This car has a huge marine tank in the back!

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Check out these pictures of Toyota's SpongeBob Highlander SUV - complete with an 800 US gal/666 gal themed aquarium - revealed at a show in Las Vegas.

The aquarium was designed by Animal Planet’s 'Tanked' co-stars Wayde King and Brett Raymer in partnership with Toyota and Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants.

The aquarium sits behind the front two seats of the all-new 2014 Highlander SUV and stretches the length of the vehicle. It's populated by 115 fish of 32 species including starfish (like the SpongeBob character, Patrick) along with squirrelfish, Foxfaces, Flame angel and Clownfish.

The custom-built, complex filtration system includes an overflow system and UV steriliser.

The SpongeBob theme carries throughout the interior details and the exterior wrap of the vehicle.

"When we talk about the size and versatility of the new 2014 Highlander, we now can add how many fish swam inside one," said Jack Hollis, vice president of marketing for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

"We hope fans across the country will enjoy this new take on the 2014 SpongeBob Highlander," said Pam Kaufman, chief marketing officer, Nickelodeon Group. "With the addition of this amazing new aquarium created by the incredible team at Animal Planet’s 'Tanked,' fans will get an opportunity to experience SpongeBob SquarePants' Bikini Bottom like never before.

The 'Tanked' episode is expected to air in March 2014 on Animal Planet.

King and Raymer co-own Acrylic Tank Manufacturing and build more than 200 projects a year for top celebrities, luxury hotels, casinos, Fortune 500 businesses and private homes.

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