DIY Xbox 360 Aquarium Mod

I’m sure we’ve all seen those computer case aquariums, but how often do you get to see an Xbox 360 aquarium that’s completely DIY?

xbox 360 aquarium mod diy

Who knew that it would be possible to convert your average Xbox into a really awesome salt-water fish tank? Move over lava-lamps, having your own Xbox 360 aquatic lightshow is far more appealing.

According to our source, a small tank was inserted directly into the Xbox 360 case. The tank itself is approximately 6″ by 8″ by 2.5″ and contains around a half gallon (2 litres) of water.

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The tank is also equipped with a color-changing LED strip that goes from blue to pink and can be changed using a wireless remote. As for the window on the side, it was cut using a waterjet for precision.

Not show in the pictures is an external filtration hose, which sits at the far corner of the tank. The hose then goes to a canister with a filter sponge and rocks to make sure that the water in the tank stays nice and clean.

For the coral and rock, the creator had them glued to an acrylic background using aquarium epoxy. Check out the video below to see what it looks like once filled up and working.

Unfortunately, this Xbox 360 had to be gutted in order to convert the case into an aquarium. The console used in this project was purchased second hand, and broken. I guess the artist couldn’t bear the thought of potentially harming a good system. I wouldn’t recommend trying this if you have a working console, since some of the parts from the console got pillaged for the design, such as the power supply and cable.

Also be sure to check out a Giant 3D Pinball and a Samus Aran sculpted from NES Cartridges.

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