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04-02-2012 03:53 AM
y84k i just set up my new 46g bow set up in my bedroom. So far its great. The moonlights built into my light fixture are actually nice in the dark
04-02-2012 03:09 AM
Eben I've had two tanks in my room without a problem.
04-02-2012 02:16 AM
maxthedog123 I run the lights in the 55g in my bedroom from about 3pm-12am. Most of the time I am in bed before they go out. If not, I usually have a side lamp on when the light goes out so it doesn't go totally dark in my room.
04-01-2012 11:55 PM
Couesfanatic I have one in my room. No problems here. I like it. Its nice to see it all the time.
04-01-2012 10:13 PM
Fishies_in_Philly i'd have one in the bedroom AND the crapper if it were up to me. but alas, we all know how it goes when there is a bed bully to contend with. LOL
04-01-2012 10:10 PM
acitydweller its bad feng shui to have a fish tank in your bedroom, from what i've read
04-01-2012 02:34 AM
seandelevan Got a 44 hex tank in the bedroom. For years it was in the den. It was actually my wife's idea to put it in the bedroom. Got led moonlights on a timer that are on at night and on in the morning serving sort of as a night light. It's great. Highly recommended.

03-31-2012 03:02 PM
somewhatshocked The thing that's helped me avoid photoshock is a simple moonlight.

I ripped apart solar path lights and modded them to function as moon lights. The solar cell is mounted beneath the light fixture and the LED is just below that. Operates on a single cheapo rechargeable battery that I have to replace once every year or two. Unit charges during the day and kicks on after lights out. Operates for an hour or two and then kicks off as juice runs out. It's really helped prevent all the excitement and fear from sudden flashes of light.

Really helps ease the more finicky fish into evening hours as I'm toiling around the bedroom and whatnot.
03-31-2012 02:54 PM
nokturnalkid Yeah no problems here with tanks in my room. Only noise that used to irritate me was when one of he tanks water level would drop and you could hear the hob splashing, easy fix though. About the light, I used to just have a photoperiod that ran later in the evening. I used to just have the lights on from 3pm-11pm so not a biig issue when i go into the room and turn the lights on. Usually im in bed around the time the lights go off watching tv or on my laptop with the room lights already off. No issues with spooking fish.
03-31-2012 02:47 PM
GMYukonon24s I don't see a problem with having a tank in your bedroom. There is alot of people that do.
03-31-2012 01:59 PM
Diana 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.
03-31-2012 01:47 PM
driftwoodhunter My QT tank is in my bedroom, and I'm going to be moving my two 29s in there too. One thing I do is turn the bedroom light on late in the afternoon, prior to dusk, so I'm not shocking the fish at night when I turn the lights on to get ready for bed (the QT rarely has it's light on, I use the ambient light from the windows).
Later, when the 29s are in the room, I'll be turning the tank lights on their normal cycle and it won't be an issue.
03-31-2012 01:44 PM
mistergreen Cover the tanks. You don't want your room to be too humid. All sorts of bad stuff grow in humid places.
03-31-2012 01:25 PM
josolanes I have 2 in my bedroom. A 20g with co2 and high light LED and canister filter (main tank) and a low tech 10g with mini-canister and desk lamp for lighting. No smells and the tanks actually put me to sleep pretty fast lol (the slight water running sound and hum). I do avoid turning the lights on in the room when the LEDs are off. In the morning I never need to, though, as my 20g moonlight setup is pretty bright and atleast bright enough where a room light isn't needed when first waking up
03-31-2012 12:48 PM
speerwashere I have 3 tanks in my bedroom and use a little lamp after lights out. When I first turn it on I don't see no or few fish then 1 by 1 they come out of hiding.
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