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Mumma.of.two 03-11-2012 03:07 AM

Mumma's TV tank build
 
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I know some of you have been waiting patiently for me to start my TV tank build. Well, here it is! :)

I'm expecting it to be a slow build so updates won't be too often.....

Picked the TV up today. It's heaps better than I expected! Hoping to gut it next weekend.


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I've taken some measurements of my 17g and it looks like it will fit nicely except the waterline will most likely be below the top of the screen, which I'm trying to avoid.

Alyxx 03-11-2012 03:17 AM

Yay! Can't wait to see the end results!

Bearchumjs 03-11-2012 03:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Mumma.of.two
I've taken some measurements of my 17g and it looks like it will fit nicely except the waterline will most likely be below the top of the screen, which I'm trying to avoid.

I don't know how much space you will have in the bottom of the tv below the screen, but maybe you could put some wood or something in it to raise the tank up a little?

Shark_Bait 03-11-2012 03:28 AM

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Should turn out like this :)

paytertot 03-11-2012 04:24 AM

Awesome, subscribed! I was subscribed to the other thread as well, and I'm excited to see how this goes! :thumb:

VioletEmber 03-11-2012 04:30 AM

Too funny! And no matter what channel you're on, you know it'll be fun to watch! Following!

Tcal01 03-11-2012 04:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Mumma.of.two
I know some of you have been waiting patiently for me to start my TV tank build. Well, here it is! :)

I'm expecting it to be a slow build so updates won't be too often.....

Picked the TV up today. It's heaps better than I expected! Hoping to gut it next weekend.

I've taken some measurements of my 17g and it looks like it will fit nicely except the waterline will most likely be below the top of the screen, which I'm trying to avoid.

Yay I'm soooo excited to see the end result!!! Is the 17g a bowfront? Do they even make 17g bowfronts lol. I didn't even know they made 17g tanks actually

Lovin Fish 03-11-2012 04:48 AM

Hoorayyyy! I am so excited! Will be watching this all the way to the end! :brows:

Mumma.of.two 03-11-2012 04:53 AM

Wow! Lots of interest. :)


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Originally Posted by Bearchumjs

I don't know how much space you will have in the bottom of the tv below the screen, but maybe you could put some wood or something in it to raise the tank up a little?

The screen of the TV is 38cm. The glass in the tank not including trim is 36cm and the total height of the tank is 41cm. So the trim and the waterline are probably going to be visible unfortunately.

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Originally Posted by Tcal01

Yay I'm soooo excited to see the end result!!! Is the 17g a bowfront? Do they even make 17g bowfronts lol. I didn't even know they made 17g tanks actually

Not a bow front :(. Gotta work with what we got. It's a 65 litre aquaone tank. So it coverts to 17g.

EriksFish315 03-11-2012 05:40 AM

Great idea!!

Talvari 03-11-2012 06:53 AM

Thats really cool! I can't wait to see how it turns out! Good luck with it!

Tcal01 03-11-2012 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mumma.of.two
Wow! Lots of interest. :)

The screen of the TV is 38cm. The glass in the tank not including trim is 36cm and the total height of the tank is 41cm. So the trim and the waterline are probably going to be visible unfortunately.

Not a bow front :(. Gotta work with what we got. It's a 65 litre aquaone tank. So it coverts to 17g.

Aww man. Oh well. This tanks is still gonna be suuuuuper rad

FreshwaterTropical 03-12-2012 10:39 PM

Awesome idea. Following this.

jlk 03-12-2012 11:00 PM

Love the idea, Mumma!!!! Cant wait to see how it turns out! :)

stingrays4 03-13-2012 05:49 PM

Hi yes me following this too:D May i ask how are you going to filter the tank? Lighting? Good luck and as you probably have already guessed this is going to be one popular thread:thumb:
Me now sat looking at our TV in the lounge wondering if anybody would notice if it had fish inside:rofl:

maxwellag 03-13-2012 06:18 PM

This is going to be awesome. Mumma, you always come up with the coolest tanks! LOL

George9 03-13-2012 06:23 PM

This sounds really awesome!!

I have no idea what the tv looks like inside or anything, but what if you made a platform at the bottom of the tv with 2 by 4's? So the tank is higher and you won't see the water line. But maybe you'll see the wood, I dunno. Just an idea :)

Definitely following this build!

Starka 03-13-2012 06:24 PM

Too cool! Following. :)

Mumma.of.two 03-13-2012 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by stingrays4
Hi yes me following this too:D May i ask how are you going to filter the tank? Lighting? Good luck and as you probably have already guessed this is going to be one popular thread:thumb:
Me now sat looking at our TV in the lounge wondering if anybody would notice if it had fish inside:rofl:

At the moment I have a canister filter on the tank. I'm thinking of swapping it for a HOB that will fit inside the TV and hang off the side of the tank out of view. The same with the heater. It should fit on the side of the tank that's hidden.
Hubby's an auto electrician so has access to led lighting used on trucks and boats. The plan is to use them because they take up less room (and are waterproof) then the standard t8 I have on the tank at the moment. I want them to grow low light plants so I'll have to do some research to see if they are suitable.

I can see from the replies! Let's hope I don't stuff it up now. Lol :rofl:

Mumma.of.two 03-13-2012 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by George9
This sounds really awesome!!

I have no idea what the tv looks like inside or anything, but what if you made a platform at the bottom of the tv with 2 by 4's? So the tank is higher and you won't see the water line. But maybe you'll see the wood, I dunno. Just an idea :)

Definitely following this build!

Thanks :) we haven't seen the inside yet but I'm guessing we are going to have to reinforce the bottom of the TV with something anyway. It's made of chipboard by the looks of it.


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