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.
QUICK OVERVIEW OF MY COMPUTER AQUARIUM (MACQUARIUM)
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
flickr.com results on Flickr for macquarium
wikipedia.org wikipedia's limited info on macquariums
google images image results on google images
yahoo images images results on yahoo images
ADDED JANUARY 2005
dansmacquarium.netfirms.com
macquarium.mitchleung.com/
www.lib.uiowa.edu/ no instructions, but nice photos of them building their macquarium. awesome custom tank.
patrick.wagstrom.net/weblog/
horriblescreechingnoise.com/ pdf of instructions with detailed dimensions for custom tank construction
willegal.net/tropical_fish
www.quicktopic.com/ one sentence fact on macquariums
www.flickr.com/photos/krishaven/
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ADDED AUGUST 2002
0 www.macquarium.com 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 www.applefritter.com 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
-- www.lowendmac.com/.shtml an excellent source for links to other macquarium sites as well. You can always go to my favorite search site, http://www.google.com and look up macquariums there too!
-- iwbyte.com/matt/macquarium short bit of info from fella on his experience on building a macquarium. One of the few links mentioned by Yahoo!
-- datadudes.com/macquarium dead link? not working 1/2005
homepage.mac.com/patrickng/ 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.
macquarium.seltzer.org/ instructions
-- microserve.net/hac/interesting/ people say these guys are the original macquarium creators. The links is available under permission only however.
-- taltos.pha.jhu.edu/~rrg/ --
-- libweb.uoregon.edu/kitc/fishtank.html dead link? not working 1/2005
-- csltut.fi/~ace/macquarium.html --
-- home.earthlink.net/~lazyacres/ dead link? not working 1/2005
-- people.cs.uchicago.edu/ --
-- vigor.nu/tank he's got an elvis painting sittin behind his macquarium
-- homepage.mac.com/torgo dead link? not working 1/2005
9 theapplecollection.com tons of links, but many of them are broken. dozens of viewer submissions of their macquariums
-- applefritter.com --
-- mac.drake.edu dead link? not working 1/2005
-- amherst.edu/~camiller/macquarium --
-- store.yahoo.com/redlightrunner/ 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.
-- www.macmagician.com dead link? not working 1/2005
-- mactreasures.com ikky poo poo. They put a tarrantuautua in their aquarium. They sell macquariums too. 1/2005: looks like they no longer have macquarium info
-- jagshouse.com/macquarium.html macquarium building instructions
-- www.acorn.net dead link? not working 1/2005
-- www.cs.waikato.ac.nz --
-- www.frill.com/~strcrazy/macaqua.html don't know why i link this one. It's short and brief. very short and brief.
8 lightning.prohosting.com Lots of details on how to construct a macquarium. If you want to build the tank yourself, they have nice diagrams and dimensions!
-- techaquarium.com/aquaria --
-- http://home.comcast.net/~jleblanc77 make a G4 Cube Macquarium
-- google's listing of macquariums good ol' google
-- student.haverford.edu/rhaig/macquarium dead link? not working 1/2005
9 www.unlikelymoose.com/more.html why it's my own site. Hey, I do have a pretty impressive list of links here.
---- infoxczar.com dead link? not working 1/2005
-- dmoz.org dmoz's list of links
-- thejosu.virtualave.net/mac.htm dead link? not working 1/2005
-- macupdate.com pretty cool! they have free macquarium desktop icons!
-- vividpicture.com/aleks/macquarium/ here's a woman modeling her macquarium. site has instructions. They built the tank themselves. The silicone looks pretty bad.
-- billyrhythm.com 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.
-- andrew.student.cwru.edu dead link? not working 1/2005
-- members.soltec.net/ dead link? not working 1/2005
-- wreck.org/pictures/Winter_00_3/14.html 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.
-- http://personal.chrislorich.com not much there, but cute
-- www.fh-wedel.de dead link? not working 1/2005
-- www.aquaticca.com/curiosidades/ dead link? not working 1/2005
-- www.techhouse.org/projects/fish.html This one's neat cuz they show people actually gutting an Apple Computer to make it into a fish tank
dead link? not working 1/2005
9 web.mit.edu/mouser/www/macquarium 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.
-- www.obsoletecomputermuseum.org --
-- stm.creighton.edu/sciclub/macq.html dead link? not working 1/2005
-- www.type2guy.com one page. one photo.
-- techtv.com/callforhelp 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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-- br.fgov.be Wha? Huh? They guys seem to think there is a species called, "Lepidoderma macquarium"
-- booshnet.com dead link? not working 1/2005
-- macworld.com/2001/03/buzz/fish.html interesting article from macworld.com on imacquarium
-- www.hobbes.net/hobbes/fish dead link? not working 1/2005
-- www.demenzia.net spooky mast head, but click on the tiny thumbnails and you get huge, huge images on their construction
dead link? not working 1/2005
-- www.wired.com article from wired.com talking about the infamous Mac Bong
-- fishopolis.com/vahc/ --
-- techtv.com/callforhelp ah ha! I did find a link on Tech TV that still lists an article on the topic
-- techtv.com/callforhelp another one
-- techtv.com/callforhelp not much info. and their links are dead. dated info as well.
-- utdallas.edu/~jazzman/ hmmm... how about a strobemac?
-- www.random-abstract.com short list of links
-- first 14 pages done --
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