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 #1586  by Ann
 12 Oct 2016 20:04
I've been reading how Opae Ula are sensitive to noise. I plan to set up in the living room and although it's only the two of us right now, it is a pretty noisy household. With a loud barking dog, squawking bird and television, it's not exactly quiet. Would the little Opies be okay?
 #1587  by Wander
 12 Oct 2016 20:08
Sound waves don't travel trough water very well.... :upsidedown:
I have my tank on my desk where there are vibrations all the time from my typing which is way worse than sound waves,,,, and they don't mind at all as long as it is not an earthquake :tongue:
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 #1588  by odin
 12 Oct 2016 20:10
Absolutely Ann, its vibrations that may hinder breeding and cause them to skit around the tank until they settle down (like when you start moving things in their tank) I have a fresh water tank in my front room and my other half exercises regularly and jumps all around the room causing the floorboards to shake the tank a bit and they seem quite happy so i really wouldn't worry about some noise pollution, that's my opinion anyway :upsidedown:
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 #1589  by opae ula related
 12 Oct 2016 20:13
I have kids and no issues with noise. They are like in their little world. :laugh:
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 #1592  by opae ula related
 12 Oct 2016 20:16
Alpha Opae Ula are another story. They seem to be sensitive to light and hard vibrations. For my tank anyways.
 #1594  by odin
 12 Oct 2016 20:17
The lid on my alpha tank is a sheet of glass that sits on some plastic clips and taking it on and off makes such a bang :upset:
 #1596  by Ann
 12 Oct 2016 20:35
Thank you all for your answers. I can set up the tank without worries. I'm not getting Alphas so that's okay, too.
Ann :smile: