Erik Maldre's Macquarium Info
This is the place to be if you're looking to build your very own aquarium inside an Apple Macintosh Classic computer. This page has all the links you'll need.
Or click here to get to the detailed building instructions complete with photos.
Currently I have three fish in my tank which resides at home: one albino pristella tetra, one golden cloud minnow and one white cloud minnow. The tetra is pretty much the boss of the tank. He is a peaceful ruler, but he chases the other guys around every once in a while to let them know who's boss. However, the other dudes aren't scared of him. They will chase him back. It's a good, active tanklife. Often times, the tetra will look out the tank and stare at me. He's probably thinking, "I can take on that punk. He's all mine."

I have a reproduction of a Pablo Picasso lino cut print in the background of the tank. I also have a laser print repro of an Apple poster with an image of Picasso and the "Think Different" tag from Apple's famous promo a few years back. And there's whack-smack flower deco in the center of the tank. Because of the angle of the photo you can't see the gravel, but I went with a mix of red and dark red gravel to match the flower and the red Picasso print.

Below you'll find some links to make your very own mac aquarium. Alot of the links are people like you and me sharing their adventures.
macquarium links
ADDED OCTOBER 2006 results on Flickr for macquarium wikipedia's limited info on macquariums
google images image results on google images
yahoo images images results on yahoo images
ADDED JANUARY 2005 no instructions, but nice photos of them building their macquarium. awesome custom tank. pdf of instructions with detailed dimensions for custom tank construction one sentence fact on macquariums
0 First of all going here will give you jack squat in terms of transforming your Mac into an aquarium. It's the site for some technology communication firm.
10 gives a great run-down of building a macquarium. My little tutorial here does a pretty snappy job as well. I cover a lot details that Dr. Webster doesn't. And he has a fair amount of viewer submissions of their macquariums
-- an excellent source for links to other macquarium sites as well. You can always go to my favorite search site, and look up macquariums there too!
-- short bit of info from fella on his experience on building a macquarium. One of the few links mentioned by Yahoo!
-- dead link? not working 1/2005 Hey! This guy links to my page! That's great. I hope more people do! He's got some nice mood photos of his macquariums. instructions
-- people say these guys are the original macquarium creators. The links is available under permission only however.
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-- he's got an elvis painting sittin behind his macquarium
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9 tons of links, but many of them are broken. dozens of viewer submissions of their macquariums
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-- if you don't feel like building one, you can buy one here. 1/2005: looks like they don't sell mac aquariums any more.
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-- ikky poo poo. They put a tarrantuautua in their aquarium. They sell macquariums too. 1/2005: looks like they no longer have macquarium info
-- macquarium building instructions
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-- don't know why i link this one. It's short and brief. very short and brief.
8 Lots of details on how to construct a macquarium. If you want to build the tank yourself, they have nice diagrams and dimensions!
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-- make a G4 Cube Macquarium
-- google's listing of macquariums good ol' google
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9 why it's my own site. Hey, I do have a pretty impressive list of links here.
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-- dmoz's list of links
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-- pretty cool! they have free macquarium desktop icons!
-- here's a woman modeling her macquarium. site has instructions. They built the tank themselves. The silicone looks pretty bad.
-- some dude who thinks he is going to "corner the market" of macquariums cuz he got a bunch of old Apple computers dirt cheap. More power to ya buddy.
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-- As I am compiling my list of links, I am starting to find the site that show one photo and have a brief description to be quite charming. This one fits in that category. The photo is even out of focus! classic.
-- not much there, but cute
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-- This one's neat cuz they show people actually gutting an Apple Computer to make it into a fish tank
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9 WOW! This guy is making a BULLET-PROOF macquarium. How cool is that. No way is any sucka gonna gun down his fish. They are well protected. Hand it to those folks at MIT.
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-- one page. one photo.
-- I miss the old days the Screen Savers with Leo Laporte, Megan Morrone, and Patrick Norton. This link is dead. I'm sad.
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-- Wha? Huh? They guys seem to think there is a species called, "Lepidoderma macquarium"
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-- interesting article from on imacquarium
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-- spooky mast head, but click on the tiny thumbnails and you get huge, huge images on their construction
dead link? not working 1/2005
-- article from talking about the infamous Mac Bong
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-- ah ha! I did find a link on Tech TV that still lists an article on the topic
-- another one
-- not much info. and their links are dead. dated info as well.
-- hmmm... how about a strobemac?
-- short list of links
-- first 14 pages done --
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Where to find out more on Macquariums
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