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Lugash 04-06-2009 10:15 AM

6 Gal on a trash compactor?
Howdy yall,
I've got an Eclipse 6, that I'm looking to move a bit. I've got a freestanding trash compactor that would be a bloody perfect 'stand', aesthetically at least. ;-) My main concern is if the vibration from the compaction cycle would unduly bother the fish. It's a fairly hard community tank, nothing too delicate in there.
Obviously I'll need to confirm that the trash compactor can handle the weight, but no reason to check that if the fish don't want to be there anyway. :)

Mikaila31 04-07-2009 01:18 AM

IMO it should be fine. I have a compactor as well I don't think it will terribly bother them. Mabey at first, but they will get use to it. Its not like the crushing cycle is very long. Ours is about 40-60sec.

Lugash 04-08-2009 04:47 PM

Yay! :) Thanks for the input Mikaila. I'll probably move them this weekend.

aquakid 04-08-2009 08:32 PM

I think it would be stressful to the fish. Exactly how strong are the vibrations.

Mikaila31 04-08-2009 10:26 PM

trash compactors have fairly strong vibrations. Though this is only when you do the crushing cycle. The crushing cycle is fairly short.

Lugash 04-09-2009 11:00 AM

I wonder if laying down a piece of sytrofoam or something would help attenuate the vibrations.

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