It Took 25 Hours of Continuous Concrete Pouring To Build This Aquarium

When the Miami's Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science opens in 2016, it's going to have an absolutely bonkers aquarium—imagine a giant camera lens, tilted on its side, that lets visitors walk below the tank and look up into it. Building it, as you might expect, entailed a feat of perfectly-timed engineering. » 12/24/14 9:40am 12/24/14 9:40am

Hello? Hello?! Sorry, There's a Fish Bone in My Phone

Boy, you'd really flounder about in the aquarium phone booth, wouldn't you? It was installed by two artists for the French Lyon Light Festival, to make a statement about the phone booths that litter our streets, laying dormant save for sex phone-line leaflet hander-outers. » 3/07/11 5:40am 3/07/11 5:40am

The World's Smallest Aquarium Only Holds Two Teaspoons of Water

The world's smallest aquarium measures 30x24x14mm and holds only 10ml of water. For reference, 5ml is one teaspoon, so the aquarium can only hold two teaspoons worth of water. The tank was made by Anatoly Konenko, a Russian artist who makes his name in microminiature art. [Telegraph UK] » 2/22/11 5:40pm 2/22/11 5:40pm

Electric Eel-Powered Christmas Trees Are Shockingly Better Than Yours

Everybody loves a nice pretty string of Christmas lights, but they're not exactly thrilling. So how do you jazz up the ol' tree? Power it with trapped electric eels. It's like spending the holiday at a James Bond villain's house! » 12/03/10 7:00pm 12/03/10 7:00pm

An Aquarium Made of Colossal Beach Pebbles

According to the architects, the "Batumi Aquarium is inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach-–the residue of dynamic seas continually shaping the shorefront throughout millennia." Each of the stones forming the building will hold a unique marine biotype. » 8/13/10 8:40pm 8/13/10 8:40pm

Dubai's 2 Million Gallon Shark Tank Is Leaking

The shark-filled aquarium at the Dubai mall, full of 33,000 sea creatures and 2 million gallons of water, has sprung a leak through its 30-inch acrylic walls. This won't end well! Updated: Now with video! » 2/25/10 7:00pm 2/25/10 7:00pm

Hydroglass Allows You To Shower While Lying Down On a Fish Tank

Showering standing up? That's for savages. I want to lie down when I bathe—and I want it to be on a bed of colorful fish. I want a Hydroglass. » 5/05/09 4:40pm 5/05/09 4:40pm

Aquawalls For Creating an Imaginary Undersea Abode

I fantasize about replacing all my windows with flat aquariums, filling them with coral and reef life (rays, lobster, clownfish), lighting them with full-spectrum bulbs and calling myself Namor. [Aquawall via BornRich] » 4/30/09 9:30pm 4/30/09 9:30pm

Fish Tank Bus Stop May Not Be Entirely Practical

Wouldn't it be nice, while waiting for the bus, to have an aquarium full of fish to look at? At least for those first few days, until they die, at which point it'd get depressing. » 4/08/09 11:30am 4/08/09 11:30am

R2-D2 Aquarium With Radar Eye Periscope

Now you can add "fish tank" along side "beverage cooler" » 11/10/08 1:30pm 11/10/08 1:30pm and on the long list of job titles R2-D2 has had in his post-acting career. But rest assured that no matter what his occupation happens to be, R2 has a strong work ethic. In addition to housing your fish, he will rotate his head and utter his trademark bleeps…

Bathroom Sink Aquarium May Not Be the Best Place to Show Off Your Fish

Why put your very expensive aquarium out in the living room where everyone can see it? That's just silly. What you should do is stick it in the backroom so you can admire it while you're sitting on the toilet or brushing your teeth. That makes much more sense! Especially for $4,700, which is how much this ridiculous… » 10/01/08 5:20pm 10/01/08 5:20pm

LED Earth Globe Aquarium Addresses Poorly Represented Fish Bowl Rave…

As if fish had it bad enough. They're trapped in a tiny bowl, dependent on you to toss them a handful of dried shrimp from time to time, and now with this glass LED-illuminated globe bowl they're going to be forced into an underwater rave every time the lights go off. Still, this little $50 half gallon bowl is pretty… » 8/03/08 12:00pm 8/03/08 12:00pm

Azoo Eco-Desk Puts a Self-Cleaning Aquarium in Your Desk

I'm pretty sure Missy Elliot had something similar to Azoo's Eco-Desk, which has a self-cleaning tropical fish aquarium contained within a glass and aluminum body. Alas, hers was made by Lamborghini, so this is the poor man's / international female hip-hop star's iteration, but it's still a bit of cool for your… » 4/26/08 10:30pm 4/26/08 10:30pm

Moody Acquario: Bathing With The Fishes

There is something about aquariums that is just plain cool—and the Moody Acquario is definitely a cool bathtub. While I can see where the designers got the idea, the logic behind the $14,500 price tag is a little harder to fathom. I mean, the design itself is pretty basic and it doesn't look all that comfortable to… » 3/27/08 10:00pm 3/27/08 10:00pm

Aquadom Is Largest Cylindrical Aquarium on the Planet

Click to viewWhat do you do with a 25-meter-high acrylic glass cylinder, 238,000 gallons of sea water, 2,600 fish from 56 different species, and two divers? The Aquadom, the largest cylindrical aquarium in the world, that's what. In its core there's an elevator that travels through a cylinder of glass. As you will see… » 2/19/08 12:10pm 2/19/08 12:10pm

Spaceariums Put All Other Aquariums to Shame

Aquariums are pretty neato decorations, even if you need to imprison a bunch of fish that your kids will try to emancipate after they see Finding Nemo. But if you think a regular old aquarium is cool, take a gander at the Spacearium. Suspended from the ceiling, lit up all slick-like, and can be used as a room divider… » 1/23/08 1:20pm 1/23/08 1:20pm

Fish Bridge Connects Two Aquariums; if Only Fish Were Smart Enough to…

This sweet fish-tank setup features a gigantic water bridge that connects two tanks, allowing the fishy inhabitants to travel between the two habitats at their leisure. It was housed in the former Evanston, IL, coffee shop the Liquid Potion Lounge, and it was amazing. Sure, it's highly unlikely that the fish even… » 1/18/08 11:22am 1/18/08 11:22am

Videos of Cars Converted Into Aquariums


Have an old beater car sitting in the driveway that doesn't run and smells like ass? Grab a blowtorch, a hose and head to your nearest pet store. Apparently cars can make for some sweet looking aquariums —as you can see from the video of the car above which is currently on display in the Siam Paragon shopping center… » 12/07/07 6:20pm 12/07/07 6:20pm

Wall Mounted Aquarium is the Next Best Thing to a TV

Aqua Photo, a Korean based company, did the most logical thing to an aquarium, they mounted it on the wall and made it look like a TV. With specs that sound more like a TV rather than a fish tank, this aquarium has a 1460 x 640 cm measurement, 100 watt back light, and a 35 fish capacity. At $2132, the Aqua Photo Wall… » 9/07/07 10:04pm 9/07/07 10:04pm