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Old 05-09-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Fish Tanks close to PC

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I wasn't sure where to put this question as it doesn't specifically relate to fish tanks.

I plan on setting up my computer next to where my fish tank (90g) will be. I plan on having the CPU as far away as possible but the printer and monitor will be next to it (within 1-2 feet). I do plan on having a hood over the tank but was not sure if this will work or not having the computer stuff so close to the tank.

I can move the computer to another room but it kinda appeals to me to have the PC right next to the tank so I can look at it while on the computer.

What do people think? It is bad to have my computer set up side by side with the tank?

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Old 05-09-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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I have my 3g above my computer, and a 10g 2 feet away...baring a accident I see nothing wrong with the setup.
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I have a 33g next to my TV for 3 months now. Not even a foot apart. I guess it will go down to how careful you are when maintaining your aquarium and not get any water on your electric devices.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:56 AM   #4
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My plasma is about 4 feet from my 37g tall with no issues and I'll swear my Moors watch TV sometimes, so just becareful what websites you visit lol.
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I had a open top 10g sitting almost touching my monitor for a while. No issues or problems
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:09 PM   #6
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Good go know! I didn't think there would be a problem but it is always good to ask what other people think, especially if someone has done something similar in the past.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:28 PM   #7
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My plasma is about 4 feet from my 37g tall with no issues and I'll swear my Moors watch TV sometimes, so just becareful what websites you visit lol.
haha i agree! my two fancies do the same thing!! haha
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I have my 10 gallon QT aka guppy tank, on my computer desk no problems for me
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:58 AM   #9
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Should not present a problem, my PC's & printer are right next to my 36g tank. This will mean that once I get on with my new electronic project, the wires won't have so far to go for the tank sensors !
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:18 AM   #10
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The biggest problem I've had with having my fishtank close to my electronics has to do with power draw. Granted - I live in a 1 bedroom apartment that was apparently wired by an idiot, but:

My computer, TV, various cable and internet boxes, printer, and Aquarium are all on the same circuit - and for some dumb reason it's the same circuit that runs the 1100 watt microwave all the way in the kitchen. So I have to turn either the computer or the TV off whenever I want to microwave something - otherwise I get to play a game of "When will the Breaker Blow?"
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