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I recently acquired this Apple G4 Cube computer shell after I saw a couple of these repurposed into aquariums. Basically the computer was removed and a piece of acrylic was glued to make a base. I thought it looked good beside my iMac. Once you go mac you never go back.
I also recently acquired this beautiful betta from Thailand called "Fire and Ice". I've never seen one with such iridescent fins before. I used a glass substrate as I plan on getting some color changing LED's to put in the open space under the bottom of the tank. I have some Hornwort in there for now but am going to try planting in this glass to see if I can get anything to grow. The glass gravel is made from recycled glass and since I'm also recycling a computer case this is a "green" aquarium. I plan on adding a small internal filter next week. I think I'll name the betta "Mac".



















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MAC > PC tank looks good
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Here's what it originally looked like. They were made 2000 - 2001 and started at $1800!



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Very pretty betta.

What's the volume on that thing? hope you get that filter in there as soon as possible...
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Very pretty betta.

What's the volume on that thing? hope you get that filter in there as soon as possible...
Thanks, yes he is. I didn't measure it out but it's about a gallon. Bettas are tough fish, I could probably keep him in there with just water changes and do fine.


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Beautiful betta! I've never seen that apple case before.
Thanks. Probably because they were only made for a year and that was 12-13 years ago.


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Thanks, yes he is. I didn't measure it out but it's about a gallon. Bettas are tough fish, I could probably keep him in there with just water changes and do fine.
They may be tough, but it doesn't mean they'll stay beautiful.

One gallon + No filter = Fin Rot, guaranteed.

I hope you're planning to do mutliple 'large' water changes a week.
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They may be tough, but it doesn't mean they'll stay beautiful.

One gallon + No filter = Fin Rot, guaranteed.

I hope you're planning to do mutliple 'large' water changes a week.
Don't worry, I will have a filter in there in a couple of days.


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Don't worry, I will have a filter in there in a couple of days.
Awesome.

Honestly, I've kept alot of bettas in small set ups, and one gals even filtered invariably led to some fin issues...and once they go bad, they never recover as nice. I think if you planted heavy w/ CO2, that would be your best bet for long term success in a tank like that. You probably paid $70+ with shipping for a fish like that...quite an investment.
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