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Old 03-06-2007, 04:12 PM   #1
 
tank in kitchen?

Anyone have a tank in their kitchen? I have never put one there before and I am wondering if there are any issues with a fish tank in the kitchen... I know you can't keep a bird in there so I thought I would ask. My local store says it is fine, they do it all the time, but I want to make sure they are not just trying to sell me something.
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:55 PM   #2
 
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Anyone have a tank in their kitchen? I have never put one there before and I am wondering if there are any issues with a fish tank in the kitchen... I know you can't keep a bird in there so I thought I would ask. My local store says it is fine, they do it all the time, but I want to make sure they are not just trying to sell me something.
it is possible with heavy ventilation in the kitchen to prevent the fumes going in the tank, get some heavy duty exaust fans and try to keep windows open while cooking.
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Old 03-06-2007, 04:56 PM   #3
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Should be fine in the kitchen...

...unless you're doing a LOT of deep-frying...the oil spatter from that seems to get everywhere...
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:39 PM   #4
 
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Should be fine in the kitchen...

...unless you're doing a LOT of deep-frying...the oil spatter from that seems to get everywhere...
Well I do probably use my deep fryer once a week. It does have a cover and would be at least 15ft away from the tank...
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:50 PM   #5
 
I keep my main tank in my kitchen. Of course, we have big wide counter tops so it's normally away from everything. It does fine and I've reported no problems.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:53 PM   #6
 
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I have a kitchen/dining room and my main 55g is in the corner on the dining room side.

I read in your other post that you're concerned about people bumping into the tank as they walk by. In my experience, if it's a tight sqeeze at all, it's a bad idea... especially if you have kids.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:22 AM   #7
 
Well, it is not that it is a "tight" squeeze.. the baker's rack that is there right now is 18 in. deep. The deal is that you can hang over the baker's rack shelf if you need to and you can't with the tank. Plus, it would be by our table and we want to make sure that chairs would not scoot back into it. The chairs have never hit the baker's rack -- but this is a fish tank -- the kids are going to be curious! (That is why it is not going in their rooms! )

Here are pictures of our kitchen now -- remove the baker's rack and put in a tank:



(BTW -- that nasty deepfryer is in the second picture -- it is sitting on the counter in the opposite end by the sink -- right behind my crockpot :D )

Oh and one last thing -- perhaps you can see why I am pretty set on a WHITE stand for my tank. Bummer is that white ones cost a mint!
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:29 AM   #8
 
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That looks like a great spot. I don't think the chairs would hit it unless someone gets a little too overzealous.

Good luck with the kids. I have 6 tanks in the house with a 3 year-old... he's no trouble because I explained how he can help by "being nice" to the fish and only looking at them instead of touching the glass and how there's a lot of stuff that's dangerous to play with in the cabinet underneath the tank. They're only in peril when my friends' kids are here

As for the white stand issue, a can of white spray paint only costs a few bucks ;)
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:40 PM   #9
 
In my old apartment I used to keep a 1g saltwater tank on my kitchen counter. My little hermits used to like to watch me cook
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:50 PM   #10
 
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Mine is in the kitchen too. It's off to the side, not right near a window. There is a lot of foot traffic past it though, so I chose fish that generally aren't shy (except my pleco). Everyone loves it and it's really convenient for cleaning.
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