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    Default Loud music - does it effect fish?

    I have a small room 10x12- wood floors, plaster walls. I am thinking of putting a large tank in there BUT I listen to loud music in there while on a treadmill for an hour each morning-right when I and the fishes would be waking up. Will they feel the loud rock music or the treadmill (it's on a pad)? Or could I put the tank stand on a treadmill pad...but would they succumb to the bass in the music?

    Just wondering if anyone has had experience with this type of deal.

    Thanks.

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    There is no doubt that any vibration (treadmil and bass) will transfer to the water in the tank and the fish will feel it (especially since you're not on a slab).

    Its really based on the temperment of your fish as to whether or not it'll bother them (just like for some fish you can tap on the glass to call them up for food, but for others it'll send them to the deepest cave in a tank).

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    The fish wont care... I am a head banging heavy metal maniac and my fish don't seem to notice my 400w/c rig at all!
    "Cichlids aren't aggressive, they are territorial. Aggression is a response to inadequate territory for their breeding and feeding needs."

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    My husband plays his electric guitar - on eleven - in our basement and the fish don't seem to mind at all. This has been going on for YEARS and I can't say I've had one fish go deaf.
    Quote Originally Posted by maccichlid View Post
    at least when i smack you, it will be with a prize-worthy koi, not some common carp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichgirl View Post
    My husband plays his electric guitar - on eleven - in our basement and the fish don't seem to mind at all. This has been going on for YEARS and I can't say I've had one fish go deaf.
    "On Eleven"

    Thats great, I haven't thought about that in forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cichgirl View Post
    My husband plays his electric guitar - on eleven - in our basement and the fish don't seem to mind at all. This has been going on for YEARS and I can't say I've had one fish go deaf.
    hahah Eleven! Killa! the tap rulez!
    i got my 100 Wat Quadbox guitar and a heap of D.J equipment.
    my fish dont seem to mind. but i am on a solid slab.

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    Sounds like I can head bang all I want and look at fishes - Cool! But what about the slab vs. wood floor thing - the only slab I have is in my garage and basement and I'm not putting fish in either of those places....brrrrrrrrrr!

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    Vibrations travel through wood easier. Still, I don't think you have anything to worry about.
    Quote Originally Posted by maccichlid View Post
    at least when i smack you, it will be with a prize-worthy koi, not some common carp.

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    Thumbs up

    Now I have to keep my open for an awesome deal on a really BIG tank!

    (I really figured everyone would say - Don't do it! I'm happily surprised)

    Thanks so much everyone!

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    cichgirl I'm sorry that your husband plays his electric guitar on eleven in your basement. it must be deafening.
    I have two 12" subs under my desk in the next room over and you can see the water moving on top. it does seem to bother the fish a little bit but seriously don't let fishes run your life.


    my fish are country fish. they dont like machinehead or audioslave.

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    hahaha, my fish are partial to Pantera, Slipnot, Stone sour, and Tool.
    seriously, i don't see them reacting adversely to the loud music.

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    my fish are constantly complaining to my land lord about the music. every now and then they call the cops also.
    who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

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