Thank you for an excellent reply.
I will look into my strategies for TFB. If there is a video from a tank POV please point me to it. all i have seen is people tanking on upper platforms, so naturally that is what i did.
I must repeat that unmitigated dmg is a joke, especially when tanks have it so much harder in gearing up (since healers and dps both use crt/power while we use 2 entirely different sets of gear for tnaking and dps)
Think this is an old kill, or our very first one. At 07:28 the person recording kills an anomaly and it shows the left tank getting hit by the melee attack. Seven melee attacks, jump to the outer platform to drop acid, jump back down to take scream. I can do that with a 300ms ping. When the tentacles are at the back you can also use the platform directly in front of him so the DPS at the back can get out to kill anomalies. Not sure if that is shown in the vid.