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Old 03-21-2011, 01:28 PM   #11
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Be careful when taking it apart. Those types of monitors have big capacitors in them and will still hold a charge long after they have been unpluged from the wall. The discharge from them can cause some serious harm if you do something wrong (ie touch something with your screw driver).

I am an old IT tech and have personally seen people get knocked on their butts from the discharge. Depending on the size of the monitor it can even kill you.

Acrylic would likely be the best material IMHO to build the inside of the tank with as you can bend it with a heat gun etc to get custom shapes.
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Old 03-21-2011, 01:30 PM   #12
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i heard il b wearin rubber gloves when i start doing anything but i need a tank plan ive seen people use glass vases but it looks bad and there air space that looks really bad

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Here's a link to a instructables that shows how to (some what) safely take a part a CRT monitor.

How to safely disassemble a CRT monitor

But like i said, be very carful....


Personally if i was doing it, i would likely have the wife or a buddy standing by just incase i needed medical attention.
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:58 PM   #14
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lol im 14 ima have my dad near by thanks for the concern my main issue is finding a tank to fit it i don't want to see any air likke you do on alot of em

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Old 03-21-2011, 06:18 PM   #15
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I think this project might be a bit ambitious, and the payoff would not be worth the cost of a custom acrylic job, and the hours put in... the size of the tank would be small, and your stocking options very limited.

If you had to do something like this, why not find one of the old wood cabinet type television and convert it instead? It would be far easier, (easier to disassemble, easier to find a tank that might fit inside, and easier to stock a larger tank). Just a thought...
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thanks fort i might scrap this fkr now im kinda tryin to convince my mom to let me get a snake

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i have done this with an onld floor model tv the huge heavy buggers but you cant sperate the tube inside is has toxic gas inside you will have to put a aquarium inside the shell after you remove the tubeand make an acsess on the top i used a galv. piano hingeand mounted my light underneith it this was a heat lamp cause it was a water dragon tank but i can help you through it if you wanna try
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Old 03-25-2011, 12:45 AM   #18
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i have done this with an onld floor model tv the huge heavy buggers but you cant sperate the tube inside is has toxic gas inside you will have to put a aquarium inside the shell after you remove the tubeand make an acsess on the top i used a galv. piano hingeand mounted my light underneith it this was a heat lamp cause it was a water dragon tank but i can help you through it if you wanna try
thanks imm gna try but in the future i got alot goin for my tank right now and savein for a nano reef

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very nice fluval also has some nice tanks too
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