Aquarium under a wall mounted TV?

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Hello again everyone,

Before I press the buy button on my new tank, the new place in my home I’m thinking of putting it is under the Tv which is wall mounted on the wall.

The tank will have a lid on it but I’m just wondering has anyone done this or has there tank under there TV now?

Just wondering if the tank so close to the Tv will damage the TV in any way and the tv being so close to the fish not a good idea for there health?

Thanks
 
Hello. Make sure the TV is safety secured to the wall and then get the tank. You could have a problem if the TV needed to repaired or moved or something like that. It would be difficult to work on the TV with the fish tank in the way of things. Your decision.

10 Tanks (Now 11)
 
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There are reasons for not doing this. Water evaporation with the heat rises, and I cannot imagine this is good for a TV. Then there is the "repair" issue 10 Tanks raises, which is to me very significant. Once set up, an aquariuim is immovable without tearing it completely down, so its placement needs to be well thought out. I would not recommend it be near anything like this.

The issue of "noise" from the TV is relevant to fish which have quite remarkable hearing. Studies have shown that certain TV programs and music does negatively impact them.
 
Potential repairs on the TV are not a real issue as most wall mounts I've seen are made so the TV can be lifted off the mount. Also, most flat screens are not even worth repairing unless still under warranty.

Size of the tank would be helpful as, if small in size, two tanks with one below each aligned along the outer edges of the TV, sort of like a triangle, would alleviate most issues.

The above said I would not do this since, as has already been said, the humidity would not be good for the TV although if the TV were mounted high and the tank was on a low stand so there would be at least 3 feet between, most of the tank's humidity would probably dissipate into the room and not be an issue.

Another issue I see is that the tank would be very distracting in relation to the TV when the tank lights are on.

One more issue is the TV's audio. Especially if you use high bass settings the vibration could confuse some fish. For instance my rope fish has VERY poor eyesight, which is natural to the species, and they hunt food by smell and vibration. Most, if not all newer TVs have the speakers mounted on the back to improve sound quality as they actually use the wall as a sound board sort of like the sound board in an acoustic guitar. Even though you won't feel it with your hand this causes a large area of the wall to vibrate which would confuse many fish such as my rope. Not sure which but it is likely that this vibration would make him think there was food around that isn't or make it much harder to find actual live food.

OK, one more issue... ;) I'm a bit of a room decorator for my own purposes. For esthetics the tank should be the same width or a bit wider then the TV. This could likely be difficult to accomplish without doing a custom built tank which would be costly.
 
Hello. Make sure the TV is safety secured to the wall and then get the tank. You could have a problem if the TV needed to repaired or moved or something like that. It would be difficult to work on the TV with the fish tank in the way of things. Your decision.

10 Tanks (Now 11)
Yes the tv is already mounted to the wall onto a bracket which can be lifted on and off
 
There are reasons for not doing this. Water evaporation with the heat rises, and I cannot imagine this is good for a TV. Then there is the "repair" issue 10 Tanks raises, which is to me very significant. Once set up, an aquariuim is immovable without tearing it completely down, so its placement needs to be well thought out. I would not recommend it be near anything like this.

The issue of "noise" from the TV is relevant to fish which have quite remarkable hearing. Studies have shown that certain TV programs and music does negatively impact them.
Yeah that makes sense, thanks for the advice I will have a re think.
 
Potential repairs on the TV are not a real issue as most wall mounts I've seen are made so the TV can be lifted off the mount. Also, most flat screens are not even worth repairing unless still under warranty.

Size of the tank would be helpful as, if small in size, two tanks with one below each aligned along the outer edges of the TV, sort of like a triangle, would alleviate most issues.

The above said I would not do this since, as has already been said, the humidity would not be good for the TV although if the TV were mounted high and the tank was on a low stand so there would be at least 3 feet between, most of the tank's humidity would probably dissipate into the room and not be an issue.

Another issue I see is that the tank would be very distracting in relation to the TV when the tank lights are on.

One more issue is the TV's audio. Especially if you use high bass settings the vibration could confuse some fish. For instance my rope fish has VERY poor eyesight, which is natural to the species, and they hunt food by smell and vibration. Most, if not all newer TVs have the speakers mounted on the back to improve sound quality as they actually use the wall as a sound board sort of like the sound board in an acoustic guitar. Even though you won't feel it with your hand this causes a large area of the wall to vibrate which would confuse many fish such as my rope. Not sure which but it is likely that this vibration would make him think there was food around that isn't or make it much harder to find actual live food.

OK, one more issue... ;) I'm a bit of a room decorator for my own purposes. For esthetics the tank should be the same width or a bit wider then the TV. This could likely be difficult to accomplish without doing a custom built tank which would be costly.
Haha well it’s a 65” tv around 140cm long was looking at a 240l tank 120cm long, my gf is the opposite it either has to be same length or abit shorter ( I couldn’t care less lol )

Yeah it wouldn’t quite have that much distance only like 150cm gap.

Thanks for the advice i thought maybe a lid would have solved the humidity problem.

I will have a re think
 
Haha well it’s a 65” tv around 140cm long was looking at a 240l tank 120cm long, my gf is the opposite it either has to be same length or abit shorter ( I couldn’t care less lol )
LOL! My opinion as to appearance was subjective as to being my own thought. Is your girlfriend a roomie or do you actually live alone? You don't have to answer that but it is something to keep in mind. If you basically live along you have to setup your place to make yourself, not others, happy. Enough of that as it is not really pertinent to this discussion.

Back to the original question... I would not put a tank directly under a TV without decent clearance but it could probably be safely done by mounting a 100MM computer case fan that can be powered by a USB source just above the tank, and on each end of the tank, with the output pointing away from the TV. Sounds sort of convoluted but with a powered USB hub to power the fans it would actually be pretty simple and such USB hubs and fans are pretty cheap.

I am in no way saying to do this as I still consider it a bad idea and would not do myself. I'm just trying to give thoughts as to the safest way to do if you insist. ;)
 
I have a big TV mounted above a 125 G. Been there for 2+ years. No problems. I did some research first & saw this is a common practice.
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LOL! My opinion as to appearance was subjective as to being my own thought. Is your girlfriend a roomie or do you actually live alone? You don't have to answer that but it is something to keep in mind. If you basically live along you have to setup your place to make yourself, not others, happy. Enough of that as it is not really pertinent to this discussion.

Back to the original question... I would not put a tank directly under a TV without decent clearance but it could probably be safely done by mounting a 100MM computer case fan that can be powered by a USB source just above the tank, and on each end of the tank, with the output pointing away from the TV. Sounds sort of convoluted but with a powered USB hub to power the fans it would actually be pretty simple and such USB hubs and fans are pretty cheap.

I am in no way saying to do this as I still consider it a bad idea and would not do myself. I'm just trying to give thoughts as to the safest way to do if you insist. ;)
It’s both our home mate or she wouldn’t have a say in the matter haha, tbf she’s pretty good when it comes to decorating and stuff (don’t tell her I said that)

Ok that’s interesting something to look into, I will have a look at some fan or maybe I just stick to the original place I have the fish tank now but I get a smaller dimension one I seen in the local shop.
 

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