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TS2>TS3 Aquabox Five-Gallon Aquarium Conversion

by Menaceman44 Posted 4th Nov 2012 at 4:29 PM - Updated 2nd Feb 2013 at 8:58 PM by Menaceman44 : text corrections
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
I like the fish tank aquarium that was added with "High End Loft Stuff" but I was lacking in variety.
Yes, there are others available at the Store but not everyone can/wants to spend cash on a single item.

As a result I took on converting the Aquabox Five-Gallon Aquarium from The Sims 2!

This was NOT an easy task which is why you will notice that the tank isn't a 100% conversion. Some alterations had to be made to get it to function to a satisfactory level.



The tank costs §300 and can be found in Function Sort under Entertainment>Hobbies & Skills and Pet Essentials>Miscellaneous Decor, and in Room Sort under Dining Room>Miscellaneous Decor and Study>Hobbies & Skills. It also features the original TS2 catalogue description including all of it's translations. If there's anything wrong with them, blame MAXIS.

It functions exactly as the original HELS tank and can be stocked and interacted with from the back as well as the front. Also, if you have any mods which alter the amount of fish which can be stocked in the HELS tank, it will affect this tank too!

IMPORTANT HELS is NOT required but please note that you need FREE game update 1.5.0.011000 in order for this content to work if you do not have HELS installed. Many thanks to EsmeraldaF for testing and confirming this.

It has 4 recolourable channels as shown below.

PLEASE NOTE as this is a conversion of a TS2 mesh the mapping isn't perfect. I have managed to correct most areas but only solid colours should be used on the water filter (blue in the image) as the mapping is simply too messy for me to correct.

MANY thanks to both BloomsBase and omegastarr82! Without their help I would probably have given up on this long ago. I'm so glad to finally have it released.

Polygon Counts:
High Detail 1559
Medium Detail 927
Low Detail N/A

Additional Credits:
SimPE,
s3oc,
s3pe,
TSR Workshop,
Inge's Texture Tweaker BloomsBase,
omegastarr82,
EsmeraldaF.
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Style: Contemporary
Room: Dining Study
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Tags: #fish, #tank, #aquarium, #conversion, #convert, #TS2, #The, #Sims, #2