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    dead iMac into fish tank
    Hi all,

    I picked up a dead rev. A imac for $5 (missing HDD,RAM,Processor, video ram, and analog board)

    and i had the idea to turn it into a fish tank.

    Can anyone give me a link to how this is done?

    Also, since the analog board is gone, will i still have to worry about getting shocked by the monitor when i take the guts out?

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    no idea how, but good idea lol
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    xthisisRomancex
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    google is ur bestfriend imacquarium.com
    neat i have seen th cube acwuarium b4

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    Aarow
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    I think this is what you're looking for: http://www.imacquarium.com/

    EDIT: you beat me to it

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    dead iMac into fish tank
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    Yeah, the g4 cube fish tank is soooooo cool!

    Thanks for the site! It came in most useful :headphone

    BTW i still don't know if i should worry about taking the guts out of the monitor.

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    xthisisRomancex
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    lol poor fish will get cut on something

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    i have an old iMac shell sitting in my room right now and my dad keeps telling me he is going to throw it away if i don't do something with it. A while back i came across a site that sold "pre made kits" with everything included so you could put it together. If i fine it i will post it.

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    Turning your old iMac into a fishtank sounds like an awesome idea. I would love to see pictures of this thing when you are done.
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    I want to get a little aquarium for my desk, having one in an iMac case would be a great idea!

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    I'll post pictures when i finish.(probally won't be for a while B/C i have been quite busy in the past few months)

    Does anyone know what type of fish would be good for the imacquarrium after I finish it ? :doctor:

    I was thinking a beta, but then i could only put 1 in the tank. neye:

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    xthisisRomancex
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    a great white shark... ok maybe a angel fish..

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    LOL, very funny

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    there are fish recommendations on the site

    go see what they recommend

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    *edit*

    anyone know where i can pick up just the case from, got out bid on ebay buy 1.20 feckin ****!

    oh and pref in the UK as well

    Thanks

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    mmm. i guess U could try ebay again Another option might be to go to your local mac repair shop and ask them if they have any dead imacs.

    http://www.ebay.com


    Update:


    Started removing components from imac!
    Now all i have left is the monitor parts and the power supply
    i am still hesitent about taking the CRT out but i guess i have no other choice

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