Fish Tank CD Player





Introduction: Fish Tank CD Player

A fish tank CD player.

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Step 1: An Old Cd Drive

Step 2: Remove the Cover of the Cd Drive

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Step 3: Glass Gel

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Step 4: Glasses

20cm X 20cm 2 pieces

15cm X 15.5cm 2 pieces

20cm X 15.5cm 1 piece

20cm X 14.5cm 1 piece

( Note: need to consider the thickness of the glass)

Step 5: Check Again on the Cd Drive

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Step 6: Power for the Cd Drive

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Step 7: Put Them Together, Took Me a Long Time to Do That

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Step 8: Another Look

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Step 9: Put the Cd Drive In

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Step 10: Another Look

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Step 11: Put Some Stones and Water

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Step 12: Let the Fish Move Into Their New Home

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Step 13: Test, Works Cool

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Step 14: Done

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    33 Discussions

    it means that he cannot be botherd to add instructions as that is the defult text when you make a instructable

    if you were keeping feeder fish in it for a turtle or carniverous fish then its a good idea if not like everyone else is saying stress=death to fish

    Really, the descriptions are useless but the idea is interesting... Interesting... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

    Interesting idea. But pretty much animal cruelty. There is no way you could fit a filter, airstone, or heater into that water. And the sound of the speakers would freak out the fish, as well as the spinning CD, and stressed fish are pretty much dead fish. :| I don't think I'd put any fish into it. But it is a cool idea, just lacks some thought and research.

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    A filter will fit, yes the airstone isn't compulsory and the CD player would act as a (over)heater.

    If you don't have tropical fish you don't need a filter, or an airstone, or a heater if you change your fishes' water every other day. The problem I actually see is the CD drive heating the water too much.

    Its realllllllyyyyyyyyyy cooll.. Idia. What a IDIA????

    Im curious about step 6, powering it, how do you power a CD drive?

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    he has a AC/DC adapter with a Molex tip. your best bet would probably be funing leads from your computers power supply. for pin info refer to link.
    Molex Wikipedia

    I thoroughly enjoyed the OPs instructable. The reason there are no descriptions is because there is very little that isn't obvious. I wouldn't care to see the spinning disks so I would add rock and plants to the tank for looks. I would probably add an air adapter to the tank and a small air pump. I can see myself using this in an office environment. thanks.

    Hey I got some comments. Maybe you could cover the CD thingie with a piece of paper though, it would still look cool. Also, step 6 confuses me, i dont get how you power it.

    Instructable format critique: i assume that the lack of description (only description for each step is "put longer description here") is due to the fact that you just loaded this thing up and didn't have time to get back to it? you know you don't have to publish the instructable till you're finished with will be saved until you decide to could have taken your time and actually put in the descriptions of the steps without steps are pretty much useless.. Actual product critique: why use a PC CD-ROM drive just to play audio Cd's? was it all you had lying around? Why not gut an old audio CD player or something that has better output than an earphone jack? you basically just put an aquarium on top of an open CD player...why not have the CD player spinning inside the tank where it's more visible? in the current design you would have to look at it from above to get any "aesthetic" benifit from the design...and well..i rarely look through the top of an aquarium.. as to the "mistreatment" of animals...unless you used some obscure horribly toxic material to hold this thing together...i doubt the little fishies are going to notice any ill effects...but it's probably still a good idea to get the least tocix material possible...and of course they do make actual aquarium specific even better method would have been to use plexiglass instead and use the non toxic materials they have for joining there are numerous aquarium kits that i've seen i'm not sure where the "fish needs 10+ litres to be satisfied" comes this would obviously depend on the fish...betas (japanese fighting fish) can happily (and actually prefer smaller bowls which obviously contain less water) survive in a liter or less of water as long as you keep the water clean with a filter. as a whole...decent idea (as aquariums and music are both relaxing)...poor execution of the instructions....but at least it's not a k-nex gun

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    bettas dont "perfer" being in a smaller tank, i own a fish shop and i know for a fact that in their natural habitat they have less water, but it does not mean that they like it

    I have seen (and built) many aquariums, but this one is awesome. Even though those koi will not be happy in that small tank, a beta would be fine, if you had a small submersible filter. Good idea, ill have to build a few of these!