Science Technology Sweet! Apple iMacs Recycled Into Awesome "iMacquariums" (Photos) By Kimberley Mok Writer McGill University Cornell University Kimberley Mok is a former architect who covered architecture and the arts for Treehugger starting in 2007. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Kimberley Mok Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Science Space Natural Science Technology Agriculture Energy Photos: iMacquarium websiteElectronic waste is a huge environmental issue that carries global impact. Though there are plenty of interesting e-waste recycling ideas out there, here is probably one of the most creative re-use strategies we've seen for e-waste: turning the prismatic shells of old Apple iMac G3s into amazing aquariums. Created by Jake Harms and seen over at Inhabitat, these upcycled computers are made from non-operational units salvaged from local recycling plants. Harms then meticulously buffs and re-fashions them into "iMacquariums" that are outfitted with the basics that your fish may need. According to Harms' website, the aquariums are packed with well-designed features like a hidden feeding hole that's revealed by the pulling the front case, and food storage. Each embedded tank can hold about 3.5 gallons of water and come with pre-installed filter and lights which illuminate the whole tank. The front of the iMacquarium is curved, since the original iMac's CRT screen was shaped this way -- which also echoes the traditional curved fishbowl. These jewel-like creations are best suited for 1-3 smaller fish species, like Fancy Guppies, Zebra Danios, Bettas, Ghost Shrimps and Red Claw Crabs -- but not goldfish, since they require more water. Priced at US $250, they cost more your usual ho-hum angular aquarium at the same size -- though if you think about it, bigger and more boring aquariums retail in the hundreds of dollars anyhow, and look way less cool. And you gotta admit, it's a great way for aquaphiles to tackle e-waste. The iMacquarium is made-to-order and come in a variety of colours, but there's a kit offered for DIY tinkerers too.