Friday, March 28, 2008

A fish tank that is truly “Da Bomb”

While most hobbyists are conjuring up thoughts of their “dream” reef tank, I myself imagine an aquarium that is entirely … unique.

Like an aquarium made out of a bomb, for instance.

That’s right, a bomb.

Fabricated from the tail shells of a Vietnam-era MK-84 bomb, MotoArt’s Aquabomb is blowing away the notion that a nano aquarium be limited to a common cube shape.

“The Aquabomb was originally intended to be a big lava lamp,” admits MotoArt company co-founder Dave Hall. “But I was a little uneasy about making something that could tip over and burn a house down, so it evolved into an aquarium.”

From what limited information I could gather from net, these appear to be the specs:
  • 10 gallon capacity
  • Built-in pump, filter and lighting
  • Stands 80” tall
  • Aluminum top
  • Plexi glass construction
  • Available in seven colors
Considering most fish/reef tanks look pretty much the same, it’s nice to see a company taking risks to produce something artsy, retro and bit avant-garde.

Once they bust out a camouflage version, I’m buying one.