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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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google is ur bestfriend imacquarium.com
neat i have seen th cube acwuarium b4
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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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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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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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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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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

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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.

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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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