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A treasure chest aquarium!

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 08, 2017 09:00 AM
For sale on eBay is this gorgeous custom-made treasure chest aquarium. The seller provides little detail about its construction or who the artist is, but one thing is certain: the craftsmanship and aesthetics are impeccable.
A treasure chest aquarium!

A true treasure of an aquarium!

This aquarium is actually being sold on eBay ($1,750 USD) by Acrylic Tank Manufacturer (ATM), the company responsible for the cable network TV show, "Tanked."  ATM explicitly states this aquarium was not made by them but rather by an unattributed artist.

  • The chest dimensions are approximately: 34" wide x 24" height x 18" depth.
  • The tank internal dimensions measure 29.5" wide x 11" height x 12" depth (roughly 17 gallons).
  • The whole setup weighs about 80lbs

It's certainly not cheap (treasure rarely is!), but no doubt this aquarium would make one killer artistic conversation piece.


The attention to detail is impressive!


The top of lid flips up like a treasure chest to access the inside of the tank.  A single fluorescent fixture is supplied with this aquarium, although we see no reason the new buyer couldn't retrofit better lights into the canopy.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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