The latest marine depot vid (6 ways to protect your aquarium) has got me worried

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by jepoy, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Specifically the part when he mentions keeping the fishies away from loud noises.. my heart sunk when he mentioned trains . We live right by a train track, and though it doesn't bother us (or maybe we're just used to it) I wonder if it would be enough to stress out my future fishies. Anyone know where to buy ear muffs for fish?

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  2. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Yeah I've always kind of low-level worried about that too, my tank is in my family room, near one of my back corner surround speakers. We don't watch much TV but it can get loud with sudden noises depending on what's being watched. I've never noticed a specific problem, but other than seeing a fish jump out with a gunshot on a movie I wouldn't know what to look for. And I think you'd need lateral-line-muffs :)
  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Hmm. I'd be more worried about my kids tapping on the glass than ambient sound. I wonder if by loud they mean noise that causes the fish to dart.
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  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    yeah that whole noise thing... the way he pronounced 'subtle' bugged me, the b doesn't make a b sound! (yeah English)
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  5. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    When I go snorkeling, it seems noisy. Parrot fish chomping coral, waves, boats, etc.
    So the fish should be used to a fair bit of ambient noise.

    When I swim in the pool underwater, you have real trouble hearing someone yelling from the deck.
    So not all room noise really gets into the tank.

    So I am not so worried about that.
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  6. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Maybe he's just letting you know not to put your subwoofer in your stand under your tank.
  7. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Watch marine depot have lateral line muffs for fish on sale next week. This is one big ploy to sell fish muffs.

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  8. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

    Maybe I should put a subwoofer under my tank and bump NWA all day to help them ignore the train noise.. or at the very least, give them some street cred.

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