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Xiuxiu
« on: March 14, 2004 01:32:39 PM »

Hi, does anyone know how to turn an old tv to an aquarium?

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2004 02:03:37 PM »

the only one i've ever seen my friend took all the guts out of the tv cabinet, then put his aquarium inside and ran all the hoses and stuff out the back. he put a small shelf on the inside to make it the right height so that when you looked at the screen all you could see were the fish but i think he just lucked out finding the right size tv and the right size aquarium to work together.

sorry, i know that's probably not much help.
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2004 02:05:52 PM »

You can follow the same instructions as for a macquarium as seen here.

Be VERY VERY CAREFUL when handling the innards of the TV, since it will retain enough charge to kill you after it has been unplugged.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2004 04:32:37 PM »

i really wouldn't recommend taking apart a tv unless you know what you're doing.

i think that taking apart televisions is one of those things that the more you know about it, the less likely you are to do it.

i would try to obtain an empty case, like the guy to whom ecinue88 refers has done with his mac. let someone else do the dangerous part.

if i were going to attempt taking a tv apart i would take it in to one of the lab technicians at my uni and try to blag a favour. i suggest you do something similar.

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2004 02:48:02 AM »

Be very careful with the tube.  If I recall correctly, those things can hold a charge for a pretty long time.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2004 03:10:59 PM »

I've seen the same thing but only once. It looked great!

However, TVs and computer monitors are hazardous wastes, containing 5-8 lbs of lead. I would not recommend this either unless you have protective gear as well.
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Xiuxiu
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2004 01:21:06 PM »

Thanks for the info guys.
I will probably ask for an electronic store to take out the parts  Tongue  too dangerous to do it myself  Tongue
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tinytallgirl
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2005 11:11:42 AM »

Thanks for the info guys.
I will probably ask for an electronic store to take out the parts  Tongue  too dangerous to do it myself  Tongue

Did you ever make this?
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Xiuxiu
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2005 02:57:00 PM »

Nope.

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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2005 03:23:03 PM »

http://www.lehigh.edu/~ccb3/tvtank/tvtank.html

Could always just cheat and use the frame of a tv...I'm debating on doing that.
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