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Old 01-29-2004, 12:08 AM   #1
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Here is an interesting Question??

I am setting up a new SW tank 46 gallon to be exact. I have a nice home that is small and cozy. I am a huge Home theatre enthusiast and have a 10K sound system throughout the house with the main focus in the living room. My tank is in the living room about 15 feet from one hell of a subwoofer. It is the only place in the house for this tank.

Is the bass to much for the fish when at high volumes?
Is this not good?
Will they get used to it?
Do I have to give up my love of music and theatre for my love of fish?

Thanks for help and opinions.
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Old 01-29-2004, 01:48 AM   #2
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I've never seen any info regarding marine organism's response to sub low frequencies. However, if you play loud music or watch loud movies with the sub turned up, the bass frequencies would probably be felt in the tank almost anywhere in the house. I doubt the fish appreciate it, it could make for some skittish critters. I have a small betta tank in the same room with my home theater system but I've never watched him when I've had the sub up loud. Maybe someone else will have better firsthand experience.
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Old 01-29-2004, 08:03 AM   #3
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I've read about this before but can't remember where I did! I just want to add that water carries sound something like 10 or more times faster than air. So every little sound in or near a tank will be heard much much louder by the fish. Not a good thing IMO.
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:40 AM   #4
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Sound

Yeah that is what I figured. But like anything else maybe i can slowly aclimate them to the sound over time. Then they would not be so shocked. Just an idea.

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Im in the same boat as you. My fish never show any reaction to loud music or movies. 15" sub, 200 watt amp on it, 10 feet from the tank.
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as an audiophile myself i dont think its too big a deal, my bros fish r fine (155 SW bow FO)and da ET sys in da crib rocks(living room a monster amp and basement 2 200watt receivers) granted the tank is 20ft away from da closest speaker but honestly wen u crank up da sys the whole blocks gana hear it let alone da fish. i figure fish r like people if ure neighbors aint complainin bout da noise den ure fish shud b ok. cuz imho its still not loud enuff!!!!
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wen u crank up da sys the whole blocks gana hear it let alone da fish. i figure fish r like people if ure neighbors aint complainin bout da noise den ure fish shud b ok. cuz imho its still not loud enuff
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my 2 bose acoustimass modules sit almost right behind my reef tank and they could careless
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