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*UPDATED* Aquabox Aquarium Conversion

by simsi45 Posted 27th Apr 2019 at 7:24 PM - Updated 2nd Dec 2019 at 6:07 PM by simsi45
48 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
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.
Watch a little in-game preview of a fully stocked aquarium here:

Small update to fix an issue where the aquarium wouldn't show up if Spa Day wasn't installed. Please Re-download if needed

This is a very exciting upload for me and I'm so happy I managed to finish it before my trip. I would advise you to read all the notes below as it contains quite a bit of useful information.
With that said, I present to you the:

"AquaBox 60 Gallons of Awesome Aquarium"
A fully functional aquarium for your sims' homes, to bring a glimpse of the ocean right into your home!

1) This aquarium works the same as the aquariums in spa day/dine out/cats & dogs etc.
2) Once you buy and place a tank on your lot, some fish will spawn inside of it, REGARDLESS if you bought/stored fishes yourself. These fishes can't be customized or changed they are mostly decorative (think of the aquarium table in My First Pet Stuff)
This it to make the tank feel more alive and not just an empty box filled with water.
3) You can store UP TO 6 different fish per tank. (regardless of the decorative fishes)
4) The light is fully customizable.
5) ALL the fish remain inside the tank and don't clip with each other or the tank's environment.
6) There are 5 interactions available (see last screenshot):
~Set Light Intensity
~Turn Light On/Off
~Purchase Fish (the type of fish available for purchase will depend on what DLC you have. You can also, store the fish you catch by fishing around the world)
~View Fish (only available when stocked with at least 1 fish)

*The aquarium can be found under: Activities and Skills/Recreation for 18000$ (or under the name "AquaBox 60 Gallons of Awesome Aquarium")


Apparently all FX in the game (such as fish, bubbles, smoke, fire etc.) are available for EVERYONE regardless on whether you have the pack they came with or not.

So, YES, this aquarium is completely BASE GAME COMPATIBLE. The types of fish that are available to purchase will depend on what DLC you have installed. (You can also store fish you caught yourself, around the world)

~I also want to give a huge special thanks to Minimonster-newmonster for providing me useful information about working with different FX and for helping me compile the custom tuning file. Without his help this aquarium wouldn't look as good as it does now!
~Also another huge thanks to scumbumbo for helping me make the aquarium BG compatible! Thanks once again guys! ~

That's all folks. Worked quite hard on this but I think the end result was worth it.
I have one more aquarium that's almost complete and will probably share it before I go.
Hope you enjoy

Polygon Counts:
3112 \ 2451 / 1541

Additional Credits:

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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AquaBox 60 Gallons of Awesome Aquarium.rar | Updated to be BG compatible!

Size: 2.17 MB · Downloads: 34,456 · 28th Apr 2019
2.17 MB 34,456 28th Apr 2019
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
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Test Subject
#26 Old 29th Apr 2019 at 8:30 PM
Wow! This is fabulous! Thank you!
Test Subject
#27 Old 30th Apr 2019 at 2:59 PM
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 30th Apr 2019 at 6:23 PM
This is so amazing! Thank you for making this!!
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 30th Apr 2019 at 8:39 PM
It is lovely. And I believe I need to build a house to showcase it.
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 1st May 2019 at 1:50 AM
You're fantastic! Thanks!!
Test Subject
#31 Old 1st May 2019 at 4:03 AM
I've done aquariums for decades. It is a 600 gallon tank (perhaps even larger than that), not a 60 gallon tank.
Field Researcher
#32 Old 1st May 2019 at 10:18 PM
Dope! Aquarium enthusaist here, very appreciative of your work.
Test Subject
#33 Old 2nd May 2019 at 11:10 PM
Originally Posted by kevinnclay
I've done aquariums for decades. It is a 600 gallon tank (perhaps even larger than that), not a 60 gallon tank.

Totally lol. Several of my 55 gallon aquariums could fit inside this beauty.

I've been waiting for larger tanks for TS4 since the beginning (really miss that TS3 wall aquarium) - thank you so much for this!!! I cannot wait to put it in...every home, every restaurant, every bathroom...
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 3rd May 2019 at 8:48 PM
Omg! This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing it with us
Test Subject
#35 Old 5th May 2019 at 2:43 PM
Hi! Thanks for this amazing mod. However, I have problem with the .rar file. The file I downloaded was indicated as broken and the file repair is not working either. Any possible way to upload a .package version? Thanks!
Test Subject
#36 Old 9th May 2019 at 4:43 AM
Originally Posted by Bloodmage9
Hi! Thanks for this amazing mod. However, I have problem with the .rar file. The file I downloaded was indicated as broken and the file repair is not working either. Any possible way to upload a .package version? Thanks!

I was having this issue with this file and a few other .rars out of the many I downloaded on MTS. I was using an older version of WinRAR (I don't even know how old at this point), and also tried a few other compression programs without success. However, after installing the latest version of WinRAR (convenient link can be found in the help pop-up under the file download), everything opens fine. I hope this works for you!
Test Subject
#37 Old 3rd Jun 2019 at 10:12 PM
Thank you for the work and development that went into this!!! <3
Test Subject
#38 Old 4th Jun 2019 at 4:15 PM
Amazing job! It would be nicer if you could provide a version without decorative fishes. Anyway, thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#39 Old 10th Jun 2019 at 9:08 PM
oh wow so beautiful! great job!
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 4th Aug 2019 at 3:31 AM
Your work is AMAZING! Not sure if you take requests, but i would like to suggest you to try something from Sims 1. I know its harder, as you don't have a mesh to convert, but i think some of SIms 1 objetcs have meshes inside console games like Sims 1 Console, Bustin Out, etc... I know that in SIms 2 there are some, like the 2x2 light blue table (the one that the Newbies have in their home... i wish we had 2x2 tables in Sims 4).
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 8th Sep 2019 at 2:49 PM
This is amazing. Although, I can't understand why the game allows fish from different types of water to live in the same tank. Some fish are cold, some are warm water. Some are brackish water. Some are marine water fish. By some miracle, they all survive in the game.

In real life, not a pretty tank if it's filled with floating corpses. Is it obvious that I've owned fish before? lol
Test Subject
#42 Old 15th Oct 2019 at 7:41 PM
Thank you so much! One of my favourite objects ever! This is going to look fabulous for restaurants
Test Subject
#43 Old 27th Oct 2019 at 3:45 AM
This really *is* awesome, thank you!
#44 Old 2nd Dec 2019 at 7:00 PM
Great Job :)
Test Subject
#45 Old 12th Dec 2019 at 1:56 PM
Test Subject
#46 Old 28th Jan 2020 at 8:10 PM
Hi! is this compatible with 1.60?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#47 Old 28th Jan 2020 at 8:51 PM
Originally Posted by wiseiam
Hi! is this compatible with 1.60?

Works just fine!
Test Subject
#48 Old 12th Apr 2020 at 11:27 PM
Awesome! Thanks For Sharing
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 13th Jul 2020 at 11:53 PM
This is cool! Thank youuuuu.
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