Now with live photos!
Several months later, I was driving through the Rockland Maine Transfer Station, when I spied two Macs, both the variety of which would make a good Macquarium. Since "dump picking" is not allowed, I skillfully maneuvered my truck to block the attendants view of the computer disposal area. I grabbed the cleaner of the two machines, ripped off the still attached keyboard and mouse (a mistake!), and threw it into the back of the Billy Rhythm Mobile. I took it back to the office, and told everyone that this would soon be a Macquarium! We found the instructions made famous by Andy Ihnatko online. (You can also download Andy's instructions from me.) Andy's instructions are A-1 and, most importantly, funny! Following his instructions, we pulled all the innards out right at the office. (We didn't take any photos from the first dissection. The photo shows Ron during a later procedure, where we dismantled two at the same time.)
On the inside of the first machine (a Mac Plus) you can see the signatures of the Apple team. Then, I took it home and used a Dremel with a Flexi Shaft attachment to saw off all the naughty bits inside.
Then came the building of the tank. My friend Reggie of Champion Glass tookan interest in my project. In fact, he cut me my first batch of glass for free. (Sorry, I've no pictures of the tank assembly.) It took me two small tubes of aquarium sealant to assemble and seal the tank, but first time, no leaks!
Don't forget to check out my other Mac Project: