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Old 02-07-08, 09:29 AM   #1
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Very impressive video showing off PC up and ran 3D Mark filled with mineral oil and watched the aquarium tank bubbled.

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/t...-system-video-
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Old 02-07-08, 09:34 AM   #2
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would be nice if you could use real water, and have fish swimming.
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Old 02-07-08, 10:17 AM   #3
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hmm, what if the aquarium would be bigger, and put a PC in seperate compartment with mineral oil. sorrounded by normal water and fish
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Old 02-07-08, 10:18 AM   #4
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hmm, what if the aquarium would be bigger, and put a PC in seperate compartment with mineral oil. sorrounded by normal water and fish
Now that would be awesome!

Could this be a 24/7 rig? Is the mineral oil safe for that?
Would you have to change it out every so often?
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Old 02-07-08, 10:25 AM   #5
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i need to find out how much a medium size aquarium would cost.

then some acrylic and that non-toxix glue paste to seperate compartments.
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Old 02-07-08, 10:27 AM   #6
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i need to find out how much a medium size aquarium would cost.

then some acrylic and that non-toxix glue paste to seperate compartments.
The one I have my turtles in is a 30 gallon tall that was around $100 at Walmart.

I would just set a smaller one inside a larger one if I pursued this.
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i could probably get one for less then that. would be a cool idea.
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Old 02-07-08, 11:08 AM   #8
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I think the aquarium gets pretty warm, they were saying at load it was 70C. I'm not sure if it would be too warm for fish. I guess you could put the radiator on it though.

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tropical fish then

or, i could run pipes of mineral oil through rest of the tank (water) to cool it down.
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I've got an empty 55 gallon tank sitting in my basement.... come summer I think I might have to experiment a bit. I think I'll start on this 8 year old dell I got for free from the wife's work though..... just to be sure
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because theres no air flow needed you could drop it in a deep freeze.
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because theres no air flow needed you could drop it in a deep freeze.
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