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Mr.Maritime Aquarium!

by simsi45 Posted 11th May 2020 at 8:12 PM - Updated 9th Aug 2020 at 11:22 PM by simsi45
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 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:

I'm very very excited for this upload. This is the second time I've ever worked with aquariums and they can be so challenging to make them look right, however I managed to finish this so hooray! 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:

"Mr.Maritime 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) You can store UP TO 6 different fish per tank.
4) The light is fully customizable.
5) ALL the fish remain inside the tank however there might be some minor clipping between the fish or the tank's environment. I tried to minimize it as much as I could!
6) There are 5 interactions available:
~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 3000$ (or under the name "Mr.Maritime") You can also find it by searching: "simsi45" or "aquarium"

If you have an Nvidia Graphics Card and have "Edge Smoothing" enabled, you might encounter some tearing on the lid of the tank. This is an issue that happens with Nvidia cards and anti-aliasing and as far as I'm aware there is no workaround for this except to turn off anti-aliasing (edge smoothing option in-game)


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)

That's all folks. Worked quite hard on this but I think the end result was worth it.
Hope you enjoy

Polygon Counts:
3136 \ 1982 / 1457

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
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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.
19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 12th May 2020 at 12:55 AM
This is really impressive! Top job. I really don't use aquariums enough in my game. I'll have to start now.

For players with nvidia cards, like myself, they could use nvidiaInspector which applies a fix for the antialiasing so no need to turn it off in game.

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 12th May 2020 at 1:06 AM
@Menaceman44 Thanks so much, I'll definitely look up nvidiaInspector as I've been trying to resolve this issue for ages but I couldn't find anything related to it online!!
Field Researcher
#4 Old 12th May 2020 at 3:52 AM
this bring me back some sims1 vibe which is lovely.
Forum Resident
#5 Old 12th May 2020 at 7:27 AM
Thanks for your beautiful aquarium! It's a perfect eyecatcher for my sim's house!
Test Subject
#6 Old 12th May 2020 at 10:29 AM
This is a very beautiful tank! I love the detail and the marine look. You are a great creator. ♥
#7 Old 12th May 2020 at 4:37 PM
I love your tank; thank you for sharing your beautiful work!!
Test Subject
#8 Old 12th May 2020 at 8:45 PM
Holy shit this is amazing! Thank you
Test Subject
#9 Old 12th May 2020 at 9:52 PM
This is a job well done....than you.
Test Subject
#10 Old 13th May 2020 at 12:37 AM
Awesome! Thanks For Sharing!
Test Subject
#11 Old 13th May 2020 at 4:40 AM
Thanks!!! I love you, i nerd this fish tank un My Sims life!!!
Test Subject
#12 Old 16th May 2020 at 5:55 PM
Thanks, really love it!
Test Subject
#13 Old 23rd May 2020 at 7:10 PM
Test Subject
#14 Old 31st May 2020 at 3:31 AM
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 14th Jul 2020 at 2:02 AM
Cool! This must have taken you a long time huh? It turned out so great. <3
Test Subject
#16 Old 31st Jul 2020 at 6:52 PM
file is broken
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 3rd Aug 2020 at 11:08 AM
@shaashi works fine for me
Test Subject
#18 Old 13th Aug 2020 at 9:13 PM
This reminds me of the fish tank in the old Sims games! Makes me so nostalgic. Thank you for the work you put into it!! <3
Forum Resident
#19 Old 2nd Sep 2020 at 3:49 PM
I think I remember this aquarium. I finally tried it out in my test save yesterday, thanks for more Sims 2 nostalgia!
Test Subject
#20 Old 14th Feb 2021 at 11:28 AM
Hi, this item looks great in game! Unfortunately it isn't working quite right for me. I have the option to purchase fish, but I can't add fish from my inventory. I have BG + Seasons only.