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 #6607  by zlatan2601
 26 Jan 2019 17:59
How sensitive are opae ula to vibrations?
I have placed the tank against the side of my fridge. The fridge doesn't make noise and doesnt vibrate, but each time we open or close the door there is a small vibration in the water.

Does it stress the opae? Or isn't it relevant for such small vibrations?
I hope to get some confirmation that it won't affect the breeding, else i will need to move them to a new spot... :)

Thank you for any feedback or help!

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 #6623  by zlatan2601
 27 Jan 2019 18:08
Thank you! Will try to make it stronger, so there will be less vibrations anyway... What do you mean circadian rhytm? Light cycle? Currently they follow the cycle of the outside weather (light/dark i mean), but no synthetic light indeed...
 #6638  by odin
 28 Jan 2019 17:56
It should be OK but just make sure the tank is not pushed up against the wall of the fridge, i say this because in my house it tends to get slammed shut and you don't want to crack your tank glass!
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 #6785  by odin
 16 Feb 2019 12:23
Any updates?


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 #6788  by zlatan2601
 16 Feb 2019 17:11
Hi Odin! I've listened to your advice and moved the tank a bit so its not pushed against the wall of the fridge. So vibrations are better, there are only vibrations few times a day when opening the closet its standing on, but they dont seem to bother :). Almost all opae were red until today (I added a new black volcano rock and moved things a bit and now they all seem white or pink^^).

But the vibrations don't seem to be an issue!