A Mobile Aquarium Steered By a Fish Named José

As mesmerizing as an aquarium full of fish can be, it's hard to not feel bad about imprisoning them in a glass cell. And maybe that's partly what inspired Adam Ben-Dor, the creator of that awesome animated Pixar-like desk lamp, to build the Abovemarine; a glass bowl on omni-directional wheels that lets its sole… » 9/16/14 8:50am 9/16/14 8:50am

There's a Miniature Ocean Trapped Inside This Kitchen Island

Forget about wasting all that valuable space underneath a kitchen island by filling it with pots, pans, and other bakeware. Designer Robert Kolenik has a much better idea: turn it into a gigantic saltwater aquarium that seemingly doubles as the perfect place to toss food scraps. » 8/28/14 10:42am 8/28/14 10:42am

These beautiful natural landscapes are actually aquariums

According to Colossal, aquascaping is an incredibly competitive art. I didn't even know aquascaping existed, but I have to admit that some of these winners from the Planted Aquarium Design Contest 2013 are beautiful and—when you see fish flying over mountains, deserts, and forests—they feel quite surreal. » 1/15/14 4:30pm 1/15/14 4:30pm

AppConverters iPad Aquarium: You Supply the Tiny Castle, It Supplies…

If you've always wanted a pet, but are so irresponsible that even keeping fish alive is a challenge, you'll be happy to hear you don't have to worry about feeding, cleaning, or even remotely caring for the creatures inhabiting this iPad-powered virtual aquarium. » 3/04/13 4:40pm 3/04/13 4:40pm

Stunning Aquarium Bed Redefines Sleeping With the Fishes

Forget about the race car or canopy bed you dreamed about as a child. This custom-made aquarium headboard makes your boring old Serta setup just about the most amazing place you can rest your head at night. And possibly the most distracting. » 9/05/12 1:20pm 9/05/12 1:20pm

Magic Aquatic Garden Turns Fish Crap Into Plant Food

Perfect for anyone who finds captive fish therapeutic but hates to clean their tank, a Japanese company has created this aquaponics system that connects a small vegetable garden to an aquarium filled with fish to recycle their poop. » 8/01/12 5:40pm 8/01/12 5:40pm

This Aquarium Is the Only Place On Earth Where Penguins Can Fly

The Sunshine Aquarium—located atop an entertainment complex in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo—features a unique ring-shaped see-through tank perched seven-and-a-half feet over guests that usually lets them watch the facility's seal population swim laps. » 7/31/12 5:20pm 7/31/12 5:20pm

World Map Aquarium Makes Fish Think They Can Swim Around the Globe…

If you've ever felt guilty about your goldfish having to swim around in a cramped bowl, Takuro Yamamoto Architects designed this stunning coffee table aquarium that lets them traverse the entire world. Albeit, a very, very small version of the world. » 6/16/12 9:00pm 6/16/12 9:00pm

Do Fire Flowers Still Work In This Awesome Super Mario Aquarium?

We're completely blown away by Redditor jennyleighb's amazing Super Mario Bros.-themed aquarium. But we can't help but wonder why when going to all the trouble of recreating these tiny structures and characters they didn't choose one of the underwater levels instead? » 5/29/12 5:40pm 5/29/12 5:40pm

Is This the Most Elaborate Way To Hide a Flat Screen TV?

We understand that not every decor can accommodate a big flat screen TV mounted to the wall. But the TV Tank, which hides your flatscreen behind a giant aquarium, is like trying to conceal an Austin Mini behind a Lamborghini. It's still going to draw attention. » 5/15/12 8:49am 5/15/12 8:49am

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

There's an Aquarium on This Man's Head

Last weekend, at the Edwardian Ball in San Francisco, some brilliant or deranged or brilliantly deranged man showed up wearing an honest to goodness fishbowl helmet. A helmet, on his head, with real, live goldfish inside of it. Here's video... » 1/25/11 12:02pm 1/25/11 12:02pm

A Trip to the Aquarium in 3D

If two intense hours of Tron in 3D seems like a bit much, maybe spending a few minutes with some three-dee fishies is more your speed. This clip, shot at the Georgia Aquarium, is the perfect bite-sized 3D treat. » 12/21/10 8:00pm 12/21/10 8:00pm

The Birdcage Aquarium Duplex, Where the Fish Live in Fear and the Birds…

How cruel we humans are. Not content to tempt our domesticated birds and taunt our domesticated fish by keeping predator and prey in the same household, we felt compelled to engineer this fiendish habitat which brings them face to face. » 11/08/10 7:00pm 11/08/10 7:00pm

Tales From the Recession: The Ins and Outs of Manhattan's $200,000 Fish…

If you hate your life, pause, and consider that it could be much worse: "I get calls at quarter to 12 on New Year's Eve," says Ralph Ammirati, who tends to the maxed out aquariums of New York's megarich. » 8/20/10 5:00pm 8/20/10 5:00pm

AquaVista Aquarium Is the Other Way To Put 3D Fish On Your Wall

Yeah, watching some fish swim around in Planet Earth on a wall-mounted, flat panel 3DTV is probably pretty epic. But you know what's even better? Watching some REAL F-ING FISH swim around in your wall-mounted, flat panel fish tank. » 5/12/10 9:20pm 5/12/10 9:20pm

Spillarium Tank Keeps Fish Acutely Aware of Their Mortality

Why bore your fish with a humdrum aquarium when you can house them in the Spillarium, a spherical 5 gallon tank that features color-changing LED lights and a spilling waterfall that plunges into a bigger fish's ceramic maw. » 1/02/10 2:00pm 1/02/10 2:00pm

Floating Garden Freshwater Aquarium Naturally Filters Fishpoop Into…

If this aquarium doesn't qualify as green innovation, then I don't know what does. Because using a small garden to filter out nitrates from your freshwater fish tank is pretty damn eco-conscious. » 6/11/09 3:00am 6/11/09 3:00am

Chumby Hack Brings Social Networking To Goldfish

Goldfish must get lonely in those little bowls. I'm sure that's why designer Bruno Fosi used guts from a Chumby to create a device that allows you to automate an aquarium and bring it online. » 12/23/08 8:42pm 12/23/08 8:42pm

Infinity Aquarium Is a Goldfish Freedom Simulator

Your goldfish may never truly be free, but if you had one of these infinity aquariums you can trick them into thinking they are thanks to a design that "loops the fish around in an infinite tunnel of water and glass." It's like a mini fortress of solitude for your little underwater friends—giving them a life precious… » 5/05/08 7:00pm 5/05/08 7:00pm