Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
I have a 40 gal breeder in a small bedroom and it is no problem.
I do notice the sound from the filter when the water level is low, but that is just a reminder to top off.
The lights are on a timer, and the fish do not mind the room light. They are hiding in the plants when the tank light goes off.
I slept in a different room for a few months, where one of my tanks with a sump is located. That was a bit noisy.
Water changes are no more difficult in the bedroom than any other room, in fact easier: there is a door that I can drop the hose out of to fertigate the garden.