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steveo9043 09-18-2012 01:15 PM

Aquarium placement
 
I have recently purchased a 72G bow front tank and stand. I want to put it in my living room. I currently have a faux fireplace under my TV and have thought about putting the aquarium there.

Is there any downside to placing the tank there besides light and heat?

Reefing Madness 09-18-2012 02:42 PM

2 good downsides right there. Sunlight would be a big factor, but usually not house lighting. Heat is a bad factor altogether. Need a few fan over the tank to keep it cool, if you think that the spot is a heat issue.

steveo9043 09-18-2012 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1247823)
2 good downsides right there. Sunlight would be a big factor, but usually not house lighting. Heat is a bad factor altogether. Need a few fan over the tank to keep it cool, if you think that the spot is a heat issue.

The one issue I was having is that I know people say to have there lights on a cycle. What if when the lights are off the tv is on. Not enough light to matter? Maybe it will be like a moon to the tank?

I was playing around with a thermometer under the tv last night. It was reading 75 degree's when the rest of the house is kept at 72. So I don't think it gives off enough heat to matter since the tank water will be kept at 78 degrees if I remember correctly.

Reefing Madness 09-18-2012 03:43 PM

Ok. You don't need lights on the tank during a cycle if you don't want them. Keep in mind though that its best to run the tank right from the start as if you've been running it fow awhile.

wseidl515 09-19-2012 12:05 PM

Not questioning you here on this one reef, just a thought. We they not have to worry about salt creep and possible condensation getting to the TV?
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Reefing Madness 09-19-2012 12:32 PM

Not unless the TV is sitting on the tank itself.

wseidl515 09-19-2012 02:05 PM

Ok just thought It was worth asking about
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steveo9043 09-19-2012 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by wseidl515 (Post 1248822)
Not questioning you here on this one reef, just a thought. We they not have to worry about salt creep and possible condensation getting to the TV?
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Damn good question I didn't think of!

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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness (Post 1248843)
Not unless the TV is sitting on the tank itself.

I measured and after the hood and lights I will have about 3in between the tank and the top of the TV. So a good 5-6in between water and the TV. Should be good right?

Reefing Madness 09-19-2012 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by steveo9043 (Post 1249058)
Damn good question I didn't think of!



I measured and after the hood and lights I will have about 3in between the tank and the top of the TV. So a good 5-6in between water and the TV. Should be good right?

I wouldn't. Thats a bit to close for me personally. The above poster was correct, that close and yourr probably asking for condensation build up, from humidity. Don't think you'll get salt creep, but your probably going to get water on the under side of it......Maybe......Just to close for me to throw my name in there saying its ok, then have something happen to your tv. I wouldn't let that happen. 6" or better, with a fan blowing on the underside of the tv to dry the air, and yoiu have my seal of approval.

Hanky 09-19-2012 07:07 PM

also depends on the fish you have, larger fish can make a big splash when your doing maintenence, I almost always get splashed from my 90 gallon. Just to close to electronics for me, also god forbid the tv should come loose for any reason then you loose both tv and tank.

From what Ive learned by having tank right next to tv is you find yourself watching the fish instead of the tv show. lol


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