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  1. Default $26,000 Plasma TV Tank NEED HELP!

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    Ok so I am over ambitious amateur that's seen too many episodes of ranked. I have a really awesome idea to use an old plasma I acquired that I found out was a 1990 model that origionally sold for 26k. Can you say conversation peice? It's a completely metal case. I gutted it and removed the film on the front screen. So now I have an empty case that would allow me to fit a tank 37" wide, 21" tall, but only 3.25 deep. If I use only smallers types of fish would the depth be okay? Also I am a completely new tank builder. I have had fish so I understand what components it would need just not necessarily the best way to do them. I could really use any help offered. I'm working with a budget so please keep this in mind. Only $22 into my conversation peice TV. I intend to use acrylic. Plexiglass for the top, bottom, back and sides. Hopefully I can tie into the front screen. Whoch cleaned up nicely and would help me to not have seems show. Any and all suggestions from experienced builders welcome and appreciated!

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    I would not advise that at all. Those tanks are not in the best interest of the fish. Even the smallest fish would be very stressed in there, not to mention tank maintenance would be extremely difficult. Fish need to be able to swim in all directions. IMO, a proper, well maintained and stocked tank is a much better conversation piece than a gimmicky one that's bad for them.
    Last edited by Aeonflame; 09-23-2012 at 06:05 PM.
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    I agree with Aeon. That's about the size of those wall tanks that allow no swimming space for fish. At 3.5", it doesn't even allow you to get your hand in there to clean the glass. Bad Idea.
    Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 09-27-2012 at 05:32 AM.

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    It unfortunate but probably true. Well thanks for your replys. i just assumed to use smaller species of fish(like 3 inch). Well now what do I do with this think and what becomes an aquarium...

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    You could perhaps turn it into a cool bubble wall display with nice lighting
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    if you had a projection tv then you might be able to make something nice out of that. my friend turned his old one into a bird cage for his bird (not sure what type but it was smallish) and he got that idea from my other friend who turned one into a lizard hut.... im sure with planning a nice aquarium could be possible lol
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    Mount it into the wall and put a normal sized tank in there. That way you have a hanging flatscreen (cool) thats actually a fish tank (2x cool).

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    You could do something with shrimp and plants that could be cool.
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    The op already got an answer and has not been back since
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