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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:19:42 AM on 15 August 2016.
Rjyates's avatar
 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 14 August 2016
 Member #: 1965
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This was my grandpa's SANYO CTP8603 TV he was the one owner has collected all pamphlets and service history receipts, he was upset when it went to digital and asked me to gut it out and put a shelf into it, seamed like a waste, if only he could see it now.

I embarked on this project, not knowing what I was in for. the only thing I did not do was cut the glass, ended up cutting glass for the lid and supports.

Started out trying to use as much space as possible got the glassed nicely sealed with (PRO-SPEC window glass silicone +/- %15 movement) together, covered chip board the (inside of TV) with moisture protector paint. did not want the TV getting any water damage, I would like my 2 year old to enjoy this as she grows up.

Most of the switch's/POTS on front and side have functions, I'm still struggling to find some resistor values on the slide pots, from turning on a air pump, dimming the LED strips, turning other lights on depending the mood time of day, ventilation fans. Hardest most stressful part was cutting a lid on top. The TV weighed 60 Kg now with a 100 litre tank, I still have to work out a solution legs/caster wheels. While keeping it original looking. Not long now fish will live in it. after 4 years of and on perfecting every aspect in protecting the TV if leaks and moister, light leakage

Thanks, Robert

Sanyo Fishtank
Sanyo Fishtank
Sanyo Fishtank
Sanyo Fishtank


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 2:38:26 PM on 15 August 2016.
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Caution: Some here will call that sacrilege.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 6:41:19 PM on 15 August 2016.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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I know I was going to apologise in advance, but I was only doing what I was told, unfortunately the pics are not up yet


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:42:01 PM on 15 August 2016.
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With it being an imported set it is probably excusable since there's no historical value. I'd say that if it was a 1956 AWA set it'd be a bit different though.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 11:24:01 PM on 15 August 2016.
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Photos uploaded.

It's probably not an easy task but if the tank is big enough I'd recommend raising the water level above the height of the bezel.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:11:07 PM on 18 August 2016.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
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 Member #: 1965
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Thanks yeah the water does go past the bezel, will post a new phone one I have finished the legs with caster wheels and fish


 
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