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

Posted By Lori Zimmer On February 14, 2011 @ 8:54 am In carousel showcase,Design,Features,green gadgets,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Apple G3 iMac, recycled Mac computer, Jake Harms, Macquariums, upcycled computer, innovative fish tanks [1]

Harms sources the iMac shells from recyclers [2] 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 [3], 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 [4] 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.

+ Macquariums [5]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/macquariums-iconic-candy-colored-apple-imacs-recycled-into-aquariums/macquarium2/

[2] iMac shells from recyclers: http://inhabitat.com/apple-recycling-program-will-now-accept-old-pcs-for-free/

[3] three gallon tank: http://inhabitat.com/your-analog-tv-is-dead-repurpose-it-into-something-fun/

[4] fish tank: http://inhabitat.com/fishbowl-faucet-encourages-water-conservation-or-else/

[5] + Macquariums: http://macquarium.jakeharms.com/

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