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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-20-2007, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Would You Dare...

...mount a big ass (40"+) flat panel tv on a wall directly over an aquarium?
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I would say no... but not for fear of it falling off the wall as the mountings are very sturdy... but for the noise vibrations the speakers would cause for the tank.
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I'd be worried about humidity and moisture getting into the tv.
I wouldn't be worried about it falling in if you had a good wall mount fixture.
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BTW, hanging lights getting in the way is not sufficient for a "no" answer. This is more about the risk of your tv crashing down or some other scenario where your tv damages your aquarium or vice-versa.
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Hmm you two brought up good points of which to be cautious.
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I think looking past or over an aquarium would be visually disconcerting. If the fish were busy moving around I may find it distracting when I'd be trying to focus on the TV program. Or, it could be next to impossible to focus on the TV during your photoperiod...especially if you have a high light tank.
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All the mentions of humidity getting into the tv would worry me, but mostly I think I agree with RodHay ~ it'd be a distraction. I think it would bug me to look at the aquarium with the TV above it and vice versa. I think each would try to draw my eye in and be fighting for my attention so much I wouldn't be able to enjoy either one.

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I think looking past or over an aquarium would be visually disconcerting. If the fish were busy moving around I may find it distracting when I'd be trying to focus on the TV program. Or, it could be next to impossible to focus on the TV during your photoperiod...especially if you have a high light tank.
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pretty sure the aquarium would be a nice distraction

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I'd say the fish tank would distract me from watching tv. Instead i'd end up watching the fish tank. =D
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I think from an interior decoration standpoint, it's distasteful.

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The focus is ON THE TANK, not on the TV. Plus the humidity would kill the TV.

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I agree that the tank would be a distraction and the light would be even worse. As for humidity I don't know if there is really much more humidity a foot or so above the tank vs somewhere else in the room....especially if you have good air circulation (but is something you would want to look into more). The bigger problem would be the light though as the tank would likely be brighter then the TV.
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I have my 46 inch samsung lcd right over my tank (40 gal breeder) and it looks beautiful. Also, humidity really isn't a problem and it doesnt distract me while im watching at all. One problem though is that whenever I'm watching t.v. with say a friend, he/she always tends to get up and block my view of the big game (or whatever is on). 1 vote yes. Ill try to post a pic if i get the time.
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I really don't see any problems as long as youhave something over the aquarium to block the evaporation. I wouldn't be to concerned about the noise.
Chances are a basic stereo system on a TV isn't going to be too loud and if you wish to make it louder you will buy a surround sound system which will be placed in various places amongst the room.
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