The tank was a large pillar with a domed shaped container at its top. At the top of the dome was a number of shapes crafted onto its surface that resembled a large number of Goa'uld symbiotes. The opening at the top of the tank was capable of being removed which allowed a person to see the symbiotes inside which swam in a liquid substance.
Daniel Jackson snuck on board the Goa'uld space station in the Hasara system and found the symbiote tank waiting by Transportation rings. At the High Council of System Lords meeting that discussed Anubis's entry into the ranks of the System Lords, a symbiote tank was ringed into the council room.
Osiris and the assembled Goa'uld then began to ritually consume the symbiotes that were present within the tank with Daniel silently watching albeit discomforted and disgusted at what was happening. (SG1: "Summit")
Behind the Scenes
- In an interview with TV Zone magazine, Martin Wood who directed Summit revealed: "Goa'uld normally exist in the form off a rubber prop or CGI (computer generated image), but we had to have our actors actually eating something. So we had the eight of them standing around a big vat of bubbling water. As they reached into the vat a props guy would hand them a burrito. These burritos were filled with noodles, beans and all sorts of tings, so as you bit off the 'head' of a Goa'uld its innards would be hanging out. The CGI wizards later worked their digital magic on the burrito and turned it into a symbiote, I had to shoot coverage of this scene for an hour. The actors kept pulling burrito after burrito out of the vat and biting into them with gusto. The only thing was they couldn't swallow any of this stuff because it was rather unappealing. So after every take I'd yell, 'Cut,' and two of our props people, Evil Kenny and his pal Evil Curtis, would rush in with buckets for the System Lords to spit into. Thank God our actors were good sports."