The Darwin Tank
An aquarium for your Jellyfish

Sit back and rejoice in the subtle, fluid movements of your jellyfish in a beautiful habitat specially designed for them. With The Darwin Tank let the shadows cast on the walls and ceiling hypnotize you. Scrutinize their alien anatomy through the curved dome of the globe, which acts as a magnifying glass. Perfectly rounded and with fluid lines which echo the delicate shape of the creatures within, the Darwin Tank gives the impression there is but a single membrane between the water and the air. A drop of the ocean holding delicate life, right in your home…

Darwin tank gives the impression there is just a single membrane between the water and the air. A drop of the ocean holding delicate life, right in your home…

After months of research, the first prototype!

— THE PROCESS —

Jellyfish are surprisingly poor swimmers, and are carried along by currents, no matter how weak. This is why we devised a system allowing the pump to aspirate the water without harming the jellyfish. After months of extensive research, several prototypes and the valuable advice about fluid dynamics from Professor Jeroen van Beeck from the von Karman Institut, we perfected our StreamMaker. Rigged with LEDs, our 375mm high prototype allows us to admire the evolution of 3 adult Aurelia aurita jellyfish.



Published September 18, 2015



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