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Should I rise my TV to give my tank a little more clearance.

I'm in the in the process of setting up a 12G long rimless tank my wife got me for Christmas, I absolutely love this tank and so I want to set it up in my living right under my TV which is mounted in the wall.
I placed it there today to see how it looks and it seems like it might too close to the TV. My worry is that the water evaporation will create moist on the screen. Here is a picture:



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What's the distance between the back of the tank and the screen (or where the screen would be if it extended lower)?
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What's the distance between the back of the tank and the screen (or where the screen would be if it extended lower)?
I am not sure I understood the question but the back of the tank is right below the screen and the screen is 2 1/2" above the edge of the back of the tank.

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Where are your speakers located? Those will be some traumatized fish...
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I don't think aquarium near electronic device is a good idea. Not to mention your fish might stressed by glow and sound of your tv. It also affect you when you watch Star Wars while keep the light on.

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Where are your speakers located? Those will be some traumatized fish...
I have ceiling and in-wall mounted speakers, it is a very nice sound system I have divided in two zones. So, I don't use the TV speakers.

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I am not sure I understood the question but the back of the tank is right below the screen and the screen is 2 1/2" above the edge of the back of the tank.

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I meant the distance illustrated in this diagram (imagine my lines were straight lol):

If your sound isn't coming directly from the TV or anything else very close to the tank, I wouldn't worry too much about sound stressing the fish (though I wouldn't play anything too loud at all, you'll definitely be limited by having a tank in that room, that is if you want to be nice to the fish / improve your chances of them surviving).

I agree that the glow might irritate/stress them as well, which could be a problem.

The other thing I'd worry about is heat from the TV potentially causing more of the tank water to evaporate than would otherwise.
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I don't think aquarium near electronic device is a good idea. Not to mention your fish might stressed by glow and sound of your tv. It also affect you when you watch Star Wars while keep the light on.

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I might be better off abandoning this idea then. My first thought was to build a stand from scratch for this thank but then I got lazy and thought, well the tank will fit perfectly right under my TV.

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After reading your guys advice and giving this idea a second thought, I have decided not to place my tank there, kick my laziness out the window and build a stand for it instead.

It will be better for both my shrimp (I plan it to be a shrimp mainly tank) and my TV.

I am so glad I asked, I wasn't sure it was such a good idea either and you guys confirmed it. Honestly, I see now how bad of an idea it was.

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Brrrr! What size tank is that? What size TV is that?
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Brrrr! What size tank is that? What size TV is that?
I know hu! It's cold over here... The tank is a Mr Aqua 12G Long and a 65" TV.

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It's a lovely looking tank. Please keep us posted!
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I know hu! It's cold over here... The tank is a Mr Aqua 12G Long and a 65" TV.

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I am correcting myself here, I thought this tank was the Mr Aqua 12G Long, since it was a Christmas gift from my wife (I new she loves me when I opened my Christmas gift ). But I found the the box label today and it is an Aquatop HCA-12G.

I am still in the thinking process of a stand for it, I found nothing so far in the interweb just some people suggesting some IKEA stands for it but I don't trust those things.

My current thought is to get one of those Petco metal stands for 29G
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I am correcting myself here, I thought this tank was the Mr Aqua 12G Long, since it was a Christmas gift from my wife (I new she loves me when I opened my Christmas gift ). But I found the box label today and it is an Aquatop HCA-12G.

I am still in the thinking process of a stand for it, I found nothing so far in the interweb just some people suggesting some IKEA stands for it but I don't trust those things.

My current thought is to get one of those Petco metal stands for 29G tanks, their dimensions are 30x12.5x29.5 (LxWxH), make a wooden top 36" long for it and fit another piece of wood in the bottom shelve.



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Your tank should weight around 50 kg. You are from Washington, aren't you? Why don't you DIY a book shelf ?

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just make sure your fish can watch tv with no obstructions....
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It's been a month since my last post, my wife has had me busy doing some organization in the kitchen. I built and installed some drawers and other things for her to have her pans and kitchen stuff organized.
I finally had some time this weekend to build something to put my fish tank on, I ended up building an entryway table with some scrap wood that I had lying around, I only had to buy a few pieces of wood.
I will post a tank journal when I have some extra time but for now here are a few pictures, my wife picked the colors and I have to say that I like the final product:





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