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December 6, 2008

R2-D2 Aquarium


Now here's a strange mashup.

If only the fish were from Tatooine.

Yo, joe — there are no fish on Tatooine.

Never mind.

From the website:

    R2-D2 Aquarium

    Modeled after the most well-known astromech droid in the galaxy, this R2-D2 holds a 1-3/4-gallon aquarium tank in his central compartment, ideal for a small freshwater family of goldfish, gouramis, or tetras.

    The domed head rotates with any vocal command you issue and he utters his familiar "bleeps" from the "Star Wars" movies.

    His radar eye houses the eyepiece to a built-in periscope that provides an intimate view of the aquatic activity below, allowing you to watch your charges swim towards the food you've dropped in from the dome's removable feeding door.

    Includes filter and overhead LED tank lights that randomly morph between red, blue, and green (lights can be disabled).

    Includes a two-sided waterproofed cardboard insert depicting scenes from the movie as a background.

    30"H x 16"W x 16"L.

    Plugs into AC.


$129.95 (fish —€” wherever they're from —€” not included).

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It is very difficult to see inside this aquarium. We love the swiveling head, but really, the blue, green and red lights offer no visibility to a tank that isn't drawing light from any other source, as the back side is closed.

My solution is to try to replace the bulbs with white ones; even my 9 year old (who is the owner of this) requests it, and you know his fish is invisible if he'll forego the blue, red and green in favor of white.

Good luck if you get it - that is what our experience is and what I recommend.

Posted by: Kathy | Dec 26, 2008 5:24:40 PM


My wife works at Petsmart (in Tampa, FL), it's a large pet supermarket, and they are currently selling these same r2d2 aquariums for $89.99.

The only drawback is the small size; although they say "small freshwater family", you'd be punishing the fish if you put more than 2, unless they were very tiny (and fish tend to grow over time, don't ya know?)

Posted by: EEJ | Dec 8, 2008 1:15:08 PM

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