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Old 05-24-2002, 12:34 AM   #1
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TV Fish Tank

About 1/2 of the hits to my personal site end up looking at the TV Tanks that I have up there. So what better DIY project to get this forum started out with.

Now I would not suggest this type of tank for saltwater unless your an experenced hobbiest as the smaller the saltwater tank the harder they are to keep stable. This concept is a perfect idea for freshwater as you can usually fit a prebuilt 20 gal tank into most console TV's that are 25" or so in tube size.

You can find a description on how we did this on my site.


Here are two images from another page.

This one is a bit yellow as I did not use the flash. The fish a a bit blurry


This was prototype #1. We learned much in making this one that we then applied to prototype #2

I would be glad to answer any questions you might have about how to make your own.
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Old 05-24-2002, 09:36 PM   #2
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I would be glad to answer any questions you might have about how to make your own.
If you change the channel does it go to a S/W tank? :P
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TV aquarium

Could you give me instructions on converting a tv into a fish aquarium? I have an older model, much like the ones you have pictured.
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I really like what you did. You just gave me a something to think about.
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Old 11-20-2002, 10:32 AM   #6
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The info on construction can be found on my personal website

http://www.vafishfreek.com/DIY%20projects.htm

http://www.vafishfreek.com/TVhowto.html



WARNING!!!!!!

Heed this warning. Even if the TV has not been on for years the capactors in the TV can still pack a very strong punch should you accidently discharge one. When in doubt ask someone in TV repair to gut the case for you.
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WARNING!!!!!!

Heed this warning. Even if the TV has not been on for years the capactors in the TV can still pack a very strong punch should you accidently discharge one. When in doubt ask someone in TV repair to gut the case for you.
Great point !!! I remember playing with an old beater TV back in high school (grade 11 electronics class). I accidentally shorted out a capacitor with my screwdriver while I was prying on a plastic clip. All I remember was a loud BOOM, a spark and the screwdriver flying across the room (I recoiled away and apparently let go of the screwdriver... It ended up sticking about 1 inch into the wall).

Yup, good times.
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this intrigues me because i have thought on various occasions how cool it wouldbe to put an aquarium in my monitor (oh i hate it), now i know it is possible i dont like to think about it any more, because someone already has, (****).
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just because someone has done it before you should not let your dreams pass.

I have seen images of the old apple macintosh computers converted to small fish tanks. (u know the mac's that where all in one units iwth like a 9" screen)

I have also seen comercial products that are acrlic tanks that are molded and colored to look like small monitors.

If you do move forward with your monitor tank do heed the warning above about the capactors in them.

I would like very much to see pics should you decide to do this project.
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I have searched high and low for information on building Television Aquariums...

I'm doing an assessment for my final year in school, and I've chosen to make a TV aquarium!! *obviously :p*

I've got 4 or so months to make it in, and I've got a 68cm Panasonic carcass which I'm hoping to use. I'm intending on making the tank myself, all but the front will be made of plexi-glass (perspex). Does the front need to be glass? Or would plastic be ample?

I appreciate your help...

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