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TV aquarium

Postby TheStricklander » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:27 pm

Hey guys! I impulse bought an old TV for $5 and wish to make it into a fish tank (most likely a fresh water tank to keep it relatively simple). I was wondering if anyone has ever done this before! Thanks!


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Re: TV aquarium

Postby phurst » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:36 pm

I've seen them, but have no experience doing it. You'll need to remove the CRT and the rest of the guts of the TV and find or build a tank to fit in its space. I'll be interested to see how it goes.
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Re: TV aquarium

Postby Amp2020 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:44 pm

Be careful. Some of the capacitors or tubes inside can hold a lethal charge depending on the size of the tv. Growing up we had a neighbor get sent to the hospital for trying to fix his own tv. It was unplugged and he thought it would be safe to mess with it.
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Re: TV aquarium

Postby PRDubois » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:50 pm

Amp2020 wrote:Be careful. Some of the capacitors or tubes inside can hold a lethal charge depending on the size of the tv. Growing up we had a neighbor get sent to the hospital for trying to fix his own tv. It was unplugged and he thought it would be safe to mess with it.

+1 it will have a few large capacitors by the voltage supply. They should be in a metal box that says so.
It would be nice to be able to hinge the top so you could get to the tank to work on it.
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Postby PRDubois » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:50 pm

Also, when you remove the picture tube be careful it its vacuum sealed.
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