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Old 04-14-2009, 05:49 PM   #11
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In my studio I use sound dampening foam in corners and on walls and other areas of sound entrapment. In corners with 90 degrees sound cancels itself out (phase) and thus does not bounce back it goes into the corner and essentially stops there. If you have the tank in a corner you could put the foam padding behind the tank. You could also put it anywhere else you think would help keep the sound from reaching the tank at concerning levels. I think you will be fine however because sound travels through water slower than air. Bass being that you have more of a wavelength will not actually harm the fish with sound. It could cause the water to jiggle at the top but unless you have the amp on the outside of the tank it will not disrupt the fish. This goes for the kick drum as well. Higher pitch sounds mids to highs dont dampen as quickly throughout space. For instance a low e on a bass and a high e on the guitar from a distance the high e from the guitar can be heard over the low e on the bass if it is heard at all. So no problem there because sound does reflect of hard surfaces and your tank(glass) is a hard surface. Little sound is actually getting through to your fish if any at all. Just dont put your fish tank in the kick drum!
Interesting fact:
On TOOL's 10,000 days record they filled the studio with helium to get higher and richer highs and mids, they wanted them to really carry. It also gives everything low such as bass guitar and kick drum a punchier effect.
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:12 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by WhiteDevil View Post
If you are really that worried about it, wrap the tank in carpet before you jam. Carpet is a sound deadener, it will stop the sound and vibrations from entering the tank glass however the stand is a different story.
High frequencies... yes
Low frequencies... won't have an effect at all, not to mention the stand.

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