop, A KISS Gallery, The “Hotter Than Hell” Wedding Chapel, a private VIP Room, FANtastic KISS® themed event rooms and the “Rock ‘n Roll All Nite” Snack Bar.

KISS® By Monster Mini Golf® is located at 4503 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89169 in the Shoppes at Harmon Square across from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

About Monster Mini Golf
Monster Mini Golf is the leader in cutting-edge indoor glow-in-the-dark themed entertainment. Founded in 2004, the company boasts 30 (and counting) 18-hole miniature golf courses across the country. Each custom-designed course features an arcade game area, private event rooms, in-house DJ, and entertainment for the whole family. Updates/information visit, or

For more information: Christina Vitagliano, Founder – KISS® By Monster Mini Golf®
Ph: 702.558.6256 or

About KISS
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.

The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans, and just one of the reasons KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. KISS is currently in the studio recording “Monster,” the follow-up to their 2009 chart topping album “Sonic Boom,” and preparing for a major world tour starting in summer of 2012.

Following the antics of two brothers-in-law as they run the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the nation, Tanked dunks viewers into the high-decibel, family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). Led by business partners, best friends and constant rivals Wayde King and Brett Raymer, this 13,000 square foot facility, located in Las Vegas, produces some of the most outrageous, larger-than-life and one-of-a-kind tanks for some of the most striking fish and clients around.