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  1. Hi guys!! Sorry for the long hiatus!! Hopefully in the near future I will have more time to be on here! I hope everything is going well for you guys! So, I was wondering, can a 55 (or maybe someday 75...please??) gallon aquarium be kept in any direction in the house you want it in? Y'see, we just found out about our new house today and there's three places I can think of putting it, in the kitchen/dining area and/or the same direction but in the living room, or another spot in the living room going lengthwise, instead of width wise, like the other two ideas (our house will be a ranch, so it's basically a rectangle). I'd really like for it to be in the living/ dining, but the one lengthwise (which would put it over more joists iirc) idea is Exactly where my husband wants to put his tv and the 5 point surround system he inherited. The stand I have now is custom made, and the bottom also has ply-board going down the whole bottom of it to help distribute weight, but we were thinking of caving and getting a regular one with doors as well, since it's a pain in the butt to get the fluval out of there. I haven't been down there to see which way the joists go (we still have to close), but I'm guessing generally width instead of length wise, so if I were to put it in the kitchen (my next fave spot), it would be on regular flooring. What do you guys think? Also, once we get into this new house, since we use an automatic feeder now (somehow my poor pearlies were having that mysterious bubble issue before our honeymoon, in spite of regular water changes and cleaning/ changing out half of my media every other week, and after a week on a feeder, I came back, and the bubble were Gone, so I've left it up with the exact same food. I tried switching to gel food not too long ago, for only 4 days, and the bubbles came back on 1 and we couldn't get them to go away, and they were swimming upside down, so we had to euthanize. Needless to say, not trying to feed them anything else unless it's a treat), my canopy lid is open all the time and it's annoying. I was debating for the new house, to get one of those ceiling hanging lights for the aquarium, and going without a canopy (it just grows algae and keeps the light from getting wet) and growing water lettuce or other floating plants that are larger and slightly less insane than duckweed, or just getting a clear canopy and having everything attached to the back, and using my led light after I get a replacement for the controller (which, other than the power cord, is the only other way to turn it off, or if it's safe to use the LED light (it's supported on the sides and sits a few inches above the water anyways) without a canopy. What do y'all think?
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