AQUARIUM IN THE DINING ROOM, GOOD OR BAD???

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5 years ago #1
rastamania_2k10
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sir/mam,

Good day to you.. is it really good to place a marine aquarium in the dining room? usually facing or across the dining table.. thanx a lot. hoping for your response.

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Rod avatar
5 years ago #2
Rod
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I have a 90 gallon marine tank straight across from my dinner table maybe 4 feet away, I think it's a great place for one. I haven't had any problems with it at all. Feel free to check out my pics on my profile or on rods aquatic dream forum post in the marine section.
What size is yours?

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5 years ago #3
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Aquarium fish can usually acclimate to movements outside the aquarium. However, they can get upset when the view changes too much. Did you ever wonder what we look like to the fish inside an aquarium? At first, they must think we're giant predators rather than a food source.

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5 years ago #4
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From my point of view...you should always choose a place for an aquarium which should be easy to control during water changes...for example,if water spills out for any purpose then you should have the arrangements to remove the water easily....Mostly,the management should be easy...
Thank You

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5 years ago #5
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I'd put a tank in every room if I could!

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5 years ago #6
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I wouldn't mind having a small planted tank in my bathroom. Talk about peaceful

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5 years ago #7
Peter
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When I first started with aquariums I had large marine aquarium in our dining come lounge room. It was no problem and was great to be able to sit and watch the fish whilst they watched us.

Years later when we decided to extended our home adding a large lounge room adjacent to the dining room. I had to make a decision on where would be the best place to locate the aquarium.

Anyway as I was drawing up the plans for the extension I happened to pay a visit to a large aquarium come pet store. I have alway's wondered why fish in many small tanks in a pet store seem happy.

As I stood in the middle of the pet shop surrounded by aquariums I suddenly realised, Hey the fish in one side of the room could see other walls of aquariums filled with other fish.

I reckoned the actual perspective made the room space between the aquariums appear as a giant fish tank, seeing fish across the room and movement of humans in-between makes it like one almighty fish tank.

With that in mind I redrew the house plans to include two built into the wall aquariums, each with their own service rooms. Now the fish in each aquarium will probably think they have died and gone to fish heaven.


Also if you want the fish to get used to you and be unafraid, try hand feeding them with a small amount of food each time you feed them. After a couple of weeks they will be unafraid and except you as one of their own.

Regards

Peter (aquaman)

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5 years ago #8
gbose
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Aquaman,

WOW!! Can't believe that fish tank! How big is it?

GB

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5 years ago #9
Peter
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Hi, Don't know how big the office aquarium is but having aquariums in your home or office has one great benefit.

In our lives we live, work and travel in an environment that is charged with positive ions. Ever notice how during the daytime or at work you feel washed out or tired. This is due in part to positive ions, even when driving your car, the same effect.

However ever noticed on a hot evening when a thunderstorm comes along and it rains, how restful and invigorating it feels. This is due to negative ions in the atmosphere.

So a fish tank in your home or office is not only good therapy but also a constant source of positive ions.

My home is built on a triangular block. My 6 ft tropical aquarium is just about central. I have created a filter column in the aquarium, two thirds filled with bio balls and the top part filled with washable filter material.

The rising water spills into this vertical box causing a constant surface skim. Then gravity feeds down to a 20-gallon plastic bin with the main pump in it.

The gravity fed water from the down pipe causes a vortex or whirlpool this causes a release of negative ions.

The pump in the plastic container then returns the water to the aquarium via an underwater spray bar. This is aimed at the surface of the aquarium which one again causes oxygenation of the aquarium surface.

Also there is a pipe fitted into a T-piece in to the filter return. This goes to a tap and a wooden frame over the aquarium with 20 rain drippers. I can turn it on anytime. The rain dripping on the surface causes more oxygenation and negative ions.

I suppose in a way it is a hobby gone mad, but what a great way to go crazy.

Regards

Aquaman

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Ebrahim avatar
5 years ago #10
Ebrahim
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that is sick doode.you must have a degree in engineering or something!
Why dont you join our forum,im sure your input and experience would be appreciated

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5 years ago #11
Pedrosa
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It is right about negative ions, years ago my doctor said I should buy a negative ion generator or an fish tank. My husband bought me a fish tank which we stil have.

Both our healths piked up. So we would not part with our fish for anything.

Pedrosa

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5 years ago #12
Peter
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Glad if you can reap some small benefit from the information I submitted.

Regards

peter (aquaman)

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5 years ago #13
santosh_basak
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Hi Aquaman,

Pls join this forum. So that we all can be benefitted with your informations.

BR// Santosh

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5 years ago #14
Peter
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Hi Santosh, Many thanks regarding joining the forum, and I hope that the information I submitted to the website may have been some help.

On a personal note I would have to say that the myaquariumclub.com though not as complex as some of the other aquarium websites is one of the best I have visited.

It really has got it right for its members and guests most of whom seem genuine in not only their search for knowledge but also for the input that members and guests unselfishly submit to help their fellow aquarists.

A great website

Regards

Peter (aquaman)

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5 years ago #15
Lee79
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I went to a dance club last night and there was a corner aquarium there. I thought to myself, bad idea. Can imagine a number of things that could happen there. So, I think in the dining room is fine.

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4 years ago #16
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mee too.when they realize that big giant predator feeds them,they will love that image....lol
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4 years ago #17
Goldielove
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oh thattttsss cooo...llll

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4 years ago #18
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Awhile ago there was a club in my city that had small sharks (not sure what type). Of course they eventually died (not sure if they had been replaced previously either).

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4 years ago #19
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To a fish, people walking past an aquarium must look like monster predators. It would be interesting to see a picture taken from inside an aquarium looking out.

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4 years ago #20
Annette
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My fish tank is in my kitchen on the counter of the connected island thing.I've never had a problem with it there and the fish dont seem to care. makes itsuper easy to change water also! just stick the hose down the drain.

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4 years ago #21
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Possibly the best spot to have it

if their is no window nearby so you get no Direct sunlight which equals Algae
other than that great spot but they would be petrified when they see a fork go into food

they would think
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Killer Killer

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4 years ago #22
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Fry Daddy wrote:
I'd put a tank in every room if I could! ;)

So would I
Havent got the money to have 10 100 gallon tanks in the house though
Wish I did
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3 years ago #23
miko
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only messed up if your are having seafood for dinner.

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3 years ago #24
aquariuman
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if your dining room is in the SEast, East, North or SWest from the center of your home you can install an aquarium there - but it is onoly good until 2043 mate... cheers good luck

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1 year ago #25
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Oh that's magical. I would LOVE to work in that environ.

Glenn Dalton P.S. I think having fish in the dining room is a fine idea. Fish and water are very relaxing. The only concern would be noise from an air pump.

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1 year ago #26
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This thread is 3 years old, check how old they are before posting in threads.

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