Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Garden City, KS
Turning computer parts into aquarium mods
So I've been going through a lot of boxes of old computer parts I have, from back when I did custom case mods and water-cooling, all that crazy geek stuff... and as I'm going through it all it dawns on me that this stuff would make great additions to high-tech aquarium mods!
For instance, one of my water cooling kits has a volumetric flow meter, which connects to a digital readout that tells me the flow rate in Liters per hour. Also, there's another kit I had that had a really cool LCD thermometer display, designed to look like a speedometer or something, and I had replaced the thermal sensor with one that is designed for liquid, so I was able to read the temperature of the coolant in the reservoir. Then there's a whole bunch of these rheobus-type controllers that are normally designed to work with fans, but many of them can be easily modded to also work on LEDs or cold cathode rays. This opens up moonlight possibilities.
I'm just wondering... have any of you ever modded up your aquarium with PC parts, overclocking supplies, and/or other electronic gadgetry?