Mine is a couple of feet from the LCD TV and has been there from day one. Some ppl say the sound from the TV disturbs the fish but I haven't seen anything .I imagine that if the tank had been in a less noisy location and then move to a nosier location it might disturb them. I live in a one bedroom (approx. 600 sq ft) and if I move the tank any where else it would have to be in my bed, there isn't any room elsewhere.Thanks for that. I think I worded the question wrong, I'm concerned that the noise from the TV might stress the fish but I guess if yours is only a few inches away then it isn't a problem.