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Hey,
im doing a little research for one of my friends. They've recently aquired a goldfish. They want to put a fish tank into a monitor. A whole load of safety crap says, dont do it, ull die. Anyhoo, whats the best way to do this?, oh, and is the glass (the bit you look at, lol) attached to the tube? or it detactable n stuff? lol

Any help will be appreciated.
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There just isn't enough room in a CRT to do this... Tell your friend to get a flat panel LCD screen. You can make it look like a CRT fishtank and not have to worry as much about electrocuting yourself... The fish might do it for you though (splashing at the top) so just be very careful if you try this.
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no, i mean, salavage an old CRT - gut it out and put a tank in it
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Cool Idea, just make sure you do not use the glass of the CRT as one of your walls in the fishtank. The glass contains lead which shields you from radiation, but will kill your fish
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Getting the front of the CRT off intact is nearly impossible anyway.

I take it he wants to have the fish viewable from the former display screen?

It can be done, you need to completely gut a monitor for starters-- this is a severe electrocution hazard, no kidding-- the CRT itself is capable of storing a better-than 35,000 volt charge with enoughpower behind it to kill you, and it can retain the charge for literally months after the monitor has been disconnected.

You will need tempered glass, at least 1/4" thick. You will have to cut some funky angles to fill the front bezel yet getting some depth into the case. You need to use Silicone sealant specifically formulated for use in aquariums-- the other stuff will kill your fish quick.

There will have to be a way to access the top of the tank for feeding and water changes, an air pump and filtration is a good idea (you'll need to change the water regularly in any case, but without pum/filtration you'll need to do so about every other to every third day.

Even with an older 21" monitor, you're going to have less than five gallons of water there, so you'll only get maybe three medium-sized goldfish or a half-dozen smaller fish like guppies without overcrowding.
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