Lori Zimmer

Macquariums: Iconic Candy-Colored Apple iMacs Recycled into Aquariums!

by , 02/14/11

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Apple G3 iMac, recycled Mac computer, Jake Harms, Macquariums, upcycled computer, innovative fish tanks

Harms sources the iMac shells from recyclers for his aquariums, giving new life to the previously obsolete comps. To make them look shiny and new, he then polishes each with a high speed buffer, restoring the bright hues to their original glossy glory. The inner tank follows all of the curvaceous lines of the original iMac, including a curving bubble front that lines up flush with the iMac’s screen, creating a perfect view from the outside. The tanks come in the same vibrant colors as their iMac predecessors- blue, aqua, white, smoke, red, flower power and blue dalmation.

Each Macquarium holds a three gallon tank, which is plenty of room for 1 to 3 dwarf frogs, red claw crabs, fancy guppies or betta fish to swim happily. The fish tank comes with a built in filter and miniature lights that line the “screens,” which creates a dazzling effect at night time. The décor of the interior of the tank is up to you, so feel free to create a colorful scene with brightly colored gravel or plastic plants.

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  1. blarp December 29, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    This is so cool! I might have to get one for my kids

  2. georgesdev October 25, 2011 at 4:42 am

    what a fantastic screensaver!

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