Toilet design, in both form and function, has certainly come a long way. From custom colors to waterless urinals and dual-flush toilets, this facility necessity has increased in stature as a “showpiece” over the years. With its latest product introduction, AquaOne Technologies, Inc., based in Westminster, CA, has added another feature to this fixture’s repertoire: Aquarium.
The company’s Fish-n-Flush toilet tank is a clear two-piece item manufactured of clear PETG to ensure a strong and durable reservoir. Replacing the standard toilet tank, it contains a fully functioning 2.2 gallon aquarium, while the toilet tank itself holds 2.5 gallons of water for flushing. While this may not be a water conservation measure, facility managers in public aquariums or marine biology entities may find this to be an interesting way to keep the core function of the organization at the forefront. On the flip side, these might not be a great choice for a rest room in a seafood restaurant!
According to the AquaOne, the Fish-n-Flush insert can be filled with water for fish or left dry for use as a terrarium for a pet reptile or to house colorful plants or foliage. “We wanted to develop a product that had a dual purpose, to serve as a proper, fully functional toilet and also as a source of entertainment and conversation,” says Richard Quintana, CEO of AquaOne. “Fish-n-Flush is definitely an attention-getter.”
The patented Fish-n-Flush aquarium toilet tank fits most toilets and operates as a conventional interior tank. The aquarium will accept fresh water, as well as salt, warm, and tropical water. The aquarium piece can be removed for cleaning without obstructing the toilet from working.
AquaOne worked with a marine biologist to develop the technology and produce a certified working aquarium. Fish-n-Flush, which sells for $299, comes with gravel, two plastic nine-inch plants, a dual filter system, LED lighting, a built-in feeder, fill valve, overflow tube, flapper, suction pump, and two screws. The power level is set at a safe 12 volts.