Like a fish to water is an adage that well suits Jake Harms. He has taken to metamorphosing computers into aquariums, like a fish to water – indeed. It came so natural, so easy, for him. In a matter of a few years, Mac computers have morphed from candy-colored bubble into slim, elegant, and less colorful designs. But the iMacs of yesteryear still have a wonderful charm about them, which is why Jake Harms recycles them into a home furnishing with an entirely new use – a home for fish!
Called Macquariums, these translucent Mac shells now host havens for our agile swimmers. Harms sources the iMac shells from recyclers for his aquariums, giving a new lease of 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 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 create a dazzling effect at night time. The décor of the interior of the tank is up to you.
Jake Harms once again proved that a little imagination fertilized with solid calculations can still breed wonderful objects like macquariums.
Take a look at these beauties that Harms has created.
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