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Floating Fish Dome Lets Your Fish Take A Peek Over The Surface

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Have a Koi pond? Then you probably have enough money to buy this $200 Floating Fish Dome. You fill it with water, reverse it and set it on your fancy pond and it provides its inhabitants a dome of water they can swim up in, to take a look around at what’s over the surface. If you’re a fish, it’s a little like peeking inside a black hole, or into another Universe or something. But fish, well… they’re not really smart, are they? Are they going to appreciate the view? Will they even understand what a special thing it is they’re doing? We doubt it; if cats can’t be thankful for the fancy habitat you buy them and instead opt for a stupid cardboard box, what’s a fish going to get out of a plastic dome? So let’s be honest: this is for you, not your fish. This is so you can sit by your pond until a fish swims up, and then point at it while screaming at your annoyed wife to hurry up and come check it out.

It’s on Amazon, but apparently out of stock at the moment.

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Fish Tea Bags: Truly Fish Out Of Water

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Gold fish swimming in the tea that you’re about to drink? Sounds pretty nasty, but these fishy tea bags will make most people wonder why you’re sipping that tea so calmly while a goldfish swims leisurely in your cup…

The company behind these creative tea bags is Taiwan-based Charm Villa. The tea bags look like typical tea bags when they’re out of the water, but submerge it in hot water and watch it transform into the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen in a cup. Beauty in tea bags? Now that’s not something you see or hear about everyday.

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JrPonics Set Will Get Kids (And Adult Kids) Excited About Hydroponics and Aquaponics

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Aquariums can be tedious and hard to take care of. But the JrPonics set, pictured above, is designed for kids. That means it’s so simple to maintain, well, even a kid can do it. And he’ll learn all about hydroponics in the process. See, the JrPonics kit combines a little herb garden that sits atop a fish-living compartment. The plants grow and eventually feed off the fish’s, uh, excrement (not exclusively, however) while simultaneously oxygenating the water. Your child will witness a symbiotic relationship that could spark interest in a host of educational and intellectually motivating topics.

The JrPonics kit comes with the following:

Air Pump, Tubing and Air Stone Gravel Mix Net Cups, Grow Stones and Foam Pucks Basil & Mint Seeds FritzZyme® Nitrifying Bacteria Nitrozime® Seaweed Extract General Hydroponics® FloraDuo® A & B Hydroponics Nutrients Betta Bites® Fish Food 1oz Foliar Spray Bottle 30-page Full Color Instruction Manual.

For $65, this can make a great Christmas gift for anyone looking to steer their kids away from the mind-numbing presents most people are likely to get this Holiday season.

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Five-Foot Tall Deep Sea Angler Fish Lamp Looks Freakishly Awesome

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You’ve seen this fish before. Probably not live, but when it was featured pretty prominently in Finding Nemo. It looked scary in the movie and probably looks even scarier in actual. But the deep sea angler fish doesn’t get any scarier than how it appears in its lamp form.

The fact that it stands at five feet tall doesn’t help matters either. This lamp was created using an assortment of recycled materials, from forks and knives to old bike parts and shovels. And when you flick the switch, you’ll be treated to the scariest sight of your life. I think it’s probably demeaning to just call it a lamp, because it looks more like a piece of art, if you ask me. Its creator Justin La Doux seems to think so, too, because he actually entered the lamp (which was part of a grander installation) into the 2010 ArtPrize contest, where it was judged as one of the top 100 among the 1,700 or so entries.

Owning a piece of art isn’t cheap, so you shouldn’t expect this lamp to be, either, because it’s priced at $8,000.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]